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“IJRAAT —Investing in a Joint procedure-Ready and compliant Approach to the Application of EU PRAG rules through Training”


IJRAAT —Investing in a Joint procedure-Ready and compliant Approach to the Application of EU PRAG rules through Training

Valutazione dei bisogni formativi, progettazione e realizzazione di un programma di formazione per le ONG locali, le ONG siriane ibride registrate all’estero e le ONG internazionali non familiari con la gestione dei finanziamenti della DG NEAR.



La collaborazione con la Delegazione dell’UE in Siria è iniziata nel 2022. Il programma si prefissava, innanzitutto, di individuare i bisogni formativi delle ONG locali, delle ONG siriane ibride registrate all’estero e delle ONG internazionali con limitata familiarità rispetto alla gestione dei finanziamenti della DG NEAR. Successivamente, ha incluso la progettazione e la realizzazione di un programma di formazione il cui obiettivo consisteva nel contribuire all’aumento dell’efficienza e dell’efficacia delle azioni finanziate dall’UE attraverso il miglioramento della conoscenza dello staff delle organizzazioni rispetto alle norme ad esse applicabili.

Le nostre attività principali:

  • Valutazione dei bisogni formativi
  • Sviluppo di un corso sulle regole PRAG rilevanti per la gestione finanziaria dei finanziamenti UE
  • Realizzazione di tre sessioni di formazione di cui, due corsi virtuali di 2 giorni ciascuno e 1 corso in aula di 2 giorni a Gaziantep per un totale di 85 partecipanti.



Mondo


Lebanon, Syria, Turkey




PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 68 staff Local NGOs, hybrid syrian NGOs registered abroad and international NGOs which were “newcomers” to DG NEAR funding


PROJECT BUDGET
27.600 EUR



YEARS
2022 – 2023



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
4 Quality Education SDGs Reduced Inequalities

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONSOLIDARE: ALTRI PROGETTI

Fight against energy poverty: evaluation of the Doniamo Energia Calls

Through the evaluation of the Bandi Energia (Energy Call for Proposals), promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’Energia, we contribute to the development of intervention models finalised at avoiding that disadvantaged families in the Lombardy descend into structural poverty. We do this by focusing on promoting skills and territorial networks.

Read more

best beyond stereotypes

School and gender stereotypes: an innovative intervention model

With the Be.St. – Beyond Stereotypes project we promote the development of a systemic approach across primary schools in order to facilitate relationship building amongst children based on respect and the acknowledgement of diversity in order for future generations to become more aware of their potentials.

Read more

SUBLIME – SDGs Unite Border communities as Leaders of Inclusiveness, Mobilisation and Empowerment


SUBLIME – SDGs Unite Border communities as Leaders of Inclusiveness, Mobilisation and Empowerment

SUBLIME aims to support local authorities in raising awareness about global interdependencies, gender equality, and sustainability in EU border towns and islands. It focuses on empowering citizens, promoting climate actions, and fostering gender equality. The project builds on past initiatives and partnerships to enhance SDG-focused policy-making and inclusive societies.



In the past 15 years, municipalities have gained significance in promoting sustainable development by prioritizing the common good and embracing their role in the global agenda. Local Authorities (LAs) are vital in addressing global challenges, aligning strategies with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and collaborating with civil society organizations (CSOs) for comprehensive sustainable development encompassing economic, social, and environmental dimensions. However, border towns and islands confront unique sustainability issues such as irregular migration flows, lacking recognition, support, and coordination within states and among each other. Similarly, smaller municipalities encounter challenges in networking, prompt action, and citizen engagement.

To address these issues, SUBLIME aims to assist LAs as non-formal Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) actors, enhancing community understanding of global interdependencies including gender equality, environmental sustainability, and global warming. The project seeks to foster inclusive EU border towns and islands, promoting interconnected societies with a sense of co-responsibility for local and global sustainable development. Its objectives include empowering LAs to advocate sustainable lifestyles, climate actions, and gender equality, and encouraging citizen participation in tackling sustainable development challenges.

