The Association

The Giosef Italy – Giovani Senza Frontiere Association was founded in April 1998 and aims to promote European active citizenship and mobility of young people. The GIOSEF Association deals with young people by promoting their active role in society through youth work, activism, political militancy and volunteering./span>Among the main objectives, laid down by statute, 3 points are specifically dedicated to the issue of training.

  • Education for civil responsibility and active citizenship;
  • Cultural and political training of young people at European and international level
  • Promote and develop non-formal education courses.

Giosef Italy focuses on the importance of creating and promoting national and international networks. In fact, it is a member of the National Youth Council and National Forum of the Civil Service, as well as collaborating in numerous international partnerships.




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Alessandro Nicotera 

–  President & Project Manager

Board member of the Forum of the National Civil Service and member of the Assembly of the National Youth Council.

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Francesco Perconti

Treasurer & Program Manager

Project Manager with 10 years of experience in Non Profit. He is responsible for the Project Portfolio management and he is an expert in social innovation

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Annamaria Simeone

Vicepresident & Education Manager –

Active trainer and youth worker in the field of Mediterranean Cooperation with Erasmus +, Euromed IV and Anna Lindh foundation. Regional coordinator of the No Hate Speech Movement in Piemonte

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Duilio Patti

–  ESC project tutor & content creator –

Passionate about the creative process, he holds a degree in communication sciences for media and institutions. He supports the team in managing the ESC project in Palermo. He loves getting to know different people and cultures.

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Chiara Lombardo 

–  Content & Communication Manager 

Born in 1988, after graduating in Law, she specializes in communication and marketing strategies. For years he has been managing the online and offline communication of the Giosef Italy national network, designing and creating campaigns and contents.

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Isotta Rossoni

EU Grant Writer  & Fundraiser

IItalian-Australian, designer and social researcher. She completed a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Law at the University of Oxford (GB) and is currently a PhD student at the University of Leiden (NL).

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Natacha Fragata

–  ESC project tutor

Graduated in criminology, works in GIOSEF Italy as a Youth Worker, contributing to the management and coordination of the ESC programme, the ERASMUS+ projects and the other activities that take place at the Paguro Ostello.


Giosef Italy has several branches throughout Italy. Each of these associations carries out projects and initiatives to spread the values of Giosef Italy on the national territory.

associazione apice logo

APICE youth organization, founded in 2014, aims to promote a European culture, through: raising awareness, dissemination and promotion of the fundamental values of the EU and the principles of the CoE. APICE acts in the fields of youth, human rights education, social inclusion, access to the rights of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, involvement of young people at risk of criminalization, inclusion of refugees, participation of young people in decision-making and youth mobility.  WEBSITE

associazione giosef enna

Giosef Enna is a non-profit organization that aims to promote cooperation and active participation in the perspective of European citizenship, in the fields of training and work.

Tou.Play is a collective of storytellers and game-designers at the service of the territory, of childhood, adolescence and youth, of the family. Tou.Play wants to change the use of culture and the promotion of the territory.

CET Platform Italy is an association that aims to promote European culture, citizenship and values, intercultural learning and non-formal education. VISIT THE FB PAGE

Forma Mentis association was founded in 2014, out of the conviction that education is a fundamental pillar in the lives of all of us, and at all ages. VISIT THE WEBSITE

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Network Giosef Torino

Giosef Torino promotes social inclusion and anti-discrimination in an intersectional key, through non-formal human rights education and Euro-Mediterranean mobility, to induce change. WEBSITE

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Cripta Maynarda is an NGO, founded in 2017. It was created for social development and to promote culture, as well as to improve awareness, dissemination and promotion of the fundamental values of the EU and principles of the Council of Europe. Cripta Maynarda supports youth participation, sustainable development, social dialogue and cooperation. He took part in initiatives and programs promoted by the EU and the CoE, particularly in the fields of youth, culture, education, human rights, sport, sustainability.

associazione youthmed

YouthMED is a non-profit youth association founded in 2013 with the aim of developing international Euro-Mediterranean cooperation projects. In particular, YouthMED promotes innovative entrepreneurship among young entrepreneurs, research and cooperation between students and researchers from universities in Europe and the Mediterranean.WEBSITE

associazione giosef siracusa

We carry out activities and projects for young people, creating opportunities and promoting initiatives that stimulate European mobility.

associazione due punti

Due Punti aims to promote, develop and pursue purposes related to raising awareness on issues relating to anti-discrimination, social inclusion, gender equality, the development of personal skills for life and socio-psychological well-being in every phase of life using artistic, cultural, art therapy and non-formal education tools. Promote prevention and psychological support activities aimed at psycho-social well-being and many other activities on topics of interest. WEBSITE

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The World Net Association – International Federation for Youth Socio-Cultural Exchanges – is a non-profit cultural association based in Tito (PZ), active in the non-profit since 1999. World Net offers opportunities for international mobility and intercultural learning for young people.
The Association was founded in 1999 by a group of young people with common experiences and interests in the field of theater, music and dance. It was born with the clear aim of promoting cultural exchanges. WEBSITE


Giosef Italy’s network is enriched bycollaboration that in recent years we have undertaken with several partners. Each of these realities contributes to carrying out the projects of our network.

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The National Youth Council is the consultative body which is entrusted with the representation of young people in dialogue with the institutions for any discussion on policies affecting the world of youth, established by Law no. 145/2018 WEBSITE

The Movement Against Hate Speech is a youth campaign led by the Council of Europe Youth Department that seeks to mobilize young people to fight hate speech and promote human rights online. Launched in 2013, it has been rolled out nationally and locally through national campaigns in 45 countries. WEBSITE

The network that aspires to define and bring together all stakeholders on entrepreneurship in Europe. The network aims to advance understanding of European entrepreneurship and promote the principles and values of European entrepreneurship through access to finance, market, network, education. WEBSITE

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The National Forum brings together organizations engaged in the promotion and development of the National Civil Service as an instrument of defense of the homeland as well as a stimulus to the participation, education and training of the younger generations. WEBSITE

next economy partner giosef

NeXt – New Economy for All was born in 2011 to promote and create a new economy: civil, participatory and sustainable. We are a third-level social promotion association, which creates networks between associations, businesses, public administrations, schools, universities and citizens, acting “from below” for the Common Good. We connect, evaluate and facilitate the meeting of Good Practices, present throughout the national territory and we initiate networking and co-planning processes with local stakeholders for the sustainable development of the territories. WEBSITE

Enti Finanziatori

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