International workshop in San Patrignano

International workshop in San Patrignano

The 6th session of the intense workshop in San Patrignano will be held on July 8 to July 15 2016.

Experiential learning labs for social workers, social practitioners working on addiction, researchers and NGO interested in getting to know the rehabilitation and social reinsertion model of the biggest community in Europe.

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.

Aim of the workshop:

San Patrignano welcomes NGOs, government delegates, academia, social workers, students, professionals and individuals interested in deepening their knowledge on drug rehabilitation and social integration, studying our model and educative approach. The workshop has been developed to respond to the large request from visits and internship at San Patrignano, to share our expertise and offer a unique experience of our community. The international staff in cooperation with Bologna University created the format, based on previous visits of government and civil society delegations from around the world in recent years.


Summer Session: Friday 8 – Friday 15 July, 2016
Fall Session: Friday 7 - Friday 14 October, 2016
(This special session will focus on our prevention activities and annual event dedicated to students, The WeFree Day The program of the October event will be integrated with this additional topic.)

San Patrignano, Rimini, Italy and San Patrignano, Botticella di Novafeltria, Italy


7 days (Saturday to Friday).

1150 euro (The fees include: lectures, learning material, accommodation and meals, full board for the duration of the course)

In Botticella, cosy satellite community in the Novafeltria hills. The accommodation is spilt into 2 to 4 beds a room, to experience firsthand the true community life-style.

Deadline for registration:17 June 2016

Registration procedure:
In order to register please send a motivational letter and a copy of your CV to

For more information and registration visit: