Archive for: Gender Equality

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.

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Critical accompaniment of the “ZeroSei” program


Programma ZeroSei

Integration and coordination between services and care offers aimed at the 0-6 age group



The ZeroSei Program funded by Compagnia di San Paolo intends to promote integration and coordination among services and care offers targeting the 0-6 age childhood bracket in Turin. Moreover, the projects supported are in favor of children of this specific age group in a more systematic, multidimensional, inclusive, innovative and integrated framework.

The objective is to contribute to producing a change in the territory involved, not only in terms of increasing supply and services, but also and above all in the ability of the community to interact, work synergistically and put the various skills, competences and resources, to take care of their children, their families and the actors that interact with them in a sustainable, effective, participatory and lasting way.

Main activities

The various activities carried out by punto.sud have different objectives:
• Provide to Compagnia San Paolo a clear design reference framework (program theory);
• Facilitate forecast monitoring and evaluation actions;
• To strengthen the company’s ability to analyze and plan the company itself within the ZeroSei program.

The outputs expected to be achieved are as follows:

  1. to explain, starting from the analysis and evaluation work carried out by the Collegio Carlo Alberto, the reference model (hypothesis of change and functions to be maintained in the long-run)of the Program in consideration of the Company’s vision, the development of the main actions, the allocated funds and the project launched;
  2. consolidating a monitoring system capable of enhancing the systems of observation and analysis of the processes started by the individual actions and the hypothetical evaluation tracks.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNERS





BENEFICIARIES

  • Young children and families


PROJECT BUDGET
5.072.000,00 EUR



YEARS
2018 – 2019



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Civil society, Education, Educational poverty, Gender equality



SDGs
 4 Quality Education SDGs Gender Equality

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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Strengthening of a network among cities directly facing migration flows at EU borders


Strengthening of a network in the management of migration flows at EU 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.




Europa


Europe, Italy


WEBSITE




DONOR
European Commission – Directorate-General for Internal Cooperation & Development



BENEFICIARIES

  • 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


PROJECT BUDGET
5.367.995 EUR



YEARS
2017 – 2020



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
 SDGs Gender Equality SDGs Reduced Inequalities SDGs Sustainable cities and communities

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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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.

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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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Prevention and fight against school drop-out in Lombardy


Prevenzione e lotta contro la dispersione scolastica in Lombardia

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.



ERRE2 is a 3-year project co-funded by Impresa Sociale Con I Bambini, run by 23 partners acting in the Bergamo Province (Lombardy region), leaded by Opera Diocesana Patronato San Vincenzo.

It is based on the assumption that although high level of welfare, educational poverty remain an issue in the area. Despite a high presence of different education offers, youth often perceive these as inaccessible with a negative impact on their personal education especially them residing in disadvantaged areas. ERRE2 involves some suburbs of Bergamo city where educational poverty is more present and focuses on doing to motivate youngsters who have experienced school failure.

The main objective is to establish and activate a network to create a favourable environment for youngsters, enabling them to experiment different and innovative/educational opportunity, and positive/stimulating models of educational relationship. ERRE2 works on common space rehabilitation, families’ support and involvement, school role reinforcement, cognitive/non-cognitive skills’ strengthening. Youth is directly involved in the design and implementation of educational/cultural activities inside/outside the school. The school is promoted as a central hub for youth and community’s educational/cultural life supported by the territorial network. PuntoSud involvement in ERRE2 is mainly dedicated to assure the project implementers with an impact study.

The exercise is organized in 3 moments: initial, at the project end, and two years after the conclusion of the activities.

The evaluation system focuses particularly on the network “model” implemented and how this model effectively supports the target group identified (pre-adolescents and adolescents). Within this framework, the evaluation investigates also the expected positive interaction among Public administrations, civil society and the private sector. The impact assessment uses a theory based approach with a longitudinal statistical-descriptive study.




Italia


Italy


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARIES

  • Ragazzi (preadolescenti e adolescenti)


PROJECT BUDGET
1.106.058,53 EUR



YEARS
2020 – 2025



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Civil society, Education, Educational poverty



SDGs
4 Quality Education SDGs Gender Equality 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

Educational inclusion of vulnerable students in the city of Genoa


Educational inclusion of vulnerable students in the city of Genoa

Dimensione L’UDA is a 3-year project, co-founded by Impresa Sociale Con I Bambini, leaded by Coop. Soc. Il Ce.Sto. It pursues the scholastic inclusion of vulnerable students from the disadvantaged areas of Genova metropolitan city through Learning Teaching Units – UDA, implemented by the project to impact on pupils’ knowledge and competence. Within the project, PuntoSud promotes an impact study.



Dimensione L’UDA is a 3-year project, co-funded by Impresa Sociale Con I Bambini, run by 12 partners acting in the Genova area, leaded by Cooperativa Sociale Il Ce.Sto. It pursues the scholastic inclusion of vulnerable students in particularly from the disadvantaged areas of Genova metropolitan city.

It is based on the fundamental postulate that inclusion is facilitated by the increase of knowledge and competence levels of the students in the transition between the 1st and 2nd scholastic cycle (pre-adolescents). To this end it provides for the definition and administration of a batch of Learning Teaching Units – UDA elaborated by a Scientific Committee, consistent with schools’ program, equipped with cutting-edge technology and tools, contextualised in the territory of reference.

A plausible perspective of continuity and sustainability of the project is promoted through specific trainings of teachers and other actors of the educating community and the opening of the area to the public.

PuntoSud is mainly dedicated to assure the project implementers with an impact study. The exercise is organized in 3 moments: initial, at the project end, and 2 years after the activities’ conclusion. The evaluation system focuses on the UDA and in detecting pupils’ interest and confidence increase vs the school, the maintenance of mechanisms activated at intervention end by schools and the conditions in respect of which pupils’ enrolment to the secondary school are facilitated also thanks to project activities’ promotion.

