Pinerolo will also have a FabLab soon!
It will be called TEEN LAB and the City Council is installing it in the facilities of the Olympic Ice Stadium.
in Viale Grande Torino n. 2. This is a small workshop that offers customized manufacturing services
digital, equipped with a series of computer tools capable of creating, in a flexible and semi-
automatic, a wide range of objects.
Like the space recently opened in Chambery – Pinerolo’s partner in the project – the TEEN
Pinerolo’s LAB will be an inclusive meeting space based on the FabLab model where young people will be trained
risk and early school leaving.
The space will contain a series of numerical control machines, 3D printers, laser cutters, plotter
cutting, CNC milling machine and thanks to the training of a specialized figure, the Fab Manager,
young people will have the opportunity to acquire the skills required by local and necessary companies
to enter and remain in the local labor market.
“Teen Lab – Adolescent Workshop” is an education and training project funded by the program
of European territorial cooperation Interreg VA Italy-France ALCOTRA that aims to reduce dispersion
education and promote the employment and social integration of young people in difficulty, which
they are no longer part of the education system and are not in a position to enter the world for good
of work. The project is developed by a cross-border collaboration formed by the municipalities of Pinerolo and
Chambery and involves the respective territorial networks, in a path of exchange of experiences and sharing
knowledge, reduce cases of marginalization and effectively integrate young people
local community. The inauguration will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 and will be attended by the mayors of the
two associated cities: Luca Salvai, Mayor of Pinerolo and Thierry Repentin, Mayor of Chambery.
The TEEN LAB project focuses on the following activities:
• organization and management of training courses for NEETs, young people who do not study
nor do they work, divided into workshops and training periods, for the reintegration of young people into the system
school education from which they had left or their insertion in the labor market
• development of joint training initiatives for professionals operating in the network
territorial that deals with training and employment policies, with special regard to
educational staff who will participate in TEEN LAB, also through exchanges of experiences e
• implementation of an inclusive TEEN LAB space, a physical space where activities will take place
workshops, but in which, above all, children will be offered a neutral space to meet,
compare their experiences, address the use of tools and materials that favor a
rethink your skills and acquire new skills.
Thanks to the actions of the project, 60 young people will participate in the training courses, reducing the
early school leaving and the creation of new opportunities for youth employment, pursuing more
school and work integration and enhance the job opportunities offered by the territory.
The selection of the young participants in the “Teen Lab” workshop activities took place in
collaboration and synergy with the regional guidance system, Piedmont Orientation Objective
(OOP) which is made available to students, families, teachers, operators and the general public,
information, tools and resources to guide you regarding school / training itineraries, market trends
employment, opportunities for skills development, support for young people to make conscious choices and
itineraries more suitable to themselves in the different cycles of studies and in the first stages of the professional life.
Activities with the first group of 30 children began on April 26, 2022.
On 2 and 3 May 2022 in Pinerolo the first exchange was held between the young people participating in the activities and a
a group of 11 young people from Chambery accompanied by 4 trainers were received at the Teen Lab of
The person in charge of the project is the municipality of Pinerolo who presented the project in collaboration
with the municipality of Chambery. The municipality of Pinerolo has also identified an enforcement body which is the
Intermunicipal Consortium of Social Services (CISS).
For the realization of the activities of the project the city of Pinerolo and the Intermunicipal Consortium of Social Services
(CISS) make use of the collaboration of some public and private subjects:
– The net. Pin del Pinerolese and in particular secondary schools and training agencies
of the territory with which a memorandum of understanding was signed;
– the Pinerolo Employment Center;
– ENGIM Piemonte based in Pinerolo, for training / laboratory activities;
– CFIQ, for the training / laboratory activity;
– CIOFS-FP Piemonte, for the training / laboratory activity;
– Carabattola scs, a social cooperative society, for educational activities;
– LIBRO OPERTO Snc by Caizzo Emilia and Caizzo Marilena for training and supervision;
– LAB.IN.S Società Cooperativa Impresa Sociale for monitoring and evaluation;
– FABMANAGER Marco Cassino Individual Company;
– BLANK SPACES srl – Web Agency – Software House for communication activities;
– CHINTANA srl., For administrative management.