Achieved record numbers for Startup Your Life of UniCredit

Record numbers were achieved in the latest edition of Startup Your Life, the financial and entrepreneurial education and orientation program promoted by UniCredit Social Impact Banking and included among the PCTOs, the Paths for Transversal Skills and Orientation, recognized by the Ministry of Education:

+43% schools participating in the program
+206% of high school students involved
+194% of classes taking part in the project.

The major news of the just concluded edition of the program are available here, together with the animated infographic:

Startup your life – 4th edition (unicreditgroup.eu)

Towards a generative economy: the testimony of (RI)GENERIAMO in the new episode of Bench-Mark

We have been accustomed to an economy that aims to make the most of everything we are given from the land and the soil in order to make a profit, without however thinking of future generations.

The benefit enterprise (RI)GENERIAMO – born from the collaboration between the Cooperativa Sociale Agricoltura Capodarco, the Associazione Bricolage del Cuore, the social enterprise ConVoi Lavoro, the Cooperativa Liberitutti with the support of Leroy Merlin Italia – aims to counter this “extractive” model with a “generative” model, which aims to include people and products, otherwise excluded, in the current market system, recognising their value and creating new perimeters.

Luca Pereno, Administrator of (RI)GENERIAMO, sat on the Bench-Mark bench to talk to us about it.

Interview by Francesco Antonioli.

> Watch previous episodes here.

Call for young Changemakers

Torino Social Impact is a strategic partner of “Gen C“, the initiative promoted by the Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani (National Agency for Young People) and Ashoka Italia to create a community of young promoters of change: the first call expires on 15 October.

The project aims to select young people aged between 13 and 25 and Mentors aged between 25 and 35. Young people who are already implementing in their territories actions and initiatives of youth leadership to support digital, ecological and autonomy transitions.

A young changemaker has many qualities: he/she is empathetic, visionary, courageous, aware, motivated and determined to change things for the good of all. Changemakers lead by example, involve and inspire their peers and the communities they belong to, generate innovative virtuous processes of value for society, promote the territory, carry out social and cultural projects and support and launch youth initiatives.

More info on the Gen C project.

Territori in Movimento webinars

Summer 2021 is opening up new horizons for tourism and activities in rural and mountain areas. It is, therefore, an important opportunity to relaunch the growth of the “highlands.”

The “Territori in Movimento” project intends to respond to this challenge, an experience of territorial animation in the Valli Valdesi, Val Susa, Val Sangone financed by the Time2 Foundation on the “Prossimi” Announcement.

To give concreteness to the solicitations that emerged during the course of the project and to support the territorial animation and the new network of relationships among the actors, some webinars will be realized between June and September. The latter will represent moments of dialogue and confrontation online, which will allow involving a wider audience.

Tourism development must start from the involvement of the young population and the strong production capacity of the territory. For this reason, there will be two cycles of webinars, open to all but addressed in particular to two targets:

  • Territori in Movimento on Tuesdays.
    Aimed at young people who – with a high school diploma or degree – are entering the world of work.
    In the Tuesday cycle, we will talk about employment, active participation, and conscious citizenship, particularly in rural and mountain areas. Entrepreneurial and occupational strategies will be presented, and new opportunities linked to the tourist industry, the third sector, and the world of volunteering will be illustrated.
  • Territori in Movimento on Fridays
    They will be specifically addressed to economic activities, companies, and associations that work in the territories.
    The focus of this cycle will be on the dynamics of growth of the territory, the challenges related to the current recovery period, the future of rural and mountain areas, sustainable tourism, and the role of digital.

To allow the widest possible access, the meetings will still be in the online form, despite the gradual loosening of the distancing measures related to Covid, they will be broadcasted on Facebook and Youtube of Confcooperative Piemonte Nord.

The project is promoted by Consorzio Il Nodo, leader of a wide partnership that includes: GAL Gruppo di Azione Locale Escartons e Valli Valdesi, Bobbio Pellice Municipality, UNCEMUnione nazionale dei comuni, comunità ed enti montani, Confcooperative Piemonte Nord, Department of Management of the University of Turin and its academic spin off Halalto srl, Consigliera di Parità della Città Metropolitana di Torino, Il Rosa e il Grigio aps, Greening srl.

The main objectives of the project are:

  1. the promotion of a path of territorial animation through the dialogue between the partners and actors operating in the territory.
  2. The promotion of tourism and enhancement of the territory to overcome the criticalities related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The project aims at identifying the strengths and specificities of the territory of the Alpine valley. These, if exploited, can trigger positive mechanisms of growth, counteract depopulation and commercial desertification and encourage the active participation of women, young people, and some segments of the population, such as people with disabilities and foreigners.

Thanks to the first phase of analysis, during which semi-structured interviews were conducted with the project partners, several themes to be explored were identified. In particular, territorial specificities, the ability to react to the health emergency, critical issues, expectations for the future, and the ability to network.

GSG – Speaking Opportunities

How do our children view the future?

If your child is aged 4 – 17 and could answer some simple questions, to be filmed by you, then perhaps they could be the star of the Summit! The GSG Global Impact Summit 2021 will start each day with thought-provoking views from young people around the world, on the challenges, solutions and actions we need to take to deliver impact solutions for people and planet.

GSG will select the most captivating appearances to be on screen during the Summit.

Submission Deadline: Monday 26 July

Here’s what you need to do:

Download the Capture Captain app https://capturecaptain.app.link/go, and enter the story code ‘GSG3517’ when prompted.

Follow the simple instructions on the app, they will guide you.

We believe young people are the superheroes of the future (and we love costumes!). So if your child has a superhero costume, let’s see it on screen!

Either you or your child should give their first name, age and country

Please ask your young person these questions:

1. What are you most worried about in the world?

2. What do you want the world to look like when you grow up?

3. What should grown-ups do to make a better world?

(There are no wrong answers!)

If your child is not speaking in English, please translate what they have said at the end of the video, so that we can add subtitles.

Please state that you grant permission for GSG to use the footage of your young person for this project. We do require your verbal consent.

Recordings are being collated by the Summit’s Film & Streaming Partner, Be Inspired Films. If your video is selected, they may contact you to clarify details.

Online a new episode of Bench-Mark with Futura Law Firm

In 2021, in Turin, a number of lawyers wondered how the legal profession could benefit in terms of social impact. Driven by this common goal, they have created Futura Law Firm, a benefit society among lawyers, which offers innovative consultancy services that focus on the territory, technology and people.

What does it mean for lawyers to be a benefit? President Emanuela De Sabato tells us.

Interview by Francesco Antonioli.

> Watch previous episodes here.

Second edition of the Torino Social Impact Art Award: the winners of the ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT competition

The Torino Social Impact Art Award project – conceived by Artissima and Torino Social Impact, in collaboration with Combo and with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation – announces the winners of the second edition of the residency call: Monia Ben Hamouda (Milan, 1991) and the MRZB collective.

Selected through a call to the main public and private Fine Arts Academies and Italian Universities, the winners will have the opportunity to live in residence in Turin for 20 days in July to work on the creation of a new video or photographic work, offering through art a contribution to the transformation of the social perception of particularly urgent themes or life stories considered “distant”.
The residency will take place in Combo, the project’s hospitality partner and an innovative format that combines the idea of hospitality with artistic and cultural programming open to experimentation.
The videos or photographs produced during the residency period will be presented at Artissima 2021 (November 5-7).

The artists will benefit from a tutoring service provided by Matteo Mottin and Ramona Ponzini, founders of the art project Treti Galaxie who, together with Artissima and Torino Social Impact, will accompany the winners on their discovery of the city and its most significant cultural and social expressions. The selected talents will be guided through the process of producing their work and will be able to meet the project curators and the Torino Social Impact network active in the area, discovering the world of entrepreneurship and social innovation.

The 2021 call for entries, entitled ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT, evokes, on the one hand, our contemporary virtual life, which has forced art to be enjoyed almost exclusively from a distance, and on the other, leads to a reflection on the ability to acquire a new and unexpected vision of society if one observes it from very near or very far. The specific history and training of the winners will offer access to these perspectives, which are as diverse as they are valuable, allowing them to tell the story of contemporary society in Turin in a transversal way, as emblematic of a country that is transforming itself.

The Torino Social Impact Art Award stems from the desire to bring art and social innovation into dialogue with the aim of activating actions to impact on the present and contemporary society. Starting from the conviction that art is able to provide tools and physical spaces to question contemporary social urgencies, the project aims to experiment with the field of the arts as a catalyst for the elaboration of new responses and structured solutions. The aim is to offer young people from “other” backgrounds the opportunity to pursue an artistic career, in order to hypothesise forms of social inclusion in the world of Italian culture and the dissemination of messages capable of positively transforming the perception of what may commonly appear to be distant, foreign or different.

The first edition of the project, characterised by the launch in 2020 of the call “Quante Italie?“, was won by Caterina Erica Shanta (Germany, 1986) and Liryc Dela Cruz (Philippines, 1992), who produced, during their residency in Turin, the works Talking about visibility and Il Mio Filippino: Invisible Bodies, Neglected Movements, respectively.

Their shared vocation for experimentation led Artissima and Torino Social Impact to conceive the project with the aim of broadening the scope of social innovation to include contemporary art. Focusing on the space that multiculturalism has in today’s society, the prize aims to propose new relationships and open up unexpected scenarios through the languages and vision of the winning artists.

THE WINNERS

Monia Ben Hamouda wins the Torino Social Impact Art Award 2021 with Adhan to Dora, a movie project based on a performative narrative that aims to portray the complexities and contradictions of the phenomenon of cultural assimilation. A film that contaminates the present through its very origins, to evolve and self-determine by formulating a counter-narrative that does not deny but exalts.

The MRZB collective (Andrea Parenti, Désirée Nakouzi De Monte, Filippo Tocchi, Pietro Cortona) wins the Torino Social Impact Art Award 2021 with the project STILI DRAMA XVIII-XXI. From the collective, Désirée Nakouzi De Monte (1994, IT-LB) will take part in the residency.

THE TUTORS

Treti Galaxie is an art project founded by Matteo Mottin and Ramona Ponzini. Its aim is to work with artists in an expanded way, respecting their projects and ideas and helping them to produce and develop exhibitions in the most complete way.
For this reason she chooses not to have a fixed location but to look for the space that best suits the project she is working on each time.
Since March 2016, it has been developing a series of solo exhibitions in which the artists dialogue with the hidden urban fabric of Turin, reconfiguring the use of historical sites in the city such as the Mole Antonelliana, the Sala Reale of Torino Porta Nuova Station, the Underground Fortress of Pastiss and the Arches of the Ex-MOI, signing collaborations with the National Museum of Cinema in Turin, Grandi Stazioni Rail, the Pietro Micca Civic Museum, Parcolimpico and Acer.

The Digital Match

Online event: presentation of THE DIGITAL MATCH

The World of Business is ready to present the position paper “The Digital Match” and the Recommend-Actions to establish Turin and Piedmont as a territory of excellence on digital issues.

The Torino Chamber of commerce and Unione Industriale di Torino are the institutions that have believed in this challenge and have activated all the other associations representing the entire business world, from engineering to agriculture, from commerce to craftsmanship.

PWC and Torino Wireless carried out a careful analysis and collection of the territory’s assets, including an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses, and we compared ourselves with leading European cities in order to identify the best strategy and the tools needed for a positioning that can only strengthen all the companies and make our territory even more attractive.

There was also a very useful exchange of views with all the players in the innovation ecosystem, from universities and research organisations to ITS, from banking foundations to the non-profit sector, such as Torino Social Impact, together of course with numerous local institutions: first and foremost the Piedmont Region, the Metropolitan City of Torino and the City of Torino.

Now we are all called upon to play “TheDigitalMatch”!

Rete del Dono protagonist of the new Bench-Mark episode

In today’s society, it has become more important than ever to be familiar with the tools to be an aware citizen in a connected and digitised world. All the more reason for those involved in the impact economy to know them.

Rete del Dono is a crowdfunding platform set with the precise goal of training third sector and non-profit organisations of the Turin area to acquire the technical tools to start operating in and with the digital world.

Interview with Anna Siccardi, founder of Rete del Dono, by Francesco Antonioli.

> Rewatch here the previous episodes.

Call for proposals: Wonder: Experiments in Design for Social Innovation

Wonder is promoted by the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation to develop design projects that generate innovative solutions and services capable of responding to the social needs of the territory, taking up the challenge of green transition.

Within the framework of the Mission to Create Attractiveness of the Culture Objective and the Mission to Accelerate Innovation of the Planet Objective, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation is launching the call for proposals Wonder: Experiments in Design for Social Innovation. The initiative, realised in collaboration with Circolo del Design and Torino Social Impact, is aimed at designers and third sector organisations. The aim is to develop design projects that generate innovative solutions and services with a social impact and at the same time respond to the challenge of the green transition.

In particular, the call aims to:

  • contribute to the positioning of Turin as a place of contemporary production and creativity in the field of design and as a model of an ecosystem of innovation for the common good;
  • promote a high level of “liveability”, understood as a synthesis of the three key principles of the New European Bauhaus: beautiful, sustainable, together;
  • to encourage, through capacity building and matching, the hybridisation of skills, communication and collaboration between creative people, cultural enterprises and third sector organisations that intend to generate social innovation;
  • strengthen the connections of the world of design with the different spheres of the community: welfare, health, urban regeneration, education, environmental sustainability, etc.; and
  • stimulate reflection and a proactive vision on the challenge of green transition among the actors of the ecosystem of innovation for the common good.

The call will be developed in two phases.

Phase 1 calls for the submission of an expression of interest, respectively and independently advanced by non-commercial bodies operating in the Turin area and designers (freelancers, associated studios, companies, cooperatives, associations) from all over Italy.

Phase 2 foresees the presentation of the projects developed by the non-commercial entity in collaboration with the designer, as the outcome of a capacity building and matching process coordinated by Circolo del Design and Torino Social Impact and of the subsequent design process.

To the entities selected in Phase 2, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation will grant a contribution for a maximum amount of € 50,000, corresponding to no more than 80% of the overall project budget.

The deadline for submitting applications for Phase 1 is 12 noon on July 28, 2021.

The deadline for submitting applications for phase 2 is 12 noon on December 21, 2021.

Support local markets with Mercato Itinerante

Mercato Itinerante makes it possible to buy directly from the Porta Palazzo market in Turin. Today, small businesses are not able to compete and this leads, in some cases, to the closure of the business itself.

Mercato Itinerante wants to bring citizens back to the market. And when, for lack of time, it is not possible to reach the market? The market comes to you!

Thanks to the service that helps digitalisation, ecological and ethical delivery by cargo bike, reduction of packaging used and services to reduce food waste. With your order, you help the local economy and respect your city.

Cottino Social Impact Campus supports Stemdays

The classrooms of the Cottino Social Impact Campus come to life with StemDays Torino – the “girls’ camp”, organised and funded by the Human+ Foundation, which brings together 40 students from local high schools to develop STEM skills and abilities such as creativity, ethics and imagination.

Yesterday, Giuseppe Dell’Erba, Campus Business Advisor and Director of the Cottino Foundation, welcomed the students for their first day of activities.

Online the fifteenth episode of Bench-Mark with Consorzio Kairòs

Ancient Greeks had two terms for time: chronos and kairòs. The latter referred to the concept of “right” or “appropriate” moment.

In the Torino Social Impact ecosystem, Kairòs Consortium is contaminating the for-profit and non-profit worlds, while it is also approaching the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) disciplines, so that young people, and not only them, can build a future with the right timing.

Lea Iandorio, project manager of Kairòs, interviewed by Francesco Antonioli, told us about the future projects of the consortium and the importance of networking.

> Rewatch here the previous episodes.

A new Bench-Mark episode online with TSI partner iThanks

It is estimated that in Italy over 220,000 tonnes of food are thrown away each year, worth over €3 billion in the distribution chain alone.

Although the problem is largely ignored, there are some companies that are creating solutions that can be replicated on a large scale.
iThanks, for instance, is an innovative app that allows both large and small shops to reduce food waste by ensuring that supplies are always efficient and not expiring.

How was the idea born? Marco Cartolano and Andrea Gasco, co-founders of iThanks, tell us the story behind the project.

Interview by Francesco Antonioli.

> Watch here the other episodes of Bench-Mark.

 

Regenereting places by involving communities – Third stage of Road to Social Change – Unicredit Banking Academy

Ready with the third stage of Road to Social Change.

Promoted by the UniCredit Banking Academy, in collaboration with AICCON, Politecnico di Milano – Tiresia/MIP, Fondazione Italiana Accenture and TechSoup, ROAD TO SOCIAL CHANGE is a project for the integral development of the Third Sector that intends to play a leading role in the country’s recovery process, contributing significantly to the realization of many important economic and social challenges.

The project, which takes place throughout 2021, ideally crosses Italy with 7 stages in the territories of our country.

Don’t miss the next meeting on June 22, we will talk about “Regenerating places by involving communities” with special guests.

We will have with us Fabrizio Barca, Coordinator Forum Inequalities and Diversity, statistician and economist, expert in territorial development policies. Fabrizio Barca has taught Economic Policy, Corporate Finance and Economic History at the universities of Milan (Bocconi University), Modena, Paris (Sciences Po), Siena, Rome, Parma and Urbino. He has been a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston and at Stanford University. He has also held managerial positions at the Bank of Italy, the Ministry of the Treasury, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the OECD. Former Minister for Territorial Cohesion from 2011 to 2013. Author of several essays and books.

A new important meeting, a new challenge for the country to accompany processes of change and innovation of territories and communities on which we will be inspired as always by the story of good practices. With us will be Massimiliano Monetti with the case “Borghi in Rete – Abruzzo” and Francesca Elisa Leonelli with “Retake Roma“.

> Register here

For more information, visit the page www.unicredit.it/roadtosocialchange or send an email to unitalk@unicredit.eu

Family sharing – the first project of mutual trust between families in a state of fragility.

The Family Sharing project was conceived and implemented by the Social Cooperative il Margine, born from the overcoming of psychiatric asylum and operates in the social health, educational, social inclusion, active labor policies, local development.

Family Sharing is the first mutual-foster project between families in a state of fragility and represents an innovative system of foster family, day or residential: it provides support between two families who are going through a period of difficulty, but who can help each other to overcome them.

The innovative and meaningful idea of the project is just “reciprocity”: even if families are going through a period of difficulty (they need help), they may still want to share their resources with another family (they can be of help). Each family will then have the opportunity to receive practical help in relation to its own needs, but at the same time to respond to the needs of the other.

Families are therefore no longer a taxable person receiving aid defined by others, but become an active part of a process of union, cohesion and sharing.

Family Sharing is part of the logic of social co-design through the instrument of “horizontal subsidiarity”. The principle that supports the intervention is that the service is not “provided”, but co-projected together with the beneficiary families. Families thus have the opportunity to live the experience of “becoming a resource” for another family, enhancing their social image (the family internalizes a positive image of itself) and activating a virtuous process capable of operating a cultural inversion of perspective: from model caregiver-care receiver (family Competent family-Disagiata family) with peer support model.

The project is aimed at families in the east of Turin with particular reference to peripheral areas, but can be inserted in any territorial context.

The project then sees the first phase of identification of families, which follows a path of support/ mentoring by a dedicated operator (family coach, with the function of matching facilitator), whose intervention will gradually reduce, until being completely absorbed thanks to a virtuous regenerative process activated by the interaction between the two families (which will be followed for a period of follow-up).

After periods of arrest due to Covid, Family Sharing has been active since June 2021: some beneficiary families have already been contacted and the first exploratory talks have been made through a careful evaluation of the mutual resources and needs, conduct of the psychologists of the cooperative The Margin.

The Covid has necessarily made it appropriate to reshape the project that is now going on in a slightly different way from how it was designed, because it is necessary to identify the new needs and new fragilities that emerged during the pandemic and it is also necessary to give different answers because it was not possible to work exclusively on proximity and meeting, which was a bit the focus of the project, the cooperative had to reinvent some partially different operating modes.

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Da Capo is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

Applications to the Impact Narrative Awards are open!

The Global Steering Group for Impact Investments (GSG)Torino Social Impact and Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia, the Italian National Advisory Board, have joined forces to launch the Impact Narrative Awards, the first-ever award dedicated to communication about impact investing.

The Impact Narrative Awards aims to identify best-in-class examples of impact investing stories used to persuade financial institutions and governments to put their full weight behind impact. By honouring excellence in communication, we can strengthen the narratives used to promote impact investing and help our community to speak with one voice. In doing so, we elevate the profile of impact investing and enable it to expand around the world, bringing benefits to people and the planet.

The winners will be announced to 1,500 impact professionals at the GSG Global Impact Summit (October 6-8, 2021) and their message will be distributed through the GSG communication channels. The categories include the best impact narrative aimed at governments and the best impact narrative aimed at the financial sector.

The closing date is August 23 at 23:59 BST (London time).

Before submitting your entry, please read the full call, containing selection criteria and submission rules.

Only entries submitted using the ONLINE FORM and including a link to the narrative content you are submitting will be considered. Applications sent via email or other channels will not be accepted.

DOWNLOAD THE CALL

For more information, visit the official website or contact awards@gsgii.org

Friday, June 11, 2021 – Lavoro Proximo

Friday, June 11, 2021 | 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

An appointment to explore the WORK challenge of TorinoProxima, an initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation with SocialFare.

About the event

TorinoProxima | From civic imagination to social enterprise is an initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, realized with SocialFare, aimed at aspiring innovators and social entrepreneurs (especially young people under 35) from and for Torino. A unique opportunity to learn and accelerate knowledge and practical skills in Social Innovation.

