Organizzazione di Volontariato “Gli Amici di Elena onlus” – Rovigo (Italy)

This training activity “PROPOSALS FOR WORKING ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN ADULT EDUCATION” has been organised because we consider it essential that the teachers of the ARISBAE association are trained in this innovative proposal. It aims to improve peer learning, job training and international exchanges.

This is a proposal that arises as a result of research carried out by SOCAEAN, which seeks to integrate different perspectives in relation to a new paradigm of learning and development of human capital, especially relevant in the framework of the 21st century.

The activity takes into account the impact of technological advances and transformations in formal, non-formal and informal education. Under this approach it seeks to explore a panorama of options for the creation of relevant futures for adult education. In order to achieve the objectives of the project, we consider this training action to be fundamental, as they are closely related to the objectives of the project.

The first part will be virtual, followed by a second part face-to-face, as we consider physical presence to be important for several reasons: we want the group to live together, to get to know each other in depth and to use face-to-face contact to give the transnational nuance that is essential in this innovative proposal. The aim is for the group to talk about the experiential, personal knowledge that plays a fundamental role in the continuous learning process and helps you to learn how to learn.

The participating teachers will contribute their personal experience while learning first-hand about the experience of colleagues of other nationalities in order to configure a transnational proposal. The coordinating centre SOCAEAN will lead the course in Italy, in the city of Rovigo, organised by the Association “Gli Amici di Elena Onlus”.

The coordinator of this entity, Alberto Roccato, will be in charge of the preparation of the course. Later on, we will be adding fundamental aspects of the course so that the users of the web can get to know them.


This course has been organised with the aim of improving peer-to-peer learning, job training and fostering international exchanges. It has promoted the integration of different perspectives in relation to a new learning paradigm to improve the development of human capital, especially relevant in the framework of the 21st century, working with emotions. This training action has trained around thirty teachers and volunteers with a novel proposal. It has been structured initially with a virtual part already carried out and a second face-to-face part which has been developed during these days. The participating teachers have contributed their personal experience put into practice, while at the same time getting to know in situ the experience of colleagues of other nationalities in order to configure a transnational proposal.

The coordinating centre was the Asociación Canaria de Profesores Elio Antonio de Nebrija, which directed the course. The association “Gli Amici di Elena Onlus” from Rovigo, Italy, organised the infrastructural aspects. The speakers were teachers from the association and specialist staff from various collaborating entities, together with personalities from the Italian educational administration. The speakers in the training activity were: Jesús F. Luis-Ravelo González. SOCAEAN, Spain. Presenting the Erasmus+ ARISBAE and the work “The importance of emotional intelligence in the educational process”. Laura Cestari, Regional Councillor for Education of Veneto, Government of Italy, with “The importance of the Internationalisation of Education”. Roverto Tovo, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Rovigo, with “Contributions to the culture and education of a city open to Europe”. Diego Crivellari, President of the C.U.R. University of Rovigo, with “The internationalisation of training, an essential complement”. Nicoletta Morbioli, Director of the CPIA of Verona, with “Adult Education in Italy”. Fabio Cusin, Director of the CPIA of Rovigo, with “An innovative classroom in distance education” (pioneering work in Europe led by the University of Padua). Marta Castagnaro, teacher at the CPIA of Rovigo and in the prison of Rovigo, with “The training of the CPIA in prison”. Alberto Roccato. ONLUS Organisation, Rovigo, Italy, with the work “Emotional work in the cooperative L`Osteria della Gioia” and “Listening with the eyes”. Jessica Hineky and Olivier Galet, ENVOL organisation, Segre, France, with “The importance of emotions in adult education”. Claudia Radeglia, CPIA Taranto, Italy, with “The informal dimension of learning in adult education”, “Between land and sea” and “Guide to discover Taranto”. Teresa Rodríguez and David Acosta, ASF organisation, Spain, with “Emotional education in adapted sport”.

Parallel to the training activity and as a complement to it, there was an exhibition of “Good Practices in Adult Education”. The following organisations took part: Ugo Mariano Brasioli, organisation LA VOLANDA, Rovigo, Italy, with “How to assert our different capacities”. Laura Farinella, organisation ULSS5 Polesana, Rovigo, with “Proposals for working on self-sufficiency in disabled people”. Association Pro Loco from Canaro, Italy, with “Inclusive training through local traditions”. Association DOWN DADI POLESINE, Rovigo, Italy, with “Preparation for domestic life”. CSV Association, Rovigo, Italy, with “Building a supportive and inclusive community”. Organisation “Mosaic of friends”, Adria, Italy, with “Creative artistic laboratory for stimulation and growth”. Organisation “Light on the sea ONLUS”. Rovigo, Italy, with “Theatre laboratory”. Organisation INSTITUTOPOLESANI, Rovigo, Italy, with “Rehabilitation for people with disabilities”. Association “Planet of disability”. Rovigo, Italy, with “Ceramics laboratory”. Association UNI SPORT A.S.D. Rovigo, Italy, with “Sports training for the disabled”. EssAgi with “Centro Formacione e Socializzazione al Lavoro”, Bardia Polesine, Italy.