come risolvere la povertà educativa


Spaces of active participation of the educational community



Albero della Vita Foundation, Arteteca/Inward, Bayty Batyk Associazione, Bocconi University, Cittadinanzattiva Onlus, CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee), Euroform Association, Federgat (Group Theatre Federation), Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD), Giovanni Paolo II Foundation, Junior Achievement


Con i Bambini Foundation


Local municipalities, Lower secondary schools, Upper secondary schools

Objective of the project

To contribute to the reduction of educational poverty in 4 Italian cities through improving access to an inclusive and quality education for children and adolescents belonging to marginalized and socially excluded families and strengthening the “educational community”

Context analysis

Educational poverty is a multidimensional and widespread problem affecting the lives of an increasingly  worrisome number of children, adolescents and young people in Italy. Educational poverty generally occurs in contexts characterised by poor economic development, social marginalization and degradation. Educational poverty limits the opportunities that children and adolescents have to enjoy a full psychophysical growth, acquire competencies and skills and prepare themselves for their future work and lives. In Italy, educational poverty indicators are: 1) high rates of early school leaving (ESL) (16%) (Eurostat 2016); 2) low rates of basic skills proficiency in mathematics, reading and science (OECD Programme for International Student Assessment); 3) high number of young people aged 15-24 not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET) (Eurostat, 2016). The abovementioned rates can differ significantly based on location, gender and nationality of the targeted children and adolescents.

Milan, MI, Italia

Bari, BA, Italia

Palermo, PA, Italia

Reggio Calabria, RC, Italia

The project is implemented in 4 cities including Milan, Palermo, Bari and Reggio Calabria.

Implementation Period

01/08/2018 - 31/07/2022



  • 4.000 lower and upper secondary school students involved in curricular and anti drop-out courses (11-16 years old)
  • 300 teachers involved in training courses
  • 1.600 adults involved
  • 3.000 adults have access to the service desk in the schools


  • 7.000 lower secondary school students benefit indirectly from the activities in the schools
  • 3.000 secondary school students  indirectly involved in activities against the drop out in the schools
  • 10.000 adults benefit from the project activities
  • 100,000 citizens reached by information and awareness-raising activities

Project Intervention Logic


  • School laboratories/ trainings
  • Job counseling
  • Training of community coaches
  • Renovation of school buildings and public spaces
  • School help desks for parents
  • Communication and advocacy
  • Impact evaluation


  • Architectural renovations of school spaces
  • Set up of innovation gym (fablab, coding lab, media art lab, robotic lab)
  • Social theatre workshops for students
  • After-school programs for students
  • Smartbox with cultural, social and work offers of each reference area, for families and students
  • Itinerant information desks for the educational community
  • Workshops for preventing and reducing early school leaving (empowerment, orientation and self-entrepreneurship)
  • Training courses for parents and teachers


  • School drop-out rate and early school leaving will be reduced  
  • Children skills will be improved
  • Educational stakeholders’ network will be expanded and integrated
  • Services inside and outside schools will be created/strengthened  

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