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Snapshots From the Borders

Snapshots From the Borders

Snapshots From the Borders is a 3-year project aims at strengthen a new active network among cities directly facing migration flows at EU borders, as a way to promote more effective policy coherence at all levels.

Snapshots From the Borders is a 3-year project co-funded by the European Union (EuropeAid DEAR budget line), run by 35 partners, border Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations. The project, coordinated by the Municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa, aims to improve critical understanding of European, national and local decision makers and of public opinion about global interdependencies determining migration flows towards European borders, in the perspective of reaching SDG targets, especially SDG 1, 5, 10, 11 and 16.

Specifically, the project intends to strengthen a new horizontal, active network among cities directly facing migration flows at EU borders, as a way to promote more effective policy coherence at all levels (European, national, local).

In the frame of the project, the No more bricks in the wall campaign has been developed both at local (town level), national (member state level) and EU level (Brussels and EU institutions), composed of materials, social media action, concerts and festivals, exhibitions. The campaign is coordinated by AMREF and aims to inform European citizens that migration is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon and a political issue which needs efforts and concrete actions taken by people and organizations/networks at all levels of society.

A better understanding by Europeans of migration as a development issue paired with engagement fosters global citizenship and builds strong bonds of solidarity. Borders’ direct perspectives and engagement are an added value for raising awareness, sharing knowledge, encouraging participation and showing citizens that they have an important role to play. By bringing voices and effective solutions from the borders where migration is lived directly, people will be more informed and aware of the determinants and actions and they will become protagonists in calling for a fair world. Messages reaching the EU public through media present migration as an emergency problem with negative impact oversimplifying causes and determinants. Once people are aware of the dimension, implication, causes and solutions, they will seek a change of attitude in terms of support for civil society.

At the end, the ultimate scope of the campaign is: to attract citizens in Border Territories and all around Europe both already keen to solidarity towards migrants.


Europe, Italy

European Commission – Directorate-General for Internal Cooperation & Development


  • 260 decision / law makers at town, national and EU level
  • 390 civil servants
  • 45.000 EU citizens reached by transnational activities
  • 2.000.000 citizens reached by web/social campaign

5.367.995 EUR

2017 – 2020


Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Human rights and Governance/Accountability, Migrations and diaspora

 SDGs Gender Equality SDGs Reduced Inequalities SDGs Sustainable cities and communities


15 consorzi finanziati

5555 EURO

15 consorzi finanziati

5555 EURO

15 consorzi finanziati

5555 EURO

  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250


  • 20



Prevention and fight against school drop-out in Lombardy

ERRE2 is a 3-year project co-founded by Impresa Sociale Con I Bambini, leaded by Opera Diocesana Patronato San Vincenzo. The main objective is to establish and activate a network to create a favourable environment for youngsters, enabling them to experiment different innovative/educational opportunity, and positive educational relationship models. Within ERRE2, PuntoSud promotes an impact study.

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Environment and participatory processes: Milan in the future

Il progetto “Milano in Cartoline – Immaginare la città del futuro” intende costruire un processo decisionale, partecipativo e democratico con i cittadini di 3 Quartieri di Milano (Ponte Lambro – Molise Calvairate Ponti – Gratosoglio), per progettare con loro il futuro sostenibile del territorio, in risposta al cambiamento climatico e per costruire coesione sociale.

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Supply of training and support services to the DG ECHO

For over 15 years we have been supporting The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) so as to facilitate a proper and transparent management of humanitarian interventions and an efficient and effective collaboration between the donor (EU) and the funding recipients (NGOs, International Organisations and Member States’ Specialised Agencies

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1Planet4All – Empowering youth, living EU values, tackling climate change

1Planet4All operates in 12 European countries with the aim of raising awareness and promoting the engagement of young people in the development of concrete actions in the fight against climate change

1Planet4All is a 3-year project co-funded by the European Union (EuropeAid DEAR budget line), aimed at raising awareness and critical understanding of the European youths in 12 EU member states about climate change to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and inspire their active engagement in concrete actions for safe, inclusive and ‘climate smart’ communities. The key change expected will contribute to foster the active citizenship of European youths to address Agenda 2030, by enhancing the sense of inter-dependency, personal responsibility and solidarity between developed and developing countries for a sustainable future for all.

Three are the key outputs expected:

  • Enhanced understanding of at least 8.555.000 EU young people in 12 EU member states of the impact of climate change at global level, including the impact on migration and of the urgency for individual and collective action;
  • A new generation of 147.940 young leaders in 12 EU member states has been inspired, trained and up-skilled to become agents of change and encourage their peers and decision makers to take action in their daily lives to fight climate change and to strive for structural change;
  • At least 26.380 young people in the 12 EU member states have developed concrete ideas and taken action to tackle climate change and its related issues.

A joint campaign will be launched to cover all the 12 EU partner countries and will be complemented by campaigns at national level, to enhance the youths’ understanding on the themes of the project. Activities to encourage youths to take action will be implemented, together with initiatives to boost their engagement.

Resilient GAP, one of the CSO who benefits from a financial support to third parties in Italy, has produced a very interesting guide to make sustainable choices.




European Commission – Directorate-General for Internal Cooperation & Development (DEAR)


  • 8.555.555 youths (15-35) will enhance their awareness
  • 147.940 young leaders will be inspired to become agents of change
  • 26.380 young people have developed concrete ideas

EUR 7.778.000

2020 – 2023


Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Civil society, Environment/Fight against climate change, Sustainable development

SDGs Climate Action


  • € 7.778.000

    Project budget

  • 555.555

    youth awareness

  • 147.940

    promoters of change

  • 26.380

    tangible ideas


EMERGENCY – Sierra Leone

EMERGENCY is working in Sierra Leone since 2001 with a Surgical Centre designed for war victims, then extended to the care of orthopaedic patients and all surgical emergencies.

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EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

The 4-year Framework Contract EU Aid Volunteers aims to develop a training programme for the EU aid volunteers initiative, provide training services to candidate volunteers, and assess the competences of the candidate volunteers trained.

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Sudan – Health and Nutrition for the Mayo vulnerable population

The EMERGENCY project has its action hub in the Paediatric Centre in Mayo area where EMERGENCY not only offers free and qualified paediatric assistance, but it also provides women with Antenatal Care and promotes a preventive approach to child and maternal healthcare through health education sessions.

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