CROSS- Citizenship and Recovery of Opportunities for Suburban Space
The aim of the project is to build knowledge and skills to catalyze energies in caring for the community, through innovation actions and awakening the self-determination of younger citizens.
The project CROSS want to spread the culture of "regeneration" of urban spaces, its main objectives are: to develop opportunities for the population groups less involved in local renewal policies, increase the involvement of institutions and stimulate the participation of young people in the territories in order to increase individual and group skills that can be put at the service of the community.
CROSS want to reverse the trend of the reduction in active involvement in decision-making process. Through the project they expect a change of perspective: both as regards the activity of the youth protagonist and in the reinterpretation of the neighborhoods as living spaces where to rebuild the collective bonds and the skills to take care of the community. In particular, the project will focus on strengthening the links between the territorial associations that gravitate around young people and those that are more sensitive to the care of the social and environmental issues of the city, trying to improve communication with the institutions.
In the project, 5 partners from 5 member states of the European Union will work together for 2 years. They come from Spain, Italy, Romania, Portugal and Germany and they are vocational training non-governmental organisations, associations and social enterprises.
The project will run from February 2022 to February 2024.