WeFree Days 2013

11-12 October


Friday, October 11, 2013

10:00 – WeFree theatrical Show
“Ragazzi Permale”

Drug prevention at theater

10:00 – Forum
Social Malaise and Addictions: new frontiers, other

12:30 Flashmob

13:00 -Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Forumio
Personalities meeting students

14:00 – 17:00 Experience
Interactive Workshops

Saturday 12 October 2013

10:00 – WeFree theatrical Show
“Fughe da fermi”

Drug prevention at theater

10:00 – Forum
The unbereable lightness of cannabis

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Forumio
Personalities meeting students

14:00 – 17:00 Experience
Interactive Workshops


On both dates the panel discussions will count on prominent experts from the therapeutic communities, not for profit organization and
private and public sectors. National and international speakers will present their best practices and research as well as sharing
their expertise in a pretty informal way in the amphitheatre setting, encouraging intervention and interaction from the public. The
audience will be selected according to the theme discussed and will include social workers, representatives from the institutions,
associations and volunteers participating in the two day event.

11 October – 10:00 am

forumSocial Malaise and Addictions: new frontiers, other emergencies

New forms of social alienations are emerging that trigger drug use, as in the case of anorexia, bulimia or self-harm, which is increasing amongst youngsters. A worrying trend is also pathological gambling, which is in the hands of criminal organizations. This is becoming
a social epidemic. The alienation of the younger generation and the role of educational agencies is at the center of this debate.
Scientists and experts working in this field will attend.

Filippo Bubbico(*), Italian Vice Minster of Interior; Luigi Nicolais(*), President, Center for national Research (CNR), Italy; Giovanni Malagò(*), President Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI); Giovanni Pieretti(*), President of Comunitalia; Alessandro Meluzzi(*), Psychiatrist, Italy;Simone Feder(*), President of COM.E Federation, Italy ;Maria Cristina Perilli(*), Director, Gambling Department, Addiction Services, Milan, Italy; Federico Tonioni(*), Director,Center for Web Psychopathologies, Policlinico Gemelli, Rome, Italy; Vincenzo Spadafora(*), Children’s ombudsman, Italy;Antonio Boschini(*), Medical Director and Head of the therapeutic program San Patrignano Community, Italy

Moderator Fabio Bernabei, journalist.

12 October – 10:00 am

forumThe unbearable lightness of cannabis

Cannabis is the most consumed drug in the world with more than 160 million consumers, 75% of them are in Europe. In Italy, 1 out of 5 students, use it. The scientific research highlights serious harms like the risk of developing addictions, psychoses, cancer, impotence.
Furthermore, cannabis is held responsible for the so called “gateway effect”, opening the door to the consumption of other drugs.
Nevertheless, many countries authorize either recreational or medical consumption, to alleviate some symptoms of pathological diseases. Cannabis is a million dollar business and consumption continues to increase: according to an estimation the market of medical marijuana.

Raymond Yans(*), President International Narcotics Control Board(INCB); Giovanni Serpelloni, Director, Anti Drug Department, Italy;Carlo Giovanardi, Italian Republic SenatorGilberto Gerra(*), Director Drug Prevention and Health Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC;Gen. Arthur T.Dean(*), Chairman and CEO, CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), USA;Claudio Risè(*), psychoanalyst, Italy; Daniela Parolaro(*), Full professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy;John Geluardi(*), writer, USA;

Moderator Pino Ciociola, journalist


forumioArea meant for students who want to discuss social issues with prominent personalities in show business, sport, culture, and with our international best practices, called Experiences

11 October-2:00 – 5:00 pm

Gabriele Rosa, Marathon Center;Aldo Montano, Italian fencer, Olympic Champion;Ilaria Porceddu, Singer;Rosalba Forciniti, Italian Judoka, Olympic Champion London 2013; Fabiola De Clerq, Founder and President ABA Foundation, Raphael Gualazzi, singer, Andrea Cassara, fencing Olympic champion;Andrea Iacomini , spokeperson UNICEF, Italy;Fiona May, Long jump Olympic champion


11 and 12 October – 10:00 am

Auditorium “Ragazzi Permale” and “Fughe da fermi”
In the Auditorium we are presenting the theatrical show on drug prevention created and implemented by San Patrignano. “Fughe da
Fermi” and “Ragazzi Permale” are starring young people in the recovery programme who belong to the “WeFree” project . They share true stories which are reaching more than 30.000 around Italy in the school year 2013-2014.


11 e 12 ottobre 2013 ore 14:00 – 17:00

In the Area “Experience”, national and international best practices in the field of drug prevention, social malaise and marginalization
will run interactive workshops. They use arts, in all forms, as powerful tool promoting social reinsertion. In the workshops the
participants will get engaged in activities and not just listening to inspiring stories.


Termini Underground, Italy – Breakdance Project Uganda, Uganda- Ballando/Sballando, Italy – Contourella Dance Group, Italy – ECAD, European Cities Against Drugs, Sweden – Fifteen, UK – Transformers, Portugal – Unity Charity, Canada – Street Idols, Italy – Sociedad Real, Colombia – StreetUnivercity, Germany.


11 October -12:30 am

All the participants to the We Free Days will gather together to symbolically share their drug prevention message throughout the launch of thousand We Free balloons.

Want to participate in the WeFree Days? Do not waste time and immediately fill out the online form www.wefree.it/2013
For organizational reasons, we can not accommodate more than 1,000 students a day, will therefore be given priority to those who join first. See you there!