Communities, Education



Who is behind this?

Stefania Zepponi

Associazione Casa delle Culture


Who is joining forces?

Istituto d'Istruzione Superiore Savoia - Benincasa


Refugee Academy


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

The project gives teens a significant experience to make them sensitive to social and multicultural needs through the interaction with refugees and local communities improving the principle of democratic cohabitation between people from different cultures or socioeconomic background. A unique experience involving about 50 young based on formal and non formal education to read the needs of the territory and to provide appropriate answers with actions of social engagement and civic participation.

Where will your idea take place?

Ancona, Italy
Berlin, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

Recently we have witnessed an increment of intolerance and racism fostered by stereotypes and a climate of fear. We need a contrast action involving youngsters based on direct learning experience to enhance a more intercultural and inclusive generation characterized by empathy and open-mindedness.

What is your impact?

The teens involved in the project will increase their civic consciousness about the impact of their actions, they will improve their soft skills and they will experience good practices of cultural integration. They will become peer educators towards friends, mates, families with a multiplier effect

How do you get there?

The methodology focus on learning by doing integrating community service with education system. A long term process that includes context analyses, understanding of social needs, design thinking and implementation of volunteering activities. Combining community volunteering and the encounter with European neighborhood cultures through the meeting with young integrated refugees we’ll support students growth as individuals and members of a community without borders.

What is your story?

Since 2007 our aim is civic participation development; that’s why we want to encourage youngsters’ interest towards social issues and stimulate them to act in the community as leaders. In this way they improve their citizenship skills and social responsibility enhancing democracy.

Who are you doing it for?

The target group consists of 50 young aged 17 y/o coming from “Savoia HighSchool” next to their first exercise voting and refugees active in the social construction of a new homeland. Beneficiaries are the communities where the volunteering action will take place, mainly Ancona and Berlin districts

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We want to receive advices on how to guide youngs to design personal and indipendent answers on territorial needs free of conditionings



Idea created on Jan. 17, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 17, 2018

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