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Good Practices to Plan the Future

Good Practices to Plan the Future

Second edition of the “Skills for Life” Conference in Palermo

Today, Monday, December 4, will see the second edition of the Skills for Life Conference, organized by Room to Read (an American NGO active in the empowerment of girls and young women) with the partners of Project I Had an Idea!.

"The conference aims to provide an opportunity to highlight the gender gap that persists in Italy, and the challenges linked to the empowerment of girls, their education, professional training, and employment inclusion, as well as to share ideas and good practices to create educational opportunities that are gender-sensitive and increase young women's prospects for success in work and life."

During the day, Room to Read, together with partner organisations (Fondazione Mondo DigitaleFEdUF, and L’Altra Napoli) will present the activities implemented in schools of Naples and Palermo: an original PCTO pilot project focusing on digital skills, life, financial education, and self-entrepreneurship skills, and educational narrative products.


9.30 | Welcome

  • Roberto Lagalla, Mayor, Palermo
  • Gaetano Manfredi, Mayor, Naples (video message)
  • Vito Pecoraro, Director, IPSSEOA “Pietro Piazza,” Palermo
  • Lucina Di Meco, Vice President, Gender Equality & Girls’ Education, Room to Read

10 | “I Had an Idea”: Experiences and Results

Presentation of the activities promoted by Room to Read at ISIS “Vittorio Veneto” (Naples) and IPSSEOA “Pietro Piazza” (Palermo), with the participation of students, teachers, school leaders, and representatives of project partner organizations:

  • Ilaria Graziano, Project Manager, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
  • Giovanna Ferrara, L’Altra Napoli E.F.
  • Cristina Biasini, Room to Read Italia Consultant
  • Monica Guizzardi, Innovative Female Enterprise Expert
  • Daniela Frenna, Coach, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
  • Ivana Vitrano, Psychologist

Moderator: Cecilia Stajano, Community Coordinator, Fondazione Mondo Digitale

11.45 | Break

12 | Female Empowerment and Social Innovation

  • Lucia Lauro and Nadia Lodato, Area Managers, “Rigenerazioni onlus” Social Cooperative
  • Roberta Pellegrino, co-founder, Ludwig start-up
  • Rosalba Romano, founder, “Al Revés” Social Seamstresses
  • Monica Guizzardi, Innovative Female Enterprise Expert

Moderator: Giorgia Serughetti, University of Milan-Bicocca

13 | Lunch

14 | PCTO Courses to Supplement Local and Gender Gaps

  • Domenico Turano, Education and Training Councillor, Regione Sicilia
  • Fabrizio Ferrara, President, Culture Commission, Regione Sicilia
  • Giuseppe Pierro, Director General, Regional School Department, Regione Sicilia
  • Nino Crisafi, Vice President, Confindustria – Young Entrepreneurs, Palermo
  • Alessandro Balsamo, co-founder, Develhope
  • Angelamaria Peruca, Director, Legacoop Sicilia
  • Francesca Bellia, Regional Secretary, CISL Scuola
  • Adriano Rizza, Regional Secretary , CGIL Scuola
  • Manuela Mauroner, Vice President, Irase Scuola

Moderator: Mila Spicola, Project Manager, “I Had an Idea!” for Room to Read Italia

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