Il Programma P.I.P.P.I.: un’innovazione scientifica e sociale come risposta alla vulnerabilità delle famiglie

Paola Milani


This article presents the aims and the structure of P.I.P.P.I. Programme, a very relevant social innovation, promoted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies with the Laboratory of Research and Intervention in Family Education (LabRIEF) of the University of Padua. Launched in 2011, it is today the most important experimentation ever made in Italy in the field of social policies. The aim is to harmonize practices and models of intervention addressed to neglecting families through training, documentation and systematic evaluation, shared throughout the entire Country. It is based on the recognition of parental neglecting as a space of special opportunity to put forward prevention interventions, in particular compliance with Laws 285/1997, 328/2000 and 149/2001. It falls within the lines developed by the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development about innovation and social experimentation, as a mean to overcome social inequalities by experimenting actions capable of developing positive parenting (REC 2006/19/EU), widespread in the living environment of children who live in vulnerable conditions, so as to «break the cycle of social disadvantage» (REC 2013/112/UE).


P.I.P.P.I. Programme; vulnerability; neglecting families; social inequalities; programme evaluation

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