The Selection Process

The Foundation selects projects either after:


Selection criteria for Partners and Projects

After a preliminary evaluation based on the institutional and financial accountability of the applicant, intended to ensure coherence between the proposal submitted and the Foundation’s interests and objectives, potential partners are rigorously selected on the following criteria:

  • professionalism of the applicant, its competence, reliability, expertise and previous experience in the field, as well as on the completeness and transparency of the information provided;

  • intended objectives, theoretical/practical methodologies designed and adopted, and the appropriate evaluation of the socio-cultural or therapeutic context and of the artistic initiatives put forward;

  • adoption of codes of ethics and conduct and operational methodology aimed at guaranteeing full respect for the needs of the beneficiaries and all those operating in the critical context of the project;

  • impact evaluation, future self-sustainability and replicability potential of the project.

Additionally, since 2017, in line with the strategic renewal of the Foundation, approved by the Foundation Board and inclined to design new project management perspectives, to adopt new modalities of intervention as well as to prioritize geographical areas of action in order to respond to the migration emergencies affecting many children and youth on the move, the Foundation gives priority consideration to the project proposals localized in Europe. Projects in Italy are supported by ALTA MANE ITALIA.