Archive for: Sustainable cities and comunities

SUBLIME – SDGs Unite Border communities as Leaders of Inclusiveness, Mobilisation and Empowerment


SUBLIME – SDGs Unite Border communities as Leaders of Inclusiveness, Mobilisation and Empowerment

SUBLIME aims to support local authorities in raising awareness about global interdependencies, gender equality, and sustainability in EU border towns and islands. It focuses on empowering citizens, promoting climate actions, and fostering gender equality. The project builds on past initiatives and partnerships to enhance SDG-focused policy-making and inclusive societies.



In the past 15 years, municipalities have gained significance in promoting sustainable development by prioritizing the common good and embracing their role in the global agenda. Local Authorities (LAs) are vital in addressing global challenges, aligning strategies with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and collaborating with civil society organizations (CSOs) for comprehensive sustainable development encompassing economic, social, and environmental dimensions. However, border towns and islands confront unique sustainability issues such as irregular migration flows, lacking recognition, support, and coordination within states and among each other. Similarly, smaller municipalities encounter challenges in networking, prompt action, and citizen engagement.

To address these issues, SUBLIME aims to assist LAs as non-formal Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) actors, enhancing community understanding of global interdependencies including gender equality, environmental sustainability, and global warming. The project seeks to foster inclusive EU border towns and islands, promoting interconnected societies with a sense of co-responsibility for local and global sustainable development. Its objectives include empowering LAs to advocate sustainable lifestyles, climate actions, and gender equality, and encouraging citizen participation in tackling sustainable development challenges.

SUBLIME draws from past initiatives like “Snapshots from the Borders” and the Border Towns and Islands Network (BTIN), emphasizing the collaboration between LAs and CSOs. Partnerships with other organizations further strengthen the project’s impact.

Ultimately, SUBLIME aims to engage citizens in global sustainable development, fostering inclusive societies and empowering border communities to address global challenges effectively

Our activities:

Within the SUBLIME strategy, PuntoSud is in charge of the outline and design of the financial support to third parties mechanisms.




Europa


Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia




PARTNERS

The partnership involves 11 local authorities and 14 CSOs in 11 countries

  • Italy: Comune di Lampedusa e Linosa, AMREF, Fondazione Punto.Sud, Lai-Momo Societa Cooperativa”
  • Malta: Kunsill Lokali Msida, Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali – Malta (Kopin)
  • Austria: Strass in Steiermark “Sudwind Verein Fur Entwicklungspolitik Und Globale Gerechtigkeit”
  • Bulgaria: Burgas Municipality, Chance for the Children and the Nature of Bulgaria Foundation
  • Cyprus: Nicosia Development Agency, “HFC “”HOPE FOR CHILDREN”” CRC POLICY CENTER”
  • Greece: Municipality Of West Lesvos, Impact Hub Labs
  • France: Grandesynthe
  • Hungary: Kisharsány Községi Önkormányzat, Cromo Alapítvány
  • Slovenia: “Zavod za izobraževanje in kulturo Črnomelj”,”Iscomet-Institut Za Etnicne In Regionalne Studije Zavod”
  • Romania: Tulcea PMT, Novapolis Association – Center Of Analysis And Initiatives For Development
  • Poland: The City of Suwałki, Fundacja Pomocy Wzajemnej Barka
  • EU Level: “ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH; Impact Hub Association


DONOR
European Union – DEAR Programme



BENEFICIARIES

  • 210 EU local authority (LA) representatives in the partner countries, including mayors, councillors and administrative staff
  • 30 LA representatives in the EU neighbourhood countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and Tunisia
  • 150 policy-makers at national and European levels
  • 550 teachers and educators
  • 110 citizens promoting win-win actions inspired by social & sustainable business models
  • 15,000 youth aged 15 to 30, 2,200 citizens who are not sensitive to and involved in sustainable development and global challenges, and 1,100 marginalised community members.


