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Environment and participatory processes: Milan in the future


Imagining the city of the future to build a decision-making, participatory and democratic process to build social cohesion and responding to climate change.

The project Milano in Cartoline – Imagining the city of the future aims to build a decision-making, participatory and democratic process with the citizens of 3 neighbourhoods in Milan (Ponte Lambro – Molise Calvairate Ponti – Gratosoglio), to plan with them the sustainable future of their territory, to build social cohesion and responding to climate change.



With the aim to building a participatory and democratic decision process with the citizens of the 3 project districts, to plan with them the sustainable future of their territories, in response to climate change and to build cohesion social, the 3 partner organizations carried out workshops with the citizens. During these moments, the inhabitants were invited to reflect about the specific needs of their neighborhood and the various realities that coexist there, about the human, material, energy and cultural resources, creating a specific local vision of sustainability through a participatory and democratic design process.

Each action therefore pursued the following objectives, in line with the objectives of the project:

  • Discussing issues related to environmental sustainability with the participants, in order to increase their knowledge about the conditions of the earth and letting them aware of the international objectives for its protection;
  • Promoting daily eco-sustainable behaviors, identified on the basis of specific needs identified personally;
  • Identifying strategies, tools and solutions to improve neighborhoods and cities environmentally;
  • Raising awareness on a larger scale.



Italia


Italy








BENEFICIARIES

  • 1.500 students, teachers and families


PROJECT BUDGET

EUR 86.950



YEAR

2021 – 2022



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Environment/Fight against climate change



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities SDGs Sustainable cities and communities SDGs Climate Action

IL PROGETTO IN NUMERI



  • 86.950

    valore progetto

  • 1.500

    studenti, insegnanti e famiglie

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Supply of training and support services to the DG ECHO

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

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1Planet4all

1Planet4All


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

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



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

Three are the key outputs expected:

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

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



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

Europa


Europe


WEBSITE




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



BENEFICIARIES

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


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 7.778.000



YEAR
2020 – 2023



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

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



SDGs
SDGs Climate Action


PROJECT BUDGET ORGANISATIONS



  • € 7.778.000

    Project budget

  • 555.555

    youth awareness

  • 147.940

    promoters of change

  • 26.380

    tangible ideas

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NOPLANETB EU: small actions for big impacts on climate change


NOPLANETB – There isn’t a PLANet B! Win-win strategies and small actions for big impacts on climate change

NOPLANETB is a program designed to promote the spread of sustainable lifestyles through the financial support of the best communication, awareness and advocacy initiatives aimed at fighting climate change and promoted by small and medium-sized civil society organizations, which benefit from a path of capacity building to enhance their skills and consolidate and / or expand their network.



NOPLANETB is an advocacy and campaigning project, co-financed by the European Union as part of the Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Program, which aims to support and encourage the involvement, participation and commitment of citizens on the issue of environmental sustainability, in relation to global development. The project aims to create a conducive environment around the concept that “there is no PLANET B”, in which small and medium-sized civil society organizations carry out effective actions within a shared common framework, aimed at increasing the effectiveness and relevance of the intervention, favouring the creation and consolidation of networks, at national and international level.
Small and medium-sized civil society organizations represent the main target of the project, as they can play a fundamental role in promoting a change in people’s habits and behaviours to spread more sustainable lifestyles at local level. The small actions, which insist on a territory, are in fact able to produce benefits for their community and to put pressure on the higher levels of governance to institutionalize good practices and propose innovative solutions, with a bottom-up approach. Civil society organizations are therefore able to connect and liaise with the different components of civil society, in the perspective of a real transition towards more sustainable lifestyles.

The project aims at impacting on three different levels:

The third parties (around 90 CSOs) represent the direct target group of this project. The project identifies three different incentives: funds, knowledge and contacts. Therefore, the project is built around three main components:

  • Local level: civil society organizations have carried out small actions involving citizens and local communities, in collaboration with local institutions, with the aim of changing citizens and decision-makers’ behaviours;
  • National level: collaboration is activated between the civil society organizations involved and other key stakeholders within their own country;
  • At pan-European level: civil society organizations in collaboration with NOPLANETB partners have intervened at the European level with coordinated actions and with a coherent approach in the six countries of the network.

