S.T.RE.A.M. project aims to encourage the creation of destinations of excellence for cultural tourism in rural/mountain areas whose challenge is to identify the tools able to differentiate and seasonally adjust the tourist offer. The issue is directly related to the economic revitalization of small towns that form a socio-economic fabric made fragile by numerous threats, including a dangerous process of desertification and depopulation (in recent years one in seven inhabitants has abandoned the municipalities under 5000 inhabitants, which are 4 times less productive than the large centers – source Legambiente/Anci). In this context the cultural heritage richness of the project area represents an opportunity. The artistic revitalization of small historical centres, in fact, as well as the synergy between traditional economic sectors and the so-called creative industries, not only favour the development of tourist offer but also stimulate a greater propensity to consume from resident population, creating a virtuous circle for the benefit of the entire local community and employment. The redevelopment project of the new Ceneda Storica District, presented by the Municipality of Vittorio Veneto in collaboration with CESCOT Veneto, aims to focus on the “historical talents” linked to the past in order to relaunch the area from a tourist and above all commercial point of view.

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The main challenge that the S.T.RE.A.M. project aims to overcome is the full exploitation of the tourist and cultural potential of existing territorial resources and the use of innovative approaches that guarantee their attractiveness and usability for visitors and citizens. The project partners propose to face this challenge with a common approach at cross-border level, based on the coordinated mapping of the sites that can be exploited and on the sharing of a plan to promote tourism in small urban and rural centres in mountain areas, through the recovery and use of public and private spaces properly identified.. The partnership will be able to count on a substantial wealth of experience and best practices to design routes and models for the relaunch of tourism, with the active involvement of artists in cultural events and actions in Italy and Austria, as well as mobility routes in historic centres with the help of new technologies.


PLAY Europe project intends to promote active leadership at European level among the youth of different EU countries, in order to improve the competence and skills of future political leaders towards European Agenda understanding and setting. This action will be implemented through a permanent cooperation among different subjects (Veneto Region – Social Services Department IT, Rotterdam Municipality NL, Udruga Ziid – Buje Municipality HR, Alimos Municipality GR, KCSE-Vives BE and Valencia Region ES), coordinated by ELISAN and composed by public events, seminars, workshop, public debates and study visits. The participants (young people aged 18-30) will be asked to update the Europe 2020 objectives & themes in the field of Social Policies, in order to prepare a new document called Social Europe Agenda 27, and to create a Toolbox for Young European Leaders.


NewPilgrimAge: Reinterpreting and enhancing shared values and cultural heritage of St. Martin in 21st century Europe through the involvement of local communities.

Partner cities of NewPilgrimAge (NPA) are committed to safeguard and via a 21th century reinterpretation to revive this cultural heritage and promote the common European values of solidarity and hospitality linked to St Martin.

Cities and cultural organisations from 5 CE countries (Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia) will mobilise their citizens, most of all young people and small enterprises, to propose and jointly work out new creative initiatives to valorise the untapped heritage potentials.

EMBRACIN – Enhancing Migrants’ Bottom-up, Responsive and Citizen-led Integration in Europe

The project Embracin raised from a small but significant experience of Prof.Calò in Italy, which from a personal experience as host of migrants, developed a scheme called “6+6×6” which in 2018 allow him to won the European Citizen’s prize. It foresses integration policies of migrants avoiding big hosting centres: 6 migrants/refugees every 5,000 with a personalized approach and individual support to each person, in order to allow them a complete path to social and economic integration in 24 months.

Therefore, Embracin developed a core network of 4 Municipalities and 2 networks of municipalities from 6 different countries (Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Sweden) willing to share and scale-up this experience, developing and testing a model of integration which can be valid for all European Countries, starting from the assumptions of 6+6×6. Together with the
European network ECCAR European Coalition of Cities against Racism, it will raise awareness and capacity building on integration policies topics among European local authorities, in particular Municipalities with the final aim to increase the number of municipalities which will sign the Memorandum of understanding to promote and engage the Embracin model.