PROJECT BUDGET 
EUR 5.965.174



YEARS
2024 – 2028



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities 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

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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NOPLANETB, the “L’infastruttura” for territorial sustainability


NOPLANETB, the L’infastruttura for territorial sustainability

NOPLANETB, the L’infastruttura for territorial sustainability, aims to enhance the experience of NOPLANETB, one of the operational areas of PuntoSud, and outline a renewed value proposition to define and test a model of territorial sustainability capable of strengthening internal expertise and providing a new development to the entire organizational and legal framework of PuntoSud, in line with its inherent inclination toward innovation and social and environmental responsibility.



The main objective of the project is to establish NOPLANETB as the infrastructure for territorial sustainability within a renewed organizational, policy, and legal framework of PuntoSud, aimed at consolidating its social responsibility. The validation of a renewed value proposition, focusing on programming and territorial sustainability and enriched by a prototype of action, is considered crucial for diversifying and innovating NOPLANETB’s offerings and its rebranded image. Only when these two elements come together can NOPLANETB’s value proposition be recognized as innovative in the field of ecological transition by various stakeholders and shareholders (civil society organizations, for-profit businesses, public institutions, etc.), and serve as an engine for the organization.

The shared identification of objectives and expected results has allowed, together with the selected consultants (see partners), the definition of the implementation methods of the intervention, characterized by some common elements across the three actions:

  • Enhancing the existing skills within the NOPLANETB (and PuntoSud) team and strengthening them through training and coaching;
  • Identifying shared solutions: renewing the brand identity of NOPLANETB and enriching the offering with the development of new models for project design and territorial sustainability, which will lead to the new positioning of NOPLANETB;
  • Implementing and realizing the identified solutions: using the new brand identity materials, testing the prototype of the new value proposition of NOPLANETB, the renewed organizational structure of PuntoSud, and the adoption of concrete social responsibility measures.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE




DONOR
Fondazione Cariplo (Riprogettiamo il futuro: capacity building e formazione per il Terzo Settore)



BENEFICIARIES

  • 13 dipendenti della Fondazione
  • Almeno 300 cittadini per il progetto pilota


PROJECT BUDGET 
56.000 EUR



YEARS
2023 – 2025



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities 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

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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Capacity building and follow up services for the empowerment of the beneficiaries awarded through the call “Reazioni” promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo


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.



Compagnia di San Paolo, through the mission of protecting environment, activated a call to action aimed at supporting projects and actions with concrete effects in the field of environmental protection and the adoption of sustainable and conscious lifestyles, stimulating the citizen engagement on these issues. PuntoSud has been contracted to accompany candidate and selected CSOs through a capacity building and follow-up program to empower them and to support the implementation and reporting phase of the financed projects. PuntoSud technical assistance will focus on the following:

  • Supporting the design and development of the call;
  • Dissemination and promotion of this new funding (organisation of info session and helpdesk support);
  • Preparation of documentation and reports relating to the various phases of the call to action;
  • Collaboration in the implementation of the activities of selected projects in a coaching logic and with the aim of increasing their impact and consolidating and expanding their range of action in the territory;
  • Supporting the beneficiaries in the phase of definition of metrics for monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects;
  • Supporting project reporting activities and presentation of the documentation required by Compagnia di San Paolo.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 19 organisations
  • 380.444 citizens


PROJECT BUDGET 
798.800 EUR



YEARS
2023 – 2024



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
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: 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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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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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

Participation to the Evaluation Committee of the Compagnia di San Paolo call for proposal Ideare


Participation in the selection of projects for the Ideas-Are call for proposals of the Compagnia di San Paolo

Participation in the work of analysis of the received proposals and selection of the best project ideas in order to ensure their funding.



The Idee-are Call for proposals was organized to support projects capable of developing innovative forms of applied research in the field of social sciences addressing the consequences of demographic changes in the Piedmont region (north-west of Italy).

The actions financed were implemented following three work axes: the development of a context analysis, the application of a pilot action and the strengthening of networks and collaborations between public authorities, enterprises and the third sector.

