About us

FORME is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in the heart of Palermo, Italy, created in 2014.

Forme was born from the co-working experience of professionals, bringing together people with vision and passion towards a functioning and responsible society. The organisation is composed by project managers, educators, social workers, journalists and other actors active in the social and educational field.



The aim of the association is the empowerment of individuals, communities and social networks through skills development and through mediation between different sectors.


The mission of the organisation is to promote non-formal education as a complementary methodology to formal education, and to bring closer theory to practice: the world of education to the world of work.



We strongly believe in skills development as a trigger for positive social changes and we develop educational courses in order to reach tangible outcomes.



We propose educational activities and support social initiatives aiming at the establishment of respectful societies based on non-discrimination, tolerance, equal opportunities, peace and solidarity.



To reach satisfying employment opportunities we intervene at two levels: through competence development of young people and young adults with the aim to overcome skills mismatch between the labour market and the educational system, and through the promotion of participation in policy development with the focus on advocacy for quality internships and recognition of non-formal learning outcomes.



Through our activities we promote a reciprocal approach in cooperation and networking, fostering the exchange and sharing of resources between organisations and providing guidance and coaching for groups and individuals.


Our activities target:

– Facilitators:

We address our activities to teachers, trainers, social workers, youth workers and other actors responsible to facilitate the learning process of groups and individuals. With these activities we aim to improve the quality of education, exchanging and developing innovative educational tools and approaches.

– Learners:

Our activities promote lifelong learning and target children, young people and adults, aiming to develop and improve competencies of learners in order to boost their employment opportunities; to foster their social inclusion; and to develop their sense of responsible citizenship at global level.

– Organisations:

We organise seminars, workshops and training courses for capacity building of organisations working in the social, educational, cultural and youth field. Besides, we offer coaching sessions and courses at request.