The article is the result of a path lasted from 2011 to 2015, in which three projects were implemented in the province of Chieti, aimed at promoting the processes of inclusion and empowerment of migrants in the management of services for migrants themselves. In the essay, whose the reference framework are the EU and national integration policies for migrants, interwoven with rescaling processes, the results of implementation of the three projects have been explained. Moreover, it has been highlighted the difference between the two Regional Committees (Chiodi, 2009 and 2014; D’Alfonso: 2014 ˗ in office) about in these five years they have paid attention to the integration policies of immigrants. The current Regional Councilor for Social Services has taken into account the results of the three pro-jects, considering that immigration is a resource rather than a problem, as the pre-vious Committee considered. The investigated territory has been used as a pilot area in order to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the integration policies of migrants in the Abruzzo Region.
Keywords: Integration policies, rescaling, EU, Students with migrant background, social services, networks.