Immagine progetto

General Project

General Project

Existing relationships between education and the vulnerability – individual, structural and social – and marginality of individuals and groups have yet to be fully appreciated in Italy. Understanding these relationships also seems to be a fundamental step for implementing objective n. 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN).

Goal 04 Quality educationObtaining a quality education
is the foundation to improving people’s
lives and sustainable development.
Agenda 2030


In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end all forms of poverty. Education is at the top of this agenda. However, the challenges involved in “providing quality, fair and inclusive education and learning opportunities for all” (Objective 4) differ from place to place.

In Italy, more and more individuals and groups display a greater propensity to be at risk in terms of exposure to deteriorating living conditions or a reduction in the probability of achieving outcomes or results that will meet with societal approval. In efforts to counter this risk, education takes center stage.

General aim

RE-SERVES has the general aim of enhancing our understanding of the relationships between vulnerability, marginality and education by focusing on four areas of investigation, each the focus of its own sub-project (Work Package, WP), in order to:

  • Investigate and promote curricular and extra-curricular activities to support civic-social training for young people and adults (WP1)
  • Support the creation of educational alliances to counter the manifestation of aggressive and violent behavior among adolescents (WP2)
  • Experiment with the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) to support the inclusion of young people who are neither studying nor working (NEETs) (WP3)
  • Design an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) model that focuses on the potential of unaccompanied foreign minors (WP4)

Structure of the Project

struttura progetto Re-serves

Expected outcomes

At the scientific level → Improving the body of knowledge available about the complex and multifaceted relationships that vulnerability and marginality have with education

At the educational level →Fostering educational, school-based and extra-curricular practices that take into account the interconnections between the systems that impact the experiences of students, teachers, educators and trainers

At the social-cultural level → Supporting a culture of acceptance/openness, inclusion and the critical and constructive recognition of individual and group diversity

At the political level →Providing guidance to formal and non-formal educational systems, and policy and operational guidance to academic decision-makers involved in drafting curricula for undergraduate and postgraduate courses for teachers, educators and trainers

Research Areas

Civic and social

To understand how curricular and extra-curricular activities promote the social-civic engagement of students of all levels through educational and research pathways.


Educational frailty and antisocial, aggressive and violent behavior among adolescents. A participatory research-action carried out with educators and teachers in Naples and Irpinia.

young people

Social and economic exclusion of young people. Pilot study to assess the potential of MOOCs to support young people neither studying nor working (NEET) with training and labor market integration.

and minors

A psychoeducational analysis of the adaptation process using a multi-method approach.