Brancaleone community center is opened in February 1990 with the occupation of a building abandoned for ten years, owned by the City Of Rome.
The specificity of the proposal of Brancaleone is linked to a concept of self-managed social center able to:
1) Maybe a continuity in time
2) initiate a search and a stable cultural proposal
3) test, and launch innovative communication techniques
4) use instruments in line with the quality and safety standards in force
5) implement procedures to make sure the space, workers and users.
All this while maintaining the structure as part of the nonprofit and ensuring access for all and the maximum cost savings for patrons and members.
Immediately there was raised the issue of stabilization and independence of their work, opening since 1990, a dispute with the City of Rome to be assign the building in Via Levanna.
Following the Brancaleone Social Centre has promoted the Coordination Citizen Social Centers and Associations, organized a resolution of popular initiative approved by the municipality of Rome in regulating the ‘assignment of unused public spaces and to heal the existing occupations.
The approval of this resolution, which occurred after a long dispute subsidiary, was the first political recognition for all the centers occupied Social and self-managed.
Since 1996 the center has been licensed by the City of Rome, the house in Via Levanna 11.
Brancaleone, from the beginning of his career, has built numerous cultural, social and political, according to the choice of independence of their activities, have been self-financed.
In fact, the few public funds to which it had access were always linked to individual projects or campaigns limited.
This self-financing capacity has also granted us political independence along with a growth in capacity in the implementation of initiatives and socio-cultural workshops capable of arousing the interest of thousands of people.
Within the Social Centre were born many groups and associations working for the promotion of positive social processes such as interculturalism, the fight against exclusion, the circulation of information, the protection of the environment.