European projects

European Projects

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 + KA3 project “Digital Inclusion for Older People – DIGITOL”; CCB is co-coordinator of the “European Pact for Integration – EPI” project funded by AMIF and it is Beneficiary partner of two other Erasmus + projects: “Embracing intercultural competences in public administrations – ECCIPA” and “Lessons from the Less Heard – LFLH”.



“Digital Inclusion for Older People – intergenerational synergies for the active participation in society”

The purpose of the DIGITOL project is to contribute to the promotion of EU common values among older citizens at a European level, by employing innovative intergenerational educational practices and training opportunities to combat the effect and the spread of fake-news.

The project will contribute in combating forms of discrimination that are driven by xenophobia, populism, and homophobia, by increasing awareness among older adults and training them for the identification and evaluation of fake news, with the goal to filter them out and not spread them further.

The project involves 5 countries: Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece and Belgium.





EPI The European Pact for Integration project aims to get out of an emergency logic to upgrade quality of existing pro-migrants inclusion local strategies.

It does so through the experimentation of a comprehensive set of actions that leading to the definition and implementation of Strategies for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals in 7 European cities (Cluj, Cartagena, Ravenna, Linkoping, Dietzenbach, Riga, Lublin).





ECCIPA project aims to contribute to implement more responsive services for the integration of third-country nationals in the cities.

It does so through the co-design and delivery of an innovative and comprehensive VET programme empowering civil servants working in those departments involved in welcome and support services to migrants in three European territories: County of Offenbach (Germany), City of Ravenna (Italy), City of Cartagena (Spain).

Findings from the training programme lead to the definition and implementation of Local Strategies for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals. While the “ECCIPA Manifesto” is a practical guide drafted by project partners for European cities to upgrade the competences of their staff in order to activate the appropriate strategies to integrate TCNs in society.


Lessons from the less heard project aims to improve the competence of cultural organisations to promote social inclusion of ethnic minorities and social cohesion within communities, and create relatable cultural products as well as concrete experiences of inclusion for ethnic minorities.

It involves a strategic partnership consisting of four partners: Green Cultural and Educational Centre Visio (Finland), Norrbotten Museum (Sweden), Art27 (Belgium) and CCB (Italy).

This project strongly relies on participatory methods: minorities will share knowledge and skills, or create products and events on their own culture and heritage. This facilitates intercultural dialogue; it supports the incurrence of the positive curiosity and interest towards one another, thus creating fertile ground for developing sense of belonging and social inclusion.

Within the project, the participatory methods will be conceptualised and repacked into a form of a video series – recipes for inclusive culture.

Activities in Italy consists in laboratories with the participation of migrants and local community of Agliate for the organisation of the “Befana sul Lambro” event on the 5th of January by the Commissione Cultura Alternativa (CCA).


YSD project aims to support young people (16-21 y.o.) through a civic education and engagement approach fostering their competences and offering them the opportunity to experience a real participation in local decision-making to rethink their cities and public spaces towards healthier streets, revitalised buildings and more resilient neighbourhoods.

YSD follows the methods of service design applied to the public sector. In particular, the approach takes inspiration by an experimental learning for social innovation to help unemployed and NEETs young people.

YSD is a “European Youth Together” project and it involves 6 countries: Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Finland. In each country, one partner youth organization liaises with one Municipality, which is the local site for experimentation of YSD actvities.

In this phase of the project implementation, partners are launching a survey at local and European level targeting organisations and individuals that have a deal with (or are directly) young people aged 16-21 y.o.

Main goal is to explore the state of art in terms of skills and competences of the mentioned target groups in terms of youth participation to civic life.



INTERACTIVE GOALS aims to support mainstream education for teaching sustainable development goals (SDGs) by empowering schools to use augmented reality (AR) techniques in their educational practices thus developing, creating and implementing innovative SDG classrooms.

The objectives of the project are:
● To create a strong partnership that is based on learning from each other, that strengthens the capacity of involved partner organisations and their local, national and international networks;
● To create opportunities for involved partner organizations and professionals to develop themselves as supporters and creators of the innovative learning processes for young people by using AR techniques;
● To develop two project results that support mainstream education for teaching SDGs in an interactive and engaging manner involving digital tools that are open and accessible for schools, teachers and other stakeholders;
● To design and facilitate one Learning Mobility to equip and empower involved professionals with self-confidence and needed competences to innovate their practices

The project dating 01.12.2021 to 30.11.2023 is implemented by six partners.

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