The project aims to combat educational inequalities and early school leaving


ActionAid and the Fondazione Cassa Depositi e Prestiti are launching “Costruire Futuro, Insieme!” (Building the Future, Together!), a project consisting of training and active citizenship courses aimed at involving teachers, educators, parents and young people in curricular and extracurricular activities.

The project includes a programme of training sessions focused on six metropolitan areas in the Centre-South: Rome, Naples, Bari, Reggio Calabria, Syracuse and Palermo. The activities are carried out in collaboration with a school – as a central development hub – working together with a network of institutes and associations in the area that work with young people.

Among the tools made available to deepen the themes of active citizenship, inequalities and civic education, ActionAid’s portal, Agent 0011 aims to involve young people also through the immersive technology of a serious game dedicated to the project.

Another key instrument of the project is Radio Kivuli – ActionAid’s webradio – which will give voice to all the protagonists of the initiative, thanks to ad hoc workshops on radio methodology and the creation of four dedicated podcasts.

As part of the “Building the Future, Together!” project, a partnership is also planned with the Fondazione Milan. Thanks to this collaboration, event days will be held in the cities of Syracuse, Reggio Calabria and Rome, where Fondazione Milan educators and coaches will offer educational and sporting events involving students and teachers.

Lastly, a volunteer skills action plan promoted by Fondazione Cassa Depositi e Prestiti is planned to involve CDP Group employees in tutoring and guidance activities for students on a wide range of topics, such as sustainability, innovation and digital.


Early school leaving in Italy is an increasingly alarming phenomenon and the latest ISTAT data confirm this. In 2020, the drop-out rate before graduation was 11% in the North, 11.5% in the Centre and 16.3% in the South of Italy. The regions with the highest incidences of drop-outs are Sicily, Campania, Calabria and Apulia (19.4%, 17.3%, 16.6% and 15.6% respectively).


About 9,000 girls and boys aged between 11 and 19 will take part in the project, developing their skills through active citizenship activities and training courses, both face-to-face and distance learning, on study and work orientation and the prevention of gender-based violence, with a focus on cyberbullying. The initiative also includes training courses for about 500 teachers and educators on active citizenship and inclusive education.


  • ActionAid
  • Fondazione Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Fondazione Milan