WeFree Days 2017

October 10th and 11th 2017

For years San Patrignano has been implementing the WeFree project, an extensive network of prevention interventions in the national territory focused on the “peer-to-peer education”, with the involvement of members of the Community.

“WeFree Days”, an event conceived and realized with the contribution from members of the Community, will be held October 10th and 11th at San Patrignano and will represent the annual opening of the activity. These two days are dedicated to examine issues relating to drug addiction and common problems among the youth. Our goal is to stimulate a constructive dialogue that proposes an alternative to the tendency to deal superficially with the today’s drug problem.

An event attended by about 2,700 high school students from around Italy, alongside Italian and International institution representatives and representatives of associations active in the social sector together with personalities from the world of sport, culture and entertainment.

WeFree Days is divided into four thematic areas: Forum, Theatre, Forumio and Experience.

Provisional Program 2017

WeFree Days 2017

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

10:00 - WeFree Show

10:00 - Forum - With national and international speakers

12:30 - Action Space

14:00 - 17:00 - Forumio - Meetings with students

14:00 - 17:00 - Experience - Workshop with students

Wednesday, October 11th 2017

10:00 - WeFree Show

10:00 - Forum - With national and international speakers

14:00 - 17:00 - Forumio - Meetings with students

14:00 - 17:00 - Experience - Workshop with students

WeFree Prize (tbd)



There will be two meetings October on 10th and 11th involving the participation of national and international speakers in front of an audience made up, according to the topics covered, of operators, experts, representatives of the involved institutions and associations of global volunteering organizations participating in the event.

Tuesday, October 10th – 10:00 A.M.

Educate by leaving a positive sign / The difficulty of asking for help
Teachers and parents have launched an alarm: how can we help children at risk? A situation that can often lead to dramatic consequences: school dropout, addiction, affective disorders in relationships. This scenario is not just about the complexity of family life, but also manifests itself in school. A reflection on the need and the duty to build a system of targeted interventions and to improve synergies between education agencies.

Enrico Costa, Minister for Regional Affairs delegate to Family Policies;
Gabriele Toccafondi, State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, University and Research;
Livia Pomodoro, Jurist, Tribunal of Milan former President, Milan Center for Food Law and Policy President;
Marco Rossi Doria*, Teacher, educator and politician;
Vittorio Bosio*, Italian Sports Center President;
Matteo Spanò*, AGESCI National Committee President;
Eugenia Carfora, Teacher and Headmaster at High School "F. Morano", Caivano;
Sheryl A. Ryan*, Professor of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing, Yale Scholl of Medicine;
Antonio Affinita, General Director Moige; Enrico Galiano, Teacher, writer, video-maker and blogger;
Christian Spasaro, Police Officer responsible for “Legal Project”.

* speaker to be confirmed

Wednesday, October 11th - 10:00 A.M.

About me: adolescence trials between diversity and standardization
The path to maturity is full of pitfalls. Social tensions will inevitably and often reflect with greater intensity on the first personal experiences lived by the children individually, away from the protection of the family. In a global and multifaceted world we try an exploration of how diversity can be experienced, in which spaces and with which languages can be measured, between isolation and representations of otherness, in the difficult attempt to be themselves.

Luigi Bobba*, State Secretary at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies;
Giovanna Boda*, Head of Equal Opportunities Department at the Presidency of the Ministers Council;
Micaela Campana*, Welfare and Third Sector National Manager of Democratic Party;
Elena Marta, Professor of Social and Community Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart;
Daniele Biondo, Children and adolescents Psychoanalyst;
Paolo Ragusa, Educator of the Psychopedagogic Center for Peace and Conflict Management;
Anna Maria Giannini, Professor of Psychology, La Sapienza University;
Marco Polizzi, Primoconsumo President and member of the Observatory against gambling;
Sido Bonfatti, Banca Carim President;
Sabrina Molinaro*, Coordinator Espad Investigation on Gambling and Teenagers;
Pino Pecorelli, Artistic Director Piccola Orchestra of Tor Pignatara;
Claudio Rossi Marcelli*, Journalist and writer;
Alessandro D’Avenia*, Writer and teacher

* speaker to be confirmed


October, 10th and 11th - 10:00 A.M.

Auditorium “WeFree Show”
There will be theatrical prevention shows, in which members of the WeFree project will be the protagonists, in the San Patrignano Auditorium. These are true stories told from the stage and in the school year 2017-2018, along with the other WeFree activities, will reach about 50,000 students across Italy.


October, 10th and 11th - 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Space dedicated to meeting and conversing, where the personalities of the world of culture, entertainment and sport meet participating students, telling them their expertise to achieve goals, realize dreams and to exchange views on issues of social relevance.


October, 10th and 11th 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.

The "Experience" space is designed for the presentation of several Italian and international initiatives active in projects for young people. They use art in various forms as a tool for growth and enhancement of skills and passions. The various groups offer the students a direct involvement in the experience of each activity. There are more than six workshops to animate WeFree Days, each one guaranteed to provide fun and valuable lessons to the students who participate. There will be members of the community trained in various fields and ready to engage students in different activities, from singing to video footage.


Termini Underground, Italy - Drop Company, Italy - Young Orchestra PEPITA, Italy - Fifteen, England - San Patrignano, Italy - Sballando/Ballando, Italy - Transformers, Portugal - Street Univercity Berlin, Germany - AIBES, Italy - WedoWE, Holland - Spoke N’ Heard, Canada.


Choir SanpaSingers; The Sanpa Group; The San Patrignano Theatre Company; Sanpa Hair; San Patrignano Hospitality;


The WeFree award is dedicated to people who have distinguished themselves with personal and professional commitment to protecting human rights and youth.