We are looking for proximity entrepreneurs: teams with an innovative idea or solution in response to one or more of the 6 urban challenges identified by the call: Culture, Work, Housing, Reuse, Nature, Well-being. In order to deepen the issues related to the 6 challenges, we propose a series of appointments open to the participation of all interested citizens.

How to participate in the event

Participation is free. Registrations at this link.

Project Da Capo, let’s dress up: the store that regenerates social fabrics

Da Capo is a project of generative economy promoted by the social cooperative Giuliano Accomazzi, born in Turin in 1989, which for over 30 years has focused on the value of people, the value of rights, the value of the meeting, taking care of people and the environment by regenerating social tissues and contributing to the well-being of the community.

The Project develops around the idea of giving life to used garments and at the same time offering people the opportunity to get back into the game through work paths: regeneration therefore not only of objects but also of relations both territorial and human given by the creation of a network of traders and inhabitants who live in and near Piazza Savoia where the store is located.

In this last year, despite the difficulties and obstacles brought by the pandemic that have seen the opening of the store’s commercial activity, some significant initiatives have been developed: Covid’s arrest turned out to be a time for reflection on new perspectives and skills development and the creation of a network of contacts in the district where Da Capo operates.

The project has the ambition to become a reference point for the community by promoting relationships based on the exchange of opportunities.

During the summer of 2020, a tailoring workshop was set up, equipped with industrial sewing machines and an ironing station, a space in which women, in employment, had the opportunity to experiment and learn sartorial skills.

This has allowed the workers involved in the project, even during the closing of the store in lockdown last November, to give a second life to the garments not only through repairs, but also through refashion and upcycling in the perspective of a truly circular economy.

A Crowdfunding campaign called Da Capo Baby was also launched: thanks to the contribution of 127 donors, it was possible to create 20 birth kits consisting of clothing and products for the newborn and new mother,for 20 families living in a situation of fragility but also books, clothes, linen and hygiene products have been collected, all goods with which new kits will be made or which, simply, can be donated to other families.

From Capo not only stops at a store, but becomes a real reference point of a positive movement: customers contribute with the donation of clothes, propose new ideas and become ambassadors of a brand that “sees no flaws but only diversity, the positive, stimulating.”

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Da Capo is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

Turin is the only Italian city selected for a learning journey on the social economy and solidarity

The City of Turin has been selected to participate in the international learning program promoted by the project RRR – Respond Rebuild Reinvent on the theme of ecosystems of the social and solidarity economy.

RRR, funded by the European Union under its foreign policy instruments, is part of the initiative of the OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development called ‘Promoting Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems Global Action’ launched in 2020 that involves over 30 countries.

Turin is the only Italian city that will participate in the training program and comparison with international realities. It has been chosen because of the commitment it has shown for years to support the local ecosystem of social innovation, in particular through the initiative Torino Social Impact’. The Turin context is in fact recognized as one of the richest on the international level for the experiences that promote the social economy and solidarity.

During the Covid-19 health emergency, the City has activated initiatives such as ‘Torino Solidale’ that have mobilized the territory in favor of the weakest and most affected by the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic.

Respond Rebuild Reinvent – which will involve 16 organizations worldwide, including Upsocial (the lead subject) and city networks Eurocities and Metropolis – wants to highlight and enhance the impact that the actions implemented by local governments can have in providing quick and effective responses during critical situations such as the recent health emergency.

The other cities selected, with which Turin will deal, are Dublin, Bilbao, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Belo Horizonte and Warsaw.

 

TSI Partner Izmade in the new episode of Bench-Mark

Who said that impact economy companies shouldn’t make a profit?

For the Bench-Mark column, Alessandro Grella, partner and co-founder of Izmade, a social enterprise born in Turin in 2016, tells us about the social impact of an artisan design and ambient architecture workshop on the territory.

Interview curated by Francesco Antonioli.

Innovation and technology for artistic and cultural heritage

Business Networking & B2B

The loosening of the restrictions imposed by the lockdown is gradually restarting the fruition of artistic heritage, after a year of dramatic contraction. However, the pandemic crisis has contributed to spreading great interest in the opportunities offered by digital technology. There are, in fact, numerous cases of experimentation and adoption of technological solutions, with the intention of supporting the revolution taking place in the methods of use and creation of cultural content, as in the case of museums and live shows.

How can technological development be used to serve cultural heritage and art?

What solutions have already emerged in the crisis?

How can the change underway be made structural?

The Torino Wireless Foundation is organizing a meeting with the companies belonging to the ICT Innovation Pole of the Piedmont Region, to present available solutions and consolidated skills able to support museums, show business operators and in general the cultural realities in this delicate phase of transition to digital.

REGISTER NOW

The Corporate Meeting is

LIVE EVENT remotely connected on ZOOM platform, in which the companies belonging to the ICT Cluster present their solutions with quick 5-minute speeches on the model of speed pitching.

B2B MEETINGS organized in the days following the meeting, which take place in remote connection. Each participant in the live event can request personalized appointments to each speaker.

AGENDA

15:00 – Login time – Participants access on ZOOM

15:05 – Welcome greetings

Laura Morgagni, Torino Wireless Foundation
Matteo Negrin, Piemonte dal Vivo Foundation

15:15 – How to make the change structural? The opportunities of digital

Speakers:

  • Sara Abram, La Venaria Reale Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration Center Foundation
  • Massimiliano Atelli, Visconti Sforza Castle Foundation of Novara
  • Domenico De Gaetano, National Cinema Museum
  • Mariella Mengozzi, National Automobile Museum of Turin “Avv. Giovanni Agnelli”.

15:40 – SPEED PITCHING

The companies belonging to the ICT Cluster present innovative solutions in 5 minutes.

Plunge – immersive digital experience
Flavio Trione, 3×1010

Plunge allows you to create a virtual world equipped with various touchpoints that are totally customizable (widgets, videos, images, texts, external links, etc.) that can be easily updated and nationalized through a content management system. The areas of application are many, from the world of events to digital art (NFT), from museums to distance learning and more…

Changing realities: new ways of fruition between real and virtual
Davide Pantile, ETT (SCAI)

The tools developed by ETT for the virtual visit (VR, Virtual Tours) of museums and attractions received a strong boost during the emergency period of the pandemic. Now that they represent an important asset for the promotion and enhancement of heritage, as a vehicle to attract visitors who have had a preview of what they will find.

A new model of gamification for culture: ICX – Interactive Culture Experience
Pietro Tosco, Heritage

Gamification represents a new frontier of digital communication. The speech will address the issue through the presentation of Interactive Culture Experience, a platform developed by Heritage for user-oriented gamification of cultural content.

AI and Iot Solutions for Cultural Heritage Digital Twins
Ilario gerlero, Concept Reply

The “digital twins”, enabled by real-time monitoring of environmental parameters and predictive modeling software, facilitate an integrated management strategy and the choice of optimal preventive actions for artistic heritage and historical-cultural sites. Reply’s multidisciplinary team applies this methodology in the case of the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, subject to a delicate balance between conservation and enhancement for the building and its furnishings and visitor access.

Qroom immersive holographic service desk
Ivano Canteri, Quintetto

The world’s first immersive holographic service desk, enabling real-time remote presence for businesses and services while maintaining the near-physical presence of human interaction and assistance. A patent that integrates AI for multimodal interaction interfaces and services, eliminating the need for expensive local offices and travel.

Archem: Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage in Southern Etruria
Serena Ambrosini, Consoft Sistemi

The project focuses on the experience of fruition from the point of view of the visitor for a model that helps the realities and places of exhibition to improve their proposal, with the consequence of becoming more and more “smart museum”. It intends to intervene on the cultural heritage of Southern Etruria thanks to the support of the Municipalities of Civitavecchia, Tolfa and Unindustria: and in particular to enhance the lesser known heritage, i.e. outside the flows towards the two sites of Cerveteri and Tarquinia with the aim of presenting it and making it accessible to the community through KET (enhancement, fruition and management) and connecting it to the tourist flows of the major sites.

Artificial intelligence in the museum context
Andrea Basso, Synesthesia Innovation

In recent years Synesthesia has extended its area of activity to technological innovation: in this talk we will present the recent projects of Synesthesia Innovation in the field of artificial intelligence applications in the context of culture and in particular in the Piedmontese museum context.

Wikimuseo – a wiki approach to transform museum visitors into contributors
Alessandro Montanari, LiberActa

WikiMuseo is a prototype developed to implement an experimental program started with the national museum system on the occasion of the recent Arthatlon held in the early months of this year and aimed at making the national cultural heritage more usable and transforming visitors into active participants and contributors through a wiki approach and gamification of the visiting experience.

WimTV for art, culture and entertainment
Riccardo Chiariglione, Cedeo

WimTV is the tool with which museums, cultural institutions such as theaters, clubs and organizations on the territory, organizers of events (concerts, shows, demonstrations) can effectively promote and publicize their audiovisual content. Single videos, live broadcasts, palimpsests, with the possibility to rebroadcast them on social networks, TV platforms, digital terrestrial and satellite.

Wireless monitoring for the protection of artistic and archaeological heritage
Andrea Piede, Capetti Elettronica

The wireless technology used in the monitoring of microclimatic conditions in museums and in the control of the lesions of the archaeological and architectural heritage in order to ensure the protection and preservation of the small artefact but also of the great infrastructure.

17:00 – Conclusions and closure

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6/6 – Beeflower – The bee-friendly market

BeeFlower is an innovative market format for the valorisation of environmental issues, in line with the Biodiversity Strategy 2030, which tells of a production of honey, flowers, plants and food linked to impoIIination and connected to the territory.

A maximum number of 20 exhibitors/producers and institutional stands are planned in order to develop content and dissemination.
The aim of this initiative is to educate, protect and promote biodiversity through the knowledge of the link between pollinating insects and daily food – as indicated in the SDGs for the EU 2030 Agenda in terms of the right to and access to food as a function of the protection of natural spaces, the dignity of the work of small family businesses, respect for the soil and animal welfare.

BeeFlower is therefore of strategic importance not only for the information it can convey and for the quality of the local product it is intended to support, but also as a territorial connection tool for the defence and protection of natural, urban and peri-urban areas.

BeeFlower is a market that contributes to restoring to citizenship a greater awareness and responsibility towards sustainable environmental policies and agricultural practices, but above all with the possibility of choosing an alternative that comes from a selected production that is attentive to the respect and dignity of labour as well as the protection of the soil. So BeeFlower is not just a commercial activity but a concrete tool for educating, promoting and defending biodiversity.

With this itinerant and educational market, the Slow Food Community of Metropolitan Pollinators of Turin, founder of the association of the same name that co-proposes the project, wants to balance the seriousness of the environmental situation with solutions: BeeFlower is one of them, designed for cities and administrations that want to be prototypes of ‘green’ change, through innovative and strategic solutions.

