“University of Excellence at Palazzo Natta, Institutes Open in the Neighborhoods, Family Nester”. The Minghetti School Program

The mayoral candidate Barbara Minghetti (Civic Turn, Pd, Como Commune Eurpa Verde, Agenda 2030) today presented the electoral program on education, schools, playschools, training and universities. “The education and training of every individual,” Minghetti said, “represents the pillar of the city’s social and economic development. live, mainly boys and girls, boys and girls, children of parents of foreign origin who live in Como but are not yet citizens, many of whom were born in Italy, attend local schools “.

“Every proposal of Barbara Minghetti’s coalition program – they point out from the coalition – starts from the idea that people are always at the center, that is, the human capital on which the city builds its present and its future. The development of the city in each sector is closely linked to the educational processes: from school to active age.
Learning accompanies us through our lives and is a fundamental right. Therefore, an entire chapter of the programmatic document is devoted to human capital, from an early age to the most advanced. ” ‘Antonia, Marco Corengia, Stefano Fanetti, Daniele Valsecchi, Marco Seregni, Eleonora Galli and Salvatore Amura, ranges from the crucial question of early childhood to progress training and touches on various areas’.

Here’s what’s common, point by point:

Crèche: ZERO VALUES with innovative centers for children.

At the heart of every initiative is the well-being of boys and girls. Therefore, it will be essential to understand the needs of families, to enable modules with differentiated fees, to provide family rooms and playgrounds. Socialization is useful for the child but also for the parents. The aim is to abolish waiting lists, to maintain the primacy of public administration and to maintain results, including mixed public / private social solutions with public governance. The solution is complex and can only be composed. In particular we accept:

Support the network of public crèches, with the integration of staff until the capacity of the individual structures is reached;
Creation of a network of “family crèches” (Dgr 11 February 2005 – n ° 7/20588) and of an ad hoc commission on the quality of the project proposal, logistics and service conditions;
Activation of the educational center for 0-6 children, which identifies structures and integrated services with the participation and co-planning of public-private social with public governance and activities for families. It is a new way of educating children, respecting family times, with the opening up of play areas for children and families. The playground is a service for families of children up to 3 years, who do not go to a crèche or a spring section. It is a center that supports and welcomes the family. A meeting and play area, favored by the presence of specially trained education staff, including children, adults and between children and adults. and exchange, between children, between adults and between children and adults with the presence of properly trained educational staff.

For the mixed options, the pedagogical coordination of the municipality is provided, also for private playschools that are online and benefit from an economic contribution, proportional to the economic possibilities of the families (Isee model).


They are public structures that depend on the Comprehensive Institutes of the Ministry of Education and for the logistics of the commune.
The hypothesis of an extension of the coverage hours of public playschools, which currently have hours that do not meet the needs of the families, is being tested.
Pre-school and after-school activities are encouraged thanks to agreements with third sector bodies, cooperatives and associations.
The access requirements are harmonized in agreement with the public schools.

The Pact for Schools and Families

We offer a channel of listening and open discussion both with the school administrators and with the presidents of the school council and families, for harmonization and conciliation also in view of the importance of logistics, transport, school meals (Commission canteen), of the schedule of the Luxembourg City. on the subject of conciliation e.
The parents’ associations of the schools will be given topics to share all the inherent initiatives concerning the school area.
A special channel will be opened between the universities and the teachers of the city schools to give them a constant and better education and to enable the schools access to alternative forms of funding.

The school is accessible to everyone

In view of the development of the city by all who know how to greet and care for the people, school buildings and schools must be freed from architectural barriers that make them still inaccessible to people with a permanent or temporary motor disability access to the service. The school must also be provided with support for families dealing with disability issues.

Literacy for all

It will be the goal of the administration to combat school, education and digital poverty, which will also affect significant segments of the Como population. An open, inclusive school for all is what we will achieve to develop the potential of everyone and everyone, to guarantee the right to study, to guarantee a future whose history is valuable to the city. We support associations and couples that carry out Italian language courses and activities for the integration of new citizens.


