This project in Milan represents ‘a meal across generations’ as senior citizens share their lunchtime with schoolchildren, increasing social cohesion.
Milano Plastic Free
Milan eliminates disposable plastic tableware from schools and other facilities, saving 720 tons of waste per year, and involving other smaller and bigger players in the strategy in a step-by-step manner.
Towards Zero Waste – Exact Fee
Lower fees reward waste separation and recycling, which alongside a developing social awareness, leads to more recycling.
FabriQ – The Social Enterprise Incubator
Startups are supported by networking, experts, and workshops, and encouraged through funding to have a positive social and economic impact on Milan.
Laboratories in Italy partner with local community organisations in marginalised communities to create projects and initiatives in the neighbourhood that focus on inclusion and social cohesion.
Factory of Hope
A programme in Chieuti expands the range of services for people with mental disabilities, and offers a way of inclusion in an olive processing and bottling factory.
A programme in Palermo provides a support system for unaccompanied migrant minors with skills training, work placement, and social housing.
Citizenship Income Granted
A system of mutually beneficial aid is available in Livorno, where families in economic distress are financially supported in exchange for eight hours of municipal work per week.
A bottom-up tourist experience integrates tourist options in Ferla, in a system that lets different parts of the community benefit from renting out housing.
Fostering the City’s Common Goods
Young people apply to become active citizens and help support, maintain, and create their city’s heritage.
Helping Teenagers Imagine their Future
The project enables young people to understand their rights and grow within a democracy, by holding meetings in the Municipal House.
City of Omegna Masterplan
The City of Omegna is working holistically to improve the town for the community, entrepreneurs, and the public sector.
A network of solidarity, in the form of a network of friendly shopkeepers, allows children to be more autonomous, while bringing back social trust and strengthening community ties.
The School of the Suburbs – Citizens Make the City
A school without classrooms empowers Milanese citizens to participate in city planning and go from designing to realising neighbourhood projects.
A community of 34,000 people, including city authorities and residents, come together to help the municipality recover and develop – both during and in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hello, How Are You?
Volunteers “adopt a grandparent” to help senior citizens battle isolation loneliness, support them in daily tasks, and remind them to take their medicine during lock-down.
The project supports socially vulnerable citizens achieving energy independence, whilst creating a beneficial circle where non-consumed energy is used to finance new photovoltaic systems for further households.
Makeitmodena – Digital Gym
“Cyber-workouts” help children and adults gain digital literacy, realise digital projects, and spread open-source culture.
PerDopo – Reactivation of the Local Economy
Citizens invest in their favourite services and restaurants with advance payments that are doubled by the municipality, reactivating the local economy in a time of crisis.