Vacancy: Consultant for West Africa

In line with its new Strategy 2021-2024, ALDA is looking for a Consultant for West Africa.

Among the main tasks:

  • Expanding, strengthening and dynamising ALDA’s network in West Africa

  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of ALDA through fundraising and the development of new projects

  • Strengthen and develop new institutional partnerships 

Skills required:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French, other languages are an asset (i.e.  Wolof or other relevant local languages) 

  • Minimum Master degree in management, economics, public administration, law, development studies or related areas

  • Deep knowledge of the African civil society and decentralization context, with a focus on West Africa

 

Where and when: Based in Dakar, Senegal. Target countries: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gambia, Togo, Benin, Mauritania, Guinea (Conakry).
Starting from: May 2nd until December 31st 2022 (9 months)
Amount of hours: 20h/week for 9 months / 720h 

 

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to job@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – West Africa Consultant. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 18th April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks. 


Vacancy: Project Developer, Skopje (North Macedonia)

The team of ALDA Skopje is looking for another colleague, that will support the Programs and Development Department of ALDA, in achieving ALDA’s objectives and priorities.

Among the main tasks:

  • Project development: project drafting, preparation of the application package (concepts, applications forms, budgets, log frame), partnership building activities,
  • Fundraising: research for grant opportunities, periodical checks of call for proposals and tenders for the Western Balkan region and Europe as well,
  • Administrative and office tasks: activities related to the preparation and the submission of projects. 

Skills required:

  • University degree; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Macedonian. Any
    other language will be considered as an asset. 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in writing project proposals; 
  • Knowledge of the European funding and other international donor strategies

When and where: the contract will preferably start on May 2022. Location: Skopje

Please note: only candidates with a regular Macedonian work permit will be considered 

 

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to job@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – Project Developer. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 8th of April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks and might be followed by a written test.


call

Food Wave calls for a second round: let's drive change!

call

Are you a Local Authority who is sensitive to sustainable production and consumption patterns to combat climate change? 

We are looking for you! Lead the change and participate in our call for proposals with your project  idea!

 

Il Progetto Food Wave – co-funded by the EU under the Programma di educazione e sensibilizzazione allo sviluppo (DEAR) e promosso dal Comune di Milano insieme ad ActionAid Italia, ACRA, Mani Tese e 25 project partners in 16 countries, including ALDA – will support grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors and involve smaller youth organizations interested in joining the action but lacking the necessary means to do so.

The first call for proposals of the Food Wave Project was launched and directed to youth-led small Civil Society Organizations promoting sustainable production and consumption patterns to fight climate change. Now it is time for the second call addressed to Cities and Municipalities  to support grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors!

What is the main objective of the call of proposal?

The project will support actions developed by Cities and Municipalities committed in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors and targeting young people (15-35 years old).


Il Progetto Food Wave  will support grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors and involve smaller youth organizations interested in joining the action but lacking the necessary means to do so


What is the main objective of the call of proposal?

Any submitted proposal must be of max 5.000 EUR. Each applicant will benefit from a financing of 75% of the total of the action up to a maximum of 3.750 Eur. The remaining 25% of the action (a minimum of 1.250 Eur) will be provided by each applicant as co-funding. The financing and co-financing % always remain the same even if the overall cost of the proposed action is lower than 5.000 EUR. The general action carried out by the Applicant can be higher than 5.000 EUR, but in this case the remaining budget of the overall costs of the proposal will be covered with The Applicant’s own financial resources. 

 

Qual è il focus tematico?

Each proposed action needs to address the nexus between food and climate change! Different types of activities can be eligible for the sub grant: communication activities, promotion and dissemination activities, awareness raising activities, training and learning-by-doing activities, art projects and initiatives, initiatives against food waste etc. 

Dove può essere realizzato il progetto?

Activities must take place in one of the following EU Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK.

Come fare domanda?

Leggi per intero bando per offerte to have more information about the call and how to apply! The call will be open from February 24th,2022 to March 24th,2022.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1 APRIL (23:59 CEST) 2022

 

Past events & infos

Public presentation of this call: 4th of March at 12:00 CET – answers provided to all your questions!

A first set of questions by the applicants has been received by email by the 3rd of March and the answers have been published on the website.

A second set of questions by the applicants has been received by email by the 18th of March and the answers have been published on the website.

