Partner: Asinitas –  Sector: Research  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Rome –  Year: 2020 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


Evaluating the impact of the Asinitas methodology, in particular its social theatre art workshops for young refugees and asylum seekers.


  • To understand and outline the relevance, efficacy and impact of the model employed by Asinitas these past years for its activities aimed at asylum seekers, migrants, foreign women and children in two cultural centres in Rome, with particular emphasis on theatrical activities.
  • To define an applicable theory that can duplicate and systematize the impact generated by Asinitas activities in terms of the changes experienced by the beneficiaries (perceptions of self, personal resilience and relational abilities).
  • To reinforce the responsibility and reliability of the association with respect to internal and external stakeholders, improving transparency and communication.

Young refugees and asylum seekers, migrant women and foreign unaccompanied minors involved as stakeholders; Asinitas professionals and sector professionals.


For many years, Asinitas has been promoting the creation of educational contexts in Rome for young asylum seekers, migrants, foreign women with children and Italians at two intercultural centres in which it organizes workshops teaching Italian as well as theatre workshops (the latter supported by AMI since 2017) for migrant women and a mixed group of migrants/refugees/asylum seekers and young Italians.

The evaluation aims to analyze the Asinitas model of intervention, in particular in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses, as well as the internal and external factors that contribute to its success. The evaluation follows a participatory approach in line with the Asinitas methodology, which begins with the assumption that training content must be built along with the people who participate in the activities (young migrants, workers, volunteers).

In particular, the evaluation will involve:

  • the development of an evaluation framework with indicators, instruments and formats to gather data;
  • gathering qualitative data through focus groups, workshops and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders;
  • analysis of data in order to understand the relationship between involvement in the activities and the outcomes, as well as textual qualitative analysis; and
  • writing a final evaluation report.