6/6 – Beeflower – The bee-friendly market

BeeFlower is an innovative market format for the valorisation of environmental issues, in line with the Biodiversity Strategy 2030, which tells of a production of honey, flowers, plants and food linked to impoIIination and connected to the territory.

A maximum number of 20 exhibitors/producers and institutional stands are planned in order to develop content and dissemination.
The aim of this initiative is to educate, protect and promote biodiversity through the knowledge of the link between pollinating insects and daily food – as indicated in the SDGs for the EU 2030 Agenda in terms of the right to and access to food as a function of the protection of natural spaces, the dignity of the work of small family businesses, respect for the soil and animal welfare.

BeeFlower is therefore of strategic importance not only for the information it can convey and for the quality of the local product it is intended to support, but also as a territorial connection tool for the defence and protection of natural, urban and peri-urban areas.
BeeFlower is a market that contributes to restoring to citizenship a greater awareness and responsibility towards sustainable environmental policies and agricultural practices, but above all with the possibility of choosing an alternative that comes from a selected production that is attentive to the respect and dignity of labour as well as the protection of the soil. So BeeFlower is not just a commercial activity but a concrete tool for educating, promoting and defending biodiversity.

With this itinerant and educational market, the Slow Food Community of Metropolitan Pollinators of Turin, founder of the association of the same name that co-proposes the project, wants to balance the seriousness of the environmental situation with solutions: BeeFlower is one of them, designed for cities and administrations that want to be prototypes of ‘green’ change, through innovative and strategic solutions.

13/6 – Googreen Biodiversity Market – June Edition

On Sunday 13 June 2021, in the middle of the month dedicated to the Environment, the Googreen biodiversity market will be unveiled in Giardino Sambuy, which as every second Sunday of the month comes back to life to be a meeting place for good practices and seasonal stories.

  • From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Googreen producers selected by Giardino Forbito will be back as always to represent seasonal excellence. SPAZIO DELLE IDEE
  • 12 noon: Setting oneself in the sun and in freedom. The solar kitchen. Parva Gullino presents an ecological and healthy way of cooking using sunlight. Suggestions for free time in the open air, trips and camping, and for living nature and our territory to the full. Special guest Bertolini Borse presents green clothes and accessories for an eco-sustainable summer.
  • 3.00 pm: Ambientarsi in città. Discovering literary routes through the city, Andrea Maia will take us through the streets and pages of Turin, revealing images and impressions found in the works of poets and writers who visited or lived in the city. Turin, the city and the writers. Graphot Editrice
  • 4.30 p.m.: Ambientarsi in cielo. A meeting with journalist Maurizio Maschio and the very young aerospace engineer Giulia Bassani to discover the space sector and the future. A collection of exclusive interviews with ten personalities from the world of science and aerospace to explore the point of view of those who are writing the history of space exploration and related scientific research. Italy in space. The story of its protagonists. Cartman Editions.
  • 6pm: Settling on Earth. An appointment in the garden with Luca Mercalli for advice on life and adaptation. A glimpse of the possibilities of change provided by sustainable technologies, energy efficiency and a more contemplative and less competitive life.
    Going up mountains. Gaining altitude to escape global warming. Giulio Einaudi Editore.

 

13/6 – Googreen Biodiversity Market – June Edition

On Sunday 13 June 2021, in the middle of the month dedicated to the Environment, the Googreen biodiversity market will be unveiled in Giardino Sambuy, which as every second Sunday of the month comes back to life to be a meeting place for good practices and seasonal stories.

  • From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Googreen producers selected by Giardino Forbito will be back as always to represent seasonal excellence.SPAZIO DELLE IDEE
  • 12 noon: Setting oneself in the sun and in freedom. The solar kitchen. Parva Gullino presents an ecological and healthy way of cooking using sunlight. Suggestions for free time in the open air, trips and camping, and for living nature and our territory to the full. Special guest Bertolini Borse presents green clothes and accessories for an eco-sustainable summer.
  • 3.00 pm: Ambientarsi in città. Discovering literary routes through the city, Andrea Maia will take us through the streets and pages of Turin, revealing images and impressions found in the works of poets and writers who visited or lived in the city. Turin, the city and the writers. Graphot Editrice
  • 4.30 p.m.: Ambientarsi in cielo. A meeting with journalist Maurizio Maschio and the very young aerospace engineer Giulia Bassani to discover the space sector and the future. A collection of exclusive interviews with ten personalities from the world of science and aerospace to explore the point of view of those who are writing the history of space exploration and related scientific research. Italy in space. The story of its protagonists. Cartman Editions.
  • 6pm: Settling on Earth. An appointment in the garden with Luca Mercalli for advice on life and adaptation. A glimpse of the possibilities of change provided by sustainable technologies, energy efficiency and a more contemplative and less competitive life.
    Going up mountains. Gaining altitude to escape global warming. Giulio Einaudi Editore.

First results of the Pandan Social Hub Project: community development.

Pandan Social Hub, whose headquarters is in the heart of the district of San Salvario, is the project managed by the Cooperative Esserci that for more than 30 years offers services to people, in the territory of Turin, with the aim of helping them to feel better.

The project is born from the desire to promote a conscious and sustainable approach to living and consumption in economic, environmental, social and cultural terms; through the promotion of the culture of artisanal work attentive to the quality of raw materials, the marketing of environmentally friendly products and the enhancement of social and cooperative work.

Pandan Social Hub diversifies its activities on two levels:

The business plan with:
a bar and diner, which become a place of exchange, chatter, meetings and events;

The social plan with:
1. Financial Assistance Desk: assistance and assistance to people who are in difficulty in their economic management at home (family budget management, indebtedness and over-indebtedness, definition of relationships with banks, finance, pathological gambling, banking and criminal usury).

2. . Alzheimer’s coffee: active since 2020, it supports families who have loved ones who are suffering from dementia with the help of professionals who can meet informally, spending a few hours in a friendly atmosphere and focused on listening.

Pandan Social Hub is primarily a physical and virtual space that holds together chanting (fa Pandan) people, food, services, conviviality, protagonism and proximity: in fact, most of the people who attend the club have a relationship with all those who work there because you just want to give a different cut both from the commercial and from the social point of view.

Pandan also promotes the employment of people with disabilities, and in the last year an indefinite contract has been concluded for a person with intellectual disabilities, within the premises. Starting next June, with the evening opening, will be added to the staff another boy with intellectual disabilities.

The project started at the same time as the Covid-19, but this was not an obstacle, but it gave rise to the possibility of having a greater design and of being able to establish new relationships that have proved useful for the continuation of the various initiatives promoted that obviously had a brief setback but then they immediately resumed and continue to be carried forward in these months.

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Pandan Social Hub is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

Torino Social Impact at the RESET workshop

Torino Social Impact will present its model at the first workshop of the RESET – Regions for social economy business development,  scheduled on 1st and 2nd of June.

The RESET project is run in the framework of the “Social Economy Missions” initiative of the European Commission/DG Grow. The objective of the project is to foster policy exchange among regions on ways and instruments to promote the development of the social economy and related support eco-systems. Project leader is Accio, the Catalan Business Development Agency – other partners are POBAL (Ireland), the city of Berlin, the East Sweden Region and REVES, the European network of cities and regions for the social economy that Torino Social Impact has recently entered.

The two-days workshop will explore incubation programmes, strategies and policies to encourage the creation and consolidation of social enterprises. The agenda includes a presentation of the Catalan strategy for the social economy, an online visit to Coòpolisin Barcelona (incubation of cooperatives), presentations from  Region Östergötland, Berlin and Ireland. Torino Social Impact will be on stage on the 1st of June at 11.00 am.

These are the connection details:

Zoom link Day 1 – 1st of June:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85815014317?pwd=eDV4emRMd1MzTVYwRWtNcW9mZmNSZz09

Meeting ID: 858 1501 4317

Code: 054472

Zoom link Day 2 –  2nd of June:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88647885156?pwd=M1J6elBGZEhrVVp6WTBTUDlwZG1wUT09

Meeting ID: 886 4788 5156

Code: 552343

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Democrazia Digitale

Democrazia Digitale is a TEDx event held on the online platform Virtual Venue from 24th May to 6th June. The event takes the shape of a relay in which, on June 2nd, 24 local TEDx from all over Italy will follow one another in a marathon of Talks on the theme of the relationship between the digital world and democracy.

The Virtual Venue hosting the marathon will also hold conferences, multiplayer debates and interviews with remarkable personalities on the theme of digital democracy, which can be found on the ‘Agenda’ section on the platform throughout all 12 days.

Civiltà Digitale is the media partner of Democrazia Digitale and the first and main project of Ex Idea, owner of the platform on which the event is held (virtualvenue.stream).

Torino Social Impact at Change NOW 2021

On May 28, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Torino Social Impact will be among the speakers at Change NOW, the largest gathering dedicated to sustainability and social impact in the world with over 500 speakers from 120 countries and 1000 innovative solutions proposed. Torino Social Impact will speak in one of the Ecosystem Highlights sessions thanks to the invitation of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing.

Here the link: https://event.changenow.world/en/session/049bd976-79b8-eb11-94b3-000d3a219024

The event will also be the occasion to officially launch a joint initiative of the GSG For Impact Investing and Torino Social Impact in the framework of the National Advisory Board Italy to promote the theme of communication as a strategic one for the affirmation of the impact finance movement.

The GSG was established in August 2015 to complement the work of the Social Impact Investment Task Force set up under the UK presidency of the G8. The GSG currently involves over 32 countries plus the EU as members. Chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, the GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business and philanthropy. Italy is one of the GSG members and Torino Social Impact is part of the National Advisory Board Italy through the Turin Chamber of Commerce.

First results of the Community Factor Project: Multiplier families of proximity

Fattore comunità is a project carried out by the ACLI of the Metropolitan City of Turin that are the leader, with its patronage services and CAF, together with the Unione Sportiva Acli and the two cooperatives Project Education and Solidarity.

The project provides a network of services and territorial proposals that facilitate the daily management of the family and support it on issues related to health, home care, bureaucracy, taxation, home and its unforeseen.

The goal of community factor is to achieve an experimental model of community welfare based on the realization of integrated places where families can receive services, support each other and delegate care tasks in order to regain time/energy to assume a role of social and cultural actor of the territory, thus becoming also a generator of sociality that stimulates exchange and dialogue between people.

The project consists of three different types of activities:

family services: assistance and support services for the use of welfare services;
pre vocational training courses and workshops aimed at people with a certain fragility who have moved away from the labour market;
community activities: strengthening community ties through opportunities for mutual assistance between families.

Factor Community acts in the district between Lingotto and Mirafiori, neighborhood very rich in initiatives but in which poverty is unfortunately present: It is therefore addressed both to people who have been expelled from the labour market and to young people who have somewhat lost hope of finding employment.

