Centro Studi ed Iniziative Europeo (CESIE)


  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • HeadquartersItaly
CESIE is a European centre of studies and initiatives established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997).   CESIE’s pomegranate symbolises the ‘fruitful’ unity of people and groups growing together under the same peel. CESIE’s pomegranate grows on all types of grounds becoming for us symbol of prosperity in education. CESIE breaks with an ethnocentric global drive and focuses on individuals and diversity. Doing so, they apply the teaching of Danilo Dolci who developed innovative educational nonviolent methods (such as the “strike in reverse” –working without pay- through which individuals initiated unauthorized public works projects, by and for the grass-roots in the ‘50 in Sicily).   CESIE’s world is upside-down! Building on their experience and coherently to our story, we experience the possibility to overturn dynamics and approaches, aiming at a smarter and more sustainable worldwide future educational cooperation.

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Company Offices
  • Italy (headquarters)
  • Palermo
  • Via Roma, 94