Archive for: Quality Education

“IJRAAT —Investing in a Joint procedure-Ready and compliant Approach to the Application of EU PRAG rules through Training”


IJRAAT —Investing in a Joint procedure-Ready and compliant Approach to the Application of EU PRAG rules through Training

Valutazione dei bisogni formativi, progettazione e realizzazione di un programma di formazione per le ONG locali, le ONG siriane ibride registrate all’estero e le ONG internazionali non familiari con la gestione dei finanziamenti della DG NEAR.



La collaborazione con la Delegazione dell’UE in Siria è iniziata nel 2022. Il programma si prefissava, innanzitutto, di individuare i bisogni formativi delle ONG locali, delle ONG siriane ibride registrate all’estero e delle ONG internazionali con limitata familiarità rispetto alla gestione dei finanziamenti della DG NEAR. Successivamente, ha incluso la progettazione e la realizzazione di un programma di formazione il cui obiettivo consisteva nel contribuire all’aumento dell’efficienza e dell’efficacia delle azioni finanziate dall’UE attraverso il miglioramento della conoscenza dello staff delle organizzazioni rispetto alle norme ad esse applicabili.

Le nostre attività principali:

  • Valutazione dei bisogni formativi
  • Sviluppo di un corso sulle regole PRAG rilevanti per la gestione finanziaria dei finanziamenti UE
  • Realizzazione di tre sessioni di formazione di cui, due corsi virtuali di 2 giorni ciascuno e 1 corso in aula di 2 giorni a Gaziantep per un totale di 85 partecipanti.



Mondo


Lebanon, Syria, Turkey




PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 68 staff Local NGOs, hybrid syrian NGOs registered abroad and international NGOs which were “newcomers” to DG NEAR funding


PROJECT BUDGET
27.600 EUR



YEARS
2022 – 2023



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Granting and Sub-granting



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

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

Specialised training programme for AICS staff


Specialised training programme for AICS staff

Training programme for AICS staff based in field offices on the management of delegated cooperation projects, the use of PRAG for awarding contracts and grants to third parties and the RBM approach



In 2019, a collaboration began with the AICS office in Rome to deliver in-person training in Tunis to some representatives of the field offices with the aim of familiarising them with delegated cooperation. The main purpose of this training programme was to provide AICS staff with the necessary information and practical tools to properly submit applications for EU funding and manage EU-funded programmes in accordance with the rules of the Contribution Agreement. Subsequently, starting in 2020, similar programmes were delivered in virtual classroom mode for some of the AICS field offices. The aim of these trainings was to provide a clear framework on both the general rules of implementation of delegated cooperation projects and the use of the PRAG for the award of service, works and supply contracts and grants (Grants). Finally, in 2022, at the request of the AICS office in Maputo, a course on the new RBM approach adopted by AICS was developed and delivered.

Our activities:

  • Development of an ad hoc course on the management of delegated cooperation projects on the basis of EU rules and the AICS itself
  • Delivery of a 3-day in-person training session in Tunis for 70 representatives of the AICS foreign offices
  • Delivery of a course in virtual classroom mode on the management of delegated cooperation projects for the AICS office in Khartoum
  • Delivery of two courses on the use of PRAG for the awarding/management of supply/service/works contracts and grants to third parties
  • Delivery of four training sessions in virtual classroom mode for AICS offices in Maputo and Yangon on PRAGs
  • Development and delivery of a virtual classroom course on the Result-Based Management (RBM) approach



Mondo


World Wide




PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • N° 150 representatives of AICS field offices involved in the management of EU-funded projects


PROJECT BUDGET
25.500 EUR



YEARS
2019 – 2022



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION   

Capacity building and professional training, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
4 Quality Education SDGs Reduced Inequalities

THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT



BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of an in-person training session for 70 representatives of AICS foreign offices in Tunis from 17 to 19 July 2019

PROJECT BUDGET 
6500 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of a training session in virtual classroom mode of the course Effective management of EU-funded projects for the AICS foreign office team in Khartoum