To date and despite the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 1300 families have been offered services and courses and workshops for about a hundred people have been activated. Among the latter ten are women, especially foreigners, who want to enter the profession of family assistant.

The others, about 90, are young people, who, through workshops conducted by experienced animators, have acquired a specific training on social animation and community animation.

Starting from 2020 there were also two events in the District as:

a Trash Challenge: a job with a hundred young people caring and cleaning their neighborhood from waste;
a cultural event with seminars, theatrical performances on the theme of social participation and environmental care.

During the Covid were suspended some workshops and pre professionalizing courses because, being mainly people with a certain fragility, “it is essential to center the educational relationship to avoid not having the added value that is given by working on the group so from being able to have an experience that also increases one’s self-esteem and not simply acquire theoretical skills“, declares Raffaella Dispenza – President of the ACLI of Turin.

In the coming months it is expected the implementation of other initiatives and even small events that will serve to regain that familiarity with relationships as the pandemic has somewhat forced everyone to a forced isolation or at least to see the reports from a certain distance.

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Fattore Comunità is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

Online a new Bench-Mark episode on OrtiAlti

OrtiAlti is a non-profit organisation of architects, landscape architects, researchers, agronomists and educators involved in the dissemination and experimentation of urban horticultural practices and regeneration of underused areas of the city, such as flat roofs.

Founded in 2015 in Turin on the initiative of architects Elena Carmagnani and Emanuela Saporito, the project crosses the co-design and implementation of community gardens, with the double goal of achieving urban and civic regeneration, helping to make people grow in their ability to take care of common spaces.

In this episode of Bench-Mark, Elena Carmagnani tells us how the city can be changed with public green spaces.

Interview editeb by Francesco Antonioli.

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On line the crowdfunding campaign for the Project Restart Anatra Zoppa

It started the fundraising campaign, organized by Arci Torino, for the restart of the Circolo l’Anatra Zoppa in via Courmayeur 5: a project to reopen the historic club of the city, a place that for more than 30 years has intertwined the individual and collective history of many and many, for Barriera di Milano as well as for all of Turin.

In the last year it has been a place of solidarity in the emergency , of response to the social crisis arising with the pandemic: hundreds of families in the territory have found here a material and immaterial support, as well as one of the few spaces of relationship with others.

Many families have crossed this place in the last year and they will be the first to participate, through workshops of DIY, open to citizenship, to give new life to a place so dear to all.

The aim of the campaign is to return to fill the space of Via Courmayeur 5, when more than ever its protagonists have missed it, to regenerate spaces of common life and collective care.

The Restart Zoppa Duck project wants to be a common heritage, where anyone can feel at home.

Support the project and participate in the fundraising.

27 May 2021 – Mario Calderini at the Digital Conference Broadcasted from Mannheim

On 27 May at 11:30, during Envisioning the future of the social economy in Europe, Mario Calderini, spokesperson for Torino Social Impact, will speak at the European Social Economy Summit #EUSES, the official EU conference for the European social economy in Mannheim, Germany and via digital events. Its aim is to strengthen the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. The discussions will focus on three dimensions: digitalisation of the Social Economy, (social) innovation, Cross-country and cross-sectoral collaboration.

Last 29 April Torino Social Impact organised the event “Partnerships for maximising social impact” as part of the Digital Road to Mannheim.

The #EUSES is an opportunity to bring all stakeholders active in the social economy together.

The registration for the European Social Economy Summit is for free.

REGISTER NOW!

Nesta Italia launches the S+T+ARTS URBAN FEST

Torino Social Impact is a network partner of the S+T+ARTS URBAN FEST, a two-day digital festival to inspire, imagine and and debate on the cities of the future.

About this event

How will cutting-edge collaborations between science, technology and the arts help us solve some of the biggest challenges for the city of the future?

Join Nesta Italia on the 29th and 30th of June for the STARTS Urban Fest to find out more about innovative projects and experiences from around the world that are reshaping life in the city, promoting disruptive research approaches to enhance a more sustainable and fair technological development.

Sign up to learn, debate and be inspired by international speakers working in technology, urbanism, design, policymaking, social innovation, science, contemporary arts and much more. They will guide you through a two-days programme dedicated to explore the latest trend in science, technology and arts collaboration for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Visit the website www.startsurbanfest.eu to stay updated about the agenda and not miss the sessions in live streaming.

STARTS Urban Fest is organised by Nesta Italia in collaboration with Fondazione CRT and OGR Torino, with the support of the European Commission.

Online Seminar – The European Programming 2021-2027: Horizon Europe Programme

After a first event staged last 20 April, the TOP-IX Consortium organises a new online seminar dedicated to the “European Programming 2021-2027: Horizon Europe Programme” on 14 June 2021 from 3pm to 4.30pm.

With this second seminar TOP-IX will once again explore the opportunities of collaboration with its network to trigger synergies at territorial level on the main European themes.

The Keynote Speaker will be ALESSANDRO BARBAGLI, Head of Sector Research Strategy & Programme Coordination, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission.

The seminar will be moderated by Leonardo Camiciotti, Executive Director of the TOP-IX Consortium.

During the event, Dr Barbagli will illustrate the objectives of the programme and give an overview of the 3 pillars. In particular, there will be a vertical focus on Cluster 4 “Digital, industry and space” and the European Innovation Council will be discussed.

Participation is open to all, after registration on Eventbrite.

For more information, please write to the following email: eventi@top-ix.org

First results of the Non Di Solo Pane Project: from sourdough to citizenship

The project is promoted by Panacea Social Farm, a “young” social cooperative type B, which produces bread and bakery products and promotes sustainable production chains.

Only unrefined mother pasta and flours from the Stupinigi Nature Park are used. The aim is to promote sustainable agriculture and provide healthy food at this time more than ever.

Non Di Solo Pane has as its fulcrum the Barriera district of Milan, in fact it was born and developed in the context of the Laboratory of Barriera di Via Baltea 3, a multicultural hub with many different activities but which over the years has become a reference meeting place for the inhabitants of the neighborhood, managed by the cooperative Sumisura s.c. – Resources for the Environment and the City (where the Bakery of Panacea is located).

It is primarily a social entrepreneurship project that aims to develop work, citizenship and well-being. It deals with the integration into employment of disadvantaged people – in particular young immigrants and refugees – through training and accompaniment at the entry of the world of work, making them autonomous and allowing them to become active citizens aware of the neighbourhood and social network in which they live and work.

These are the activities undertaken:

Training courses in the three fields of production: pastry, bread, pizza

  • Lessons of applied Mathematics and Italian
  • n. 5 workshops open to the public dedicated to bakery and pastry
  • n. 10 meetings dedicated to health in collaboration with the Medical Collaboration Committee (CCM)
  • n. 1 language training course with practical part in the kitchen (36 hours)
  • Guidance activities, and support to job research

The first goal reached, two years after the start of the project, is to have hired 2 people: some of them come from tiring paths or job loss or job search.

In addition, 15 people were given specific training, from Italian language teaching to mathematics, necessary and useful knowledge for the understanding and preparation of recipes of bakery products which has been accompanied by practical training with a period of training.

Unfortunately with the arrival of the pandemic and during the first lockdown the internships were suspended, but were reactivated in the second phase.

Non Di Solo Pane intend therefore to continue its journey, thought as an experiment that can be supported autonomously that aims at the creation of well-being through new paths of accompaniment to work and citizenship and through the production of new healthy and good products for those who have food intolerance or love simply the simple and genuine food.

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Non di solo pane is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

Digital Transformation: incentives to support the digital transformation of enterprises

May 18, 2021 Webinar

The webinar, organized by the Piedmont Chambers of Commerce in collaboration with Invitalia, will focus on the facilities made available by the Ministry of Economic Development to support SMEs that intend to develop projects for the technological and digital transformation of production processes.

The initiative is organized as part of the Punti Impresa Digitale of the Piedmont Chambers of Commerce and the Enterprise Europe Network in collaboration with the Torino Wireless Foundation.

Participation in the webinar is free, after registration at this link by Monday, May 17, 2021: http://piemontedesk.pie.camcom.it/webinar/DigitalTransformation

Program

10:00 – Greetings and introduction
Paolo Bertolino, Secretary General of Unioncamere Piemonte

10:10 – The Digital Transformation Measure: incentives to support the digital transformation of enterprises
Luigi Gallo, Head of Innovation Area, Invitalia

10:50 – The Digital Transformation of communities: national experiences
Laura Morgagni, Director of Torino Wireless Foundation

11:00 – Questions and answers
For more information:

Unioncamere Piemonte – Projects and Territorial Development Area
Tel. 011 5669236 – Email innovazione@pie.camcom.it

Launch event of “La Bottega Digitale per la PMI” (The Digital Shop for SMEs)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WEBINAR on MICROSOFT TEAMS

To complete the path already started with the three events that the Turin Chamber of Commerce proposed last year:

API Torino in collaboration with the Punto Impresa Digitale of the Torino Chamber of Commerce presents “La Bottega digitale per la PMI”, a project that aims to respond to a specific business need by accompanying the company to walk the “first mile”: small pilot projects, aimed at understanding the right way to identify the real digital project.

PROGRAM

16:45 Participants connection

17:00 Opening and introduction 
Nicoletta Marchiandi Quartaro, Head of Innovation and Calls for Proposals Sector, Punto Impresa Digitale Torino Chamber of Commerce

Presentation of the project “La Bottega digitale per la PMI” (The digital workshop for SMEs)
Fabio Palmieri, Studies and Innovation Office – API Torino

The Bottega model
Andrea Alfieri, Chief Digital Officer, Innovation Manager, Founder – Guilds42

  •  How the Bottega works
  •  Presentation of “Pilot” projects to apply for
  • How to participate

17:50 Q&A and conclusions

Cost:

Participation in the event is free, after registration by May 19 HERE

API Torino collects registrations and will send via email to all interested parties the link for the connection.

It is required to fill in “Selfi4.0”, the self-assessment test on digital maturity of Punto Impresa Digitale.

For details on the event to present the project or on how to involve companies in the initiative, contact API TORINO – Ufficio Studi Tel.: 011 4513.269 E-Mail: studi@apito.it

For technical connection problems during the webinar:
Tel. 011 5716803 / 348 1136450

UniCredit Social Impact Banking advances social impact finance measurement standards with a dedicated system

In line with the mission of UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking (SIB) initiative, to concretely contribute to building a fairer and more inclusive society, SIB has developed a new measurement & evaluation (M&E) system together with the think tank Human Foundation, focused on advancing social impact finance measurement standards and maximising the related direct and indirect social outcomes.

The dedicated M&E system allows UniCredit SIB to consistently monitor and evaluate its social impact finance activities across all 11 Group markets where SIB is active: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.

The aim is to track performance and the impact generated by comparing expected and achieved results on a continued basis through a tailored framework that also accounts for the characteristics of the different beneficiaries of specific projects. The Human Foundation think tank was chosen as a partner for the development of the M&E system thanks to their work in promoting innovative solutions to societal issues.

