Last week, from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th November, the Director Roberto Rinaldi and the International Project Manager Francesca Di Feo went to the Greek capital to discuss the guidelines for the RE project [ENTER].
The 2018/2019 sporting season, although only started a few months ago, is proving to be really rich in initiatives and projects for our Committee, especially in Europe with various projects that see the Committee both as leader and as a leader. partner. Last week for example, from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th November, the Director Roberto Rinaldi and the International Project Manager Francesca Di Feo went to the Greek capital to discuss the guidelines for the RE project [ENTER]. Just like SPIRITS, of which we spoke earlier, RE [ENTER] also involves adults who carry out volunteer work in prisons, albeit in a somewhat different way. As far as SPIRITS is concerned, in fact, our Committee acts as a leader thanks to the invaluable contribution of the UISP Territorial Committee Alessandria, which has been involved in prisons for over 20 years, assisted by 3 other European associations. In RE [ENTER], on the other hand, our Committee takes on the role of partner together with 7 other European realities – two Romanian associations, a Cypriot, a Finnish, a Portuguese, a Spanish one and the Greek University of Thessaly – coordinated by the Freedom Gate association Greece that in this situation plays the role of leader. During the intense kick-off meeting the different partners analyzed and addressed the various objectives of the project, finding themselves in agreement on the methods to be implemented in order to achieve them at their best. To explain in more detail the different phases of RE [ENTER], which will last two years, is Roberto Rinaldi, also Head of International Projects. “Initially, two one-week workshops will be held for trainers: the first will take place in Athens in March 2019, the second in October 2019 in Finland, in the city of Tampere. Each of the nine partners involved will send three trainers, who will learn the different ways to facilitate the social recovery of those inside the prisons. In our case, for example, re-integration and social redemption take place through sports. Following the workshops, the trainers will return to their own territory to instruct 50 young people – for a total of 450 people – who will go to volunteer activities within the detention facilities “. RE [ENTER] therefore, in addition to providing means of emancipation for prisoners, also intends to offer a concrete job opportunity, giving specific training to the 450 subjects previously indicated. Roberto Rinaldi also stated that he was very satisfied with this first meeting, especially for the important exchange of information on the way of dealing with the same subject in a very different way. “Both SPIRITS and RE [ENTER] are bringing a great experience to our Committee, which surely in these two years will acquire even greater capabilities in order to constantly improve itself”.