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Skills for Life

Skills for Life

Ideas for the empowerment of young women from school to work

Room to Read, an organisation that is active around the world promoting the empowerment of young women and girls, has organised for October 11 – the International Day of the Girl Child – a conference to discuss gender equality in education and promote the employability of young women. 

The Skills for Life event (October 14-15) at the Rome Cavour Congress Centre will involve representatives from the institutions and school, gender and education experts, and organisations working to build bridges between the education of young women and work opportunities as adults.

Speakers, amongst others, include Roberto Ricci, President, Istituto Invalsi; Giuseppe Bagni, President, Centro di Iniziativa Democratica degli Insegnanti; Valeria Fedeli, former Italian Education, University and Research Minister; Linda Laura Sabbadini, Director, Istat; Cristina Scocchia, CEO, Illycaffè; and Susanna Camusso, Senator, Partito Democratico. 

 

PROGRAMMe

Friday, October 14

9:00-9:30 

Welcome

  • Pina Picierno, Vice-president, European Parliament
  • Roberto Lagalla, Mayor of Palermo
  • Claudia Pratelli, School, Training and Labour Councillor, City of Rome
  • Maura Striano, Education and Family Councillor, City of Naples
  • Maria Assunta Palermo, General Direction for Students, Inclusion and School Orientation, Italian Ministry of Education
  • Elio Leoni Sceti, President and CEO, The Craftory and UK President, of the Room to Read Board of Administrators with Arianna Leoni Sceti, Ancient Art Expert.

Coordinators:

  • Lucina Di Meco, Room to Read
  • Giorgia Serughetti, University of Milan-Bicocca

 

9:30-11:15 Round Table

Gender Inequality and Local Divides in Italian School

  • Giuseppe Bagni, Centro di Iniziativa Democratica degli Insegnanti (C.I.D.I.)
  • Valeria Fedeli, former Italian Education, University and Research Minister
  • Andrea Morniroli, Forum Disuguaglianze Diversità
  • Roberto Ricci, Istituto Invalsi
  • Linda Laura Sabbadini, Istat

Moderator: Flavia Amabile, La Stampa

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

 

11:45-13:00 Round Table

Skills for Life: A Challenge for Schools at Present and in the Future

  • Lidia Cangemi, Liceo scientifico “Kennedy” Rome
  • Lucina Di Meco, Room to Read
  • Mirta Michilli, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
  • Salvatore Patera, University of Trento

Moderator: Mila Spicola, teacher and pedagogue, Room to Read Italia

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:30 Round Table

Gender Stereotypes in Education and Professional Training

  • Emanuela Abbatecola, University of Genova
  • Giulia Blasi, essayist
  • Cristiano Corsini, University of Roma Tre
  • Maria Rosa Cutrufelli, writer
  • Giovanna Lauro, NGO Equimundo
  • Monica Pasquino, Associazione Scosse

Moderator: Giorgia Serughetti, University of Milan-Bicocca

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

 

16:00-17:00 Talk

Another Narration is Possible!

  • Cristina Biasini, author and screenwriter, Room to Read Italia
  • Astrid De Berardinis, Women in Film Television & Media Italia (WIFTMI)
  • Renata Gorgani, Editrice Il Castoro
  • Riccardo Riande, photographer and video maker

Introduction and moderation: Lucina Di Meco, Room to Read

 

17:00-17:30 Interview

  • Cristina Scocchia, CEO, Illycaffè

Interviewer: Flavia Fratello, La7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

9:30-11:00 Round Table

From School to Work: Gender Divides in Employment Outlook

  • Enrica Arena, Orange Fiber
  • Marina Calloni, University of Milan-Bicocca
  • Susanna Camusso, Senator, Partito Democratico
  • Daniele Grassucci, Skuola.net
  • Donatella Poliandri, Invalsi
  • Gaya Spolverato, University of Padua

Moderator: Monica D’Ascenzo, Il Sole 24Ore

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Talk

More Power to Young Women in a Changing World

Room to Read, together with partner organisations, presents the activities of Project “I Had an Idea” with students and teachers from the IPSSCT “Vittorio Veneto” School in Naples and IPSSEOA “Pietro Piazza” in Palermo, as well as:

  • Ilaria Graziano and Cecilia Stajano, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
  • Giovanna Boggio Robutti and Monica Rivelli, FEduF
  • Antonio Lucidi and Giovanna Ferrara, L’altra Napoli
  • Ivana Vitrano, Psychologist, ASP Palermo

Introduction and moderation: Mila Spicola, Coordinator, School Project, Room to Read Italia

 

Scientific Coordinator: Giorgia Serughetti

Organisational Secretary: Laura Bruzzaniti

For further information: laura.bruzzaniti@roomtoread.org