Iasi (Romania)
March 8-9, 2017

On March 8-9, 2017 the partnership was hosted in Iasi (Romania) for the first meeting of PROVA project, where Psiterra Association organized a wonderful 2-days gathering.

During the first day, the Coordinator University of Florence explained some operational and administrative aspects. Then the partnership shared the results of the first project action concerning the mapping of the organizations and professionals which work to face violent conflicts for minors under criminal proceedings in each partner country.

On the second day, the partnership continued to talk about the research and the project implementation, focusing on few keywords which feature P.R.O.V.A. project.

In the afternoon the Romanian partners organized a special encounter with some local and institutional stakeholders. This was the occasion to set up the professional network involved in the next project actions in Romania. During the meeting there was an interesting Question&Answer Session where stakeholders and partners had the opportunity to ask each other specific aspects of their job, details about the juvenile justice system in the different countries, objectives of the project actions.

The international meeting was also full of pleasant moments of fun and conviviality and the partners can't wait to meet again in Barcellona on May!


Barcelona (Spain/Catalonia)
May 30-31, 2017

On May 30-31, 2017, the Faculty of Psychology in Barcelona welcomed the PROVA project partnership and its second international meeting.

After the greetings, there has been a Skype call with Administrative Offices of UNIFI, and each partner had clarification about financial aspects, bureaucratic rules, and deadlines. Following, each partner updated the others on the outcomes and the results gained in the project activities: atlas, mapping, focus groups and interview. The Fondazione Michelucci illustrated the communication and dissemination strategy, particularly on the website. In conclusion, there were two contributions for deepening: one by Carlo Volpi (LabCom) and the other one by Giuseppe Centomani (Italy Juvenile Justice - associate partner). The day ended with a discussion based on the suggestions born thanks to these contributions.

The second day started with the documentary  “A dentro” (inside)” by Ruido Association and three other significant contributions for deepening by MARTA VENCESLAO (University of Barcelona) on Minors under criminal proceedings processes, by ANDRES Di Masso (University of Barcelona) on Thematic Analysis, and by Pilar Eras (Director of Juvenile Justice at Catalonia Government). In the afternoon the Coordinator shared with the partnership the Methodological Plan for next Activities, and then LabCom illustrated the Quality Plan).

The days were busy with activities but also of shared moments with superb meals… great memories and good energy.


Berlin (Germany)
March 22nd and 23rd, 2018

The third international meeting has been held in Berlin on March 22nd and 23rd, 2018.
aufBruch welcomed the partnership at Alte Kantine Wedding, a very suggestive location: an old factory, now a place for art and artists.

The first day started with a Coordinator updating about the evaluation made by the Commision on the midterm report. Then the partners introduced the external experts involved in the international meeting and showed the activities carried out in each Country related to WP3 and WP4. LabCom coordinated the partnership in building a commune structure to organise the data and results reached. Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci showed a presentation on Space as a sensitive inclusion indicator through a European excursus about how the architecture can influence communities and create integration or emargination.

The second day started with a discussion about next activities and the Guidelines. Then aufBruch gave an introduction about their work in Tegel Prison to prepare the partners at the evening where they had the opportunity to attend the Performance “Parsifal” by aufBruch inside Tegel Prison.
As usual during the international meetings, many other important things happened in Berlin, but these were among the main ones.


March 21st,  2018

Partners individual arrival

March 22nd, 2018 
hours: 9.30 – 17.30
Location “Alte Kantine Wedding”, Uferstrasse 8-11 13357 Berlin

Morning session: All partners talk about activities WP3, WP4 (45 min each)
Lunch break
Afternoon session:  Labcom (45 minutes); Michelucci Foundation (1 hour) for dissemination, discussion about next activities and Guidelines; Platform for administrative questions.

20:30 Social Dinner

March 23rd, 2018
hours: 9.00 – 15.00
Location “Alte Kantine Wedding”

Morning session: Discussion about next activities and Guidelines
Lunch break
Afternoon session: Introduction to the aufBruch work in the Tegel Prison (aufBruch); Other points, remarks, observations.

hours: 17:00 – 20:00
JVA Tegel (Tegel Prison) Seidelstr. 39, 13507 Berlin

visit to the Performance “Parsifal” by aufBruch in Tegel Prison
Discussion with Participants and Visitors

March 24th,  2018

Partners individual departure


Florence (Italy)
October 25th and 26th, 2018

The final meeting has been held on October 25-26, 2018 in Florence, Italy, where the partnership attended also the Final Event of the Project.

