I met Monia Andreani during my studies at the Carlo Bo University, in Urbino. At that time, I had been working at the Refugees Office of the Municipality of Milan for several years. Once the academic cycle was concluded, Monia was aware of the strong professional connections and relational patterns of the Network on Vul-nerabilities of the Municipality of Milan, and she asked me to be part of it. She focused on the subject to be developed and the working process to be undertaken to pursue the aim of writing a book, with multiple contributions, based on different languages and different deontological codes, in an attempt to integrate the juridi-cal, medical, psychosocial and anthropological languages. She played the role of facilitator in this attempt at intellectual contamination and she was the pillar of the vision broadening process. Monia passed away in May 2018, in the Mediterra-nean Sea, because of a brain hemorrhage: an evocative image of the social battles she fought as an intellectual academic and as an activist.
Keywords: Immigration, refugees, network