Let’s APP again. Technologies for youth’s economic and social empowerment

Educational poverty
Youth poverty


Public and private services provider, Local communities, Non-profit organization

Objective of the project

We want to prevent and contrast the NEET phenomenon through socio-economic empowerment.

Abstract of the project

The project is based on the previous experience carried out in collaboration with the Vodafone Foundation, by collecting the results achieved in terms of collaboration with the territorial realities involved and the participation of young people in the use of the LV8 app, the detection of aspirations, strengths and weaknesses in the use of new technologies by young people. Through the involvement of 5 territorial associations, the project will have national coverage, involving 10 secondary schools in a youth empowerment pathway that will use the LV8 app as its main working tool to guide young people in their reflection on how they imagine their future, what prospects they see, what desires they have, what opportunities they would like to encounter and, finally, guiding them in a process of focusing on their personal skills and competences, including digital ones. These skills are necessary to face the world of work or further education in the best possible way.

Context analysis

Italy has one of the highest percentages in Europe of NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) young people, meaning young individuals who are not employed and not enrolled in education or training programs. The contemporary educational landscape is being challenged by a society that has undergone significant changes since the main outlines of our country’s education system were defined. These changes result from the interaction between different cultures and conditions in both the real and virtual worlds, and not least, the effects of the pandemic crisis. This situation asks us to develop new forms and practices, combining tradition and innovation. Furthermore, it is unacceptable that significant educational inequalities, which are determined by socioeconomic background, origin, and place of residence, still persist nowadays.

Agrigento, AG, Italy

Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy

Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Torino, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Torino, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Agrigento; Lecce; Milano; Palermo e Torino.

Implementation Period

01/06/2023 - 31/05/2024



  • 600 young people between 16 and 19 years old;
  • 10 operators;
  • 200 teachers;
  • 5 territorial associations or entities;
  • 10 secondary schools.


  • 4,000 young people sensitized by teachers on the topics and on the uses of the app;
  • 14,000 people reached and informed about the project through the ActionAid magazine.

Project Strategy


  • Training kit development
  • Local staff training
  • Teacher training
  • 4 workshops with students


  • Training kit for teachers and operators
  • Final results dissemination event.


  • 600 young people have improved their awareness and acquired skills in using new technologies.
  • Local operators and teachers have been trained on the use of technology as an empowerment tool.
  • 4,000 individuals have been sensitized to the topic of online violence and the risks and opportunities associated with new technologies.

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