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There isn’t a person in the world who isn’t intrigued by meeting their best self.
Patrizio Paoletti

The Patrizio Paoletti Foundation is a non-profit research institution founded in 2000 by Patrizio Paoletti and a group of researchers, pedagogists, psychologists, sociologists, doctors and entrepreneurs.

Today, more than 100,000 supporters of the foundation’s research institute and social projects have chosen to promote awareness, well-being and peace through education, the most powerful means of change.


Institution accredited for training teachers of the Italian school system

Silver Medal by the Presidency of the Republic for the Caravan of the Heart awareness campaign.


Today anything seems possible for humanity. Progress, and in particular technological progress, has brought us to a society that can truly exist without boundaries between peoples, places, cultures, ideas and economies. Yet, everyday, we witness growing and unprecedented social emergencies, such as climate warnings, poverty, wars, inequality and discrimination. Risks to individual and collective wellbeing are increasing, such as the widening gap in health conditions, pandemics, stress -related diseases and depression. How can we seize the objective opportunities that are right in front of us and at the same time raise the quality of life?

For the Patrizio Paoletti Foundation the challenge is essentially educational. “Every human is an educator” is the key message. It is a concept borrowed from neuroscience and made into a practical and concrete reminder of responsibility for the individual and the entire community: every little action we perform is an example for others and a factor of change for society. That’s why the only possible future is one built by conscious people who bring their best part into play every day, in their personal and professional lives.

Since its inception, the research activities of the Patrizio Paoletti Foundation have been aimed at developing and making educational and didactic tools available for the full development of positive resources and awareness in people, in whatever context they live.

Founder: Patrizio Paoletti

Patrizio Paoletti is the driver of international social projects and educational programs that aim to promote human resilience, awareness, and personal and collective wellbeing. He is a member of numerous scientific commissions and committees and has authored many publications on lifelong learning processes for personal and social development and growth.

He is an internationally recognized meditation teacher and creator of several meditation techniques that have been the subject of psychological and neurophysiological research, including: “OMM The One Minute Meditation”, “Quadratic Motor Training” (QMT) and “OVO Sensory Deprivation Chamber”. Several scientific articles have been published on these techniques.

His research interests focus on the harmonious development of the human being, ranging from the neuroscientific study of consciousness, to the most effective didactic tools to implement Lifelong Learning and Lifewide Education processes.

What they say about us

The organization


Consiglio d’Amministrazione

Patrizio Paoletti (presidente)

Gianni Bernardi

Amedeo Stangherlin

Elena Perolfi

Alessandro Brunori

Francesco Fontana



Comitato scientifico

Moshe Abeles

Miguel Nicolelis

Lia Teloni

Gianni Bernardi

Marisa Bianchi

Antonio Coppola

Marco Lacerenza

Claudio Luraschi

Giulio Pellegata



Collegio sindacale

dott. Alfredo Vaglieco (presidente)

dott. Fabio Galosi

dott. Gennaro Cirillo


Organismo di vigilanza

Avv. Luca Cavagnaro

Accreditations, certifications
qualifications and acknowledgement

Institution registered at the National Research Registry Office at the Ministry of Education, University and Research. Institution accredited and qualified at the Ministry of Education, University and Research for the training and pedagogical continuous education of mandatory school teachers in Italy, realizes courses recognized according to directive 170/2016.

Institution ISO 9001:2008 certified for the design and delivery of courses for continuing and professional education in the educational, pedagogical, relational and school field. See the certification document. Consulta il documento di certificazione.

Agency recognized by the National Council of Social Workers (CNOAS)

Silver Medal by the Presidency of the Republic, awarded to the Paoletti Foundation for the Caravan of the Heart awareness campaign, “for its significant contribution to the formation of a culture based on the value of solidarity and increasingly attentive to the protection of and respect for the dignity of the person, cardinal principles of our constitutional order.” (2008)

Diploma of honor and merit by the embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the Quirinale, granted to the Paoletti Foundation for the educational projects carried out in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2014)

Assisi International school has been certified by the Opera Nazionale Montessori (O.N.M.). The school is enrolled in the register of “Scholastic Institutions operating according to the Montessori method” and has stipulated an agreement with the O.N.M. for consultancy in regards to the preparation of the premises, the organization of the environment, the choice of furnishings and materials, and didactic-methodological support to educators for the correct application of Maria Montessori’s educational principles.

S.I.Co. has certified the School of Relational Counseling of the Paoletti Foundation.



Sapienza University of Rome

Biology and Biotechnology Department “Charles Darwin”

Foro Italico University of Rome

University of Padova

Leslie and Susan Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center

Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center of Learning Disabilities

Haifa University

Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology (IBPM) 

National Research Council

Schools in the world

Amal for education

New Life For Children


Associazione Patrizio Paoletti Israel


Social Ministry Research Network

Chris Cappell College

Groupe Scolaire Thiseleka

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