Through the Office for Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities (GIME), the municipality of Setubal has developed an inclusive and transversal approach to diversity and migration. This office handles a great variety and number of issues, for example, it acts as the bridge between migrant associations and the rest of the municipal structure. Through Setúbal Ethnicities and Immigration (SEI), the GIME provides a number of services to migrants, connecting them with a number of public and private entities and the functions they perform. These include Border Control (SEF), Education and Health services, employment office, ombudsman, Caritas, OIM etc. This office also helps with consular acts and electoral procedures for foreigners in their home countries. The GIME also implements a number of ACIDI (High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue) programmes in the Setúbal County, including the Escolhas programme and mediation services.
The team involved in this service is composed by two collaborators (one of Russian origin and one of Brazilian origin, resulting of a protocol with an association of immigrants, which constitutes an advantage for users.