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The municipality of Bassano del Grappa has set up a twinning committee which proposes to consolidate the collaboration with the EU city Muhlacker (Germany) and Voiron (France) for action 2.1 (Town TWinning) by extending the friendship pact with others municipalities of the Vicenza area such as Asiago and Gallio, as well as the Italian and EU twinned municipalities. In order to facilitate the exchange of information among European citizens by promoting actions aimed at promoting social inclusion by raising awareness of historical-cultural memory according to the common values ​​of the European Union. The committee aims to involve young people from educational institutions, sports associations, local non-profit bodies and non-profit NGOs in the area to promote education for democratic participation and prevent xenophobic attitudes and / or any other form of intolerance . The actions aim to involve the largest number of citizens by implementing intercultural dialogue and promoting the dissemination of the project with effective, lasting and transferable exchanges to other realities. Dissemination will be guaranteed by local media and through the web: social networks and institutional sites of the subjects involved. For action 2.2 "Network of Towns" municipalities and associations will be involved by strengthening the networks and committees already in place, to make cooperation and temporal continuity more sustainable with the aim of allowing the exchange of good practices by creating a strong link between municipalities. In addition to the twinning already in place, it is hoped that other Italian and EU entities as well as possible partners from third countries will be involved. Currently they are already in place: Parties of the twin cities (Muhlacker-Strassenfest, Voiron-Foire de la San Martin, Bassano del Grappa fiera Franca of autumn. Recurring events: European youth week, international festival of photography, cinema and short film. Exchange of greeting cards between school institutions. Jubilees of 25years and various anniversaries. Personality, awards, titles and plaques. The delegations of the involved municipalities, schools, associations, local authorities propose to promote voluntary and solidarity actions through cultural meetings or debates on topics in line with the objectives of the program trying to promote concrete actions and good practices to be disseminated in the EU.

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Theme: European citizens debating on connection among solidarity, participation, economy Title: ReSyPP – Renewing Symbols through Participative Practices Description and aims: The project is thought as a mean to activate even in small and peripheral communities and territories stable processes enabling citizens to be active agents in continuously fostering, promoting, feeding a diffused knowledge of the European political and social agenda through participative approaches. Citizenz should be active in implementing Agora for Europe, public spaces where all citizens – also the unexpected ones - are included and empowered to contribute to the implementation of a common vision of social Europe based on patterns of growth and development based on community-lead and solidarity based processes in analysing context and data, debating, decision-making, planning  with the experimental integration of means of e-Participation/Debate, e-Coordination and collaborative construction of proposals and statements. A special interest of the project consists in getting the active involvement in the Agoras of both young people (aged 18-29) and/or youth organizations/Youth Worker (experts in social animation work with young) and public local institutions (Municipalities, public services) as guarantors of the project implementation bat also duration.By means of small and large groups co-operation, the project will experiment how is possible to collaborate to the construction of solidaristic and social policies (which cross different fields as work, education, local development, economic growth) at local and European level ( bridging the local debate with the policy objectives of Europe 2021-27 and 2030 SDGs) through the construction of conditions favourable to citizens taking of voice.  This vision wants to start from a historic European symbol and from the place related to this symbol: we mean the Manifesto of Ventotene and the island where it was written. We should start from the statements of the Manifesto (which in 2021 celebrate 80 years ) and discuss how it is actual nowadays, how it can inspire European citizens to analyse critically if Europe is near or distant from manifesto values, But we also will use the inspiring document to give citizens to write something new, to state newly evolved principles, to create models inspiring future generations to act in a collaborative and not competitive manner and to be active in promoting inclusion, social rights, development and practicing it through planning for inclusive and solidarity based communities, supported with social practices and projects.So such a symbol can become the engine of the activation of multiple communities, in Italy as well in other partner countries, in peripheral areas as well as in sub-urban area, all committed in elaborating visions and strategies to relaunch a European community-based action to enhance and diffuse practices of solidarity, participation, democracy as constitutive principles of social but also cultural and economic development.

