Citizen participation
Welfare community


CIOFS, ARCI, Liceo Volta, Istituto Tecnico Galileo Ferraris


Associazioni del territorio, Comune, Asp

Objective of the project

We want to build an educating and participating community, stable and sustainable, trough the creation of micro district multistakeholder made up of a diversified net of subjects to synergically start integrated educational processes, answering to multidimensional needs.

Abstract of the project

The project wants to develop a micro district, a social diffused hub, able to build a system of different services and actors on the territory, to offer plural answers to heterogeneous and complex needs, in particular young people’s ones in the neighbourhood of Modena – San Sperato – Ciccarello – San Giorgio Extra. The construction of the micro district is based on rooting the partners in the territory, even if they aren’t part of a necessary net yet. 

Context analysis

The project acts in the peripheral area in the south of the city of Reggio Calabria, in the Modena-San Sperato-San Giorgio-Ciccarello neighbourhood, that counts more than 15.000 residents, of which 3056 between 0-17 years (data updated to 2017) and it presents a very complex socio-demographic, economic and housing situation: ghettos inhabited especially by rom families, public construction buildings that have been occupied, illegally, from ndragheta members and common criminals, an ex-powder magazine where, across time, a shanty town has been built and sixteen families are still living in unhealthy conditions, to which dignified residential complex of more recent construction oppose.

Reggio Calabria, Italy

Implementation Period

01/02/2023 - 01/02/2025



  • 15 young people and 15 adults for community building activity;
  • 20 young people chosen from the ones that follow the community and others coming from school that are project partners and participate to regeneration events
  • 7 between young and adults in the governance of PEC


  • 120 minors involved
  • 30 parents
  • 30 teachers,

Project Strategy


  • start of micro net creation
  • raising awareness and involve minors and families, especially people and groups that live in fragile conditions
  • formation in community building for young people and adults
  • Microgrid Co-Design Laboratory (Pec) with local institutions with the aim of expanding and integrating the service offer
  • urban-social recovery through street orientation and training workshops


  • report with analysis and mapping of stakeholders and interpretation of the youth context
  • 120 young people identified and involved 30 parents identified and involved
  • 30 young people and adults educated or accompanied, of which 5 with the role of lookouts
  • community educational pact signed; 1 Cre.Di.Mi brand co-designed and distributed; 1 governing body of approx. 7 people constituted and active; a microdistrict action program; 1 modeling report
  • at least 2 common assets valorised, 20 young people identified and connected


  • gain updated informations on the possible contribute of every actor to the educating community; raise awareness for the same actors and intercept new actors
  • raise awareness and involve young people and adults on the territory, to make them actively participate to the construction of the pact and the functioning of the microdistrict according three modalities: A: social animation on the streets B: actions to raise awareness in schools involved in the project network C: raising awareness in associations, informal groups on the territory and social services
  • empower the competences of young people and adults of the educating community to make them able to participate to the construction and life of the microdistrict, making them territorial operators
  • design and finalization of the pec; integration and systemalization of the microdistrict’s services such as the opening of information/orientation points (physical/virtual), the creation of a data exchange system to combat dropout and school dropout, shared programming of activities extracurricular activities aimed at young people and coordination tables for the co-planning of interventions in the territory; identification of spaces for urban recovery actions.
  • identify 1 or 2 common assets present in the area that can become poles of attraction and aggregation for the community; a group of around 20 young people among those intercepted participates in a cycle of 5 meetings to carry out actions to valorise the assets with the support of a tutor-training company

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