SUBLIME draws from past initiatives like “Snapshots from the Borders” and the Border Towns and Islands Network (BTIN), emphasizing the collaboration between LAs and CSOs. Partnerships with other organizations further strengthen the project’s impact.

Ultimately, SUBLIME aims to engage citizens in global sustainable development, fostering inclusive societies and empowering border communities to address global challenges effectively

Our activities:

Within the SUBLIME strategy, PuntoSud is in charge of the outline and design of the financial support to third parties mechanisms.




Europa


Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia




PARTNERS

The partnership involves 11 local authorities and 14 CSOs in 11 countries

  • Italy: Comune di Lampedusa e Linosa, AMREF, Fondazione Punto.Sud, Lai-Momo Societa Cooperativa”
  • Malta: Kunsill Lokali Msida, Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali – Malta (Kopin)
  • Austria: Strass in Steiermark “Sudwind Verein Fur Entwicklungspolitik Und Globale Gerechtigkeit”
  • Bulgaria: Burgas Municipality, Chance for the Children and the Nature of Bulgaria Foundation
  • Cyprus: Nicosia Development Agency, “HFC “”HOPE FOR CHILDREN”” CRC POLICY CENTER”
  • Greece: Municipality Of West Lesvos, Impact Hub Labs
  • France: Grandesynthe
  • Hungary: Kisharsány Községi Önkormányzat, Cromo Alapítvány
  • Slovenia: “Zavod za izobraževanje in kulturo Črnomelj”,”Iscomet-Institut Za Etnicne In Regionalne Studije Zavod”
  • Romania: Tulcea PMT, Novapolis Association – Center Of Analysis And Initiatives For Development
  • Poland: The City of Suwałki, Fundacja Pomocy Wzajemnej Barka
  • EU Level: “ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH; Impact Hub Association


DONOR
European Union – DEAR Programme



BENEFICIARIES

  • 210 EU local authority (LA) representatives in the partner countries, including mayors, councillors and administrative staff
  • 30 LA representatives in the EU neighbourhood countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and Tunisia
  • 150 policy-makers at national and European levels
  • 550 teachers and educators
  • 110 citizens promoting win-win actions inspired by social & sustainable business models
  • 15,000 youth aged 15 to 30, 2,200 citizens who are not sensitive to and involved in sustainable development and global challenges, and 1,100 marginalised community members.


PROJECT BUDGET 
EUR 5.965.174



YEARS
2024 – 2028



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Civil society, Environment/Fight against climate change, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities SDGs Sustainable cities and communities SDGs Climate Action

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

Promotes circular mobility and the return of Moldovan migrants to the local labor market


Promotes circular mobility and the return of Moldovan migrants to the local labor market

The D.O.M.D.E. 2 Project promotes circular mobility and the return of Moldovan migrants to the local labour market, valorising acquired skills. It involves the Diaspora in Italy and is based on the Italy-Moldova cooperation, in line with European objectives. PuntoSud is in charge of contributing to the capacity-building of the National Commission for Social Entrepreneurship.



The D.O.M.D.E. 2 Project intends to promote, with the direct involvement of the Diaspora in Italy, circular mobility schemes and the productive re-entry of Moldovan migrants into the local labour market through the development of the social economy in the country of origin, enhancing the professional skills acquired in the migration process.

The Project is part of the bilateral cooperation between Italy and the Republic of Moldova in the field of migration and labour and is in line with the objectives of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership (2008), with the commitments undertaken in the framework of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement (2014), with the approach described in the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum (2020) and with the European Action Plan on Social Economy (COM (2021) 778).

Project leader is the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies – Directorate General for Immigration and Integration Policies and partners in Italy: ANPAL Servizi SpA, and Agenzia Veneto Lavoro (AVL), in the Republic of Moldova: the Bureau for Relations with the Diaspora (BRD) and the Organisation for the Development of Enterprises (ODA).

