Associazione Solidarci Caserta

Associate Member

Mrs. Giovanna Maciariello

Viale dei Bersaglieri 32 B, Caserta

81100 Campania, Italy

Tel.: (0039) 333 231 4024

maciariello.giovanna (at) gmail.com 

www.arcicaserta.it

Mission statement

Solidarci Caserta is an association that works in the field of Culture, Sociability, Solidarity, Human Rights, Education, for the promotion of human and civil practices. The association is active in the field of solidarity and services to personal care; it is involved in activities in favor of immigrants, children, and young people at risk of social exclusion; it is involved in activities aimed at promoting international mobility of young people through exchange projects funded by the Youth in Action Programme.


SOLIDARCI is increasing its participation to European large training and research projects: it has very recently designed a H2020 project (together with the University of Naples Federico II/Department of Political Sciences – which has presented it - with a large European partnership to include the European Civic Forum, La Ligue de l’Enseignement, the Consortium Fernando de los Ríos-operational arm of the Andalusia regional Government, the Slovenian Academy for the sciences and the Arts, the Romanian Institute for Political Studies, the Belgian IHF, etc.) focused on the key-topics of the European Integration and Multi-level Citizenship (“EURIMultiC”). It has also presented Daphne and Fundamental Rights projects, all enhancing non-formal education innovative methods.

Main activities

Department Young Adults and Minors

  • interventions of prevention and contrast of early school leaving and of empowerment of youth capacities; promotion of national and International mobility through the EC Youth Program, the national and International civic voluntary service;
  • socio-educational interventions and of life-skills training with the organisation of drama workshops, creative writing, audiovisual communication and ICT learning, photographical seminars, etc.;
  • interventions of capacity building of physically and mentally impaired young adults;
  • promotion of active citizenship and NGOs membership among young people.

Responsibles:

Giovanna Maciariello (sociologist, expert trainer), Paola Maciariello (educator, expert of European project design), Milvia Rastrelli (sociologist, senior researcher and quality evaluator/expert, project designer), Ilaria Graziano (project designer, researcher and evaluator), Antonella Cerbasi (psichoterapheutist, expert at dealing with mentally and physically impaired).

Department Immigration

  • school support activities addressed to migrant young adults and children (6-17 years-old);
  • Italian language courses to foreigners certified (L2);
  • Intercultural laboratories and workshops of awareness-raising, information, education and active citizenship and participation;
  • guidance to the local training offer and to the local training and employment services;
  • systematization of the good practices of cultural mediation, guidance and enhancement of active citizenship of migrants;
  • organisation of fairies, congresses, workshops on "sensitive themes", such as violence against women, stalking, genital mutilations, etc.;
  • participation to antiracist campaigns.

Responsibles:

Angelo Ferrillo (cultural mediator), Nello Zerrillo (cultural mediator and president of the antiracist association “Nero e non solo”).

Cultural Department
Organisation of:

  • musical and theatrical festivals and reviews;
  • exibition of paintings and photographs;
  • Cineforum (film festivals);
  • cultural laboratories and workshops,
  • training meetings on fair commerce and critical consumption

Responsibles:
Maura Perrone (theatrical director, actress), Biagio Napolano (expert at organising events).

Communications Department
Organisation of:

  • training courses and laboratories to upgrade digital and audio-visual skills/competences;
  • workshops of cultural self-expression through the arts.

Responsibles:
Rosario Lerro (educator and video/film director), Roberta Serretiello (video and theatrical director).

Voluntary organisation

Settled in 2001, 8th January according to the Law n. 266/91.
Organisational layout: Biagio Napolano (President), Stabile Daniela (Vice-president), and Vitiello Mara (secretary), 20 volunteers, 6 collaborators on the projects, 4 occasional collaborators.

International Projects

Department Young Adults and Minors:

  • Year 2002 - onwards: hosting of volunteers in National Civic Service
  • Years 2014-2015: partner of IT -12 –E608- 2013- R3 : YOUTH AND MEDIA Project European Action 1.2 Transnational project of the Youth in Action Programme.
  • Years 2012-2013: partner of IT -13 -E4- 2012- R1 : TAKE : DEMOCRACY IN THE ACT Project of European Action 1.3 (Youth Democracy) of the Youth in Action Programme on the theme of Representation. Visit the >Facebook Page<.
  • Years 2011-2013: promoter and co-ordinator of the project 'New Frontiers' (« Nuove frontiere, Sperimentazione di una Rete Integrata di Intervento Territoriale per il contrasto della dispersione scolastica”) co-funded by the Fondazione con il Sud. Visit the >Project website<.

The project has been qualified as “good practice” by the Fondazione con il Sud as it has elaborated and tested an innovative model of intervention to fight against the school-dropping out phenomenon. Such a model envisages a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach whereby formal and non-formal education methods (life-skills forming; peer education; learning by doing) are creatively combined. Public school teachers take part to a shared learning process led by non-profit external pedagogists, sociologists, educators and operators. Young adults are improved in their life-skills (SOLIDARCI applies the EC 2006’s 8 lifelong Key-competences framework (communication, social and civic, cultural awareness, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, digital – comics, videos, scripts, screen plays, etc.).

  • Years 2008-2009: promoter of the project "The new languages education " to train volunteer operators in non-formal education methods/didactics to apply with young people.
  • Years 2007-2008: promoter of the project ' Educo - Flight ', to promote youth volunteering and increase the process of active participation of young people in managing land development policies.
  • Year 2008-2009: responsible for the project “Theatre of citizenship”, consisting in the elaboration of a theater workshop on issues related to cultural diversity and the promotion of the rights of citizenship. Volunteering to support activities (social, educational, sport) carried out by the operators of the association Arci Felix within the framework of the P.T.R.I., individual rehabilitative projects co-managed with the county public health agency (Asl Ce).

Department Immigration

  • 2014- SOLIDARCI manages two large EIF-connected (National Fund for the Asylum and Protection Policy) projects directed to refugees and asylum seekers - « The thread Integration » and “RISO-Rete Integrata di Soldiarietà” - contracted by the municipalities of Gricignano d’Aversa et S. Maria Capua Vetere (Caserta; IT).
  • Years 2010-2012: partner of the project ' Inventing reinvent citizens ' providing opportunities, tools, skills and knowledge to guide women and young immigrants.
  • Years 2006- 2009: organisation of training courses to utilize the internet as a new mean of communication
  • Years 2006-2012: delivery of school support activities tailored at facilitating the integration of migrant children and young adults aged 6-17 in partnership with Arcisolidarietà.

Publications

Publishing "Nuove Frontiere: analisi e valutazione del progetto", fondi della Fondazione con il Sud, Anno 2013 ("New Fronteers: analisys and evaluation of the project"

Material

PPT-Presentation about Solidarci

Film: "Nightmare before Lesson"