School name: IIS “S.Pertini” – Alatri

IIS S.Pertini (900 students/100 teachers) offers technical&vocational educat. for Business/Chemistry & vocational courses in mechanics & agriculture. It is located in a historical town /central Italy -30K inhabit. The area is characterized by a high unemployment rate, esp. among young people ~30%, despite many chances e.g in tourism. Many students (14-19) come from a cultural & economic deprived background or live in single-salary famil. School is often the only subject playing a role in their cultural and social growth. They often have a narrow perception of the world beyond national borders, and their understanding of the EU dimension, culture & societies, the importance of learning foreign language for job market is limited.