The overall objective of the initiative is to improve opportunities for sustainable circular migration between Italy, the EU and Moldova, directly involving central and local authorities and stakeholders, promoting investments in social entrepreneurship by the Moldovan Diaspora.

Our activities:

In the framework of the objective to improve the skills and capacities of public and private stakeholders at national and local level, PuntoSud is in charge of outlining and implementing an action to strengthen the National Commission for Social Entrepreneurship of Moldova.




Europa


Moldova


WEBSITE




DONOR
European Union – AMIF programme, through the Migration Partnership Facility



BENEFICIARI ES

  • 15 members of the Commission for the Social Entrepreneurship of the government of Moldova


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 1.320.413.23



YEARS
2022 – 2025



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Support for entrepreneurship/Microcredit/Microfinance



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality II – Civil society facility South


Dialogo nel Mediterraneo per i diritti e l’eguaglianza II – Iniziativa di supporto della società civile del Sud

The project aims to strengthen civil society in the Southern Neighbourhood countries through improved leadership skills, structured EU-CSO dialogue, and the capacities of DG NEAR and EU Delegations. The activities involve the beneficiaries in the design and implementation of different support measures to ensure sustainability.



The project– part of a new phase of the Civil Society Facility for the Southern Neighbourhood – adopts an integrated approach involving other programmes and instruments supporting civil society organisations.
In order to support an inclusive, participatory, empowered civil society and democratic space in Southern Neighbourhood countries, the project seeks to improve the skills of civil society leaders, support EU-CSO structured dialogue processes, and improve the DG NEAR HQ’s and EU Delegations’ capacities to work with civil society. A more empowered and dynamic civil society sector – along with higher levels of dialogue between EU and CSOs – will contribute to more inclusive, pluralistic, accountable and participatory democracies in the Sothern Neighbourhood countries.
The project Strategic Approach is based on the following strategic principles defined to secure achievement of the project results:

  • Supporting a coherent region-wide approach towards civil society in the Southern Neighbourhood
  • Implementing a Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) approach
  • Creating an enabling environment for policy change
  • Delivering prompt and well-organised deployment of technical expertise across multiple policy fields to support dialogues
  • Promoting gender mainstreaming approaches
  • Implementing an integrated and mutually reinforcing approach towards awareness-raising
  • Stimulating the active engagement of the target beneficiaries.

The activities are implemented in full partnership with the target beneficiaries in the design and implementation of Technical Assistance measures (through collaborative workshops, peer networks, training-of-trainers programmes, mentoring schemes, working groups, etc.). The transfer of a range of knowledge products (e.g. studies, good practice compendiums), tools and guidelines will further ensure that the project measures are internalised, owned and shared in a way that will guarantee sustainability.

Our activities:
PuntoSud will contribute to the implementation with some selected non-key expertise




Mondo


Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARI

  • 2021 – 2022


PROJECT BUDGET 
EUR 3.240 000



YEARS
2023 – 2026



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Human rights and Governance/Accountability



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONNECTING: OTHER PROJECTS

NOPLANETB: Bridging science and society to foster inclusive transition strategies

NOPLANETB is a project funded by the European Commission under the DEAR program, in which PuntoSud is the lead organization. The other EU countries involved are: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Estonia. 210 selected small sized CSOs in these 8 countries will receive financial and capacity building support, involving local authorities, to promote science-based solutions and just transition practices and policies. Final beneficiaries of the action will be disengaged citizens, including marginalised and vulnerable groups

Read more

Capacity building and follow up services for the empowerment of the beneficiaries awarded through the call “Reazioni” promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo

As part of the “Reactions” call to action launched by the Compagnia di San Paolo, PuntoSud was contracted to accompany a capacity building and follow-up program for the empowerment of the beneficiaries of the grant and to provide them with support in the implementation and reporting of supported projects.

Read more

Zero in conduct: in-formative actions driven by young people, teachers and citizens to reduce environmental impact

Aim of the project is to provide tools and new spaces of dialogue in order to help the actors of the formal and informal field activate themselves through educational and training activities to fight climate change, after deeply understanding its mechanisms

Read more

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection


Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.