Expected impact: migrant flows are a permanent phenomenon and not a temporary crisis. In order to manage it Eu needs to find a stable and shared solution in order to absorb existent and future flows of persons coming from third countries as migrants. The project will to explore the possibility of developing and testing an European model of integration of Thirdcountry nationals, in order to strengthen European approach to migrant flows. The model proposed will be adaptative and replicable in each Eu country.

Main Outputs: 6 base-line analysis and 6 local Roadmaps for 6+6*6 scheme adaptation through knowledge exchange activities and the creation of Embracin model (WP2); smart awareness raising campaign on integration of migrants for partners and extra-partnership

SOCIAL DESIGNER AND INNOVATOR – Specialized work experience

SOCIAL DESIGNER is a programme financed by Veneto Region through the European Social Fund under the “Work Experience” Directive.

A Social Designer is an expert in the development and management of European, national and local projects and in social innovation, also on environmental issues, able to manage the design and management processes of complex and integrated projects, both in team and autonomously.

All references for applications can be found at the following link and in this poster.

City Center Doctor

The centers of small towns offer potentially attractive spaces not only for tourist purposes, but also to live and work. People spend there most of their free time and often have emotional connections with such places. In past eras, population groups depended on their city centers to work, to weave social relations and to carry out commercial activities. Today, thanks to an increased mobility, city centres face a number of key challenges to survive and count like they used to. The trend just described is accentuated by the fact that city centers have often deteriorated with the passing of the centuries. In particular, small villages located in the proximity of large attractors (metropolises, tourist centres, etc…) or located in border areas close to more advanced countries are facing some shared specific challenges.

Municipalities are therefore in front line in the battle for revitalizing their cities. This challenge includes the review of available space in historic city centres for new forms of retail trade (e.g. omni-channel shopping), for new productive activities (e.g. start-ups and innovation incubators) and for cultural activities (e.g. creative areas), in order to nurture an environment able to generate creative ecosystems, ventures related to city spaces and community events.

The general objective of CityCentreDoctor project is to encourage the launch of creative activities that can stimulate change and innovation in the historical centres of small towns located in the shadow of larger towns, addressing specific aspects of key sectors (sales, commerce, work and creative culture) and governance processes (participation, public-private collaboration, etc.).


The European GATE (Granting Accessible Tourism for Everyone) project started in 2018 with the aim of making tourism ever more inclusive, allowing a growing number of people to immerse themselves in nature, overcoming environmental, physical, and linguistic barriers.
GATE develops over the Alpine and pre-Alpine territories, an area with immense value in terms of nature, landscape, and geology, part of which is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The project includes 4 pilot sites, providing virtuous evidence of how inclusive tourism can be brought to fruition: Parco Rossi in Santorso (Vicenza), the territory of Alpago (Belluno), the Bletterbach Geoparc in South Tyrol and a participatory project in Salzburg.

GATE is a cross-border cooperation project financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg VA Italy-Austria 2014-2020. The project partners are: UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, Independent L. Social Cooperative, the Municipality of Santorso, CAI Alpago, the University of Innsbruck and Salzburg Research.

IN-Dipendente – don’t play with the game!

“INDEPENDENTE – let’s take care of ourselves” is a 12-month project that aims to counter the spread of pathological addictions by developing a new approach that fosters direct collaboration between the world of volunteering and local institutions in a PPP (Public-private partnership) perspective. It also creats a network of associations that deal with different (but sometimes linked) addictions to promote a multidisciplinary collaboration. Translated with (free version) The project develops along 2 main lines of activity, namely the fight against gambling addiction and alcohol abuse, and may serve as a sort of pilot project to test this approach also for future initiatives related to addiction.

CIRCLE – Circular Citizenship for a Long-Lasting Europe

CIRCLE Project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014 – 2020, introduces the concept of “circular citizen” to define a citizen capable of activating a “sustainable thinking” on Europe, a citizen able to read and understand EU history, even recent, highlighting positive factors and treasuring negative ones, in practice “recycling” them. Within the Twinning between Sarmede and Cocumont, the project intends to re-elaborate past experiences of emigration, effort, suffering and distance from loved ones in order to better understand how difficult it is to foster dialogue between citizens from different countries, but also how in the long run this can enrich not only the protagonists of these events, but also their areas of origin. From the circular economy, then, to circular citizenship.