Methodological support

Eclectica’s enterprising spirit ensures a client- and results-oriented approach. For each client, we set up an ad hoc work group to deal with the specific goals and make the most of the individual skills that the client’s staff can offer. When necessary, we also draw on the multidisciplinary talents of our professional associates.

We can thus support public agencies or private organizations in one or all stages of a process: determining needs, project design, implementing measures, creating teaching and communication materials, monitoring, and assessing results.

Our consulting services aim to transmit the skills and methods our clients need to be as independent as possible.

Over the last ten years, Eclectica has specialized in providing guidance and backup for participatory processes in a range of areas and sectors (prevention, social inclusion, health policies and many more).

Focus areas:

  • Participatory planning (Health Plans and Profiles, Regional Mental Health Plan)
  • Risk prevention (traffic accidents, nightlife)
  • Adolescence
  • Active ageing
  • Social inclusion
  • Mental health
  • Social withdrawal (hikikomori)

Our methodological support projects

#Oltre la soglia

The project, whose title means “Beyond the Threshold” is funded by the CRT Foundation and promoted by the Territorial School Office of Turin, by the Child Neuropsychiatry departments of the Regina Margherita Hospital and of the Local Health Unit of the City of Turin, by the School Network in Hospital and by the Metropolitan City of Turin.

The goal is to experiment collaborative practices between school, family and services to intercept early cases at risk of social withdrawal and to intervene in problematic situations.

Eclectica provides methodological supervision, is responsible for collecting teachers’ training needs (through an online questionnaire), conducts meetings for parents, and coordinates peer education interventions.



Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing urban population: determinants, policies and interventions in european cities is a Horizon 2020 project, aimed at promoting physical and mental wellbeing of elderly and to evaluate the impact of urban policies on mental health in older age.

Eclectica is collaborating with SEPI (Regional Public Health Observatory, Local Health Board TO3) in order to identify efficient strategies of dissemination and of local and european stakeholders involvement. Eclectica is constructing appropriate participatory methods with Mindmap partners to disseminate project results in their cities.


Well-being board

The project, promoted by Cuneo Municipality, aims at creating a discussion board which advises and makes proposals in relation to the well-being promotion and the active participation of local population. Eclectica is supporting the municipal administration, by offering methodological support in the participatory process aimed at involving experts and citizens.


CIPI’ – Canavese insieme per l’infanzia

The initiative is funded by the social company With children and aimed at promoting the psychoemotional well-being of mothers in three municipalities (Ivrea, Caluso, Rivarolo).

Eclectica is in charge of coordinating and supervising groups of mothers with children aged 0-8 months, co-planning and co-managing thematic meetings for families with children aged 0-6 years.


Io & il cibo. Contest fotografico

Photographic contest on the theme of food, aimed at young people aged 14-16 residing in Piedmont with the aim of indirectly the issue of Eating Disorders, through the exploration of representations and perceptions related to Nutrition. The initiatives involves the use of Photovoice, a participatory technique that is part of the production or subjective perception of images thus allowing the co-construction of meaning with the participants.

Regione Piemonte


I ragazzi della III età (III age youth)

Project funded by Compagnia di San Paolo and promoted by three Municipalities, Insieme Diamoci una Mano Association, Cuneo Social-Assistance Consortium, Cuneo Local Health Unit and local parishes. Two groups of active elderly people are promoters of their community well-being and have created a network to help no longer self-sufficient people.


A participatory process for health promoting schools

Training courses in all the provinces in Veneto (9 courses in total) designed to involve every type and grade of schools in drafting a School Health Profile. The project has been launched within the Memorandum of Understanding Local Board of Education- Veneto Region “Health in all Provinces”. 


Little adults, adults and children: growing well together

Parenting support programme funded by Compagnia di San Paolo and coordinated by Artera association. It is targeted to foreign parents of children aged 0-6 years, living in Porta Palazzo, a neighborhood with a high percentage of immigrants in Turin.

Eclectica is leading group meetings about parenting, listening and handling temper tantrums in toddlers.


The Greatness of Children

Project funded by the social company Con i bambini, and coordinated by the cooperative Insieme a Voi, aimed at extending and enhancing the childcare facilities for children aged 0-6 years. Eclectica provides methodological support and conducts territorial panels.


Hikikomori, young people resistant to social relationships

The project, promoted by Cuneo Municipality, is designed at constructing a safety net around adolescents at risk of social withdrawal with the involvement of the whole educational community.

Eclectica has been part of the coordination group and has been in charge of citizens’ engagement, by carrying out a study on the psychoemotional wellbeing of adolescents in Cuneo.


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