 

All the questions related to the present call for proposals and the participation modalities have to be addressed to the following email address (Email Food Wave Here!)

Follow Food Wave Facebook e Instagram pagine per rimanere aggiornati!

#CatchTheWave e guida il cambiamento!

 

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Call for proposals – UPDATED

Annex I – budget 

Annex II – Declaration of honour

Annex III – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)           


Vacancy: Communication Officer, Chisinau (Moldova)

ALDA is looking for a Communication Officer for its office in Chisinau (Moldova)

Among main tasks:

  • S/he will be in charge of public relations, information output, press releases and media requests, social media and/or advertising efforts;
  • S/he will support all the communication activities related to projects implemented in the region and will ensure that all donors’ visibility requirements are met
  • Manage and improve the communications flows, within and outside the Chisinau Office of ALDA;
  • Responsible for promoting a positive public image of ALDA;
  • Create effective communication strategies, when necessary;
  • Coordinate external and internal communications flow

Educazione:

  • Communication skills, especially in multicultural, complex environments;
  • University Degree would be an asset. Students with previous working or volunteering experience relevant for this role – will be considered
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English, good knowledge of Russian. Any other languages represent an asset;
When and where: the contract will preferably start in April 2022 in Chisinau.

 

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English by March 31st, 2022 (23.59 CET Time) to job@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Communication Officer – Chisinau”.


Chisinau

Vacancy: Admin and Logistic Officer, Chisinau (Moldova)

Chisinau

Il Admin and Logistic Officer will directly report to the Head of Unit. S/he will be in charge of the overall management of assigned agendas including posting, administration and verification of compliance with ALDA policies. S/he also will be responsible for overall daily projects work and administrative tasks for ALDA’s office in Chisinau and will be directly responsible for logistical components.

Among the related tasks:

  • Assisting the Unit in overseeing the activities related to projects implementation;
  • Making the necessary logistic arrangements for a good implementation of the activities (training, mapping, monitoring, regional workshops, meetings etc.);
  • Monitoring, whether all financial documents, invoices and cash settlements on assigned cash box are in line with ALDA procedures and policies as well as local legislation/rules;

Skills needed:

  • Highly motivated, result-driven person with pro-active approach oriented on preventing potential challenges rather then reacting after it happened
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly
  • Respect for hierarchy, positive and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure, respecting tight deadlines

Educazione:

  • University Degree would be an asset, however under-graduate students with previous internship, working or volunteering experience relevant for this role – will be considered.
  • Previous experience in NGOs or international organizations and/or managing similar tasks is highly advantageous.
  • Quick learner; Communication skills, especially in multicultural, complex environments;
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English, basic communication skills in Russian. Any other languages represent an asset

When and where: Chisinau Office (Moldova) starting from April 2022

 

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English by March 31st, 2022 (23.59 CET Time) to job@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Admin & Logistic officer – Chisinau”.

Chisinau

Il Admin and Logistic Officer will directly report to the Head of Unit. S/he will be in charge of the overall management of assigned agendas including posting, administration and verification of compliance with ALDA policies. S/he also will be responsible for overall daily projects work and administrative tasks for ALDA’s office in Chisinau and will be directly responsible for logistical components.

Among the related tasks:

  • Assisting the Unit in overseeing the activities related to projects implementation;
  • Making the necessary logistic arrangements for a good implementation of the activities (training, mapping, monitoring, regional workshops, meetings etc.);
  • Monitoring, whether all financial documents, invoices and cash settlements on assigned cash box are in line with ALDA procedures and policies as well as local legislation/rules;

Skills needed:

  • Highly motivated, result-driven person with pro-active approach oriented on preventing potential challenges rather then reacting after it happened
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly
  • Respect for hierarchy, positive and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure, respecting tight deadlines

Educazione:

  • University Degree would be an asset, however under-graduate students with previous internship, working or volunteering experience relevant for this role – will be considered.
  • Previous experience in NGOs or international organizations and/or managing similar tasks is highly advantageous.
  • Quick learner; Communication skills, especially in multicultural, complex environments;
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English, basic communication skills in Russian. Any other languages represent an asset

When and where: Chisinau Office (Moldova) starting from April 2022

 

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English by March 31st, 2022 (23.59 CET Time) to job@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Admin & Logistic officer – Chisinau”.


