On 20-21 December 2017, the Italian partner CENTRO MACHIAVELLI hosted the Kick Off Meeting of YOU-ROPE Project - Youth Rites of Passage in Europe (ERASMUS+ K.A 2, Strategic Partnerships for Youth, Development of Innovation).
The project involves EU institutions working with youth and aims to share and to test a model of youth growth within their community. The model aims to identify and to implement positive rites of passage involving young people and youth workers/ educators, making participants aware about the disregarded role of rites of passage, by designing and improving shared positive “rites of passage experiences” (ROPEs) (Blumenkrantz&Goldstein 2010 “Rites of passage as framework for community interventions with youth”)
All the European partners took part to the first project’s meeting: CEPISS Soc. Coop. in Florence, LABCOM - Ricerca e Azione per il benessere psicosociale Soc. Coop. and Spin Off of Florence University, Education and Psychology Dept., PSITERRA Association, Spin Off of University of Iasi (Romania), Psychology and Education Dept., ECTE - European Center In Training For Employment of Rethymnon (Greece) and ETCS Soc. Coop. in Barcelona (Spain).