The first workshop of LabGov_EDU 2016 / 2017

Last weekend, on September 30th, LabGov held the first workshop for  2016-2017, which aim was to present this year’s team to the new labgovers, and to inspire them with its mission and objectives.


The workshop begun in an ordinary classroom, where Erasmo Mormino (an ex LabGover) explained to the class his vision of this project and the opportunities it gave him in terms of competences in the labor market, and Elena De Nictolis, LabGov’s coordinator, showed the path that LabGov’s followed since its foundation. Soon with the students we decided to move outside, in the community garden, to show that LabGov is a research-action project and that they will be involved a lot in practical activities.



The session in the community garden begun with the intervention of prof. Christian Iaione, LagGov’s co-founder, who explained to the students what the collaborative governance and the urban commons are, and showed them some of the instruments of the collaboration, for instance the Bologna Regulation.

Suddenly the class was reached by Giovanni Lo Storto, LUISS University’s General Manager, who immediately captured the attention of the participants to let them discover the benefits and privileges of being able to share a garden within the University. He inspired the students to deeply understand the meaning of collaboration in their everyday life, caring about the environment they live in, and starting from the University.


Together with the rest of the team, composed by Chiara De Angelis, Benedetta Gillio, Alessandro Antonelli, Eloisa Susanna, Federico Di Costanzo, Paola Santoro, Elisabetta De Medici and Chiara Prevete, he focused on last year’s work, for instance the CO-Roma project. They presented them the mapping and experimenting activities held in five Roman neighborhoods and the process that led them to focus on the Centocelle construction-site.

The students presented themselves too, explaining what their competences are, what they think they could do for the project and what the project can give to them. Together with them, the LabGov team will co-design the process for this year of work, focusing on the urban experimentation fields of the CO-Roma project (

We are ready to rock this fifth edition of LabGov EDU!