Advocacy

Vacancy: Advocacy Officer in Brussels starting from May 2022

ALDA is looking for an Advocacy Officer to work under the Secretary General supervision and the Coordinator of the SG Office.

Among the related tasks:

  • Developing a multi annual advocacy plan and supporting its implementation, notably by:
    • Engaging partners and members of ALDA in order to positively influence decision makers in line with ALDA’s strategy;
    • Organising events, meetings and campaigns to ensure that the advocacy plan is active and moving forwards;
    • Monitoring ALDA advocacy activities

Skills needed:

  • Thorough knowledge of European institutions and policies, including the European Union and the Council of Europe;
  • Thorough knowledge of member states institutions and policies, in particular France and Italy;
  • Highly motivated, result-driven person;
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly

Education, languages and tools:

  • University degree or equivalent in proven experience;
  • 2 years or more in a similar position with successful advocacy records;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French (both written and spoken), any other language will be considered as an asset. Italian in particular

Where and when: ALDA office in Brussels (Belgium), starting from May 2022

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent e Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to job@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – Advocacy Officer. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 15th of April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks and might be followed by a written test.

ALDA is looking for an Advocacy Officer to work under the Secretary General supervision and the Coordinator of the SG Office.

Among the related tasks:

  • Developing a multi annual advocacy plan and supporting its implementation, notably by:
    • Engaging partners and members of ALDA in order to positively influence decision makers in line with ALDA’s strategy;
    • Organising events, meetings and campaigns to ensure that the advocacy plan is active and moving forwards;
    • Monitoring ALDA advocacy activities

Skills needed:

  • Thorough knowledge of European institutions and policies, including the European Union and the Council of Europe;
  • Thorough knowledge of member states institutions and policies, in particular France and Italy;
  • Highly motivated, result-driven person;
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly

Education, languages and tools:

  • University degree or equivalent in proven experience;
  • 2 years or more in a similar position with successful advocacy records;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French (both written and spoken), any other language will be considered as an asset. Italian in particular

Where and when: ALDA office in Brussels (Belgium), starting from May 2022

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent e Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to job@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – Advocacy Officer. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 15th of April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks and might be followed by a written test.


Ukraine needs YOU: support the Shelter project!

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th 2022, the refugees fleeing Ukraine have reached the number of 3 million (UNHCR). According to the UNHCR, as the situation continues to unfold, many others are expected to be leaving the country soon. As their homes and civil infrastructure objects (including 400 schools) are being destroyed, the population is moving to the West Ukrainian cities and to neighbouring countries, looking for protection, support and a safer place to stay. It represents the fastest-growing humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II.

In Ukraine, the situation is increasingly dire and humanitarian needs across the country are multiplying by the hour. UNICEF reports that hundreds of thousands of people are without safe drinking water and many have been cut off from access to other essential services like healthcare and medical supplies. 

Since the beginning of the war, East Europe Foundation (EEF), ALDA’s trustworthy partner in Ukraine, actively supports Ukranians who have been internally displaced, suffering from blockade or military attacks. To help address this humanitarian crisis, EEF launched the Shelter Project. A project whose aim is to build community relief and resilience, while providing emergency support to those who most need it. 


ALDA calls its members and partners to support the Shelter project and help the millions of people in need. 


Working through its network of over 500 local partner NGOs, the Shelter Project focuses on four key components:

  1. Support and supervision to a network of refugees of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) by creating and sustaining new services, and providing necessary resources.
  2. Setup, support and supervise emergency day-care centres for displaced persons’ kids. 
  3. Coordinate assistance to local organisations and volunteer groups, providing emergency support and humanitarian aid to those in need. 
  4. Collect and disseminate information about the needs of displaced people, with the aim of satisfying these needs and enabling a comprehensive response to them.  

To support the Shelter project and in order to facilitate the fundraising for our partners in Europe, ALDA created a specially dedicated bank account exclusively for this purpose. ALDA calls its members and partners to support the Shelter project and help the millions of people in need. 

Cliccate qui for all the details.


LDA

ALDA and the LDAs united to support Ukraine

LDA

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, ALDA has been in touch with its colleagues and friends in the Country, especially with the Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) in Dnipro e Mariupol.