The project is implemented by 12 organizations (among those 3 youth umbrella organizations, 1 association of local authorities and 1 LA) in 14 in EU countries (HU, ES, IT, SI, DE, PL, PT, BG, NL, AT, GR and in addition FR,CZ,EE via sub-grant mechanism). Main objectives of the action go into two directions: to reach less addressed rural people with a new approach of development education and to promote soil protection and its interconnection to gender equality. The action thereby directly tackles key issues of SDGs and Green Deal: Sustainable land management is critical for addressing climate change and just transition. The action contributes to the development of young rural European citizens’ critical understanding of global interdependencies and to actively engage them in sustainable development on local and global level. The specific objectives reflect this as the action firstly develops an experimental learner centred approach on non formal development education for rural areas and disseminates it. The development and implementation of the action as a conjoint effort of the consortium and engaged rural youth leads to sensitizing 21 million young inhabitants of European rural areas about the interdependencies between the global challenges of land degradation and gender inequality. With manifold capacity building and concrete engagement options the project will engage 250.000 young rural inhabitants and enhance the competences of 9.000 educational multipliers in rural areas to take action for soil protection, gender equality and women empowerment. Thereby the project will have made a concrete contribution for the integration of Global citizenship education in non formal education in rural areas in the EU

Our activities:
PuntoSud will provide a capacity building program for small and medium size CSOs, identified in some Italian internal areas. The capacity building activity is preparatory to the subsequent re-granting activities, which will allow some CSOs to put into practice the projects that have been conceived during the capacity building process. PuntoSud will organize community of practices among interested CSOs (financed CSOs and other interested CSOs).
Moreover, PuntoSud will manage financial support in three European countries non covered by project partners: France, Czech Republic, Estonia.




Europa


Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain




PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 21 million young inhabitants of European rural areas sensitized
  • 250.000 young rural inhabitants engaged
  • 9.000 educational multipliers in rural areas


PROJECT BUDGET 
5.887.203 EUR



YEARS
2024 – 2027



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION 

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Community and rural development, Education, Educational poverty, Environment/Fight against climate change, Gender equality, Granting and Sub-granting, Sustainable development



SDGs
4 Quality Education SDGs Gender Equality SDGs Reduced Inequalities SDGs Climate Action

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

NOPLANETB: Bridging science and society to foster inclusive transition strategies


NOPLANETB: Bridging science and society to foster inclusive transition strategies

NOPLANETB is a project funded by the European Commission under the DEAR program, in which PuntoSud is the lead organization. The other EU countries involved are: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Estonia. 210 selected small sized CSOs in these 8 countries will receive financial and capacity building support, involving local authorities, to promote science-based solutions and just transition practices and policies. Final beneficiaries of the action will be disengaged citizens, including marginalised and vulnerable groups



The overall objective is to convince a large number of citizens, especially those who are less sensitive to and less involved in global challenges, about the relevance of adopting local actions to mitigate the negative effects of the climate and ecological crises, including their impact on the social and economic spheres. Within this framework, small CSOs are deemed crucial to trigger effective win-win action models and to convey clear messages for the adoption of more sustainable practices. The specific objectives are consequently to test a considerable number of “Innovative-models” (in the area of adaptation to the climate and ecological crises), implemented by small CSOs with high informative potential in 8 EU countries, and to increase community acceptance and support of the Green Deal agenda, GAP III and SDGs (particularly 5, 11, 12 and 13). This will be achieved giving priority to youth organisations that do not have the financial, administrative and/or operational capacity to apply directly for EU funding and by promoting a series of activities aimed at increasing their capacities on different key themes.