Laura Penna, Head of Group Social Impact Banking at UniCredit, commented: “At UniCredit, ESG is part of our DNA and this includes a strong social commitment in all our markets. Our Social Impact Banking programme helps us drive tangible positive social change in our communities and in order to ensure we are always growing our impact and making a real difference, we need to be able to track and measure social impact finance outcomes in a concrete and uniform way. This new measurement & evaluation system has been designed to help us do this effectively as well as make an important contribution for increased transparency and common standards in the wider social impact finance sector.”

The purpose of social impact finance is to create tangible positive social benefits through the financing of projects and initiatives that have the potential to deliver such outcomes. The sector has significantly grown worldwide in recent years[1] and we expect this trend to accelerate driven by the effects of the Covid-19 crisis.

This context increases the need for clear and common measurement methods to ensure the credibility of impact finance activities and avoid the risk of “impact washing”[2]. It is also important for the beneficiaries of impact finance programmes to guarantee a level playing field, agreement on specific KPIs for each project and increase transparency in the selection process.

UniCredit’s social impact finance offer is aimed at supporting social innovation as a driver of change through loans at advantageous conditions as well as providing financial training and access to relevant partnerships and networks. A “pay for success” mechanism is integral to the offer to allow for additional economic benefits to the project / initiative based on the successful achievement of agreed social impact goals. In addition, UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking programme is also committed to inclusive finance, supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses through microcredit and to financial education to encourage greater financial knowledge and social inclusion that can empower active citizenship.

To find more information on the M&E system please refer to the SIB Position Paper here.

For more information on UniCredit Social Impact Banking, please see here.

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[1] Total impact investing market value was estimated at USD 502 billion as of end of 2018 (GIIN, 2019).

[2] “Impact washing” refers to the process of any bank, firm or fund using the social / environmental impact narrative for reputational and market purposes, but not contributing to the achievement of any tangible positive impact (IDS, 2019).

Torino Proxima. On May 19 the launch event

On Wednesday May 19, 2021, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation and SocialFare are launching TorinoProxima, an event to reflect on the cultural and economic dimension of proximity as an enabling element for building an empathetic and accessible future for Torino.

TorinoProxima

Economy and culture of proximity
to design the near future of our city today

Online event

A unique appointment to reflect together on the cultural and economic dimension of proximity as an enabling element to build the close, empathetic and accessible future of Torino:

  • The presentation of the new book by Ezio Manzini, Abitare la prossimità. Ideas for the city of 15 minutes, Egea Edizioni.
  • The launch event of Torino Proxima, the new programme of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation created with SocialFare to accompany civic and cultural projects towards the creation of social impact enterprises through the unique and relevant declination of proximity.

Speakers:

Moderator: Stefano Arduini, Director of Vita.

Followed by a Q&A session

The live audience will be able to ask questions through Facebook and YouTube chat.

The event will be broadcast live on SocialFare‘s Facebook and YouTube channels.

At this link the always updated calendar of events: click here.

Talent Garden Fondazione Agnelli on Bench-Mark

There are emblematic places in Turin that give an idea of its evolution and its way of being. For example, Via Giacosa 38, the street address of the Fondazione Agnelli, was the expression of Italy in the 1960s and of a city that was essentially monocentric and mono-industrial, built around Fiat.
Over the years this has all changed, and the Foundation has shifted and concentrated its focus on higher education, thanks also to the important partnership with Talent Garden.

Barbara Graffino, Co Founder of Talent Garden Fondazione Agnelli, tells us about the meaning of “hybrid platform” and a particular project on which 12 subjects from Turin’s technological innovation ecosystem are working.

 

Interview by Francesco Antonioli for Bench-Mark.

First positive results for the project of social inclusion and urban regeneration Loving the Alien

Loving the Alien is an articulated path of urban and social regeneration, started in partnership with Mufant – Museum of Fantasy and Science Fiction and the Cooperativa Sociale Onlus Altra Mente, cooperative that deals with the rehabilitation of people suffering from psychological distress.

Loving the Alien is also a brand that combines psychiatry and imaginary fantasy through four main activities:

  • Tailoring for cosplayer
  • Scenography Laboratory
  • Fanatsy Park
  • Fantasy Festival 

Central is the idea that all the planned activities produce revenues: the two workshops are designed to support themselves over time through the sale of products, while the Park and the Festival will support themselves through activities aimed at visitors and tourists.

Through the activation of the two workshops, the tailoring costume designer and the workshop of scenography has obtained an important result: it has been offered to people with psychic distress, the possibility to work in a stable and continuous inside.

Today, in fact, there are 8 people who work permanently in the two laboratories.

The Fantasy Park is an ambitious project for the regeneration of public space outside the Mufant Museum that houses works of urban furniture inspired by the protagonists of the modern fantasy. The aim is to create an area of attraction, interest and cultural tourism.

On September 18, 19 and 20, 2020, the Loving the Alien Festival was held: an annual festival dedicated to urban regeneration and social inclusion, with alien and utopian connotations that has achieved great public success.

The project is pursuing its actions both in relation to the possibility of giving continuity to workers, through the search for funds, both in the redevelopment work of the outdoor garden where at the moment 7 artistic installations have been placed and is expected to place another 8 by the end of 2021 .

Considering also the good results of the first edition of the Festival, we are working on the realization of the second edition scheduled for next June, Covid limitations permitting.

The main objective of the entire project is therefore to regenerate, not in a structural sense but in a sense of vitality of movement of people, through the Park and the Festival and make active and involved in the project, weaker people who through work and dexterity become stronger and part of a community.

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Loving the Alien is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

CUAP – II Edition. Presented the project work “Orto in Condotta”

The University Course of Professional Development (CUAP) in Social Impact Assessment, aimed at those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of impact assessment, is organised by the Department of Management of the University of Turin and as part of the activities promoted by the Competence Centre on Social Impact Measurement.

The second edition of the course ended on 10 May, the day on which all participants presented the final outputs of the course: 14 group projects in which future certified impact assessors tried their hand at carrying out a real impact assessment. Here are the results.

The first group we would like to introduce you is composed of Davide Matteo Lasagno – Anteo Impresa Sociale, Maria MancusoSlow Food Italia Asps, Elena Menin – Consulta per le Persone in Difficoltà Odv, Giulia Sala – MinD and PUSH and Federica Serafini – Genera Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus.

The group experimented with the realization of the impact assessment of the “Orto in Condotta” project, one of the main food and environmental education tools for children created by the Slow Food Italia Aps Association. Designed specifically for younger age groups, it is aimed primarily at nursery and elementary school, as it is important to acquire correct eating habits from an early age.

Updating the 2020 New Industrial Strategy: Building a stronger Single Market for Europe’s recovery

The EU has published an update of the EU Industrial Strategy, with the aim of driving the transition to a more sustainable, digital, resilient and globally competitive economy.

So far, 14 industrial ecosystems across the EU have been identified on the basis of their economic and technological relevance, and for their expected contribution to the decarbonisation, digitisation and resilience of the European economy. Social economy is one of them.

The relevance of the social economy benefits from the international work of Torino Social Impact, through its spokesperson Mario Calderini, who was heard last October by European Commissioners Thierry Breton (Internal Market) and Nicolas Schmit (Labour and Social Rights) on the new PAct for Skill and the Social Economy Action Plan.
Last February, Professor Calderini also participated in the workshop of the EU Science, Research and Innovation in Seville Ecosyste for high growth enterprises, with a study on “A New Entrepreneurial Genre for High Potential Inclusive Growth”.

Read the EU Industrial Strategy.

The campaign to digitise the third sector continues: join Tech4good! Contenuto

The collection of initiatives to join the Tech4Good project, which allows organisations providing services to the Third Sector to gain visibility and get in touch with ETS, is still ongoing.

DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE THIRD SECTOR? Fill in these two short forms to allow project partners to include you in the Tech4Good service map.

1- Tell them about yourself: FILL IN THE FORM

2- Tell us about your technological projects and activities for the social world: FILL IN THE FORM

What is Tech4Good

With the project Tech4Good, Torino Social Impact – together with Fondazione Torino Wireless, Nesta Italia and Incubatore Imprese Innovative of the University of Torino – is the promoter of coordinated actions for the digitalisation of the third sector and the experimentation of new and emerging technologies that offer new possibilities to face and solve the problems of the community. Find out more!

SOCIAL ECONOMY AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE – The (RI)GENERIAMO BCorp company model that combines profit and nonprofit

The aim of the Conference on Europe’s Future is promoted by the EU Institutions (Parliament, Council and Commission) to give citizens a decisive role in defining EU policies and ambitions, improving the resilience to both economic and health crises.
What is the role of the social economy?
Starting from a concrete example of (RI)GENERIAMO BCorp, as a result of a shared process that combined profit and nonprofit in a common vision of integral development. Following Europe Day, the Talk workshop wants to further explore the role of social economy for the future of the EU.
(RI)GENERIAMO’s Impact Report will be the tool at the center of the debate, all the different value chains that the social economy produces will be analysed through contributions of expert speakers in a European dimension.

Download the Agenda and follow live on Facebook EuropaToday page
For further information: info@ri-generiamo.it

Innovato-R Final Virtual Project meeting: May 19-20, 2021

On the days of 19 and 20 May 2021 will be held the final event of the project Innovato-R entitled “Everybody’s an innovator: two years of experiments in innovating the city”.

Launched as a best practice in Turin, after more than two years, this fantastic journey into social innovation within the PA is now coming to an end. During the final event will be presented the results of the 7 pilot projects, with the 7 partners involved: Turin, Rotterdam, Cluj-Napoca, Vezprem, Porto, Métropole Du Grand Paris, Murcia.

The meeting will be divided into two parts: the first day on May 19th, open to the public, will present the panel entitled “The Innovative City” with speakers of international renown such as Charles Landry, author of The Creative Bureaucracy, Amalia Zepou, Founder of Kollectiva NGO and Arwin Van Buuren, Full Professor of Public Administration at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

The second day, May 20th, reserved only to the Partners of the project, will instead be a time for discussion and exchange of views and reflections on the issues of sustainability of the action and capitalization.

Download the program.

Register to the event (deadline for registration, May 17th).

For any updates about Innovato-R, visit the website.

European Social Innovation Competition 2021

The entry period for the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition is coming to a close. The deadline for submitting entries is Wednesday 12th May, 12pm CEST.

The European economy is changing. The coming years will see a shift towards a green and digital future. These twin transitions present individuals, businesses and industries with exciting opportunities. Understanding the skills that will be needed and how best to develop them will be key to unlocking these opportunities for individuals and organisations alike.

This Competition aims to incentivise, support and reward social innovations that will help people and organisations to identify, develop and strengthen the skills they will need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. The Competition is looking for early stage ideas that tackle these needs in a range of different ways. From innovative solutions that identify skills needs and gaps to skills development approaches, including but not limited to training.