State of the art As stated in the EC white paper on “the future of Europe”, building Europe is a work in progress that never stops and, always looking to the future actions of women and man that will keep creating the Europe of tomorrow. But the future is made by the actions moved by the thoughts and believes of the women and man of the present who are facing a wave of “Euroscepticism” mostly based on economical and political reasons. As also stated in the white paper, Europe has to be the Europe of everybody, without leaving no one aside. For this reason, the project intends to challenge the Euroscepticism, starting from the same people who are sceptical about Europe. A strong and united Europe cannot create factions and enemies but has, on the contrary, to listen to everybody, especially to Eurosceptics. Objectives Enlarge our understanding regarding Euroscepticism and the reason behind the average Eurosceptic EU Citizens. Fostering the acknowledgement of EU common historical facts and the understanding of “how does EU works” Creating and supporting dialogue and discussions among EU Citizens regarding new paths for the Europe of the future Activities Preliminary Activities “Know your Eurosceptic” The project plan to start its activity with a preparatory/preliminary set of activities focused on collecting Eurosceptic’s thoughts and understand what the reasons behind their scepticism are. P.1 Questionnaires Collection P.2 Focus Groups After the preliminary phase, X project will focus on two fundamental elements of the “taking action” for creating a new and more cohesive Europe: 1) “what do we want to avoid”; 2) “where do we want to go”. All the actions that created the European Union were moved by the desire/need to avoid or escape from something, and by the desire to reach a specific goal. Activity 1 “What do we want to avoid” The first main activity will focus on display or recreate specific events from the European past, sometimes with the addition of “what if?” scenarios. The activity will tackle, amongst the others, the following themes: War Rights and mobility restriction others to be defined A.1.1 Passing through the places of the memory (memorial sites) A.1.2“what if” augmented/virtual reality scenarios A.1.3 Storytelling about first or second-hand experiences of witnesses Activity 2 “Where do we want to go” The second main activity will focus on defining new paths, proposals and solutions for the new Europe, starting from the understanding of present Europe and its functioning. New paths designed will be the result of an open and conscious exchange amongst Eurosceptics and Euro-supporters, a synthesis between the 2 opposite but equally nurturing points of view. The activity will tackle, amongst the others, the following themes: Environment Youth and employment Rights, migrations and mobility A.2.1 “European Bodies, how do they work?” A.2.2 Structured debate - debate between Eurosceptics and Euro - supporters to share ideas and positions A.2.3  Lego Serious Play ©, “Create new paths for the new Europe” A.2.4 “Let’s make a statement” round tables on new paths design, refinement and draft proposal to be sent to local, national and EU policymakers. Partners by Geographical Area/Country (the ones in red are currently missing) Italy Balkans Central Europe West Europe Mediterranean       Field of expertise/Expertise required (the ones in red are currently missing) Lego Serious Play © Virtual/augmented Reality Memorial places Work with European Solidary Corps Youth Non-Formal Education/Youth Organizations /Mobility of Youth Storytelling European Policies, and research on social development. Particular focus on: environment; employment; mobility Social Debate

“Citizens for European Rural Areas with New Opportunities”General Objective:The Project aims to create a Space (Community) of Cooperation for the Social Sustainability of the European Rural Territories, in order to improve the conditions for Citizens' Partecipation in Rural Areas, promoting Social Commitment Actions that encourage the socio-economic development in the small municipalities of the European Union and combat aging and depopulation, throught solutions and opportunities offered by associationism and cooperativism, as assets of the EU sustainable rural development.Specific Objectives:1) To analyze the new ruralities, approaches and experiences that challenge the demographic contraction of the European Rural Territories and that can provide innovative solutions for a Sustainable Rural Development; 2) To identify and promote the opportunities offered by associationism and cooperativism for the labour occupation og the groups of vulnerable people in Rural Europe, encouraging social commitment, volunteering and solidarity among European Rural Citizens; 3) To boost the equal opportunities and the creation of new jobs and new opportunities for the rural population (especially for women, young people, people over 55 years old, etc.), appealing to the cooperative principles; 4) To raise awareness among European Citizens in general and youth in particular about the importance of the rural areas and its current challenges in terms of depopulation and aging 5) To promote the European Citizenship and to improve the conditions for the EU Rural Population by encouraging Citizens’ Debate on the Future of the European Rural Territories and Active Participation in the search for Solutions that ensure the Rural Development Sustainability

Progeu is looking for experienced Associations partners for a project "Europe for Citizens - Democratic engagement and civic participation.Civil society".We would like to create a winning partnership involving other EU Member States (preferably to Portugal, Greece or Malta) with the aim of facilitating dialogue between EU Institutions and citizens.Please send your candidature to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. (inevitably including this code: SG01)".

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