SIMCAS International conference

Palazzo Valentini, Rome – Thursday, December 1st 2022

On 1st December 2022, the final event of the SIMCAS project took place in Rome.

The international conference, organised by the US Acli, was held in Palazzo Valentini, a historic building that is the headquarters of the Metropolitan City of Rome, the territorial body of the Province of Rome, which patronised the event. 

The event was attended by representatives of the project partners involved in the initiative, those who contributed to its realisation or took part in the activities, and by national and territorial association leaders, Italian and European institutional and sports and social representatives.

 In addition to the representatives of the organisations involved in the SIMCAS project, speakers included: Barbari Funari,  Councillor for Social Policies and Health Roma Capitale, Roberto Tavani,  Delegate for Sport Regione Lazio, Saska Benedicic Tomat, ISCA Head of project, Stefano Gobbi,  Sport e salute Spa Head of Social Projects and Third Sector -Sport in the Territories Department, Siliva Squarciotta, Office of Development and Credit Orientation Banca Etica, Antonio Russo, Acli National Vice President

The speeches focused on what has emerged in the two years of work discussed, regarding:

  • the primary role assumed in the European context by sport as an instrument of social intervention within a renewed vision of the welfare state and the state-citizen relationship
  • the need for every integration intervention through sport to be part of an overall action that sees the strategic synergy of institutions and social and sports actors.

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