The Vocational Institute “Maffeo Pantaleoni” is ideally located in the city of Frascati, a historical city that is located in the Alban hills in the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani. Frascati is known not only for its wine production but also because it houses referent research bodies (ENEA, CNR, EASA, Astronomical Observatory, the Bank of Italy). Our institution is located in a historic building (Villa Innocenti) with a green area around it. Formerly a convent, founded in 1962, it has 38 classes in five levels for a total of approximately 820 students and more than 150 teachers. Our professional training provides students with technical, operational and practical programs that allow them to learn a job or a profession, in addition to acquiring academic knowledge in many areas, such as Mathematics, Humanities, Psychology, etc.

A large percentage of our students is comprised of students with special educational needs, physical illnesses, and social disadvantages. Our inclusive didactics applied from the first year, of the five-year cycle, is our mission. 40% of the school population has special needs. At the institute there is a teaching staff involved in the development of new technologies. This project proposal was born from the desire to establish a greater thematic collaboration towards a comprehensive process of internationalization and modernization of the school system.