Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Social Work (cod. 8040)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Sociology and Social Work (cod. 8786)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students: - know the role of services in emergency management: the legislative framework, the professional role of social worker and the role of service networks - the theoretical-methodological key-points of social intervention in these areas, - how local systems individuate and tackle the emerging needs.

Course contents

The workshop will be organized thanks to the collaboration of Luciano Serio, Carlo Brighi and Silva Cantini from the Pr.I.S. service - Cooperativa Società Dolce).

The following general issues will be considered:

  • The meaning of social emergency.
  • The theoretical and methodological framework.
  • The map of services and their organization.
  • The relations between services: practices and comparative examples

More specifically, 7 seminars will be organized from October 21 about the following topics:


October 21: Presentation of the course and of Pronto Intervento Sociale (PrIS) di Bologna

Carlo Brighi, Silvia Cantini - PrIS Bologna

October 28 – Gender violence and emergency measures: a look to the problem

Giovanna Casciola – Mondo Donna

Caterina Righi – Casa delle donne per non subire violenza

Andrea Distefano - Papa Giovanni XXIII

Laura Giacobbi – Società Dolce

Carlo Brighi, Silvia Cantini - PrIS Bologna

November 4 - Pronte Accoglienze in Bologna, a real protection network between nodes and fractures

Stefania Corfiati - Servizi minori e famiglie – ASP città di Bologna

Daniela Ghinello – Servizio Grave Emarginazione Adulti – ASP città di Bologna

Chiara Pozzi – Sportello protezioni Internazionali PA MSNA – ASP città di Bologna

Carlo Brighi - PrIS Bologna

November 11 – Deasbte among PrIS services in Bologna, Tuscany and Venice

Carlo Brighi - PrIS Bologna

Andrea Mirri – SEUS Regione Toscana

Mauro Spadotto - PrIS Venezia

November 18 - Activation of Codice Rosso; management of minors; art. 403

Chiara Liuzzo – ASP città di Bologna

Dario Vinci – Comune di Bologna

Gina Simoni – Comune di Bologna

Carlo Brighi - PrIS Bologna

November 25 - Case works (Activation of 403; Codice Rosso, Emergency Management)

Carlo Brighi, Sara Surace - PrIS Bologna

December 2 – Coordination with FFOO

Commissario Alessandro Tartari - Polizia Locale di Bologna

Ispettore Simone Faldetta - Polizia Locale di Bologna

Carlo Brighi - PrIS Bologna


A. Mirri, Emergenze, urgenze e servizio sociale, Carocci, Roma, 2018.

Teaching methods

Seminars, work groups.

Assessment methods

Credits will be assigned once the following conditions are met:

1. Attendance to seminar meetings (at least 6 on 7).

2. Final exam (e-mail submission of a paper of no more than 15,000 characters spaces included to the teacher. Submission must be done at least 10 days before the date of the exam. The topic of the paper will be chosen by the student but teacher's approval is requested).

Teaching tools

Powerpoint slides and other online material available on the Virtuale platform.

Office hours

See the website of Gabriele Manella


Good health and well-being Reduced inequalities Sustainable cities Climate Action

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.