Coming up: Wednesday 5th May – 3pm CEST

The fourth and final launch webinar is a practical session to support the potential contestants who might need a steer through the application process.

Register for the webinar here.

The session will cover general information about the Competition, as well as practical information on the application process, the objectives, phases, and rules of the contest, as well as support packages and events. Contestants will have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange with the Competition team and partners.

Monica Boța-Moisin (lawyer, cultural sustainability consultant and Co-Founder of WhyWeCraft – winner of the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition) will share the WhyWeCraft journey with the 2020 Social Innovation Competition: Reimagine Fashion, from submitting the expression of interest for entering the Competition from Mumbai, India, to how the Social Innovation Academy enabled the team to develop a compelling action plan for reviving the textile crafts of Europe and reviving the emotional connection between people and garments.

Monica will join the webinar from Romania where she currently coordinates the first stage of the WhyWeCraft pilot project implementation: the artisan onboarding and capacity building program.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Monica and the competition team and partners.

Job Film Days – Cinema for the workers’ rights

The Turin Chamber of commerce is launching the Job for the Future (JFD) Award for the 2021 edition of the Job Film Days, dedicated to short films made in the European Union by directors under 40 that tell the story of “emerging” jobs and the challenges of contemporary work. Works, both published and unpublished, with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, produced after January 1, 2019, are eligible to participate.

The work of the future in all its meanings, from technological innovation to the green economy, from smart working to social responsibility: these are the themes that will be the background to the works that will compete for the following awards: Prize for the best short film (5,000 Euros), Prize for the best director (3,000 Euros), Prize for the best subject on the Italian reality (2,000 Euros).

Job Film Days (JFD) is the film festival dedicated to the themes of work and rights that this year will take place from September 22 to September 26, 2021.

Latest updates of the project Progetto MirafioriSìcura – Community service.

The Mirafiorisìcura project involves the participation of three social cooperatives: Cooperativa Sociale Mirafiori , the project leader, Cooperativa Sociale l’Arcobaleno and Cooperativa Sociale i Passi.

All three cooperatives work in the district of Mirafiori Sud for the prevention of social distress and for the creation of well-being for the weaker groups. The project aims to design, design and activate three proximity services responding to the needs of food, mobility, sociality and cultural entertainment of the citizens of the district.

A challenge that puts the community at the center, offering opportunities for participation and meeting able to value its resources by promoting solidarity and sense of care for their neighborhood.

Three proximity services to citizenship have been developed, such as:

  • MiraBike service: a popular Cyclofficina to promote the use of bicycles between adults and children by offering citizens an effective and rooted assistance service;
  • MiraSocial service: creation of a social oven available to citizens;
  • MiraCulture service: a “cultural” bar, able to combine culture, entertainment and art in its aggregative offer.

The Cooperative is committed to promoting to the inhabitants of the neighborhood, the services proposed to make them increasingly accessible to all. The design of each service is in fact the result of a collaborative approach with well-defined target groups, the activation of events and laboratories aimed at workshops aimed at promoting the mobility of cycling home-school and home-work and through the realization of events for young people in the neighborhood.

In recent months, guidance and training courses have also been set up for the young citizens of the neighbourhood who have provided them with basic knowledge on specific issues such as: the profession of bartender, bread making, industrial cleaning, security and financial education.

At the end of the training course, three students were placed in training placements at the structures of the reality with which the cooperative collaborates in Turin.

Covid 19 impacted negatively on the project with a sharp halt in the spring and a hiccup restart. Despite this, Mirafiorisìcura managed to start and activate these services and ensure that they were a proactive presence in the neighborhood, at such a difficult time.

“For the future, we hope that these collaborations will become fixed and ongoing within the services and that the services themselves will become the drivers for the culture of well-being and sociality within the neighborhood, In short, to do what cooperatives have been doing for years, that is, to promote the participation and the development of the community.”says Massimiliano Giannelli (Miracultura service).

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Progetto Abito is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

CUAP “Social Impact Assessment”: results presentation

The second edition of the CUAP “Social Impact Assessment” course is coming to an end. On May 3 and 10, in fact, the participants will present the final outputs of the course: 14 group projects in which the future certified impact evaluators have experienced the realization of a real impact assessment.

The two days, together with May 24, the day of the conference that will also host the virtual delivery of the new certifications, represent the conclusion of the course, this year delivered entirely online.

An exceptional audience will take part in the three days: in addition to all teachers, in fact, will also be present the first impact evaluators, certified last year. The initiative is part of the continuous training on the subject, one of the fundamental aspects promoted by the organizers of the course.

Here are the numbers of the second edition:

  • 70 new “future” impact evaluators
  • About 40 different third sector organizations, foundations and professionals involved
  • 5 Italian regions reached
  • More than 10 teachers for 40 hours of frontal training

Given the success, the organizing committee is already working on the design of a new edition.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto closes its doors After 205 days and 1160

An extraordinary edition that has reached a total of over 10 million digital profiles in 202 countries around the world

The curtain falls tomorrow, April 30, 2021 on the thirteenth edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the international event organized by Slow Food, the City of Turin and the Piedmont Region that did not give up in the face of the imperative dictated by Covid-19 and with great spirit of resilience has revolutionized its format, offering 205 days of physical and digital events, organized by the Slow Food network and its partners in 75 countries around the world.

“Faced with the health, social and economic crisis caused by the pandemic, we wanted to bring attention to the causes that triggered it: agricultural biodiversity compromised by human action, the climate crisis that threatens ecosystems, the inequities of the production model and food distribution. All problems that we were familiar with even before this pandemic, but which the dominant development model continues to ignore or does not want to face”, declared Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food. “In this situation we have decided to focus the spotlight on solutions, small but revolutionary for their effectiveness of action at the local level, which are already in the hands of the communities of farmers, fishermen, artisans, cooks, but also of individual citizens who every day they act for change with their conscious choices. We have long supported the need for a change of paradigm, and we are not the only ones to say it: here, these seven months of Terra Madre have allowed us to listen to the voice of scholars, academics, philosophers, scientists, economists, together with that of farmers, artisans, shepherds, fishermen, educators who are the fundamental backbone of the Terra Madre and Slow Food network in every corner of the planet ‘event, through the thousands of hours of activities carried out in the five continents, is a clear vision of these new paradigms, which represents that true ecological transition from several parts i invoked and can no longer be postponed”.

Seven months of events that have brought Terra Madre Salone del Gusto all over the world, making Turin and Piedmont the reference point for reflection on the future of food. “The great success of this edition, even in the ways that the health emergency has imposed, is the demonstration of the extraordinary strength of the community that Slow Food has created over the years and of which Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, Italy and Piedmont are the beating heart – emphasizes the president of the Piedmont Region, Alberto Cirio, and d is proof that in this unique human heritage, made up of skills, history and ideas that look to the future, there is the key to restart vital to feed our tomorrow with awareness and conscience”.

“Even in a context of great difficulty caused by a pandemic which – underlines the mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino – has done and is still making its heavy health, economic and social effects felt in every part of the planet, the event overcame every obstacle, managing to make realities even belonging to distant and different worlds communicate with each other, and confirming the event as an unmissable opportunity to raise awareness on the issues of food, food education, the protection of biodiversity. It should be noted that the format chosen for the thirteenth edition, through its numerous events organized also digitally and proposed in seven months, involving 75 countries – has made it possible to transform the limits set by the need to adopt restrictive measures to contain the spread of Covid 19, allowing at the same time, to keep Turin and Piedmont at the center of the event and to expand the horizons of the event”.

And precisely in this great opportunity to know and learn lies the uniqueness of this edition of Terra Madre which has virtually united the Slow Food network as no physical edition could ever have done. “Mind you, no virtual appointment can ever replace the sense of fraternity and the strength of the multitude that meets in Turin every two years, but in recent months every Slow Food community, every member or activist, every single lover of the proposed themes – everywhere in the world, whatever its language – had the opportunity to find the most suitable format in Terra Madre – according to a note-. According to a first estimate, the 1160 events, organized in 75 countries – from Azerbaijan to Brazil, from Philippines to the island of Antigua – which the www.terramadresalonedelgusto.com platform hosted and promoted with an average of about six a day, have reached over 10 million digital profiles worldwide. In particular, the appointments transmitted on the platform and on the social media of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto totaled over 1,300,000 views with an audience distributed in 202 countries, while the events organized directly by the Slow Food network around the world involved 250,000 participants. The data relating to training activities and meetings that required participation after registration is significant: a total of 97 appointments marks the total enrollment of 10,300 people while over 1 million users have followed those same appointments through social networks. In addition, 3300 young people from all over the world for a month joined the challenge organized on Instagram in collaboration with the activists of the Slow Food Youth Network to promote good, clean and fair food. Another important data emerges from a first statistical survey carried out near the end of the event, according to which over 45% of the subjects who actively participated in the events of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto had never had an involvement in Slow activities. Food: a solid base of interlocutors from which to start again for the next challenges that await us. And a rich parterre of people that we will be able to meet for the first time, physically, at Terra Madre 2022”.

“These numbers are impossible to compare with any other data relating to previous editions and to any other Slow Food initiative – emphasizes Petrini -, but we can certainly say that they are results we are very satisfied with, because they exceed the objectives we set ourselves on the eve of ‘opening”. A more complete and detailed picture of the numbers will be presented in June, after the necessary analysis and in-depth work that will begin as early as next week.

Conferences, trainings, forums, in addition to the most innovative and most successful formats, the Food Talks and How is it done? represent a unique heritage of knowledge, a real “library of good, clean and fair” that remains available to those who still want to know, learn, acquire new awareness, essential to understanding in which direction we must direct our actions. “Fishing in this extraordinary online library, accessible for free to all, we want to mention some of the many names that have accompanied us on this long journey: Franco Farinelli, Virginie Raisson and Paul Collier, with whom we opened on October 8, on the theme of new geographies to read the world; Jonathan Franzen, who confirmed the thesis that the battle to save biodiversity, unlike that against the climate crisis, is within everyone’s reach; Heribert Hirt and David Quammen, who spoke on the report between food and health and the relationship between biodiversity loss and zoonosis; Elena Granata, with the model of the city of the future, based on resilience rather than productive monoculture, echoed by Carolyn Steel, according to which the imperative is to reconnect cities and the surrounding countryside; Sunita Narain who reported us on the tragedy of social injustices caused by the climate crisis; Célia Xakriabá, with her pun view of a young indigenous woman about the role of food, the biodiversity of knowledge and cultures, the right to land; Paul Ariès and Eric Schlosser, on the food of the future and on the (non) solutions proposed by technology; Alice Waters on the role of taste education for children (and schools) in changing the food system”, continues the press release.