Our activities:

  • Project coordination;
  • Set up and organisation of open in-country fora;
  • Set up of scientific committee and guidance to foster science-based small-actions;
  • Financial support for selected small and medium-sized civil society organizations in the eight partner countries;
  • Consolidation of best practices and production of evidence-based action fiches;
  • Organization of communities of practice;
  • Set up of a helpdesk to support the selected CSOs in their projects’ design and management;
  • Definition and delivery of a capacity building program;
  • Creation of the communication strategy of the project, linked to the development and dissemination of its brand;
  • Support to the cooperation with local authorities and local actors;
  • Organization of meetings and events, including the final conference.



Europa


Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARIES

  • 50.000 (of which 25.000 youth) citizens targeted by the small actions
  • 6.000.000 general population reached by project key messages


PROJECT BUDGET
6.661.302 EUR



YEARS
2024 – 2027



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Environment/Fight against climate change, Granting and Sub-granting, Sustainable development



SDGs
SDGs Gender Equality SDGs Sustainable cities and communities  SDGs Climate Action

THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT



PARTNER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

NOPLANETB is a program created to encourage the spread of sustainable lifestyles by financing the best communication, awareness and advocacy initiatives aimed at combating climate change and promoted by small and medium-sized organizations in society, which benefit from a process of strengthening their skills and consolidate and/or expand their network.

DONOR

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

BUDGET PROGETTO
4.569.531 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONNECTING: OTHER PROJECTS

Capacity building and follow up services for the empowerment of the beneficiaries awarded through the call “Reazioni” promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo

As part of the “Reactions” call to action launched by the Compagnia di San Paolo, PuntoSud was contracted to accompany a capacity building and follow-up program for the empowerment of the beneficiaries of the grant and to provide them with support in the implementation and reporting of supported projects.

Read more

Zero in conduct: in-formative actions driven by young people, teachers and citizens to reduce environmental impact

Aim of the project is to provide tools and new spaces of dialogue in order to help the actors of the formal and informal field activate themselves through educational and training activities to fight climate change, after deeply understanding its mechanisms

Read more

NOPLANETB HUB: co-programming against climate change

NOPLANETB is the first Italian HUB that aims to promote the spread of sustainable lifestyles by incubating, co-designing and financing communication, advocacy and awareness-raising ideas and initiatives promoted by small organizations of Italian civil society and aimed at raising awareness of citizens on the topic of climate change

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NOPLANETB, the “L’infastruttura” for territorial sustainability


NOPLANETB, the L’infastruttura for territorial sustainability

NOPLANETB, the L’infastruttura for territorial sustainability, aims to enhance the experience of NOPLANETB, one of the operational areas of PuntoSud, and outline a renewed value proposition to define and test a model of territorial sustainability capable of strengthening internal expertise and providing a new development to the entire organizational and legal framework of PuntoSud, in line with its inherent inclination toward innovation and social and environmental responsibility.



The main objective of the project is to establish NOPLANETB as the infrastructure for territorial sustainability within a renewed organizational, policy, and legal framework of PuntoSud, aimed at consolidating its social responsibility. The validation of a renewed value proposition, focusing on programming and territorial sustainability and enriched by a prototype of action, is considered crucial for diversifying and innovating NOPLANETB’s offerings and its rebranded image. Only when these two elements come together can NOPLANETB’s value proposition be recognized as innovative in the field of ecological transition by various stakeholders and shareholders (civil society organizations, for-profit businesses, public institutions, etc.), and serve as an engine for the organization.

The shared identification of objectives and expected results has allowed, together with the selected consultants (see partners), the definition of the implementation methods of the intervention, characterized by some common elements across the three actions:

  • Enhancing the existing skills within the NOPLANETB (and PuntoSud) team and strengthening them through training and coaching;
  • Identifying shared solutions: renewing the brand identity of NOPLANETB and enriching the offering with the development of new models for project design and territorial sustainability, which will lead to the new positioning of NOPLANETB;
  • Implementing and realizing the identified solutions: using the new brand identity materials, testing the prototype of the new value proposition of NOPLANETB, the renewed organizational structure of PuntoSud, and the adoption of concrete social responsibility measures.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE




DONOR
Fondazione Cariplo (Riprogettiamo il futuro: capacity building e formazione per il Terzo Settore)



