The city council is setting up a "discrimination observatory" in collaboration with the Istituto Psicoanalitico per la Ricerche Sociali to monitor how its services apply to foreign residents. The office will also promote debate about discrimination and how it can be prevented. Rome is an increasingly multiethnic city, according to data recently released by the Istituto. The highest density of foreign residents is in the historic centre, at 10.6 percent of the population of the I municipio in 2002. The largest group of immigrants in the city came from the Philippines (24,800), followed by Rumania (11,844), Poland (8,959) and Peru (8,106).
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