PROJECT BUDGET 
4400 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of a training session in virtual classroom mode of the course Getting fear out of procurement and grant award procedures for the AICS foreign office team in Maputo

PROJECT BUDGET
4400 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of the structure of the two courses, development of materials and delivery of the two training sessions in virtual classroom mode for the AICS foreign office team in Yangon

PROJECT BUDGET
4800 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of the training session in virtual classroom mode for the AICS foreign office team in Maputo

PROJECT BUDGET 
5400 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Zero in conduct: in-formative actions driven by young people, teachers and citizens to reduce environmental impact


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. The project wants to develop the transversal skills, to increase the cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural dimension of the youngsters’ learning in order to make them protagonists of the ecological transition, thus to support the individual and collective change to create a more sustainable and just world. The Action engages educational and local institutions, young people and citizens.



The project consists in three main components/results:

  1. Young People and teachers gain more tools to understand Climate Change:
  2. Local institutions and CSOs increase their knowledge and ability to activate citizens, addressing them towards the ecological transition;
  3. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the ecological transition and the fight against Climate Change.

The project will develop Peer Education and Changemaker territorial paths. Both of them will allow the acquisition and the strengthening of information linked to local/national/global programs and strategies for ecological transition and the reduction of the environmental impact, active participation and decision-making processes. The understanding of these issues will allow young people to take action themselves, encourage their peers to be the protagonists of the ecological transition and local urban regeneration.

Young people will be engaged through exchange experiences such as The Climate Training Camp and the Open Call to Action. The Open Call to Action will allow them to send their ideas to answer the local environmental challenge. A commission of judges from the Bcorp and Benefit field, institutions and professionals of sustainability will evaluate them.

Local administrations and CSOs will be trained not only on policies and opportunities linked to the ecological transition but also on tools and good practices for youth and citizen engagement for a real participation in the decision-making processes.

Further beneficiaries of the training, at national level, will be the Teachers, who will receive information and materials to strengthen their knowledge and methodologies.

The project foresees, as a third result, a National Communication Campaign and Exchange initiatives promoted by the beneficiaries to make the citizens active members of the fight against climate change. To meet this goal, we also want to develop a Re-Granting activity to allow a selection of CSOs to develop their own local initiatives of awareness, advocacy and mobilization. The final national Event will be a further opportunity of exchange and dissemination at the institutional level.




Italia


Italy








BENEFICIARIES

  • 1.523.470 citizens
  • 20 organizations


PROJECT BUDGET 
697.457 EUR



YEARS
2023 – 2024



SECTORS OF INTERVENTIONS

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Education, Environment/Fight against climate change, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
4 Quality Education 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

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

Read more

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.

Read more

NOPLANETB HUB: co-programming against climate change

NOPLANETB is the first Italian HUB that aims to promote the spread of sustainable lifestyles by incubating, co-designing and financing communication, advocacy and awareness-raising ideas and initiatives promoted by small organizations of Italian civil society and aimed at raising awareness of citizens on the topic of climate change

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We repair objects, we recreate relationships. At the school of circular economies at Lab Barona


We repair objects, we recreate relationships. At the school of circular economies at Lab Barona

In 2022-23, the 4th and 5th classes of the Capponi primary school and the 1st of the Gramsci middle school, are involved in educational activities and workshops at school and at the Lab Barona Repair Cafè with the aim of contributing to increase knowledge and awareness among pupils on the importance of environmental sustainability in everyday life. In particular, teachers and students will work on the theme of the circular economy



Starting from the circular economy, the project promotes attention to the new life of objects, through re-use and repair. The project will also be an opportunity to socialize and exchange experiences, to clash the disposable culture, to promote the good practice of reuse and therefore reduce the amount of waste produced.