BENEFICIARIES

  • 13 dipendenti della Fondazione
  • Almeno 300 cittadini per il progetto pilota


PROJECT BUDGET 
56.000 EUR



YEARS
2023 – 2025



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Environment/Fight against climate change



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities SDGs Sustainable cities and communities SDGs Climate Action

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONSOLIDATING: OTHER PROJECTS

Fight against energy poverty: evaluation of the Doniamo Energia Calls

Through the evaluation of the Bandi Energia (Energy Call for Proposals), promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’Energia, we contribute to the development of intervention models finalised at avoiding that disadvantaged families in the Lombardy descend into structural poverty. We do this by focusing on promoting skills and territorial networks.

Read more

best beyond stereotypes

School and gender stereotypes: an innovative intervention model

With the Be.St. – Beyond Stereotypes project we promote the development of a systemic approach across primary schools in order to facilitate relationship building amongst children based on respect and the acknowledgement of diversity in order for future generations to become more aware of their potentials.

Read more

Empowering Urban Youth For Climate Action


Empowering Urban Youth For Climate Action

FoodWave is a European project involving 16 countries and a network of 28 partners. FoodWave aims to create a new alliance between institutions, civil society and young people for an inclusive and sustainable future for cities, focusing on the importance of sustainable food systems at the urban level and the adoption of responsible practices and lifestyles by youth for climate change mitigation.



The “Food Wave” project aims to increase the knowledge, awareness and engagement of young people between the ages of 15 and 35 on sustainable food consumption and production practices for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

The project involves the development of activities to raise awareness and involve public opinion through: the co-creation of information materials for the implementation of information and mobilization campaigns, actions to engage young people online and offline, training courses aimed at young activists, activities aimed at young people from peripheral urban neighbourhoods, micro-financing for small youth associations and organisations, development of online and offline discussion platforms, youth exchanges between the northern and southern countries of the world, creation of food influencer networks , a pan-European campaign across digital channels, European Union Film Festivals, high-level events, collaboration with existing youth participation initiatives and visual art competitions.

Young people from 16 different European nations pledge to change their food consumption habits and actively promote the shift towards urban food systems that are ecological and inclusive, recognizing the effort of the European Union in mitigating the change climate and contributing to it.

Our Activities

The final independent external evaluation of the FoodWave initiative is aimed at analysing the quantity and quality of results to support the project evaluation to be carried out by the European Commission. The analysis focuses on the progress of the activities and the level of achievement of the expected results, without neglecting the description of obstacles and possible mitigation and adaptation measures, so as to provide the commissioning body and the partners of the initiative, suggestions aimed at improving the implementation of the project, considering also some management aspects. A work plan is implemented that focuses on the participation of the stakeholders involved by stimulating useful reflection for the development of possible future designs. The evaluation exercise is designed following the “theory-based” approach, integrating the critical reconstruction of the plan with some insights aimed at enriching the understanding of the most relevant practices that emerged; the proposed method follows the DAC evaluation criteria to which is added, given the specificity of the project, the criterion of “European added value.”

To carry out the evaluation activities, in addition to document analysis, information is collected through the following survey methods:

  • Semi-structured interviews, in order to gather opinions, perceptions, information and data from partner organizations’ contact persons and key stakeholders, supplemented if necessary by group seminars/discussions in order to enhance group dynamics and related contributions;
  • On-line questionnaires in order to involve the widest possible number of stakeholders to gather qualitative elements;
  • Group seminars/discussions to gather “broad” and qualitative evaluative elements;
  • Visits to some project countries and participation in project-sponsored events.