PuntoSud is engaged to develop tools for the detection of results in order to ensure a system for collecting the priority information (output and outcome quantitative data collection).

A complementary work of collecting qualitative information related to project implementation is promoted (deviation from the plan, criticality, strengths, opportunities). PuntoSud contributed in supporting the project leader in the finalization of the monitoring system.




Italia


Italy


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARIES

  • Teenagers (pre-adolescents)


PROJECT BUDGET
726.900,78 EUR



YEARS
2019 – 2023



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Education, Educational poverty



SDGs
4 Quality Education

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

Refugees, IDPs and host communities in Eastern Sudan


Reinforcing decision-making in Eastern States of the programme

The service contract was awarded within the programme Strengthening resilience for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Eastern Sudan, implemented by AICS Sudan and funded within the MultiDonor Trust Fund – Horn of Africa, with the aim to improve the quality of the relevant data and information, either within the project or at the target health facilities.



The service contract was awarded within the programme Strengthening resilience for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Eastern Sudan (SDN13), implemented by AICS Sudan and funded within the MultiDonor Trust Fund – Horn of Africa.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the living conditions of refugees, IDPs and host communities and to address the root causes of irregular and forced migration. The specific objective is to is to strengthen the local health systems to better deliver basic packages of health services in selected areas of Eastern Sudan, with the final aim of creating a more conducive and sustainable living environment for host communities, displaced populations and refugees.

The purpose of the support is to improve the quality of the relevant data and information, either within the project or at the health facilities that are beneficiaries of the project, for the Project Management Unit: 1. to take prompt initiative to ensure the smooth implementation of the project and to improve the quality of the reports produced, and 2. to verify that the data provided by the health facilities supported, especially those referring to maternal and child care, are accurate.

The following are the results achieved at the end of the contract:

  • SDN13 (internal) monitoring & evaluation system is outlined consistently, including tools and processes, and is in place to allow for informed management decisions to be taken and to ensure full internal & external accountability.
  • The Health Management Information System in place in Gedaref is improved (pilot) and allows the preparation of accurate reports, especially with reference to the maternal and child care.
  • The external accountability of SDN13 (and of AICS Khartoum at large) is enhanced, thanks to the organisation of opportunities for sharing the key project achievements (e.g. researches, project outcomes, project learning etc.) with key stakeholders.



Africa


Sudan




PARTNER

  • Lead agency:




BENEFICIARIES

  • AICS staff dedicated to the project


PROJECT BUDGET
134.456 EUR



YEARS
2020 – 2022



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Capacity building e formazione, Health/Healthcare, Salute/Sanità



SDGs
 


IL PROGETTO IN NUMERI



  • € 134.456

    valore progetto

  • personale AICS dedicato al progetto

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

best beyond stereotypes

School and gender stereotypes: an innovative intervention model


Be.St – Beyond Stereotypes

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.



The project “Be.St – Beyond Stereotypes” aims at contributing to produce a cultural change in educational agencies (beginning from primary schools) that can have a positive impact on the choices of future generations, who become carriers of a “zero tolerance” message on all forms of gender violence and are able to convey the cultural change in the society.
A critical thinking on gender stereotypes, transmitted through families and teachers, will help to encourage young people’s awareness of the importance of mutual respect in relationships and to diminish the phenomenon of social and psychological abuse of one sex over the other. This will facilitate a more balanced relationship between the genders and an education of children respecting the differences, which will be perceived as an opportunity for mutual exchange and growth.
Considering the importance of stereotypes in the development of each individual, the choice to define the Be.St. model and experiment the proposed path in a primary school allows to focus on individuals when the stereotypes are being formed. The school selected to be the pilot is invited to adhere to a path that includes training and information activities, addressed to teachers and families, on gender stereotypes.
In this perspective, through the definition of an innovative model of primary school that promotes the idea of ​​a Be.St school (beyond stereotypes), which is applicable and replicable on a larger scale, the project aims to achieve a twofold objective:
To contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence;
To contribute to the creation of awareness on the role of gender stereotypes in the dissemination of the gender-based violence.
The action is leaded by Fondazione PuntoSud and involves as project partners Comune di Milano – Assessorato all’Educazione and Assessorato alle Politiche Sociali; Associazione Scosse and Comitato Unico di Garanzia – Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.
The initiative is supported by Fondazione Cariplo and Comune di Milano. Additional requests for funds have been submitted to the European Commission and the Italian Government (Dipartimento Pari Opportunità).

Our activities

  • Creation of a multi-stakeholder working group for the definition of the Be.St standard
  • Definition of the Be.St standard
  • Development of training methodology and the training materials, according to the Be.St standard established by the multi-stakeholder working group
  • Be.St standard testing and follow up
  • Launch of the initiative through an awareness campaign
  • Final event and distribution of the project final report to communicate the project’s results
  • Impact evaluation


Italia


Italy


WEBSITE

PARTNERS

  • Comune di Milano – Assessorato all’Educazione and Assessorato alle Politiche Sociali
  • Associazione Scosse
  • Comitato Unico di Garanzia – Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.




BENEFICIARIES

  • Around 125 pupils of the pilot primary school
  • Around 250 pupils’ parents
  • Around 20 pupils’ teachers
  • Other primary schools in Milan
  • The general audience


PROJECT BUDGET
100.000 EUR



YEARS
2017 –  2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Gender equality



SDGs
SDGs Gender Equality


PROJECT BUDGET ORGANISATIONS



  • €100.000

    project budget

  • 125

    pupils of the pilot primary school

  • 250

    pupils’ parents

  • 20

    pupils’ teachers

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