The project aims to facilitate the transition process to a circular economy with reduced waste generation, mobilizing the unexplored energies of the communities.
Specifically, the project promotes “zero-waste” culture and practices (prevention, reduction, reuse/repair, recycling, composting) in the community,
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through an educational action structured in synergy with the municipality of Lecce, schools, associations, and with the help of trained “eco-volunteers” who will take care of providing eco-consultations  to citizens, and small businesses (bars, cafes , delicatessens etc) which are often “hotspots” for the production of disposable packaging.

The Data Science in Human & Social Science for Women Empowerment project supports the development of data science skills within the humanities (field of study with a strong female majority) by promoting the development of advanced digital skills.

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Although scientific faculties have reached 35% of girls enrolled, the profession of data scientist, among the most requested by companies, is still a choice for few.

Indeed, studies show that the sector is highly segregated from the point of view of gender, characterized by a prevalence of male employees.

Project objectives:

  • Develop and encourage STEM education among women;
  • Increase data science skills among women;
  • Introducing data science curricula in European universities in social and female-majority fields of study

The MORE project (“Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development”) aims to facilitate access and improve the quality of training and qualification opportunities for European women living in rural areas.

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The reality of life for women living in rural areas has become very diverse in recent decades. In today’s society, women assume a “multifunctional role” in the multifaceted family context (care of children and the elderly) and in social and work relationships. The multiplicity of roles assumed by women contributes significantly to the improvement of the quality of life of their families, to the socio-economic development of rural areas, to civic participation, and to the innovation of the territorial context.

The OFF-LINE project: how to get out of Social Media intends to:

– contribute to making the digital world a place that promotes culture, correct information and critical, constructive and dialogue thinking;

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– reduce the time spent on social media by promoting more correct navigation;

– Develop among adults an aptitude and a culture of correct information through, for example, digital newspapers or magazines or other accredited sources.

The Financial Literacy for Inclusion project intends to involve adults in financial education courses.

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According to the OECD, financial education is a “process of improving the understanding of financial concepts and instruments”. The main purpose is to understand opportunities and risks in terms of financial management and investments, so that citizens can make informed and aware choices to protect themselves from risks.

The objective of the Young Entrepreneurs in Time of Crisis project is to provide valid tools that can be useful for the creation of new businesses led by young people.

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It is necessary to encourage the new generations to put their creativity and energy into the engine of change.

The project is aimed at young people interested in embarking on their own journey and accepting the challenge-opportunity of the pandemic crisis.

It is necessary to encourage the new generations to put their creativity and energy into the engine of change.

The project is aimed at young people interested in embarking on their own journey and accepting the challenge-opportunity of the pandemic crisis.

The Learn to Discern project intends to educate young people and offer tools to Youth workers

Media literacy is an expression that came into use with the technological development of mass media

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and refers to the formation of the ability to use the means of mass communication appropriately. Therefore, it should not be confused with education with the media, generally referred to by the expression “technological teaching” or “educational technologies”, where the means of communication are simply considered in an instrumental perspective.

Civic Monitoring for the Future of Europe” is a project co-financed by the European Commission, developed and promoted by various European organizations in six EU countries: Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland and Portugal…

The idea behind REACT is to develop Open Educational Resources or training content and modules available for:

  • UNDEREMPLOYED: people not in full employment
  • TEMPORARILY UNEMPLOYED: people who are made redundant but are actively looking for work.

A collaborative work, co-financed by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ program and which has seen universities, companies and associations from various European countries work together. The result is a complete training course, through ten micro-courses and addressed to those who want to do business by promoting that great social, cultural and economic resource represented by the ancient Roman roads.

EntreComp” is intended to initiate conversations and enhance understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur in all aspects of life, establishes the importance of entrepreneurship and initiative, and helps develop entrepreneurial skills to address economic, social and cultural challenges.

The objective of the Project is to test innovative actions aimed at developing critical thinking on social communication, increasing users’ awareness of the truthfulness of online information and, at the same time, promoting a more responsible use of the Internet, thus contributing to making the Web a better place for everyone, making the most of its opportunities.

At a time when the innovation and job market seems increasingly hostile to young people, a concrete and effective response could come from those technical-scientific disciplines that are grouped under the acronym STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The new project entitled “Sharing good practices for Social Innovation“. The Salento non-profit association Demostene Centro Studi, in partnership with other European organizations, will develop a Catalog of Best Practices on Social Innovation (SI) which will serve as a guide for aspiring young innovators.

The “Restorative Circles for Citizens in Europe” is a unique, innovative and collaborative project which aims to create a real dialogue between EU citizens with different views on the topic of Euroscepticism, directly linked to specific EU measures.

The CLIC project: Climate and Citizenship. Digital and participation paths for the new generations for climate’s protection, in collaboration with the NGO Albero della Vita, aims to activate paths of active citizenship and Civic Monitoring on national and international actions against climate change for secondary school students. The objective of the project is to contribute to the development and strengthening of a concept of “citizenship”, considered as belonging to the global community, contributing in a pragmatic way to individual and collective change for the creation of a more sustainable and fair world.