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Reggio, Youth Center and co-working space in the expropriated assets of Zaffino Gallery: work in progress

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I’m at Renovation and redevelopment work on the two buildings is well underway. Located in “Zaffino” Gallery in Reggio CalabriaAlong the way Nino Piccio and Corso GaribaldiMunicipally owned, and designated for the establishment of a A youth community center and co-working space. It’s about to Assets confiscated from organized crime, Where the Palazzo San Giorgio Authority has activated The project “Youth Action Plan – Fermenti in città” is funded by Poc.

His new inspectionYouth Policy Advisor, Giogi Palminta, It was used for evaluation with municipal technicians, including the designer and business managerEngineer Sandro Surace, architect Salvatore Cozzoccoli And to the company that completes the interventions. The overall project is the result of an effective synergy between the various sectors of the municipality’s competence, in particular Community Resources Sector Director Carmen Stracusa and Youth Policy Sector Director Daniela Rocetti.

The beginning of the project followsProgrammatic address of Mayor Giuseppe Falcomata, It was later implemented by Acting Mayor Paolo Brunetti, and is mainly linked to providing greater opportunities for young people from Reggio to develop vocational skills, with the aim of creating more employment opportunities. The entity that will implement the project is the Apice Association, which is currently implementing activities in the halls available in Cedre, awaiting the move to the two properties of the Zaffino Gallery.

According to the scheduleThe renovation work, carried out by the Municipality of Reggio Calabria, is expected to be completed by October, with the consequent installation of furnishings, already available to the institution.

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“This project – said Councilor Palminta – aims to Activating young social innovators, Especially those who are less aware of their potential, yet Utopian examples of “European Youth Centers” in Budapest and Strasbourg or “Centers of Influence” in Madrid, Syracuse and Matera.

the 2023 – he added – it is European Year of Skills It is precisely in this sense that this project is well suited, which aims to ensure greater opportunities for our young people for discussion and training. In particular, this center – highlighting Palminta – will include one A space dedicated to socialization, culture and entertainment, with spaces for reading, music and relaxation, and equipment for events, meetings, European projects and volunteer activities. However, an area will be allocated to Coworking, with 10 workstations, Especially for digital innovators, startups, incubators, centers and accelerators who have access to training and technology tools.”

The same location of the two properties will be preferred Better use, being just a few meters from the central train station and the ATAM bus station in Piazza Garibaldi. “Our work in planning activities targeting young people – he concluded – will continue Two other centerswhich we have been working on for some time and which aims to specialize in other very current disciplines, such as e.g Cooking and developing skills in the world of arts».

Wynne Dinwiddie
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