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PASPED


Project to counter the illegal migration through the support to the private sector and the job creation in Senegal

PASPED is a 21-month project financed by AICS Dakar as part of the overall programme PLASEPRI/PASPED and aims at fostering the socio-economic development in Senegal by capitalising the Senegalese diaspora between Europe and Italy. 70 business ideas, promoted by Senegalese citizens living in Italy (and/or Europe), will selected and supported to outline fully-fledged business plans.



PASPED (Projet de contraste à la migration irrégulière à travers l’appui au Secteur Privé et à la création d’emplois au Sénégal) is a 21-month project financed by AICS Dakar as part of the overall programme PLASEPRI/PASPED and aims at fostering the socio-economic development in Senegal by capitalising the Senegalese diaspora between Europe and Italy.

The project idea stems from the collaboration and the exchanges with the Senegalese diaspora in Italy and from the shared objective to promote the business ideas of Senegalese citizens to be realised in their home country, as well as to strengthen the interconnections between Italy and Senegal and to support the circular migration.

Within this framework, PASPED aims at increasing the knowledge of the Senegalese citizens in Italy on the PLASEPRI/PASPED support measures and at improving their access to the opportunities available, thanks to the widespread network of info points in synergy with the consulates of Milan and Naples.

In particular, 70 business ideas will be selected and their promoters supported – thanks to training & coaching, in developing fully-fledged business plans, which will be submitted to AICS Dakar, which may award (to at least 50 of them) a financial contribution.

It is expected that, thanks to the project:

  • 70 business ideas are selected to be developed through a fully-fledged package of support, to be realised in Senegal
  • 13 socio-economic operators are selected among the Senegalese diaspora to support the development of business ideas
  • At least 42000 people from the Senegalese diaspora are informed on the opportunities available to develop business in their home country




Italy, Senegal




SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 70 Senegalese businessmen, living in Italy and/or in Europe, are supported in developing their business ideas in their home country
  • 300 Senegalese citizens have access to a package of information & training
  • 42.000 Senegalese citizens are sensitised on the project themes


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 19.974,83



YEAR
2021 – 2022



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities


IL PROGETTO IN NUMERI



  • € 19.974,83

    budget progetto

  • 70

    imprenditori senegalesi supportati

  • 300

    cittadini senegalesi formati

  • 42.000

    cittadini senegalesi sensibilizzati

CONSOLIDARE: ALTRI PROGETTI

Doniamo Energia

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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ACRI

We are working for the Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio (ACRI) (Association of Foundations and Savings Banks) to define a multi-actor model of intervention in Africa, capable of aggregating resources and promoting the Italian development system in the strategic sectors of food farming and energy

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best beyond stereotypes

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.

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Doniamo Energia


Doniamo Energia call for proposals

Through the evaluation of the Calls for Proposals Doniamo Energia, 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.



Poor education, food and energy: these are three dimensions of poverty that the Fondazione Cariplo undertakes to fight together with institutions, non-profit organizations and companies, according to a model based on the three pillars: public, private and social.

The “Doniamo Energia” programme, promoted in collaboration by Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’energia, is one of the initiatives to combat poverty. The Banco Energia Onlus is a non-profit organization, promoted by A2A and the Foundations AEM and ASM, founded in 2016 with the aim of raising funds to support people and families belonging to weak social groups at risk of poverty.

The meeting between Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’energia made it possible to combine resources and skills to support people in economic fragility with paths of support and “re-start” at 360 °, first of all through the distribution of basic necessities or the payment of urgent expenses such as the bills of any energy operator, and then think of routes to take charge and reactivation, which provide for forms of work and social reintegration and to rethink resources for the community, with a view to generative welfare.

The “Doniamo Energia” program, now in its third edition, is promoted in collaboration with the Cariplo Foundation and Banco Energy, and is one of the initiatives to combat poverty in Italy. Over the course of the various editions, 38 consortia took part made up of non-profit organizations and local authorities who jointly presented multiple projects financed by the call.