The project works closely with the Lab Barona Repair Cafè, a space located in via Ettore Ponti 15, a few meters from the Capponi and Gramsci schools, launched in 2021 by La Cordata with the aim of offering the neighborhood a space where objects can be repaired, materials can be recycled giving new life to objects and at the same time a place for the exchange of skills, relationships and opportunities to create solidarity and mutual aid. With the project we want to strengthen the bond started with the neighborhood and create a new channel of collaboration with the surrounding schools in order to raise awareness and activate the inhabitants on circular economy issues. In this sense, the identified target, young students between the ages of 9 and 12, could be a driving force for the involvement of parents and potential new users of the Lab Barona Repair Cafè who will be able, even at the end of the project, to continue to have a place that in the neighborhood offers the possibility to repair, recycle, reuse.

Objectives to be achieved:

The project aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of primary and secondary school students on the importance of environmental sustainability in everyday life to clash the ongoing climate and environmental crisis and promote understanding of their role as protagonists of the ecological transition.

In particular:

  1. The project intends to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers and pupils of the Capponi primary school and Gramsci lower secondary school on issues related to environmental sustainability, in particular on the concept of circular economy, reuse and recycling.
  2. The project intends to promote the activation of pupils and teachers also with the involvement of the educational community to identify concrete solutions for daily actions that respect the environment.

To achieve the objectives, the three main activities are: teacher training, student training and laboratory activities. On the sidelines there is the activation of the “educating community” or the network of organizations and associations of the territory and in particular of the most peripheral part of the Barona district, which are informed, involved and activated to support the laboratory activities




Italia


Italy


WEBSITE




DONATORE/I
Fondazione Cariplo



BENEFICIARI

  • 256 pupils
  • 20 teachers


BUDGET PROGETTO
43.078 EUR



ANNO
2022 – 2023



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Education, Environment/Fight against climate change



SDGs
4 Quality Education  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

CONNECTING: ALTRI PROGETTI

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

Strengthening support for sustainable growth of Fondazione Rava – N.P.H


Strengthening support for sustainable growth of Fondazione Rava – N.P.H

PuntoSud supported the Rava-N.P.H. Italy Foundation in a path of organizational strengthening aimed at increasing access to European Commission’s funding opportunities, in particular from the DG in charge of humanitarian aid and international cooperation. The project included support for the Foundation’s internal procedures adjustment, a training course on EU themes and project management, and analysis of cooperation opportunities with the EU and project proposal preparation.



The activities of this organizational strengthening process for the Rava-N.P.H. Italy Foundation funded by the Cariplo Foundation’s Capacity Building grant are related to three main components:

  • Internal procedures review: adjustment of internal procedures for procurement and code of conduct to international standards to facilitate access to EU funds and improve project management;
  • Dedicated training course: development and delivery of virtual classroom training sessions on: access to EU funding for development cooperation projects; project writing; monitoring and evaluation; budgeting; introduction to the EU Solidarity Corps program.
  • Specific support: analysis of cooperation opportunities with the EU in the Foundation’s intervention countries and support in preparing project proposals.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARI

  • Staff of Fondazione Rava N.P.H. Italy and NPH International


BUDGET PROGETTO
17.000 EUR



ANNO
2020 – 2021



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Humanitarian aid/Emergency



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

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

Enhancing WFP staff’s understanding of EC funding


Enhancing WFP staff’s understanding of EC funding

World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the most important partner of the European Union and needs to keep its staff constantly updated on the EU rules and procedures. For this reasons it requested PuntoSud to develop some eLearning modules on the use of the DG ECHO Single Form and on the management of International Development Cooperation projects



Thanks to its long-lasting experience in supporting DG ECHO partners, in 2016 PuntoSud was contracted by the World Food Programme (WFP) – Brussels office to develop an ad hoc eLearning course on the use of the ECHO eSingle Form.

The aim of this course was to give a specific and practical overview on how to fill in the Single Form format at proposal and reporting stages and to ensure WFP Country Offices’ key staff to develop quality proposals to be submitted to DG ECHO. The eLearning was developed by PuntoSud experts in cooperation with WFP relevant staff and published in WFP learning platform.

