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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.

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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.

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Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

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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.

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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

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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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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