The first day was hosted in Fiesole at the wonderful Villa Il Roseto, the former house of the famous modernist architect Giovanni Michelucci, where the Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci welcomed the partnership to start the crucial work of individuating the European guidelines for the prevention of violent radicalization and of violent actions in intergroup relations. On the basis of the reflection done in the past months for the local guidelines, the partnership decided to split into three groups and work on the following different themes: Reference framework and Training with professionals; Space and Youth; Stakeholders, Network and Communication.

The second day started at the University of Florence with the conclusive discussion about the final European Guidelines.

In the Afternoon at Palazzo Bastogi, venue of the Tuscany Region, there was the Public Event of the project where, after the institutional greetings, the External Expert Alba Zambrano offered a speech titled “Trayectorias de desadaptación social: aportes a la prevención”. Then, the Project Coordinator, Prof. Patrizia Meringolo, presented the Prova Project and the European guidelines in front of an audience of professionals, stakeholders and students. Soon after, one representative for each partner intervened describing its role in the project and the activities carried out in its country. The Event ended with a Roundtable where local stakeholders were involved in a discussion conducted with participatory methods (Science-Café) on the European guidelines.

The final meeting ended with a communal dinner for the project partners, external experts and associate partners with the objective to have new and future occasions of collaboration.



Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, Fiesole
Via Beato Angelico, 15 – Fiesole (FI)

9:00 am - Arrival at Fondazione Michelucci and Welcoming coffee
9.15 am - Working session and discussion about the final steps of the PROVA Project, in particular, the national and European Guidelines.

1.00 pm - Lunch break at Casa del Popolo di Fiesole - Via Giacomo Matteotti, 25/27

2.30 pm - Working session at Fondazione Michelucci
4.30 pm - Coffee break and visit to the Fondazione Michelucci
5.00 pm - Conclusive discussion.

Free evening

Friday, October 26th, 2018
Università degli Studi di Firenze - Department of Education and Psychology
via Laura, 48 - Florence (close to Piazza San Marco) Altana room (3rd floor)

9.00 am - Conclusive discussion about the final European Guidelines.
11.00 am - Planning dissemination and further actions for future perspectives of the project.
12.30 am - Lunch break free

Friday, October 26th, 2018
Regione Toscana - Palazzo Bastogi - Salone delle Feste
via Cavour, 18 - Florence

2:00 pm – Registration
2:30 pm – Institutional greetings

Eugenio Giani, President of the Regional Council of Tuscany
Franco Corleone, Guarantor of Prisoners’ Rights in Tuscany

3:00 pm – External Expert speech: “Trayectorias de desadaptación social: aportes a la prevención”
Prof. Alba Zambrano Constanzo, Director Psychology Department, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco (Chile)

3:45 pm – Presentation of PROVA Project and the Guidelines for best practices
Patrizia Meringolo, Project Coordinator, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)

4:15 pm – Roundtable: Contributions and activities in Partner Countries
Ovidiu Gavrilovici, Psiterra (Iasi, Romania)
Ruben David Fernández, Universitat de Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain)
Holger Syrbe, aufBruch (Berlin, Germany)
chair: Saverio Migliori, Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci (Florence, Italy)

5:30 pm – Roundtable: Stakeholders’ point of view on the Guidelines
The roundtable will be conducted with participatory methods (Science-Café)

Hamdan Al-Zeqri, Unione delle Comunità Islamiche d’Italia
Patrizia Bettini, Department for Education and Training System, MIUR
Eros Cruccolini, Guarantor of Prisoners’ Rights in Florence
Cosimo Guccione, Municipality of Florence
Marco Paolicchi, Area Welfare Legacoop Toscana
Antonio Pappalardo, Dir. Juvenile Justice Centres (Toscana, Umbria, Emilia Romagna e Marche) Vanessa Zurkirch, Regional reference center for critical relational issues
Viola Preka, student University of Florence (participant in the PROVA Project)
chair: Camillo Donati, LabCom – Ricerca e Azione per il benessere psicosociale (Florence, Italy)

7:00 pm - Conclusions, by the PROVA Project Team

7.30 - Collective dinner at Ristorante Cafaggi offered by Fondazione Michelucci