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Teamwork – Bari and Reggio Calabria

Socio-economic inclusion of NEET in Bari and Reggio Calabria

Povertà alimentare


Italian Sport Center (CSI), Macramè Consortium, Mestieri Consortium, Social Cooperative Society arl-onlus, University Sport Center (CUS)


AXA Group, CON IL SUD Foundation


District Coordination Arghillà, Municipality of Bari, Municipality of Reggio Calabria

Objective of the project

We have worked to improve the socio-economic integration and inclusion of young NEETs in the regions of Southern Italy

Abstract of the project

The main objective has been to map and create networks  with the main actors dedicated to minors or young people such as institutional or associative realities (formal and informal), cooperatives, host communities, aggregation centres active in the both territories. Among the activities, the project has foreseen sports training in order to work on the abilities and limits of young people; group and individual motivational training to identify their professional goals; career coaching activities, and also  awareness and communication activities on the topic.

Context analysis

According to Eurostat 2016 data, Italy has the highest number of young people aged 15-29 years old not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the European Union. The phenomenon of NEETs affects the whole country even if the greatest percentage can be seen in the South (34%), followed by the Center (19.5%) and then by the North (15.5%) (UNICEF, 2019). NEETs are exposed to the risk of marginalization and socio-economic exclusion because they are outside the education system and/ or the labour market.

ActionAid is currently implementing  a “TEAMWORK” project also in Milan.


Reggio Calabria, RC, Italia

Bari, BA, Italia

The project was implemented in Bari and Reggio Calabria (Italy). 

Implementation Period

01/10/2016 - 30/03/2019



  • 43 young people in Bari 
  • 32 young people in Reggio Calabria 


  • 430 young people reached through outreach activities
  • 38 local non-profit associations and organization cooperating with the project  


Project Strategy


  • Outreach activities
  • Awareness-raising activities 
  • Sport training
  • Job counseling and placement


NEETs are identified and actively participate in training and learning opportunities


  • NEETs have increased social and relational skills
  • NEETs have better access to job and/or educational opportunities


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