Particular importance has been assigned to the impact for the territory and to the ability to arouse interest in

local actors both for the exploitation of results and for the possibility of applying them in the future.

In this context, a multidisciplinary team was formed to study the proposals and select the 5 most promising. The work was carried out in two phases: a first analysis of the ideas (concept notes) and a second dedicated to analyse the complete proposal.

The team included several figures: demographer, economist, geographer and programming expert. The latter was covered by a PuntoSud evaluator who studied the projects, defined a specific evaluation system and participated in the coordination and evaluation sessions.




Italia


Italy




PARTNERS





BENEFICIARIES

  • Operators and officials of Compagnia di San Paolo


PROJECT BUDGET
3.500 EUR



YEAR
2019



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Community and rural development, Health/Healthcare



SDGs
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

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

Crowdfunding, promotion and maintenance of urban green areas


Crowdfunding, promotion and maintenance of urban green areas

The aim of the project was to develop the knowledge and a critical sense among citizens on global interdependence and on the sense of co-responsibility of society on climate change. In line with this objective, were selected 24 projects implemented by CSOs active in environmental campaigning and advocacy initiatives, financed and promoted, aimed at promoting and caring for urban green in metropolitan cities.



The project was part of the “There isn’t a PLANet B project! Win-win strategies and small actions for big impacts on climate change”, funded by the European Commission as part of the DEAR (Development Education and Raising Awareness) program and was aimed at CSOs wishing to promote challenges related to climate change, stimulating a continuous reflection on the importance of carrying out inclusive shared actions, capable of initiating individual practices and / or stimulating sustainable policies.

The objective of the 2 calls launched during the project was the selection and funding of 24 micro-projects in metropolitan cities, which, through awareness-raising, information, communication and advocacy actions, help to promote and take care of urban green. The funded actions, implemented by CSOs, provided for the implementation of activities that were inspired by the general objectives of NOPLANETB and the sustainable development goal 11 (SDG11) and contributed to the promotion of greenery in cities.

In particular, awareness-raising, information, advocacy and communication activities were financed which – directly and / or by way of demonstration – had one or more of the following as examples:

  • Respect for the natural heritage of cities and support for citizens to use and access green areas;
  • Dissemination of the culture of respect for green areas in cities;
  • Dissemination, promotion and / or strengthening of a new culture of urban green and public areas as common goods;
  • Promotion of the link between actions that increase the supply of urban green areas and urban regeneration initiatives with the utmost attention to the use of green areas by citizens.

In addition, those initiatives that were innovative, reinforced (and / or connected) to existing initiatives at local, national and / or European level, and, in their implementation, involve different bodies were awarded.




Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 75.000 citizens


PROJECT BUDGET
200.000 EUR



YEARS
2018 – 2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
SDGs Sustainable cities and communities SDGs Climate Action

THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT



PROJECTS & PARTNERS

14 projects financed

DONORS

Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile

Generas Foundation

Poste Italiane

PROJECT BUDGET 
100.000 EUR

PROJECTS & PARTNER

14 projects financed

DONORS

Generas Foundation

Produzioni dal Basso

PROJECT BUDGET 
100.000 EUR


  • €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

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

B Circular, fight climate change!


B Circular, fight climate change!

The project aimed to foster citizens awareness on risks associated with climate change and to support constant reflection on circular development models capable of integrating the social, economic, institutional and environmental dimensions of actions. In line with this objectives, 17 projects of third sector entities were selected, financed and promoted through 2 calls.



The project was part of the “There isn’t a PLANet B project! Win-win strategies and small actions for big impacts on climate change”, funded by the European Commission as part of the DEAR (Development Education and Raising Awareness) program and was aimed at CSOs wishing to promote challenges related to climate change, stimulating a continuous reflection on the importance of carrying out inclusive shared actions, capable of initiating individual practices and / or stimulating sustainable policies.