In order to produce this impact, NOPLANETB has identified three main components:

    • Financial support: a regranting model aimed at civil society organizations of the 6 European countries of the network, for the implementation of effective projects that contribute to the shared project priorities.
    • Development of skills / knowledge sharing: a path to accompany the organizations benefiting from financial support with the aim of strengthening their thematic and managerial skills during the design, development and implementation of their projects.
    • Strengthening networking opportunities: building a network that enhances social capital, identifies areas of collaboration, detects new ideas and optimizes costs. Contacts and experience sharing are key factors to create multiplier effects and maximize the impact of the proposed actions.

Our activities

    • Financial support for selected small and medium-sized civil society organizations in the six partner countries;
    • Set up of a helpdesk to support the selected CSOs in their projects’ design and management;
    • Definition and delivery of a capacity building program;
    • Creation of the communication strategy of the project, linked to the development and dissemination of its brand;
    • Organization of meetings and events, including the final conference, with the involvement of local authorities to identify possible synergies.





Europa


Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARIES

  • 500.000 European citizens
  • 90 small-medium European civil society organisations
  • Local Governments


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 4.569.531



YEAR
2017 – 2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Civil society, Environment/Fight against climate change, Granting and Sub-granting, Sustainable development



SDGs
SDGs Sustainable cities and communities SDGs Climate Action


PROJECT BUDGET ORGANISATIONS



  • € 4.569.531

    project budget

  • 500.000

    european citizens

  • 90

    organisation

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Environment and participatory processes: Milan in the future

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

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Civil society and environmental networks in the Balkans and Turkey


ENV.net factoring the environmental portfolio for WB and Turkey in the EU Policy Agenda

Through the project ENV.net, for over ten years we have been facilitating and supporting the work of environmental organisations in the Balkans and Turkey, through favouring a network building approach while promoting existing resources and opportunities within the different contexts.



The project “ENV.net factoring the environmental portfolio for WB and Turkey in the EU Policy Agenda” is implemented by Co-PLAN (Albania), as leading agency, and ATRC (Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99), EASD (Serbia), EEB (Belgium), 4X4X4 Balkan Bridges (FYROM), Green Home (Montenegro), LIR Evolution (BiH), PuntoSud (Italy) and TEMA (Turkey), as partners.
With an overall amount of 1 M €, the project is co-funded by the European Commission – Directorate General EuropeAid. It started in December 2017 for a duration of 36 months.

The project aims at contributing to improve the environment for civil society and pluralistic media, as effective and accountable independent actors in dialoguing with Governments for influencing environmental policy and decision-making processes. It is expected that the ENV.net plays a leading role in policy elaboration on environmental issues, orienting the debate in circular economy and climate change issues, involving grass-root environmental CSOs, media and society in the Western Balkans and Turkey region.

Our activities
In the frame of the project, punto.sud is firstly playing a sort of crosscutting and transversal role, in particular to:

  • Elaborate and provide common tools for CSO networking and collaboration (small CSO capacity development) to capitalise the experience acquired in the previous phases (from 2012 to 2016);
  • Identify and share good practices within partners (e.g. collaboration with media, re-granting etc.);
  • Contribute to the definition of the financial support to third parties package (e.g. guidelines, templates, M&E modalities) and identification of effective models and share within partners;
  • Support the revision of existing e- learning modules, by diversifying topics and modalities, and the strengthening of the communication strategy.

Furthermore, PuntoSud is putting the basis to extend some of the key activities to the Italian scenario in order to ensure the spread and exchange of best practices and innovative models in the frame of the circular economy, especially by:

  • Contributing to the preparation of a joint methodology for the assessment of the circular economy applicable in the Western Balkans and Turkey;
  • Reviewing of existing experience in Italy with regard to the circular economy models and practices;
  • Organising of one thematic study tour in Italy on Circular Economy practices.




Italy, Turchia, Turkey, Western Balkans


WEBSITE


SECTORS OF INTERVENTION  

Advocacy/Awareness raising/Comunication, Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Environment/Fight against climate change





DONOR
European Commission – Directorate General EuropeAid



BENEFICIARIES

  • 14 environmental grass-root CSOs in Western Balkans and Turkey
  • 10-14 media organisations in Western Balkans
  • Citizens of the ENV.net countries


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 1.083.313



YEAR
December 2017 – April 2021



SDGs
SDGs Sustainable cities and communitiesSDGs Climate Action

THE PROJECT IN NUMBERS



  • € 1.083.313

    Project budget

  • 14

    OSC

  • 10-14

    organisations

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Prevention and fight against school drop-out in Lombardy

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

Read more

Environment and participatory processes: Milan in the future

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

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