The Hallgarten Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca Foundation is internationally renowned for top quality research and training in European research and cooperation, design of innovative education and training methods and approaches, Cultural and social promotion, information technology and communication, new combinations of didactics and technology, education for European integration and cooperation in the field of education at local, regional and European level.

By Villa Montesca, in 1909 Maria Montessori organized the seminar that gave birth to the first publication of the scientific pedagogic method universally known as the ‘Montessori Method’.

The aim of the Foundation activities is to help establish an efficient educational system which can help to overcome the barriers to education, speed up the recognition of learning outcomes achieved in formal, informal and non-formal approaches to encourage an active participation in the learning process also by those people who, owing to marginalization, may be excluded from it. One of the main achievements pursued is to get to reach the important result of letting students learn to express their own perceptions and understand the differences between religious or ethnic groups. Thanks to LIFE TWO students will investigate with creativity other spiritual dimensions and cultures different from theirs.

At the same time teachers are expected to be involved in the elaboration of new curriculum on pluralistic religious education to apply in their classes; on the other side, one major aim is also to involve other relevant institutional actors, as policy makers, stakeholders, public administrators, etcwith a considerable broadening of the project impact, innovation of school strategies and development of transversal competences by the link to European priorities and actions.