Mondo


Belgium, Brasil, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARI

  • Up to 5.000 youth increase their knowledge of sustainable food systems and practices
  • Up to 18 facilitators/trainers increased knowledge on the common methodologies and approaches
  • Up to 690 youth improved knowledge and capacity in the promotion of practices for sustainable food system in Summer/Winter Schools
  • Up to 2 young European aspiring artists have the opportunity to gain further education through a dedicated scholarship; up to 15 artists and arts students have the opportunity to display their works in a dedicated exhibition in Turin and; up to 35 youth can display their works in their own cities, through 7 local arts contests
  • Up to 42 small CSOs, youth organisations and LAs benefit from a sub-granting schemes
  • Up to 15 million youth are reached by the communication campaign, fostering the adoption and the promotion of sustainable food consumption behaviours, increasing awareness of the effect of climate change at the global level and contributing to the actions implemented by the EU and its members states on adaptation and mitigation;
  • Up to 3.000 youth are actively engaged in the project activities, impacting positively on their peers, families and communities and fostering activism and networking


BUDGET PROGETTO
7.771.040,00 EUR



ANNO
2019 – 2023



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Environment/Fight against climate change, Food security/Agriculture, Granting and Sub-granting, Sustainable development



SDGs
  4 Quality Education SDGs Reduced Inequalities 

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONSOLIDATING: OTHER PROJECTS

Fight against energy poverty: evaluation of the Doniamo Energia Calls

Through the evaluation of the Bandi Energia (Energy Call for Proposals), promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’Energia, we contribute to the development of intervention models finalised at avoiding that disadvantaged families in the Lombardy descend into structural poverty. We do this by focusing on promoting skills and territorial networks.

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best beyond stereotypes

School and gender stereotypes: an innovative intervention model

With the Be.St. – Beyond Stereotypes project we promote the development of a systemic approach across primary schools in order to facilitate relationship building amongst children based on respect and the acknowledgement of diversity in order for future generations to become more aware of their potentials.

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Capacity building and follow up services for the empowerment of the beneficiaries awarded through the call “Reazioni” promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo


Capacity building and follow up services for the empowerment of the beneficiaries awarded through the call Reazioni promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo

As part of the Reactions call to action launched by the Compagnia di San Paolo, PuntoSud was contracted to accompany a capacity building and follow-up program for the empowerment of the beneficiaries of the grant and to provide them with support in the implementation and reporting of supported projects.



Compagnia di San Paolo, through the mission of protecting environment, activated a call to action aimed at supporting projects and actions with concrete effects in the field of environmental protection and the adoption of sustainable and conscious lifestyles, stimulating the citizen engagement on these issues. PuntoSud has been contracted to accompany candidate and selected CSOs through a capacity building and follow-up program to empower them and to support the implementation and reporting phase of the financed projects. PuntoSud technical assistance will focus on the following:

  • Supporting the design and development of the call;
  • Dissemination and promotion of this new funding (organisation of info session and helpdesk support);
  • Preparation of documentation and reports relating to the various phases of the call to action;
  • Collaboration in the implementation of the activities of selected projects in a coaching logic and with the aim of increasing their impact and consolidating and expanding their range of action in the territory;
  • Supporting the beneficiaries in the phase of definition of metrics for monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects;
  • Supporting project reporting activities and presentation of the documentation required by Compagnia di San Paolo.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 19 organisations
  • 380.444 citizens


PROJECT BUDGET 
798.800 EUR



YEARS
2023 – 2024



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Environment/Fight against climate change, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
SDGs Sustainable cities and communities SDGs Climate Action

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONNECTING: OTHER PROJECTS

NOPLANETB: Bridging science and society to foster inclusive transition strategies

NOPLANETB is a project funded by the European Commission under the DEAR program, in which PuntoSud is the lead organization. The other EU countries involved are: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Estonia. 210 selected small sized CSOs in these 8 countries will receive financial and capacity building support, involving local authorities, to promote science-based solutions and just transition practices and policies. Final beneficiaries of the action will be disengaged citizens, including marginalised and vulnerable groups

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Zero in conduct: in-formative actions driven by young people, teachers and citizens to reduce environmental impact

Aim of the project is to provide tools and new spaces of dialogue in order to help the actors of the formal and informal field activate themselves through educational and training activities to fight climate change, after deeply understanding its mechanisms

