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THE ACTIVITIES OF LIBRA

 

Coop. LIBRA has been developing its activities in Emilia-Romagna since 1985, a region of about 4 millions of inhabitants, in the North of Italy. LIBRA develops and manages prevention services in social field and performs research activities. Nowadays, it has 33 members, mainly psychologists and socio-cultural workers, able to project and manage activities to support equal opportunities and insertion of social disvantaged people, unemployed, young people, immigrants and women.
Libra collaborates with Public Administration, Regional Council, Universities, at a local, national and European level, and has partecipated in several U.E. projects. Libra main activities concern the following areas:

 

1) PREVENTION AND SOCIALIZATION SOCIO- EDUCATIONAL CENTRES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION Sites in Ravenna, Lido Adriano (Ra), Cervia (Ra) PSYCO-SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ADRESSED TO FAMILIES IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS Ravenna CENTRES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, PROMOTING SOCIALIZATION IN AREAS AT RISK OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION Sites in Ravenna (youth centre "M.house"), Lido Adriano (multipurpose social centre "Agorà") CENTRES FOR FAMILY SUPPORT: COUNSELLING SERVICES, INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION; RESEARCH ON FAMILY POLICIES. Site in Ravenna (“Centro per le Famiglie”) WORKSHOPS INSIDE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM Laboratories in Ravenna, Cervia and Faenza schools, based on intercultural reading; autobiographical writing; cooperative education.

 

2) INFORMATION, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING YOUTH INFORMATION CENTRES (Informagiovani) Sites in Ravenna, Lido Adriano (Ra), Cesena (Fo-Ce), Imola (Bo), Cervia (Ra) WOMEN INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION CENTERS Sites in Cesena (Fo-Ce), Cervia (Ra), Lido Adriano (Ra)

 

3) PLANNING AND UPDATING OF DATA BANKS AND INFORMATIVE TELEMATIC INFORMATION SERVICES Projecting and managing databases, websites and a telematic networks for Youth Information Centres spread on national territory.

 

4) IMMIGRATION - Managing of immigrant service in Ravenna (Cooperativa Il Mappamondo) - Legal consulting in Lugo (Ra), Cervia (Ra) - Counselling and Italian language courses for immigrants - Services of counselling and support for job research - Anti discrimination front office Sites in Ravenna and Lido Adriano (Ra)

 

5) RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FIELD RESEARCH CONCERNING YOUNG CONDITION, HISTORY AND MEMORIES OF THE COMMUNITIES, CULTURAL DIFFERENCES.

 

6) PLANNING, MANAGING AND REALIZATION OF U.E. PROJECTS REALIZATION OF SEVERAL U.E. PROJECTS IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FIELD, SUCH AS LEONARDO, YOUTHSTART, YOUTH, EQUAL.

 

7) LIBRARY SERVICES REFERENCE, INFORMATION, CATALOGATION SERVICE INSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARIES (Voltana di Lugo, Ra)

 

8) PUBLIC MEETINGS ORGANIZATION AND PROMOTION OF PUBLIC EVENTS REGARDING SOCIAL SUBJECTS.