TITLE PROJECT: Young Protagonists of their own needs.

PARTNER: Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Youth and of the National Civil Service.

REALIZER: I.R.S.E.F. – Institute for Research and Studies on Education and the ASSOCIATED Family: Labos – Foundation Laboratory for Social Policies

DESTINATIVES: 2,700 children between 14 and 16 years, at Scholastic Institutes of nine Italian Regions (Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna , Lazio, Puglia, Campania, Calabria); teachers and families

DURATION: 24 months

FACED ISSUE: a research program that was created with the general objective of exploring the vital worlds of young people between the ages of 14 and 16, to identify appropriate strategies to prevent children from experiencing discomfort, deviance and dependence through identification and awareness of those who are their own “Vital Needs”.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES: To make the largest possible number of young people aware of the centrality of meaning and cohesion needs and how inadequate responses to these needs they can translate into behaviors and experiences that are often harmful to the person. Make young people protagonists of their own needs through the creation of participatory and engaging workshops, where the free exchange of ideas and constructive confrontation between ways of doing, feeling and thinking are possible different from each other: to involve young people in work tables with the most important figures in this section if of their life to compare themselves with the results of the investigation and laboratory with teachers and parents, in order to define the final product of the research program – a Diary of needs – and to identify together recommendations to propose to the client to improve the quality of life of young protagonists.

RESEARCH PHASES: Cognitive survey on needs, aimed at young people through a questionnaire with online compilationWorkshops with classes Work tables with the participation of children, teachers, parents


“Young Protagonists of Their Needs: from school to business “Confapi, May 10th 2013, Roma

Convegno diffusion first results, May 25th 2013, Mira Remembering

Seminar North Italy, January 31st 2014, Turin Restoration

Seminar Center Italy, February 19th 2014, Ravenna Submission

Seminar South Italy, February 18th 2014, Caserta

Convegno Finale, 28 February 2014, Roma