Disaffected Youth Transnational Peer Review Event in Rome, 4th – 5th December 2014

Giovanni Crisonà has represented the Europemobility network in Rome during the ACTIVE INCLUSION LEARNING NETWORK meeting organized by ISFOL
In the picture with Lennart Asp – ACTIVA Foundation Örebro, Brita.Borg Magdalena Sandin, Petra.Jansson – Unga In Swedish Public Employment Stockholm, Sieglinde Ritz – Lawaetz-Stiftung Hamburg

The British National Offender Management Service has invited Mr Crisona as an expert in representation of europemobility.eu, to join the ACTIVE INCLUSION LEARNING NETWORK meeting organized by ISFOL – Italy, the 4th and 5th December in Rome.

Active Inclusion is a European Social Fund (ESF) transnational Learning Network, funded through the European Commission, with partners from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The project commenced in June 2013, and is due to finish on 31 May 2015.

The learning network is looking at the following themes:

  • Troubled Families (Anti Social Behaviour; Offenders’ Families; Long term/multi-generational Unemployed; and Educational Problems.)
  • Disaffected Youth (Youth Not in Education, Employment or Training; and Youth Inclusion and Empowerment.)
  • Marginalised in Communities (Homelessness; Physical, mental and learning difficulties; Offenders/Ex Offenders; and Drugs and Alcohol abuse.)

Mr Crisonà has proposed to the ACTIVE INCLUSION LEARNING NETWORK to considerate the possibility to join common activities with SOS Network , a thematic network active on inclusive eduction in Europe, recently started and very active in collecting resources and opportunities for inclusion. Contacts on this potential collaboration are therefore ongoing among the international coordinators.


The overall goal of the Learning Network is to tackle unemployment amongst ‘Troubled Families’, ‘Marginalised in Communities’ and ‘Disaffected Youth’ by enhancing social inclusion and preventing stigmatisation. The Learning Network will identify where and what type of support is required, and what policies and practices work best and offer the best chance of success for the disadvantaged. It is doing this by examining government strategies and policies, as well as identifying and evaluating programmes, interventions and innovative work, from across the EU, that promote the social inclusion of these disadvantaged groups.

About the Author: Giovanni Crisonà

Giovanni Crisonà started his career in 1986 and has been Provincial Trade Union representative in Italian State Police force for five years. With a degree of Technical Director in industrial engineering and a Master’s in education at Florence University, he started as a trainer and consultant in VET in 1995 and currently is the President of Centro Studi "Cultura Sviluppo", the research and training provider institute based in Tuscany and in charge to represent the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training in Italy.

As a LLL expert, he has been an EU Parliament Agora forum member, contributing directly to EU vision building process in VET and has collected hundreds of missions in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Comoros, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom working in international projects as a leader or a team member.

He has developed and introduced new learning methods and education practices for unemployed, disadvantaged, youngsters and adults, designing and organizing trainings, trainings for trainers and assessments in many fields like health and safety at work and Quality Management for public and private small and large organizations and introducing, from 1996, ICT resources in education with the production and implementation of multimedia learning materials and blended e-learning solutions in support to the on site learning.

In Italian and English language he has designed and produced several learning materials also to apply ISO standards and Quality Management principles in VET sector and in this field he is also a certified Skill Assessor recognized by Tuscany Region VET Authority.

In the last years, also as a leader of the europemobility.eu project, he is as well deeply involved in developing mobility for learning.

1 Comment

  1. Reply Sieglinde Ritz

    The learning network meeting was very interesting and useful for our work! Thank you to the host organisation ISFOL. It was nice to meet other project partners from other countries in Europe. Project manager Youth Active Plus Hamburg

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