Un, due, tre… Festival! – il diritto di contare (One, two, three… Festival! – the right to count) is the festival dedicated to the rights of childhood and adolescence and, in particular, to the right of all students to participate in the debate on the future of the school, a very current topic in these times of pandemic.
Started with a series of preparatory online events, the festival will see its real inauguration with a public conference in live streaming entitled “Poverty in the plural: effects and dimensions of social exclusion in education”, organized by Villa Montesca Foundation from Città di Castello, an educational research organization partner of the project, which will be held on Friday 20 November 2020 at 3.00 pm on the 123festival.it website on the occasion of the International Day for the Rights of Children and Adolescents.
“The poverties of this time of uncertainty are many and impact above all on the most vulnerable subjects – says Giacomo Petitti di Roreto, Education and Training Manager of Mani Tese – The economic hardship is the most evident but we are also experiencing a poverty of relationships, of body energy in the interaction with others and in the relationship with the environment around us, which could have much more serious effects in the medium-long term”.
“The educational challenge is a continuous game of transforming difficulties into resources, but to make it work you need to look beyond the emergency – continues Petitti di Roreto – Without education there is no future, but the opposite is also true. Without a shared vision of the future with girls and boys, there cannot be an education capable of generating creative ideas and solutions to everyday problems.”
“Even if in streaming mode, due to the times we are living, that of November 20 is a great opportunity to meet on the theme of educating today, but I would also say about being educated, because the attempt will be made to see, like Maria Montessori would have done, the dynamics of educational poverty with the eyes of children and adolescents” explains Angelo Capecci, President of Villa Montesca Foundation.
Un, due, tre… Festival! is a festival dedicated to the rights of children and adolescents promoted by Mani Tese, Hallgarten-Franchetti Foundation Villa Montesca Study Center and University of Milano-Bicocca, with the support of a large national network made up of schools and competent institutions.
Centered on the theme of the rights of children and adolescents sanctioned by the UN Declaration of 1989, the Festival intends to take into consideration the theme of educational poverty in its many forms.
Thanks to preparatory work with schools, as part of the project “Children who are worth! Innovative methodologies for learning to recognize oneself in the community”, the activities of the Festival will focus, in a Montessori logic, on the point of view of the little ones. Through a series of video contributions, they will be the ones to provide solicitations and suggestions to the adults involved: from the world of school to the operators of the education and care system for children and adolescents, from parents to the entire educating community.
In this very unusual and unexpected 2020, Un, due, tre… Festival! will feature a series of online events, including a public conference on the occasion of the Day of the Rights of Children and Adolescents, which will culminate in a final in-person event that will take place in the spring of 2021 in Città di Castello (PG) .
On Friday 20 November 2020, on the occasion of the International Day for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, the public conference “Poverty in the plural: effects and dimensions of social exclusion in education” will be held.
The event will be broadcast live from 3pm to 5.30pm on the website www.123festival.it.
The conference intends to decline and in some way update the contents of the International Day for the Rights of the Child by linking them to the theme of educational poverties also in an operational dimension, in the light of recent events (the health emergency) that have profoundly transformed the lives of boys and girls.
Angelo Capecci, President of Hallgarten-Franchetti Foundation Villa Montesca Study Center
Simona Rotondi, Institutional Activities Social Enterprise Con i Bambini
Mariangela Giusti, Creator of the Children’s Rights Festival, Professor of Intercultural Pedagogy-University of Milano-Bicocca
Giacomo Petitti di Roreto, Education and Training Manager Mani Tese
Giovanni Biondi, President of I.N.D.I.R.E. (National Institute and Documentation, Innovation, Educational Research)
Maria Rita Castellani, Guarantor of childhood and adolescence of the Umbria Region
Maurizio Franzini, Professor of Economic Policy at the ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome
Franco Lorenzoni, Teacher and Writer
Paola Agabiti, Councilor for Education of the Umbria Region
Fabrizio Boldrini, Director of Hallgarten-Franchetti Foundation Villa Montesca Study Center
Collects questions from the audience
Silvia Fanti, Communication Department of Hallgarten-Franchetti Foundation Villa Montesca Study Center
The project Children who are worth
Un, due, tre… Festival! is part of the initiatives of Children who are worth! a project promoted by Mani Tese together with other partners selected by Con i Bambini as part of the Fund for combating child educational poverty. The Fund was born from an agreement between the foundations of banking origin represented by Acri, the National Forum of the Third Sector and the Government. It supports interventions aimed at removing the obstacles of an economic, social and cultural nature that prevent minors from fully enjoying the educational processes. To implement the Fund’s programs, in June 2016 the social enterprise Con i Bambini was born, a non-profit organization wholly owned by the CON IL SUD Foundation. www.conibambini.org