Thus, the Association has mobilized its resources, and its network to define ways to support Ukrainian people: from finding reliable accounts for donation, to setting up an internal emergency unit. Despite being in touch through these terrible days, 21 March, marked the first occasion for delegates from Dnipro e Mariupol in Ukraine, and those of Moldova, Georgia e Armenia to have a meeting all together and see each other.


 LDAs  expressed their solidarity and will to get closer to their Ukrainian colleagues


It goes without saying that all the LDAs expressed, without hesitation, their solidarity and will to get closer to their Ukrainian colleagues. 

In moments like this, spreading valuable information of what is currently happening in the Country is among the first steps to do in order to make everyone aware of the reality. Ukrainian people are now experiencing. This is why ALDA has always been in touch with colleagues from Dnipo and Mariupol: to provide help, and to share their stories.  

ALDA and the LDAs further stress the importance of working together for democracy, for people’s rights and freedoms. Peace should be never taken for granted.


project ideas

Call 4 project ideas – Apply to receive technical assistance

Following the success of the first edition, we are back with the ALDA’s Call for project Ideas – dedicated to our members only.

Concept and objective stay the same: create synergy with our members, develop new projects together for the good of local communities in Europe, and beyond.

In order to participate, you just need to share with us your project idea: the 3 best proposals will win a technical support in the development of a project!

The technical assistance includes:

  • identifying together the best funding opportunity matching the member’s idea;
  • supporting/providing the search for partners;
  • coaching on the project development, e.g. responding to member’s doubts or questions on issues related to questions of the application form, to budget issues, to portal – related issues;
  • reading and revising the project developed by the member

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Download the application form QUI, fill-in all the fields with the description of your project proposal and send it back to membership@alda-europe.eu by June 15', 2022.

Per favore, specifica la persona con cui dovremo essere in contatto in caso di selezione.


Fill-in the Application form QUI & win a technical assistance!


The proposals must comply with specific requirements:

  • Devono avere un approccio trasnazionale
  • They must have a transnational approach.
  • La proposta deve essere scritta in inglese. Le proposte che mancano di una o più sezioni non saranno prese in considerazione.

After the deadline, ALDA will select the 3 best ideas and, upon verification of feasibility, will offer to the member-applicants a free technical assistance (as specified above), upon agreement that ALDA will be included in the consortium of partners.

Ti ricordiamo che partecipando a questa call, autorizzi ALDA a modificare, trasformare, rielaborare e adattare le bozze e a utilizzare i tuoi elaborati per l'adempimento dei suoi impegni istituzionali previa comunicazione con l'autore interessato.

If you need more detail or information, please write to alda@alda-europe.eu

Speriamo di ricevere molte idee e di iniziare presto a unire le forze!

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Informazioni utili:

N.B.: If you wish to apply to this call you must be an ALDA member, if you are not yet a member, you might consider this possibility.

Cliccate QUI to learn about the benefits of being an #ALDAmember and start the application process! Get in touch with us for further details!

Cliccate qui and see the winning project proposals of the first edition

Members who have won the technical assistance in the last round, are not entitled to participate to the present round


TNOC

ALDA Partner at TNOC: join the sessions

Il “The Nature of City Festival” (TNOC) is an annual experiment in multidisciplinary collaboration designed to go beyond borders to radically imagine our cities of the future. The Festival, which was developed by the Nature of Cities Organization in collaboration with a wide variety of global stakeholders, is taking place on 29-31 March 2022 and it will engage ALDA as a 2022 edition Partner. It’s a synergy that was born in 2021 during the last edition of the TNOC Festival, through the involvement of the LIFE METRO Adapt project as one of the main co-organizers, as it brought to the Festival a wide variety of activities and sessions, disseminating the project results and knowledge generated to the broader public.