After this successful experience, in 2018 WFP requested to develop another eLearning course on how to deal with EU development funding opportunities and Grant implementation. Its main aim was to inform country offices’ staff on how to negotiate with EU delegations to get grants and how to manage these grants according to EU rules. Also this course was developed by PuntoSud and published in WFP learning platform.

Both courses were updated by PuntoSud experts in 2021-2022 on request of WFP based on novelties on the EU rules and procedures.

These elearning modules were developed using Articulate 360 Rise and Storyline applications. The courses were enriched by photos and videos (from Articulate and WFP archives), interactive tools (e.g. reading in tabs, drag and drop features) and quizzes (multiple choices, drag and drops and games).




Mondo


World Wide


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARI

  • WFP staff based in HQs and Country offices


BUDGET PROGETTO
85.650 EUR



ANNO
2016 – 2021



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Humanitarian aid/Emergency



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

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

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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Enhancing FAO staff’s in the management of EU resources


Enhancing FAO staff’s in the management of EU resources

The PuntoSud–Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) capacity building program was designed to ensure a smooth EU-FAO long-lasting cooperation with the common goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger around the world.



The EU has always been one of the major resource partners of FAO.

In the period 2008-2016, FAO entrusted several projects to PuntoSud with the objective to strengthening FAO’s staff (FAO Country Representatives, technical and operational staff active in Latin America, Middle East, Central and South-East Asia, Africa and Europe) with regard of the mobilisation of EU resources for FAO development programme worldwide.

The main project activities may be summarised as follows:

  • Study and analysis of the European institutions, their decision-making mechanisms and policies on international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
  • Development, dissemination and updating of a “flexible” training module (adaptable to the needs of the various FAO offices in the world) delivered in 29 sessions with the aim of facilitating the FAO-EU cooperation at all stages of the project cycle.
  • The development of an eLearning to facilitate the work of the FAO regional offices on a continuous basis.

This learning programme aimed at ensuring:

  • An assessment to gather information about the most common criticalities encountered by FAO in the processes of design, implementation and evaluation of FAO-EU projects;
  • The identification and sharing of information of the main EU cooperation policies (e.g. strategic documents and multi-annual programming);
  • The development of a good partnership FAO-EU, encouraging proper planning of interventions within the guidelines proposed by the EU;
  • The creation of proper guidelines for accountable implementation and reporting of projects, in line with the FAO and EU PAGoDA procedures.



Mondo


World Wide


WEBSITE


PARTNER



DONATORE/I
FAO



BENEFICIARI

  • 800 FAO officers and experts from over 80 countries


BUDGET PROGETTO
267.448 EUR



ANNO
2008 – 2016



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Granting and Sub-granting



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

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

Inclusion and claiming the rights of people with disabilities


Inclusion and claiming the rights of people with disabilities

The PODER project aims to create and promote a path of employment inclusion, defense of the right to education and claiming the rights of people with disabilities in 4 municipalities in El Salvador



The statement “nothing about us without us” is the essential starting point of the project “PODER: program for occupational inclusion, the defense of the rights to education and the claim of the rights of people with disabilities”.

The project action, lasting 36 months, aims to strengthen and support tangible changes such as to allow people with disabilities in the target areas (Colon, Zaragoza, Santo Tomás and Santiago Texacuangos) to promote, as active subjects recognized as competent, processes of social and educational inclusion.

The proposed action develops around the idea of the centrality of people with disabilities and their organizations, whose strengthening in terms of awareness and skills (individual and collective empowerment) is considered as a fundamental precondition for achieving the established objective.

The project has three main components:

  • strengthening advocacy capacities of people with disabilities and their organisations
  • support for the completion of educational and professional training courses for people with disabilities
  • reduction of physical access barriers to schools and other buildings of public interest by means of light infrastructural upgrading works.




El Salvador


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARIES

  • 500 people with disabilities and their families
  • organisations of people with disabilities in the 4 municipalities involved in the project


PROJECT BUDGET
1.798.428,72  EUR



YEARS
2022 – 2025



SECTORS OF INTERVENTIONS

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Education, Human rights and Governance/Accountability



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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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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