Aims, objectives and mission:

CESIE is a European Centre of studies and initiatives, established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997).


Our Mission

To promote educational innovation, participation and growth.


Our Vision

The world is only one creature

CESIE links local, national and international contexts and is committed to stimulating development and change in cultural, educational and economic spheres through the creation and use of innovative tools and methods.


Our Units and Objectives

- Youth: Enhancing active citizenship, training, education and mobility of young people

- Migration: Developing effective and inclusive approaches for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

- Higher Education and Research: Fostering progress, sustainable and responsible research and innovation in Higher Education and Research Systems.

- Rights and Justices: Promoting equality, protecting human rights, preventing violence and discriminations by developing appropriate responses.

- Adult: Upgrading lifelong learning in adult education, boosting innovative practices and developing key competences for adults.

- School: Improving quality and efficiency in school education


Main activities

CESIE is strongly committed towards the inclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers into the local community through our daily work in one of the most multicultural areas of Palermo. Through a specific Unit focused on Migration, CESIE targets people with migrant background in order to increase the impact of those activities on the beneficiaries; to offer continuous and structured paths of social inclusion and socialization; to set up educational processes based on learning needs of migrant target, using tailor-made methodologies.

We promote their inclusion and active participation into the society through different local activities, which include:

- training activities aimed at increasing employability skills;

- socio-cultural actions and awareness campaigns;

- language courses;

- IT trainings;

- seminars on intercultural dialogue and prevention of radicalism.


Best practice regarding migrant inclusion

From Expats to Experts: United Civil Society through Inclusion and Empowerment of Young Immigrants (FETE) targets 60 young first-generation immigrants mainly from non EU-countries but currently living in either Italy, Malta, France, or Denmark as the four countries participating in the project.

Aimed to provide young immigrants with skills useful in the European labor market through workshops and internship opportunities, but also to build bridges between immigrants and local communities and therefore combating stereotypes surrounding immigration. All interns were accompanied by a mentor.

The final products of the FETE Project are:

- Inclusion for Change is a research conducted in all the partner countries with an overview of migration policies and young immigrant inclusion strategies in the European labor market.

- Guide for Mentors of Young Migrants is a guide for mentors/ youth workers working with young migrants. It was developed on the basis of the partners' experiences during all the FETE project.



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