We will implement the Open School Plan.
The open school starts with a quantitative extension: wider opening hours, which meet the needs of time reconciliation and harmonize with both traditional and pedibus transport. We will do this by encouraging pre- and post-school activities, with diversified offers and financial support for those in need.
The qualitative open school is the real challenge that the municipality can also take on with the participation of public (like the Lombardy region) and private (like the Provincial Foundation of the Como community and Impresa social Con i Bambini).
The plan envisages the school being at the center of the neighborhood, where cultural, sporting and social promotion associations will work together in the implementation of an initiative program aimed at students, families and citizens. We will improve the opportunities for cultural enrichment and information, the decentralized offices of the municipal library and the libraries of third-sector associations that have cultural treasures, such as the Pier Amato Perretta Institute for Contemporary History.

The summer camps
The municipality will also, in collaboration with the Third Sector, promote summer centers, aimed at boys and girls from families who need educational and leisure support due to work needs during the school holiday months.


To combat early school leaving, we will, in collaboration with the private social sector and vocational training centers, provide extra-curricular workshops linked to the first-level learning system, free of charge, funded by the European Social Fund through the Lombardy region. The service is based on a pact with the third sector, which will play a fundamental role in this process.


By the end of high school, the choice is no longer limited to university or work. For some years now, there have been vocational training courses at university level that are shorter than the course. They are free of charge because they are financed by the European Social Fund.
The hypothesis is the creation of a pole for vocational tertiary education of excellence with the collaboration of the University of Insubria, Politecnico, Comonext, the vocational training centers and the Como schools as well as trade associations and companies wishing to invest.and human capital. .
Creativity, textiles / fashion, furniture, tourism and innovation are the sectors that represent us and that are the source of the economic wealth of our province, but also of the know-how that needs to be constantly updated.
The idea of ​​a Professional University of Excellence (ITS), using the reputation of Made in Como in these sectors, may also be attractive to students looking for high-level training proposals in the rest of Europe. This would also respond to the availability of the “better” in the precipitation and to the “knowledge tourism” that some of these students cause to move even after training.
Among the possible public offices that can be used, Palazzo Natta, for years unused, with the benefit of the whole city.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COMO: young, dynamic, student-friendly

The Volta Foundation must once again be a promoter and stimulus and opportunity for the universities present in the city (University of Insubria, Conservatory, Galli Academy – IED).
It is essential to build better relations between Como universities in order to understand the demands of the territory and to give adequate answers. Another fundamental issue is that of academic openness towards the rest of Europe and the world: the strong relations of the University of Insubria, which are consolidated with foreign universities, can and must be in the service of the growth of the city and its Confirmation set as city. University also abroad.
The Insubria training offer has seen an increase in enrollments over the years, addressing some issues regarding the quality of reception of students coming from other provinces and regions, as well as from outside Italy.
To meet these needs, the student card is offered, which is promoted by the municipality through an endowment (right to annual study), which offers discount, exclusive access, urban transport, bicycle rental.
It is also proposed to develop public-private synergies for the functional renovation of residential buildings for students enrolled in university and ITS courses, in the connected areas close to the study places.
Potential places and individuals willing to invest in catering for students are identified with agreements with Insubria University, Setificio and other real estate and sports facilities for students.
As far as soft mobility is concerned, training, restoration, studies and home spaces will be interconnected with the center and dedicated lines.

Higher education and research

New opportunities are being activated to bring higher education projects and research centers to Como, which in the development pact will find the most fertile ground to be able to grow and represent a plus for the city. Following the example of what the Volta Foundation has already accomplished with the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como must become an attractive place for students from all over the world and an opportunity for its young citizens.


Lifelong learning promotes active aging and conscious participation in political and social life. We will support the people at the university. We will be creating a training system for adults (unemployed, employees, and freelancers) to have human capital that is always updated with respect to the challenges of the market. The objective is achieved when policies promote networks (Pact for the Third Sector) that are able, in response to needs, to provide adequate professional and economic resources.

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