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NOPLANETB HUB: co-programming against climate change

NOPLANETB is the first Italian HUB that aims to promote the spread of sustainable lifestyles by incubating, co-designing and financing communication, advocacy and awareness-raising ideas and initiatives promoted by small organizations of Italian civil society and aimed at raising awareness of citizens on the topic of climate change

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Zero in conduct: in-formative actions driven by young people, teachers and citizens to reduce environmental impact


Zero in conduct: in-formative actions driven by young people, teachers and citizens to reduce environmental impact

Aim of the project is to provide tools and new spaces of dialogue in order to help the actors of the formal and informal field activate themselves through educational and training activities to fight climate change, after deeply understanding its mechanisms. The project wants to develop the transversal skills, to increase the cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural dimension of the youngsters’ learning in order to make them protagonists of the ecological transition, thus to support the individual and collective change to create a more sustainable and just world. The Action engages educational and local institutions, young people and citizens.



The project consists in three main components/results:

  1. Young People and teachers gain more tools to understand Climate Change:
  2. Local institutions and CSOs increase their knowledge and ability to activate citizens, addressing them towards the ecological transition;
  3. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the ecological transition and the fight against Climate Change.

The project will develop Peer Education and Changemaker territorial paths. Both of them will allow the acquisition and the strengthening of information linked to local/national/global programs and strategies for ecological transition and the reduction of the environmental impact, active participation and decision-making processes. The understanding of these issues will allow young people to take action themselves, encourage their peers to be the protagonists of the ecological transition and local urban regeneration.

Young people will be engaged through exchange experiences such as The Climate Training Camp and the Open Call to Action. The Open Call to Action will allow them to send their ideas to answer the local environmental challenge. A commission of judges from the Bcorp and Benefit field, institutions and professionals of sustainability will evaluate them.

Local administrations and CSOs will be trained not only on policies and opportunities linked to the ecological transition but also on tools and good practices for youth and citizen engagement for a real participation in the decision-making processes.

Further beneficiaries of the training, at national level, will be the Teachers, who will receive information and materials to strengthen their knowledge and methodologies.

The project foresees, as a third result, a National Communication Campaign and Exchange initiatives promoted by the beneficiaries to make the citizens active members of the fight against climate change. To meet this goal, we also want to develop a Re-Granting activity to allow a selection of CSOs to develop their own local initiatives of awareness, advocacy and mobilization. The final national Event will be a further opportunity of exchange and dissemination at the institutional level.




Italia


Italy








BENEFICIARIES

  • 1.523.470 citizens
  • 20 organizations


PROJECT BUDGET 
697.457 EUR



YEARS
2023 – 2024



SECTORS OF INTERVENTIONS

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Education, Environment/Fight against climate change, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
4 Quality Education SDGs Climate Action

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONNECTING: OTHER PROJECTS

NOPLANETB: Bridging science and society to foster inclusive transition strategies

NOPLANETB is a project funded by the European Commission under the DEAR program, in which PuntoSud is the lead organization. The other EU countries involved are: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Estonia. 210 selected small sized CSOs in these 8 countries will receive financial and capacity building support, involving local authorities, to promote science-based solutions and just transition practices and policies. Final beneficiaries of the action will be disengaged citizens, including marginalised and vulnerable groups

Read more

Capacity building and follow up services for the empowerment of the beneficiaries awarded through the call “Reazioni” promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo

As part of the “Reactions” call to action launched by the Compagnia di San Paolo, PuntoSud was contracted to accompany a capacity building and follow-up program for the empowerment of the beneficiaries of the grant and to provide them with support in the implementation and reporting of supported projects.

Read more

NOPLANETB HUB: co-programming against climate change

NOPLANETB is the first Italian HUB that aims to promote the spread of sustainable lifestyles by incubating, co-designing and financing communication, advocacy and awareness-raising ideas and initiatives promoted by small organizations of Italian civil society and aimed at raising awareness of citizens on the topic of climate change

Read more