8th International workshop at San Patrignano

8th International workshop at San Patrignano

San Patrignano welcomes NGOs, government delegates, academia, social workers, students, professionals and individuals interested in deepening their knowledge on their method in addressing drug problems, studying their model and educative approach.

San Patrignano, the world’s largest residential treatment center, has been working for the last thirty five years for the full recovery of those suffering from drug addiction. Offering a program of rehabilitation, skills training and full social reintegration completely free of charge, the community has given a new chance to more than 25,000 young people with an independently verified drug free success rate of over 70%. Currently San Patrignano is home to roughly 1400 residents, the average age of which is dropping year by year.

The 8th session of the intense workshop in San Patrignano, Spring Session,  will be held from March 30 – April, 2017.

The Spring Special Session has a focus on a new economic model that serves society and promotes the growth of responsibility, sustainability and inclusivity advancements in social issues; participation to the Positive Economy Forum is included. More details available here.

The workshop has been developed to respond to the large number of request for visits and internships at San Patrignano, to share  expertise and offer a unique experience of the community. The International staff in cooperation with the University of Bologna created the format,  based on previous visits of government and civil society delegations from around the world in recent years.


For further information, please visit San Patrignano website.



By Mulka Nisic