Centro di Solidarietà di Reggio Emilia Onlus

Centro di Solidarietà di Reggio Emilia Onlus (CEIS Reggio E.) started its activity in 1982 thanks to the initiative of a group of parents of children suffering from drug addiction. Since then we developed our services in several fields, taking care of the needs of the local community and promoting preventive actions among youngsters through the empowerment of individuals and local communities.
Our interventions are based on a community approach, on the centrality of persons, on the consciousness that any person is bringing not only needs but also resources; we foster the involvement of volunteers, families, stakeholders, policymakers in any level of our daily work, from the design of a social project to the delivery of services and support activities.
Centro di Solidarietà di Reggio Emilia Onlus is partner of the Regional office on youth policies at Emilia Romagna Region, providing methodological and technical advisory, for supporting the local institutions in designing innovative projects, improve the quality of youth work and ameliorate the professional skills of managers, staff and volunteers working in the field. CEIS Reggio E. is involved in a wide network of institutions, volunteering associations, committees and social enterprises providing answers with interventions and facilities to the local community. It is also an active member of the Italian Federation
of Therapeutic Community, and partner and founder of a group of Non profit organizations running projects to welcome migrants and to support refugees and asylum seekers.

We have a more-than-ten-years experience in designing, leading and evaluating projects funded with the local and national initiative, aimed on supporting the youth at risk of social exclusion. Within the key staff  we have all the competencies to design, deliver and evaluate e-learning integrated platforms to train trainers, local project leaders, health professionals and volunteers involved in prevention projects. We are connected with several universities in Italy and in Europe and we may disseminate and promote the exploitation of products and results delivered within the project in different contexts.

Centro di Solidarietà di Reggio Emilia has about 100 staff members, (more than one third working in services and facilities for adolescents and) and we support every year more the 1000 persons of different age.

CEIS Reggio cooperates with Santos 1948 a sporting association founded in 2012 and
– promoting social inclusion
– solidarity
– development of soft skills through the values of competitive and non-competitive sport.
Santos has a staff of trainers experienced and with a solid preparation on sport techniques and enhanced pedagogical competencies.
The therapeutic and preventive interventions of CEIS Reggio, integrated with the opportunities offered by Santos, are offering to people attending the therapeutic programs and living in our therapeutic communities new chances of building a significative relationship and improve their quality of life.
Centro di Solidarietà di Reggio Emilia Onlus is a partner of the Regional office on youth policies at Emilia Romagna Region, providing methodological and technical advisory, for supporting the local institutions in designing innovative projects, improve the quality of youth work and ameliorate the professional skills of managers, staff and volunteers working in the field. It is connected with several universities in Europe, with the aim to create a bridge between practice and research and innovation.
It is a member of the Ecett network, a European association based in Belgium with members in 15 countries which is promoting the exchange of knowledge and good practices among the practitioners working in the youth, social and health care field.