The general objective of the project was to contribute to the development of knowledge and critical sense among citizens on global interdependence and on society’s sense of co-responsibility on climate change. This objective was achieved through the promotion and active commitment of third sector entities active in environmental campaigning and advocacy initiatives that promoted effective actions on climate change and sustainable lifestyles.

The 2 calls supported projects aimed at pursuing the following SDGs:

Responsible production and consumption (SDG 12), therefore stimulating responsible production methods and approaches to consumption in order to ‘do more and better with less’. This goal was achieved by increasing the benefits in terms of well-being produced by economic activities, reducing the consumption of resources and pollution throughout the life cycle of the products, greater use of renewable energy sources, recycling and reuse of waste and at the same time improving the quality of life. For example, by financing systemic approaches and cooperation between the supply chain actors, from the producer to the final consumer and raising awareness of consumers towards more sustainable lifestyles through campaigns aimed at increasing awareness.

Fight against climate change (SDG 13), therefore contributing to take actions to combat climate change, increasing citizens’ awareness of possible individual and collective solutions to develop more sustainable and resilient economic systems. For example, by financing systemic approaches and multi-stakeholder cooperation to tackle climate change.

The projects awarded had these common points:

  • they used innovative approaches or intervention models or tools;
  • they have significantly promoted eco-innovation and the circular economy;
  • they have demonstrated clarity in the description of the objectives and in the identification of the targets (with evident measurement of the effects);
  • they have proposed collaborations and networking activities with other subjects, public-private partnerships, collaborations with local authorities and companies



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 90.000 citizens


PROJECT BUDGET
EUR 877.000



YEARS
2018-2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
SDGs Sustainable cities and communities  SDGs Climate Action

THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT



PROGETTI & PARTNERS

8 projects financed

DONORS

Fondazione Cariplo

Fondazione con Il Sud

PROJECT BUDGET
497.000 EURO compreso il cofinanziamento delle organizzazioni

PROGETTI & PARTNERS

9 projects financed

DONORS

Fondazione Cariplo

Fondazione con Il Sud

PROJECT BUDGET 
380.000 EUR


  • €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

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

Sustainable models of active mobility in Milan


Sustainable models of active mobility in Milan

PuntoSud selected, funded and promoted 4 projects that dealt with creating a new culture of active mobility through sustainable models, and increasing involvement and participation of citizens with particular attention to the needs of people in vulnerable situations, women and children, to people with disabilities and the elderly.



The initiative, part of the European project NOPLANETB, aimed at making citizenship informed and sensitized: citizens were not only educated on the correct way to benefit from sustainable mobility, but also involved in the reformulation of their habits and listened to resolve any problems arising from the alternatives proposed.

PuntoSud funded 4 projects that achieved the following results:

  1. Raising awareness about the effects of the different means of transport in the city of Milan, starting with the most common habits: pedestrian traffic, using local public transport, cycling and the use of private cars.
  2. Creating a virtuous mechanism to spread knowledge of the culture of the bicycle, of cyclomechanics (bike care and maintenance).
  3. Supporting more and more people in choosing the bicycle as a privileged means of transport around Milan.
  4. Activating private social subjects area that become nodes of network of training, promotion and access to the use of bicycles.
  5. Increasing bicycle as way of transport from home to primary schools.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNERS





BENEFICIARIES

  • 18.000 Milan citizens


BUDGET PROGETTO
EUR 40.000



YEARS
2020-2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities 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: 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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Active citizenship and environmental / social sustainability in Milan


Active citizenship and environmental / social sustainability in Milan

PuntoSud selected, financed and promoted 12 events that dealt with the issues of environmental and social sustainability, encouraging 12 events were an active participation of the inhabitants of 6 Social Housing residences and 6 university residences managed by the benefit company Redo Sgr, during the Pre-COP 2021, held in Milan, where delegations from about 40 countries arrived.



The initiative aimed to create a schedule of events which, in addition to being in line with the topics covered by the pre-COP26 in Milan, had an inclusive approach to sustainability, paying particular attention to the involvement and awareness of youth, people in vulnerable situations and those living in a peripheral context.