This year, the agenda of ALDA within the festival is rich in content and events, with a special focus on water, biodiveristyagriculture e climate. Thus, based on the expertise gathered thanks to “Life Beware”, “Life Falkon”, “Capperi” and “Climate of Change”. Experts, students, and each of you can join ALDA in these 3 days of festival! Let’s see how to register

✍️  The registration is free and open to everyone, and you can register to the following link https://tnocfestival2022.sched.com/signup

  • click , at the bottom of the page, on “ACCESS THE FESTIVAL” and use the Password “WELCOME”.
  • Once you are in, remember to select your timezone on the left and then search for the session that you like the most and register

March 29th, 2022 16:00 – 17:30 CEST
Reshaping Cities: How Urban Areas Can Tackle Climate Change

The seed session will focus on the topic of Cities’ resilience to Climate Change and, thanks to the contribution of four projects, it will highlight various ways and best practices in which urban areas can successfully address this issue, in an innovative way.  Starting from the experience of  Attenti alla vita , a project co-funded by the European Union under the LIFE Programme, and following with the contribution of three other Life Projects, the participants will be able to know the best practices developed within these projects and how they successfully impacted the territory. The whole session will be held by a facilitator and the second part will be more interactive. 

The session will present :

  • Life Beware: The Mayors’ Adapt Strategy and its drafting through an active participatory process;
  •  Life Metro Adapt: The implementation of Nature Based Solutions in the Metropolitan Area of Milan;

  • Life Veneto Adapt: The integration of adaptation measures in existing urban plans such as SEAPs (and convert them to SECAPs);
  • Life Baetulo: The application of an integrated (and multi-hazard) Early Warning System in a city;

The involvement and collaboration of four Life Projects is particularly relevant considering that this year is the 30th year anniversary of the Life Programme

 

March 30th, 2022 16:00 – 17:30 CEST
Nature Based Solutions for a more resilient territory –  How can Municipalities better implement them?

Il LIFE BEWARE project (BEtter Water Management for Advancing Resilient Communities in Europe) promotes the adoption of these sustainable interventions, both in urban and rural areas, through a participatory approach.

The main objective of this workshop is to promote and encourage the replicability of Nature Based Solutions. The workshop is held by Technicians and Professors of the Department of Territory and Agro-Forestal Systems (TESAF) of the University of Padua and it is targeted to EU Municipalities. The goal of the workshop is to teach local administrators how to better implement these measures on their territories, starting from the experience and the best practices of the Life BEware Project.

The workshop will be participatory and will also show videos of the measures implemented.

30 March 2022 | 11.00 – 12.30 CET [Room NORTH-04]
WINGED CITIES 1 –  Birds and the challenges of urban life 

Humans and birds have always lived together. However, if some species are wonderfully adapted to urban life, this also exposes them to pollution and other problems. Starting from the lesser kestrel case, this workshop will shed light on the challenges of urban life that birds are exposed to together with a set of world-recognized experts on the topic.

 

31st March 2022 | 11.30-12.30 CET  [Room NORTH-05]
WINGED CITIES 2 – Practical issues for bird-friendly cities

During this session, we will discuss with NGOs and experts strategies and practical solutions for creating bird-friendly cities, starting from the LIFE FALKON action to improve lesser kestrels conservation.

Relevant speakers will contribute to the discussion together with the project partners CNR-IRSA Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque e HOS/BirdLife - Hellenic Ornithological Society,

As an examples: Juan Josè Negro  del CSIC-EBD, Davide Dominoni dell'Università di Glasgow, Dan Chamberlain from Turin Universit and Martin Gaetlich from Hellenic Ornithological Society

29th March 2022 | 11.00 – 12.30 CET
Theatre and urban regeneration: the Silent Play with LaPiccionaia

Skills session: Can theater contribute to the regeneration of the cities, fostering the perception of the territory as a Common Good? Let’s discover Silent Play, a project of itinerant performances developed by La Piccionaia, in which places become the subject of a shared experience.

Silent Play is created through a participatory creative process which engages the local communities and their relationship with the territory, improving it in terms of belonging and care. Through the example of CAPPERI project, we will see how Silent Play can be used as an educational tool, especially when it comes to youth, to foster their engagement in the regeneration of places, in a vision of social and environmental sustainability.

 

29th March 2022 | 16.00 – 17.30 CET
Skills and competences for sustainability in agriculture with IRS

During this skill session IRS, one of the partners of the CAP-PERI project, will debate with participants on the main competencies for sustainability with a particular focus on the agricultural field and the Common Agricultural Policy. A specific focus will be dedicated to how social research methodologies can be used to increase competencies and skills on sustainability in the agricultural field.

29th March 2022 | 16.00 – 17.30 CET
Learning Bubbles with ReplayNetwork

Presentation of a methodological system aimed at re-establishing the conditions of equity in students’ access to teaching, with a cooperative pedagogical approach between different educational actors and involving complementary and outdoor learning spaces such as urban community gardens, through the setting up of Learning Bubbles.