Our activities
The involvement of PuntoSud is divided as follows:

  • The accompaniment to the implementing organisations aimed at facilitating the development of project ideas and the implementation of projects through a feasible and effective monitoring plan. With reference to this work plan, the following actions are inserted:
    • Helpdesk support and follow-up in progress, aimed at ensuring data collection and overcoming any operational difficulties of these activities.
  • The implementation of a system of monitoring and reporting of the progress of the program, able to systematically detect the progress of the project activities and to produce the information necessary for the periodic and overall control of the projects. In this context, sud was engagedto develop the format for the detection of results in order to ensure the project (and the program) a system for collecting the priority information in order to allow a collection of quantitative data of output and outcome. Together with this action, a complementary work of collecting qualitative information related to the implementation of the projects (deviation from the plan, criticality, elements of strength and opportunities) is also required.
  • Critical evaluation of the programme for donors, with the aim of highlighting and communicating to the representatives of the Cariplo Foundation, A2A Spa and the Banco dell’Energia Onlus, the progress of the program and the development of an overall evaluation experience.


Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • around 6.000 people


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 7.400.000



YEAR
2017-2022



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Human rights and Governance/Accountability



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities


THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT



PARTNER

15 projects financed

BUDGET PROGETTO

2.000.000 EUR

PARTNER

16 projects financed

BUDGET PROGETTO

3.400.000 EUR

PARTNER

17 projects financed

BUDGET PROGETTO

2.000.000 EUR


  • €100.000

    project budget

  • 125

    primary school students

  • 250

    parents

  • 20

    teachers

CONSOLIDATING: OTHER PROJECTS

PASPED

PASPED is a 21-month project financed by AICS Dakar as part of the overall programme PLASEPRI/PASPED and aims at fostering the socio-economic development in Senegal by capitalising the Senegalese diaspora between Europe and Italy. 70 business ideas, promoted by Senegalese citizens living in Italy (and/or Europe), will selected and supported to outline fully-fledged business plans.

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ACRI

We are working for the Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio (ACRI) (Association of Foundations and Savings Banks) to define a multi-actor model of intervention in Africa, capable of aggregating resources and promoting the Italian development system in the strategic sectors of food farming and energy

Read more

best beyond stereotypes

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.

Read more

Civil Society Platform for Inclusiveness


Civil Society Platform for Inclusiveness

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.



Civil Society Platform for Social Inclusiveness’ recognises that while the Kingdom of Eswatini has ratified all international human rights conventions, including ICCP and MESKP, as well as recognized several of these rights in the Constitution, the actual implementation of the provisions contained in the documents is lagging behind. This has been recognized by several international human Rights (HR) monitoring systems, such as UPR, CEDAW and ICRC.
The project recognized the need for coordinated and joint action of concerned CSOs to demand necessary reforms, and builds on the position of CANGO as NGO umbrella organisation, with existing active structures especially the Governance & Human Rights Consortium under CANGO. The project also recognises the technical competency of punto.sud in strengthening CSOs in Eswatini. The proposed project proposal stems from the contacts and the joint effort of the lead applicant, CANGO, and the co-applicant Fondazione punto.sud. Even if this is the first time the two organisations collaborate in the submission of a project proposal, its rationale is however consistently based on the previous collaboration in the frame of the EU funded project ‘Fostering Collaboration and Communication for the benefit of Swazi civil society’ ended in April 2017. The design of learning programmes for civil society organisations in Eswatini, together with CANGO, allowed punto.sud to better understand the civil society in the country as well as the difficulties they face in promoting and defending human rights and in consolidating the democratic governance and accountable principles. This also facilitated the organisation of a tailored learning programme based on their interests and needs with the aim to enhance their capacities to access and manage funding, as well as their strategic planning skills. On the other hand, the focus on accountability and transparency in the learning programme led to highlight other areas where the two organisations could collaborate.

Fully in line with the EU-EIDHR objectives, the main change the proposed project aims at achieving is the consolidation of a culture of inclusivity and tolerance in the country, which is able to facilitate the discussions and the exchanges among various stakeholders, including civil society organisations, government institutions, traditional leaders and others. This is meant to engage on the key relevant issues related to the enforcement of the democratic governance in the country, and in particular of the freedom of expression and of assembly, bridging the existing gaps in the communication among the stakeholders and reducing the differences among the interests at stake. This is believed to contribute concretely to set the basis for a more conducive environment, where human rights are protected, promoted and enjoyed, as well as gender equality and empowerment of women is fostered.


