The aim of the course is to provide students with the theoretical framework and conceptual tools necessary to operate competently in the planning processes of local social services, in particular by using a strategic perspective based on go-vernance and participation.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Knowledge and understanding:
to analyze and competently describe the ways in which social planning pro-cesses are carried out in the territories, identifying in them the characteristics of the different models;
- Applying knowledge and understanding:
formulate proposals for the definition and implementation of the tools and processes that characterize social planning
- Making judgements:
-assess the appropriateness and quality of the programming processes ana-lyzed;
-propose appropriate actions to support social planning processes being acti-vated or in progress;
- Communication skills:
formulate with appropriate terminology and concepts proposals or assess-ments concerning the theoretical and operational foundations of social plan-ning.
- In terms of learning ability:
- to carry out in-depth studies on the topics dealt with, drawing appropriately on the field of studies and research in the sector.
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The topics that will be addressed in the course are the following
- the principles and models of social programming
- the tool of social planning: the zone plan in the Lazio Region
- the key words of social programming: integration, governance and participation
- programming in a framework for outsourcing services
- the forms and tools of the outsourcing of social services
- planning of personal services in an age of social and financial crisis
- how to manage the scarcity of resources in programming processes
- the perspectives of social planning in some areas of intervention: the elderly, minors, poverty.

Core Documentation

- Bifulco L., Il welfare locale. Processi e prospettive, Carocci, 2015
- Burgalassi, Politica sociale e welfare locale, Carocci, 2012
- Pacini L., Gori C., Giovannetti M., La pratica del welfare locale, Maggioli, 2015
- Bertin G. e Fazzi L., La governance nelle politiche sociali in Italia, Carocci, 2010 soltanto capp. 2, 4 e 5
- adequate knowledge of the Lazio Region law 11/2016
- adequate knowledge of the PSR Lazio 2017-2019

Type of delivery of the course

The course is taught in the traditional way of frontal lessons. During the lessons slides and working documents are used. This material is made available to students on the "formonline" departmental e-learning platform (formonline.uniroma3.it).


Class attendance is optional even if strongly recommended.

Type of evaluation

The exam is done in written and oral form. For the written test, which consists of 2 questions, the student has 30 minutes of time. The evaluation of the test will be carried out taking into account the appropriateness and completeness of the answers provided. In the days following the written test the teacher publishes the results on the bulletin board, indicating the students who have passed it and are therefore called for the oral exam. The oral exam, which consists of the discussion of the written test and the formulation of further questions, takes place on one of the following days. In the oral test the topics in the texts are explored. To facilitate the preparation of the exam, a list of possible questions is made available on the teacher's electronic bulletin board.