30th March 2022 | 11.00 – 12.30 CET
Tips for a more sustainable student lifestyle with CESIE 

From high school to university: how can students and other internal stakeholders of educational environments support sustainable behaviours and practices aiming to reduce negative impact on earth. During this session we present and discuss EU initiatives and participants’ experiences:

  • CAPPERI educational activities in school to raise awareness regarding the role of agriculture in local society
  • UNI-ECO practical and collaborative tools for sustainable development in university campus
  • Cre-think Co-creative RETHINKing for sustainable cities

 

30th March 2022 | 16.00 – 17.30 CET
Organic farming and the importance of the Mediterranean diet in the prevention of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases with ISBEM 

This session will underline the importance of organic farming, technologies, development of rural areas and lifestyle changes, including the adoption of Mediterranean Diet, to favorably affect blood pressure, hypertension, diet-associated metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, which may be important risk factors for the pathogenesis of other diseases including metabolic syndrome and cancer. 

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

 

29th March 2022 | 11.00 – 12.00 CET:
Community gardens of Palermo: the countryside in the city with CESIE

Palermo in recent years has seen numerous community gardens flourish, precious spaces not only for the production of genuine vegetables and fruit, but also spaces for social inclusion and urban regeneration. Through a brief urban exploration, we will find the countryside in the city of Palermo.

 

30th March 2022 | 11.00 – 12.00 CET
Urban Gardens in Rome
 with ReplayNetwork

Virtual tour of some Urban Gardens of Rome (Orti Tre Fontane, Orti Urbani Garbatella, Orti coop. Garibaldi, ecc).

31th March 2022 | 11.00 – 12.00 CET
South Milan Agricultural Park: places and activities
with IRS 

The South Milan Agricultural Park is a green belt around Milan that includes 61 municipalities. It was established in 1990 thanks to an important movement of associations and groups of volunteers. But also thanks to intellectuals, administrators and over 1.400 cropping farms working in it to preserve, safeguard, and enhance the productive, natural and historical heritage of Milan countryside. It is 47,000 hectares wide, and it comprises different areas such as agricultural land proper and peripheral boroughs of Milan. The Park’s territory is dotted with rural villages, farmhouses, abbeys and a rich network with natural waterways, canals and a rural road system. Due to its extension, the virtual tour will focus only on one part of the Park; presenting places and activities related to the CAPPERI project topic.

 

31th March 2022 | 11.00 – 12.00 CET
Urban and rural: the Carpaneda area in Vicenza with LaPiccionaia

Virtual tour of the periurban area of Carpaneda in Vicenza: a surviving agricultural area, wedged between the urban centres of Vicenza and Creazzo, surrounded by industrial sites and open, to the north, to the hills and mountains of Lessinia.

The perfect place to frame a key topic, such as the relationship and interchange between the urban and the rural dimension. In more the need to develop and promote a “culture of agriculture” open to all citizens, related to food, health, safeguarding of biodiversity and rural landscape, and adaptation of the territory to the challenges posed by the climate change. A place CAPPERI project has chosen for its high educational value, especially for the younger generations.

31th March 2022 | 16.00 – 17.00 CET
Virtual Tour of Social and Urban Gardens in Mesagne
with ISBEM

During the festival, you will also have the opportunity to discover about “Climate of Change” through many activities, such as micro talks about the campaign and the petition, discover a documentary entitled “Silenced realities”, to see how environmental sustainability helps us  reimagine the cities through field trips and highlight the changes needed during a seed session. By participating in the TNOC festival, we hope to emphasize even more how a change in our societies and cities can lead to an improvement of the environment. Meanwhile, have your impact and sign the petition “End Climate Change, Start a Climate of Change!”

Last but not least, the sessions will all be translated in 18 languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Tamil. Participants can choose which language they want to read and can also choose a spoken voice to listen to the translation.

The Nature of Cities Festival offers free participation to the three days of the festival in order to guarantee inclusivity, if you enjoy it and its organization there are many ways in which you can actively support it, check them here

If you wish to know more about each project, please do not hesitate to check their website:  Attenti alla vitaCapperiLife Falkon e Climate of Change