Annual Report

The annual report on the activities and financial statements of Fondazione is one of the most complete tools to learn more about the projects and actions of Fondazione.

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What we did in 2023:

Mission in Senegal for the Dakar Reve project

January 23

Mission in Senegal for the Dakar Reve project

A delegation from Reggio Emilia traveled to Senegal as part of the Dakar Reve project for a week of meetings, dialogues and insights with institutions, associations, educational centers, managers and representatives of high schools from the various municipalities of the city of Dakar.

Let's build a community with the inhabitants of the Reggiane Innovation Park

February 9

Let's build a community with the inhabitants of the Reggiane Innovation Park

The last of the three events of the community building process promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia together with the Reggio Children Foundation, with the aim of getting to know the people who live the Reggiane Innovation Park on the daily and creating fertile ground for the birth of future collaborations , ideas, possibilities between research institutions, companies, resident partners.

Launch of the fifth edition of Abitare il Paese

March 10

Launch of the fifth edition of Abitare il Paese

The fifth edition of the “Abitare il paese – La cultura della domanda” ("Living in the Country - The culture of demand") project created by the National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators and by the Reggio Children Foundation-Loris Malaguzzi Center was presented in Rome, with a focus on the theme “Activating educating communities: new generations for a project of the future".

Rigenerazioni final event in Reggio Emilia

March 22-23-24-26

Rigenerazioni final event in Reggio Emilia

"Sustainability is creating good bonds": four days dedicated to sustainability between public meetings with experts from different disciplines for a discussion open to the city and a final Sunday celebration to conclude the Rigenerazioni project.

ReuseMed Project final event in Spain

May 3-4

ReuseMed Project final event in Spain

The final meeting of the European Reusemed Project was held in Cordoba, Spain in the presence of all partners from Jordan, Italy, Spain and Tunisia. An opportunity to share the objectives and results achieved in the four Mediterranean municipalities involved in the implementation and promotion of the culture of reuse.

Signing of the Declaration of intent between the MAECI and the Reggio Children Foundation

May 10

Signing of the Declaration of intent between the MAECI and the Reggio Children Foundation

A Declaration of Intent between the MAECI and the Reggio Children Foundation was signed at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center in Reggio Emilia, in the presence of the Councilor for Education and University City Raffaella Curioni. The Declaration of Intent aims to promote collaboration on the promotion of Italian language and culture and the right to education.

Inauguration of the renovated spaces of Spazio Mamme in Palermo

June 21

Inauguration of the renovated spaces of Spazio Mamme in Palermo

A celebration of flavours, colours, smiles on the inauguration day of the redeveloped spaces of the Spazio Mamme inside the Save the Children Italia Light Point in the Zen 2 district of Palermo, created as part of the Crescere Insieme project -promoted by Save the Children Italia and Reggio Children Foundation thanks to the will and support of Credem Banca.

Presented the Simplex Sigillum Veri to Barbara Ronchi

September 20

Presented the Simplex Sigillum Veri to Barbara Ronchi

Barbara Ronchi, Italian actress, is awarded of the Simplex Sigillum Veri for her performance as Marianna Padovan in the film Rapito by Marco Bellocchio (2023), as part of the PhD in Reggio Childhood Studies.

Graduation ceremony of the first four PhDs of the Reggio Childhood Studies course

November 10

Graduation ceremony of the first four PhDs of the Reggio Childhood Studies course

In the setting of the Sala del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia, the celebration was held for the graduation of the first four PhDs in "Reggio Childhood Studies", the industrial Doctorate Course launched in 2018 by the DESU Department of Education and Human Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the Reggio Children Foundation. The morning was also an opportunity to welcome the 13 new researchers of the XXXIX cycle.

Launch event for the P.E.R Play Explore Research project in Reggio Emilia

November 16-17

Launch event for the P.E.R Play Explore Research project in Reggio Emilia

In a two-day event, the new Reggio Children Foundation project was officially presented at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center with the support of The LEGO Foundation, P.E.R. Play Explore Research: a world tour to promote the relationship between play and learning that started in Reggio Emilia, with the first of 7 international conferences that will be held in the 5 continents.

Presentation of the "diStanze in Gioco" project to the penitentiary institutes of Reggio Emilia

November 23

Presentation of the "diStanze in Gioco" project to the penitentiary institutes of Reggio Emilia

The research-intervention project, created to foster the relationship between detained parents and their children, brought into dialogue the criminological scientific skills of UNIMORE and the educational experience of the Reggio Children Foundation, starting from the redevelopment of the space dedicated to meetings between prisoners and their families and children.

Active projects in 2023:

Crescere Insieme

Crescere Insieme

The project Crescere Insieme (Growing Together), promoted by Save the Children and Fondazione Reggio Children with the support of Credem, was born with the aim of combating child educational poverty through innovative educational paths in 7 Italian cities.

Dakar Reve

Dakar Reve

The project aims to support the municipality of Dakar in the development of a response model to develop an intervention on the issues of waste management, sustainability of municipal services, support for the green economy.

P.E.R. Play Explore Research

P.E.R. Play Explore Research

From the collaboration between the Reggio Children Foundation and The Lego Foundation comes the P.E.R. project, which aims to promote and spread the relationship between play and learning the right to a quality education for all, involving teachers and educators from all over the world in a creative learning path through conferences and experiences in the 5 continents.

Smart Wooding

Smart Wooding

Created thanks to Fondazione Manodori's Welfare Call for Proposals and promoted by Cooperativa San Giovanni Bosco,The Smart Wooding project aims to encourage youth entrepreneurship, support exchange and encounters in the Santa Croce neighborhood of Reggio Emilia, to create a space for social inclusion.

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