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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.


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


  • 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

7.771.040,00 EUR

2019 – 2023


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

  4 Quality Education SDGs Reduced Inequalities 


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    alunni della scuola primaria

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Innovative models for the economic integration of migrants

Program4Integration (Work4Integration – EU & Enterprise4Integration)

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The project Work4Integration – Europe, implemented by a Consortium leaded by Soleterre, wants to promote the early and effective integration on the labour market of third-country nationals, by creating effective transnational partnerships with all actors concerned.

The project will be realized in Italy, Sweden and Belgium and will pursue three objectives:

  • Promote an effective process of integration in the labour market of TCNs;
  • Engage employers and other key actors on labour market integration of TCNs;
  • Elaborate a multi-stakeholder win-win strategy for the effective labour integration of TCNs in Europe.

Demand-oriented services for TCNs will be developed in every country. Among the main activities there will be skill assessment; professional trainings; promotion of labour opportunities; multidisciplinary services; creation of toolkits for vulnerable categories and tutorship/follow up.
On the other side, activities for awareness creation and active involvement of companies will be realized (events, trainings, multidisciplinary support and promotion of the “Employer together for integration”). Finally, the project will promote the exchange of methods and practice among partners and the promotion of capacity building related to labour integration of TCNs through the elaboration of a unified action model that will be the basis to define the partners’ future strategy on the issue.

The project will have an impact on two main axes:

  • Facilitating TCNs’ access to the labour market thanks to a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account the complexity of their migratory project;
  • Consolidating a multistakeholder win-win strategy for TCNs labour integration, where stakeholders are engaged in the continuous exchange of tools and skills.


Belgium, Italy, Sweden


European Commission


  • 1.000 third countries nationals
  • 200 enterprises
  • 2.700 people


2016 – 2021


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

SDGs Reduced Inequalities


  • 1.000

    third countries nationals

  • 200


  • 2.700



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