The objective of selecting, financing and promoting events that dealt with the issues of environmental and social sustainability, favoring the active participation of the inhabitants of all the residences of Redo SGR, has been widely achieved, and also the objective of creating relationship between inhabitants of the residences and people of the neighborhoods in which the residences are inserted, as well as with the associations of the territories.

In line with the objectives, the initiative supported the active commitment of third sector entities, which were able to promote effective actions in climate change and sustainable lifestyles and to animate, motivate and involve the target groups. The expected results – selection of at least 12 CSOs entities for the implementation of events in the Redo residences involving at least 75% of the inhabitants of the residences – have been achieved.

In July 2021 PuntoSud launched a call for events (in addition to the direct invitation for 2 entities) open to CSOs operating in Milan; the application form has been drawn up in a very simple but rigorous way in order to allow candidates to access this opportunity, obviating the disincentive mechanism relating to the classic complexity of applications and, on the other hands, to allow the evaluators to have enough elements to evaluate the proposal. All CSOs were eligible for participation and all events were deemed eligible and then funded. In particular, the initiatives highlighted the character of innovation and originality, were consistent with the general schedule of the initiative, involved in the implementation not only the “social managers”, the tenants of the residences services, but also the inhabitants of the neighborhoods, created connections with the territory and above all with the actors who insist on it and have carried out good communication of the event to maximize participation.




Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNERS





BENEFICIARIES

  • 3.800, 75% of the inhabitants of 6 Social Housing residences and 6 university residences managed by Redo Sg


PROJECT BUDGET
32.200 EUR



YEAR
2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTIONS

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



SDGs
SDGs Reduced Inequalities 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

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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

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NOPLANETB HUB: co-programming against climate change


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



Starting from 2017, and thanks to the There isn’t a PLANet B! Win-win strategies and small actions for big impacts on climate change, funded by the European Commission under the DEAR program (Development Education and Raising Awareness), PuntoSud has experimented, for the first time in Italy, the tool of financial support to third parties, a financing mechanism through which European Union funds have been disbursed to medium and small organizations.

Financial support is a tool to include in the financing mechanisms, thanks to the guarantees offered by the intermediary organization, small-sized organizations, which often have very limited managerial and financial skills, but innovative, replicable and scalable ideas and which are very active and capillaries in the territory for the reference community. It also allows organizations to participate in calls with simpler application and selection procedures.

The attention towards this tool has grown considerably in recent years, so the European Union considers it a key component of its calls for proposals.

Thanks to the experience acquired, PuntoSud guarantees, before launching the calls to finance the Organizations, to identify a particularly urgent topic of collective interest with CSOs and to develop a shared strategy between the donor and the PuntoSud Foundation.

PuntoSud monitors the project implementation process and the progress of the entire process and ensures that the results achieved are constantly checked. Furthermore, the CSOs are accompanied both in planning and in managing the funds, organizing training sessions for the same CSOs.

This training, detailed on the basis of the interests and characteristics of the small and medium-sized civil society organizations financed, includes meetings and workshops for sharing design methods and rules and project managing, as well as training on relevant topics for projects (crowdfunding, campaigning, storytelling, social marketing).

A helpdesk service is provided and is available to all funded organizations for the entire duration of the project. This service provides continuous support, guidance and answers to specific questions such as the preparation of management tools and the sharing of good practices among the financed organizations.

NOPLANETB has the communication as a transversal element at all levels due to the relevance it has in initiating a change on the issue of climate change, and to promote the development of a solid network among the organizations financed to start the development of strategic partnerships, or strengthen them.

To date, 6 calls have been launched, funding and supporting 58 organizations.




Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNER



DONATORE/I



BENEFICIARIES

  • 190.000 citizens


PROJECT BUDGET
1.120.000 EUR



YEARS
2018-ongoing



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

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



SDGs
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: 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

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