GEA has gained solid experience in local, national and European planning either in the social, educational and social-health fields.

The participatory construction of an inclusive and multicultural society is the lens through which we review programmes and calls for proposals and through which we build local and international partnerships.

Networking, co-design, empowerment and the centered focus on the beneficiaries are the privileged methodological criteria.

Tools and languages of intervention are diversified, ranging from capacity-building and social research-intervention approaches. Non-formal socio-educational interventions are also included, promoting sport, theatre and other artistic expressions as tools for inclusion.

The planning areas concern – primarily but not exclusively – educational, school and socio-health services, youth policies, participation and active citizenship,programs combating educational poverty, inclusion and anti-discrimination services, restorative justice, welcoming applicants for international protection and, in general, vulnerable indivuduals.

The projects GEA worked on and in which it is currently working as lead or partner institution, are mainly financed by public institutions and programmes in Italy (F.A.M.I. – Fondo asilo migrazione e integrazione – of the Ministry of the Interior, Cassa Ammende of the Ministry of Justice, EELL, public and private foundations, Fondi otto per mille…) and public institutions and EU programmes (Erasmus, Europe for Citizens, Justice…). 

Since 2008, GEA has participated in over 50 EU projects, working with public institutions and private organisations, transnational networks from over 18 different EU countries.

In order to carry out its projects and develop the underlying cultural thinking, GEA is a member of a number of national and European federations, consortia and associations (see section Partners and Networks).