introductory phase give the participants the possibility to know and
understand salient aspects of the Italian social and political life, as a
background reference to better comprehend the general organization of
the social service system. Seminars, meetings and agency visits are
utilized to present the different realities. The participants also have
the opportunity to exchange information about their own Countries.
in the areas previously indicated are offered for a second period in
various parts of Italy. Due to the limits of time and the language
barrier during this phase, the participant will probably have the role
of a mere observer. The combination itself of study, fieldwork,
exchange, reciprocal learning and teaching on an international level
gives the program its unique and peculiar characteristics.
In the last three-day phase, the participants express their ideas and feelings on the whole experience.
the program, there is the possibility to live informal moments (social
reunions, meals, social activities, etc.) that altogether represent
other significant occasions for further interpersonal exchanges. So far
our experience has been successful in creating the right conditions to
allow people to get to know each other as people with full respect and
appreciation for differences.