Martina Romano (Project Implementation)
Irene Pizzo (Unit Coordinator)
CESIE (www.cesie.org) was founded in 2001 based on experiences of our inspirer, sociologist Danilo Dolci. Since 2001 we have realized more than 400 projects at local, European and Worldwide level promoting: social inclusion, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, capacity building, key competencies development, mobility, etc. with a particular focus on marginalized and vulnerable groups.
The organisational structure is divided into 6 thematic units working in synergy and managing activities in their specific fields:
Adult education (Lifelong learning opportunities)
School education (Innovation and support of diversity in school education)
Higher Education and Research
Rights and Justice.
The units are supported by 3 geographical departments (Local, European and International) and 4 transversal offices (Visibility and Communication, Networking, HRs, Financial).
CESIE staff is composed of 70 people with a wide range of qualifications, skills and professional profiles, united by a deep sharing of ideals that lead our activities. At the same time, CESIE relies on 150+ external experts that collaborate for specific activities and projects and a a broad network of partners with 3000+ civil society organisations, youth centres, social actors, schools, universities, research centres, public authorities, enterprises and entrepreneurs in the world.
• To improve lifelong education in Europe through transnational projects involving local communities
• To promote sustainable development of neighbouring regions and beyond through training and education
• To foster progress and innovation in Higher Education and Research
• To support learning mobility for people at all ages, across borders and sectors
• To stimulate local growth by adapting international good practices and methods
Our strong point is experience in non-formal education techniques as pedagogical tools and hosting events (trainings, seminars, workshops, meetings) developed according specific learning needs of youth, adults, learners, professionals and education staff.