3rd Policy Seminar | ITALY

The LOOP Policy Seminar held in Italy on March 21, 2024, convened 14 participants for an insightful discussion on the implementation of teacher induction programs. The seminar delved into the adequacy, impact, political approval, and implementation of policy recommendations, shedding light on crucial aspects of mentor training and induction processes.


Participants highlighted the relevance of LOOP recommendations in structuring formal mentoring courses for new teachers in Italy. The Mentor Capacitation Course received positive feedback for its quality content, marking  a demand for specialized training among educators. Suggestions were made to optimize the course further, emphasizing practical application and interactive sessions to improve participant engagement and effectiveness.


While the impact of policy recommendations may vary, the seminar revealed the potential of mentor training programs to positively influence teacher loyalty and job satisfaction. Engaging mentors in meaningful activities can strengthen their dedication to the profession and contribute to a more committed teaching workforce.

Political Approval:

Discussions underscored the need for collaborative action between educational institutions, regional school offices, and the Ministry of Education to implement mentor training programs effectively. Formal recognition and accreditation for training courses were deemed essential to motivate mentors and integrate programs into national teacher development strategies.

Implementation after LOOP Experimentation:

Successful implementation of mentor training courses highlighted plans for expansion and national integration. Stakeholder collaboration is crucial for formal recognition and accreditation, ensuring mentorship programs are valued within the educational system.


The seminar’s highest point was the discussion on structured recognition and compensation for mentors, reflecting a shared commitment to enhancing education through effective mentorship. Initiating discussions posed challenges, but contributions from educators and policymakers bridged gaps and led to productive exchanges.

Suggestions for Future Seminars:

-Incorporate broader testimonials from teachers who completed the course.

-Extend discussion durations to facilitate deeper exploration of topics.

-Invite more testimonials to share LOOP experiences. -Schedule seminars outside of March to optimize attendance and participation