Africa


Eswatini


WEBSITE




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



BENEFICIARIES

  • CANGO Consortia members, governmental institutions, traditional authorities, citizens and communities in Eswatini, and their families particularly the most vulnerable to human rights violations such as women.


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 485.922



YEAR
2020 – 2023



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Gender equality, Human rights and Governance/Accountability



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities


SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS



  • €100.000

    project budget

  • 125

    primary school students

  • 250

    parents

  • 20

    teachers

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Milano in Cartoline

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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1Planet4all

1Planet4All

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

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Escuelas y Comunidades Inclusivas

Through the Escuelas y Comunidades Inclusivas in El Salvador, we support NGOs and local associations through acknowledging their skills and promoting sustainable models of inclusive schooling for the most vulnerable children.

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Work4Integration


Work4Integration

Through the Work4Integration project, implemented across 3 European countries, we provide ideas and methods of intervention for the development of innovative models for the economic integration of migrants, involving networks of organisation and businesses.



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.



Europa


Belgium, Italy, Sweden


WEBSITE




DONOR
European Commission



BENEFICIARIES

  • 1.000 third countries nationals
  • 200 enterprises
  • 2.700 people


PROJECT BUDGET
N/A



YEAR
2018 – 2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

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



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities


PROJECT BUDGET ORGANISATIONS



  • 1.000

    third countries nationals

  • 200

    enterprises

  • 2.700

    people

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Milano in Cartoline

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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1Planet4all

1Planet4All

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

Read more

Civil Society Platform for Inclusiveness

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

ACRI


Feasibility study on development cooperation intervention models

We are working for the Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio (ACRI) (Association of Foundations and Savings Banks) to define a multi-actor model of intervention in Africa, capable of aggregating resources and promoting the Italian development system in the strategic sectors of food farming and energy



The assignment was awarded by Fondazione Cariplo, on behalf of ACRI, to carry out a feasibility study on multistakeholder intervention models in the context of development cooperation.
The feasibility study implied the in-depth analysis of existing models and cooperation tools to outline a comprehensive synthesis effectively aimed at informing the strategic planning and future interventions of ACRI and of the member foundations.
The involvement of a large number of cooperation actors, both in Italy and in the countries of intervention, and the use of a diversified package of financial instruments, are two key elements of the models studied, which confirmed the value of systemic approaches for development cooperation interventions, unfolded around three distinct aspects, namely the system effectiveness, the valorisation of actors, the value added of interactions between businesses and civil society (and more generally, the non-profit sector as a whole).
Beyond the description of the suggested models of intervention in some selected sectors of intervention, the feasibility study also included the full description of the models in three different countries, where key sectors and potential partners have been further analysed to define possible intervention models.

Our activities

The feasibility study was unfolded around the following:

  • Forty-four significant and innovative experiences of project financing (case studies) were analysed, focusing in particular on multi-factor actions combining diversified and complementary financial instruments. Several elements of interest were analysed in relation to the priority criteria identified, among which blended financial instruments, impact investing schemes, systems/governance flexibility, diversification of donors/investors, timing, etc.
  • Enabling factors were identified to describe those external conditions that encourage (or boost) potential actors (CSOs, companies, etc.) to take the initiative to start a programme in a specific context.
  • Application of the enabling factors in some selected countries receiving technical assistance (mainly LDCs). Based on the evidence collected, three countries were prioritised and multi-stakeholder “intervention model” schemes described accordingly.
  • Elaboration of country scenarios to describe the socio-economic context in the three countries selected, before and after the new programming, focusing on key sectors.”




Africa, Italy


WEBSITE




YEAR
2020 – 2022



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

Environment/Fight against climate change, Food security/Agriculture



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities


THE PROJECT IN NUMBERS



  • €100.000

    project budget

  • 125

    primary school students

  • 250

    parents

  • 20

    teachers

CONSOLIDATING: OTHER PROJECTS

PASPED

PASPED is a 21-month project financed by AICS Dakar as part of the overall programme PLASEPRI/PASPED and aims at fostering the socio-economic development in Senegal by capitalising the Senegalese diaspora between Europe and Italy. 70 business ideas, promoted by Senegalese citizens living in Italy (and/or Europe), will selected and supported to outline fully-fledged business plans.

Read more

Doniamo Energia

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

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.

Read more