The EU department was created in early 2018 with the aim to promote social innovation actions at European level.
CCB took its first steps in Europe thanks to dedicated networking with several national and European profit and non-profit organizations, which resulted in successful collaborations with several European consortia.
Since 2018, CCB has increased staff members of the Department, it has widened its network in Europe and participated in the design of more than 20 projects in response to calls for proposals of EU funding programmes such as AMIF (DG Migration and Home Affairs), REC (DG Justice and Consumers), Europe for Citizens and Erasmus + (EACEA), and many more.
The EU Department projects tackle the following key topics:
- Education and training
- Youth Employment
- Social inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds
- Participation of young people in democratic life
- Support and integration of Third-country nationals
- Intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding
- Intergenerational work
- Environmental sustainability
CCB started capacity building actions and ongoing Co-design project workshops with 7 social enterprises – members of CCB – working on the same local area. They aim to learn the fundamentals of EU proposal writing and engage in drafting projects in response to European calls for proposals, with a focus on active citizenship, social inclusion for migrants and the promotion of European values of democracy and solidarity.
The working methodology used for the Co-design workshops is the “learning by doing”, whereby training on EU proposal writing and main EU funding programmes is complemented by project proposals preparation in response to identified EU Calls for proposals.
CCB is currently Lead partner of the Erasmus European Youth Together project “Young Sevice Designers – YSD” and is Beneficiary partner of four other Erasmus + KA2 projects: “Embracing intercultural competences in public administrations – ECCIPA”, “Interactive Goals”, “Like Father Like Son”, “Embracing uncertAinty wHile fighting for sustainable development – EarTH”.
CCB has been also Lead partner of an Erasmus + KA3 project “Digital Inclusion for Older People – DIGITOL”; furthermore, CCB has been co-coordinator of the “European Pact for Integration – EPI” project funded by AMIF and Beneficiary partner of the Erasmus + KA2 project “Lessons from the Less Heard – LFLH”.