National conference: “Social policies in Italy: horizons and challenges. Territory, Inequalities New Generations”

Livorno, 19 November 2022 – “Social policies in Italy: horizons and challenges. Territory, Inequalities, New Generations”: this is the title of the national conference that the Municipality of Livorno is organizing for Tuesday 22 November from 9.00 to 18.00 at the Teatro Goldoni, via Meyer 57, Livorno.

University professors, representatives of associations, scholars and experts in the sector and even a writer like Maurizio De Giovanni (“Mina Settembre) will address the issue of inequalities and poverty under various aspects, of which which, as noted by the social councilor of the Municipality of Livorno Andrea Raspanti, “there is still too little talk and often not as it should. Poverty in the public debate remains a problem of the poor, while in reality it is a problem of the whole community. The conference aims to take stock of the situation in Italy and in the city. Not only on the inequalities that cross it, but also on the policies that should counter it. We will talk about it to highlight the too many shortcomings of the system and to bring out some good practices”.

Info and registration:


22 November 2022


Via Enrico Mayer, 57



Luca Salvetti – Mayor of Livorno

Serena Spinelli – Councilor for social policies of the Tuscany Region

Laura Guerrini – Local Health Authority North West

Andrea Simonetti – Provincial school office of Livorno

Cinzia Pagni – Livorno Foundation


Coordinated by Andrea Raspanti – Councilor for social cohesion in the Municipality of Livorno

Andrea Morniroli – Inequality and diversity forum

“Turning the perspective upside down: welfare policies as a lever for development”

Arianna Guarnieri – Manager social policies Municipality of Livorno presents

“Stories” – edited by the Professional Social Service of Livorno

Renato Sampogna – Ministry of Labor and Social Policies

“From national planning tools to the progressive definition of LEPS”

Donata Bianchi – Institute of the innocents

“Participatory processes of young people and the fight against inequalities”

“Viaggi“ – Video by the Professional Social Service of Livorno

Nunzia de Capite – Italian Caritas

“Poverty and contrast interventions: what we have learned from the past and how to face the future”

Fabio Berti – University of Siena

“New inequalities and welfare policies”

Nerina Dirindin – University of Turin

“The challenges of social policies, after the pandemic and in a context of uncertainty”


Coordinates Andrea De Conno – Federsanità Anci Toscana

Stefano Romboli Guarantor of the Rights of Childhood and Adolescence of the Municipality of Livorno

“The city of care and rights for the most vulnerable and the invisible”

In connection from Naples:

Maurizio De Giovanni – “Mina Settembre, social worker in the Spanish Quarters”

“Stories” – edited by the Professional Social Service of Livorno

Alessandro Tolomelli – University of Bologna

“Reflection on social work from a perspective of community empowerment”

Luca Fanelli – Actionaid

“School and social services: a possible convergence”

Anna Paola Mirror – Save the children

“Neighbourhoods of social innovation and territorial inequalities”

Cristian Campagnaro – Turin Polytechnic

“Participated innovation of contrast homelessness services; experiences and lessons learned”

Alessandro Carta – Social cooperative The symbol, video presentation

“The Road Home”

Rosa Barone – President of the Tuscan Order of Social Workers

“The social service between vulnerability and new inequalities:

the challenge of a new civil and community welfare”

The interpreting service of LIS, Sign Language, will be guaranteed
Italian by the Comunico Association
Participation in the Conference will see the attribution of training credits
(7) by virtue of the Framework Convention for the continuous training of
assistants social signed between the Common from Leghorn And the order of the
Social workers of the Tuscany region (CROAS



The horizons OF THE CONFERENCE are represented by the regulatory framework and the historical conditions that we find ourselves facing, the challenges of the social conditions that we are called to face with the usual scarcity of resources.

With the 2020 budget law, not only in the wake of the pandemic, but also as the conclusion of a process of building “public identity” that lasted decades, the Government has finally sanctioned the “necessity” of the professional social service, making a structural contribution local authorities to provide the territories with at least one social worker for every 5,000 inhabitants, plus an incentive to bring this ratio up to one social worker for every 4,000 inhabitants. Almost simultaneously, after years of reflections, the new National Plan of social services saw the light which, in a still theoretical but fundamental way, began to speak of Essential Levels of Social Services, of what, that is, in a civilized country, it is “due” to citizens in the social sphere. Result: having resources to invest and staff to manage them. A revolution. Silent, but essential. And the Livorno area took full advantage of this opportunity and immediately brought the social workers/citizens ratio to the maximum: 1 /4,000. Because? Because in these pandemic years we had realized that the challenges facing the administration were increasingly difficult: an impoverished city, where inequalities (of all types, shapes and colors) were growing dramatically and which saw adolescents pay the highest price for this social crisis that is no longer creeping, but has imploded.

Actions followed, not talk. An example for all: the number of children followed by an educator, in the Municipality of Livorno, has quadrupled, from 2019 to today and many services have been set up from scratch. Today, however, we feel the need to stop for a moment and share the thought behind these actions, share the future directions and the whys, the “horizons and challenges” of the title of the our conference. And we are happy that the Ministry, the Region, the ASL, scholars and experts in the sector, operators, and even a writer like Maurizio De Giovanni, have decided to discuss these issues with us, which are so essential for the maintenance of society in our time. .

This conference intends to represent a space for reflection, a “stop” in the midst of our daily work. Working in the social sector means dealing every day with a complex and difficult reality where one often tries to invent solutions, to respond to people’s needs: in fact, even with different skills, many operators are called every day to deal with people’s problems. Trying to welcome the new challenges to relaunch new horizons is not only the theme of the conference, but also represents the meaning of the work and of all the offices that refer to the social health and housing policies sector of the Municipality of Livorno.

For this reason, on Tuesday 22 November, all the sector offices will move to the Goldoni Theater to look for new ways to deal more effectively with the complexity of the needs of the people who turn to the offices of our Administration. It is a mistake to think that addressing social problems is a commitment only for some operators and certain offices: in fact, engaging in social work must be a responsibility for all the people who have the life of the civil community “at heart”.

In fact, thinking about social issues does not only mean helping those in need, but making sure that every person can feel welcomed within the community and can develop their citizenship rights. Tuesday’s conference is therefore not only for insiders, but for every person who feels the responsibility to give their contribution to increase a sense of humanity and justice in our Livorno community. In this direction, it is necessary for everyone to participate in the twenty-second conference in the awareness that only together will the different components of society be able to face the challenges of our increasingly complex reality, to allow each person to live their life with full dignity.

National conference: “Social policies in Italy: horizons and challenges. Territory, Inequalities New Generations”