All of this has been made possible above all thanks to the trust of the bodies that have believed in Slow Food and in this far from the simple and obvious project. A very special thank you to the institutions that have historically been the event’s first partners, the City of Turin and the Piedmont Region, to the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and the Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea that have granted us their patronage, and to the many partners who have supported this edition. Platinum partners include: Pastificio Di Martino, Unicredit, Lavazza, Acqua S.Bernardo, Quality Beer Academy; Gold partners: Agugiaro&Figna, Astoria, BBBell; Silver partners: Compagnia dei Caraibi, Cuki, Parmigiano Reggiano, Reale Mutua. Finally, we would like to thank Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, Associazione delle fondazioni di origine bancaria del Piemonte and the Chamber of Commerce of Turin for their support.

May 9 2021 – Googreen Biodiversity Market

On Sunday 9th May 2021, the #Googreen biodiversity market celebrates Mother Nature and all forms of love and care at Giardino Sambuy, which, like every second Sunday of the month, comes back to life to be a place of encounter, good practices and seasonal harvests.

  • From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Googreen producers selected by Giardino Forbito will be back, as always, to represent seasonal excellence.
  • This month’s “Spazio delle Idee” is dedicated to reciprocity and the ability to care. To celebrate this day dedicated to parenthood, guests in the garden will be the representatives of the municipal offices of the Casa dell’Affido (Foster Care Home), a valuable department of the Social Services of Turin which, this year too, has involved numerous families who have made their homes available, with love and generosity, to temporarily take in a child, and sometimes, even a baby with his or her mother.
  • Clown Ida, a foster father himself, will entertain young and old alike with the magic of his bubbles and tricks for the children.
  • Googreen producer Marzia Gullino will compose delicious rose wreaths for the children present and all families will be given a Googreen shopping bag.
  • In the afternoon, in the name of love for reading and for books to be saved, Stefania Bertola will present to the friends of Silent Book Torino “Il giardino di guerriglia” (The guerrilla garden), a year of happy battles between women and green.
  • Presentation of the project “DOTTA. L’Adozione Googreen”, the new Giardino forbito initiative aimed at rethinking adoption and the discovery of the animal world at a distance.
  • Giardino forbito continues to celebrate the birth of the first Association for the knowledge and protection of biodiversity and pollinators, supporting the collection of signatures promoted by the European Union: “save bees and farmers“.
  • The lowered shutters of the Sambuy gazebo continue to support the small precious exhibition curated by Giardino forbito and created by the apprentice Ciceroni of class 5E of the Regina Margherita High School in Turin for the “FAI parlare la città” project.

From data to knowledge: first I3S working table

On Friday 23 April, representatives from the world of social work worked with ICT companies and Torino Wireless to find new ideas to generate more effective processes and better services.

The first meeting, organised by the Torino Wireless Foundation, was attended by five ETS – AgrideaArcobalenoIl MargineP.G. FrassatiSan Donato – and five ICT companies – iMprontaInfotech SystemKoinè SistemimyDonor Società BenefitTc-Web. The dialogue was facilitated thanks to the guidance of an innovation manager from Confcooperative Piemonte Nord.

The aim of the collaborative design was first of all to understand how to make the best use of data to enable ETS to create efficiencies in internal processes, as well as to better understand what opportunities there are to create new services and enable decision-making on the basis of more accessible and understandable information.

The working methodology set up by the Links Foundation included the use of innovative tools, such as Mural, the design thinking platform, which allowed the team to use visual thinking to organise, share and develop new ideas, despite the people involved working remotely. Interactive notice boards and murals made up of images, writing and post-it notes were created on the virtual whiteboard, which provided many ideas for design solutions not yet available on the market.

The next event will be on Friday 30 April on the theme “The user at the centre: user-driven innovation”.

What is I3S – Innovation for the Third Sector?

The world of volunteering and social entrepreneurship is among the most affected by the Coronavirus crisis. The pandemic has brought to light the need and opportunity to invest in transforming the way in which most services are provided: what role can technology play?

Torino Wireless, together with TSI and the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, in the framework of the Tech4Good activities of the Torino Social Impact strategic plan, involved in the I3S Project – Digital Innovation for the Third Sector the representative bodies (Confcooperative, Lega COOP, VOL.TO) and 16 bodies of the third sector, including social cooperatives, networks and voluntary associations, to identify innovation needs and work together with ICT companies, first of all those of the Digital4Social Chain of the ICT Innovation Pole, to design and test new digital solutions.

The final objective of the I3S project is to create a programme to accelerate the digital and technological transformation of the third sector, with the strong involvement of its protagonists and specifically tailored to their specific needs, replicable and scalable to extend the initiative to more and more realities.

For further information: I3S Project.

First results for the Project Abito – Laboratory of social inclusion

The Project Abito, started in 2019, is a project of clothing exchange and inclusion activities to combat poverty and social exclusion and foster integration, which develops on the districts of the Quadrilateral and Porta Palazzo, marked by multiculturality and very evident social differences.

The project is carried out by the San Vincenzo de Paoli Association in collaboration with the Youth Team of the Green Cross Turin and aims to give greater dignity to people living in conditions of economic or social distress, stimulate participatory dynamics in society, reactivate relational networks, recover and regenerate used clothes.

In fact, Abito involves citizens (supporters, beneficiaries, volunteers) and local authorities, thus including all people who live or use the neighborhood. All the actors involved in the project come into synergy by creating a circular relationship where everyone contributes with their own resources.

The project develops mainly according to three axes:

  • The store: where the collection and distribution, through the Social Factory show room, of the clothes donated by the citizens takes place;
  • Reciprocity: the persons enrolled in the service can take free clothes and in return give back their time and skills to the service of the community;
  • Tailoring: where a part of the clothes that are not distributed become new ethical and sustainable fashion garments. Tailoring therefore also becomes a place of training, inclusion and job opportunities.

The heart of the Abito project is the circularity. The help received through the donation of clothes promotes the integration of people who, in turn, can offer time and skills at the disposal of the community.

One year after opening, about 1000 people joined the service and the impact on the neighborhood was important in terms of promoting volunteering and citizenship activities, thus encouraging the registration of new volunteers.

Collaborations have also been launched with associations in the neighborhood, with a fashion institute and with small businesses.

During the Covid 19 pandemic, the project was successful, thanks to the help of other local organizations, to provide a basic service to all members.

In these months many initiatives have flourished such as:

  • Collection of elegant clothes, then made available to anyone who was looking for work and needed a formal dress for an interview;
  • Launch of an online platform to foster community actions and volunteering;
  • In March ended the first course of tailoring;
  • In April, a crowfunding campaign to support tailoring courses has just ended.

The pandemic has made us much more aware of the impact that our systems of life have on the ecosystem,” says Giorgio Ceste, Project Coordinator.

The goal that Abito aims for the coming months is therefore to start courses and training that include the themes of sustainability together with those of social justice, elements which are closely interlinked and which, in addition to training participants, can also give them employment opportunities.

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Progetto Abito is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Metropolitan City Operational Program and the European Union, European Social Fund, made as part of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

The episode 10 of Bench-Mark starring LITA.co Italy is online

Giving anyone the chance, even with small investments, to set up projects to contribute to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations. LITA.co, a social impact crowdfunding platform, was founded in France in 2014 with this aim and, lately, has spread to Belgium and Italy too.

In the tenth episode of Bench-Mark, Stefano Rossi – Country Manager of LITA.co – explains the mission and vision of this reality, telling where their action on the territory starts from.

 

 

Impact Conference 2021 – 27-28 APRIL

The fourth edition of Impact Conference gathers the audiences of two European Interreg projects – Interreg being one of the goals of the EU Cohesion Policy in the 2014-2020 period: the DelFin project, promoting social entrepreneurship in rural regions across Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Italy, and CE Responsible -Empowering Social Business in Central Europe, which connects entrepreneurs with social entrepreneurs in nine EU countries, through a developed platform.

Like everyone else, so does this year’s Impact Conference move online where we continue to share experiences about what entrepreneurial and community impact means in 2021.

Apart from the newcomers, the event welcomes all other change-makers to sprout relationships, talk about burning challenges in the new normal, and develop ideas with the purpose of creating a meaningful social impact.

For more information: https://www.impactconference.net/

Torino Social Impact takes first place in the Mediastars Award for the category Public Communication – Internet section

The cycle of the Jury’s days for the evaluation of the 500 projects competing in the XXV edition of the Mediastars Advertising Technical Award has come to an end. 222 professionals from agencies and companies from all over Italy took part in the remote jury appointments and 12,987 voting mails were received, confirming the organisation as the most representative in the sector in terms of participation across the country, thanks to the continuous work carried out to seek out and reward Italian creative realities.

For the Internet & Multimedia competition area, Torino Social Impact won first place on the podium for the Public Communication category and a Special Start for Creative Direction.

For the XXV edition of the Mediastars Award were evaluated Advertising campaigns (Print, Outdoor, TV, Radio), Internet sites, Advertising on Line campaigns, Viral, Social Media, Promotion campaigns, Social campaigns, Branded Content Entertainment, creation of PR Events, Corporate Identity projects, Direct Marketing and Packaging Design, Multimedia APP, Institutional Videos, Infographics, Signatures and Videoclips, socio-cultural campaigns, CSR, social ethics and No Profit.

Mediastars in this edition has received entries from agencies from twelve Italian regions with a representation of thirty-five provincial capitals.

In addition, great interest and participation was confirmed for all the Jury appointments, which featured professionals and delegates from companies and agencies from all over Italy, northern Europe and even overseas in Canada and Brazil.

The award ceremony will take place at the end of June.

The Torino Social Impact website has been developed by Tembo, whom we thank for the stimulating collaboration.

First results for the project Cuqù – la culla del Quartiere: an innovative experience of community welfare

36 activities were launched, followed by 200 users of which 15 were free to access.

Cuqù – la Culla del quartiere is a center of activities and services for girls, boys, mothers and dads open in the heart of the multi-ethnic district of San Salvario, where they live families in situations of social distress and precariousness, but also families in a situation of economic well-being.

Families today need space to socialize and find support, to reorganize their work or to look for it. Families are often lonely: parents without a family or community network, foreign mothers far from their family of origin, fragile families, single-parent families.

Cuqù, born from the collaboration of a team of 3 partners active in the social and cultural promotion of the District (Ass. Local Development Agency of San Salvario onlus, Coop. Soc. Atypica, Ass. Mondo di Joele onlus)It therefore chooses to invest in early childhood and parenthood, assuming that this is a long-term investment, which constitutes capital for the entire community.

36 activities have been launched, such as:

  • TANA cuqù: a baby parking with long and flexible hours;
  • TANA of the game: creative workshops for children with coworking space for parents;
  • A playroom for children and parents to play together;
  • Support activities “around birth” (obstetric counter, Doule counter, baby massage, etc.) and “around growth” (courses for nannies, yoga and children’s theatre, etc.);
  • Support and support services for mothers and fathers in difficulty (psychological support, educational counselling, etc.).

These activities and services were followed by data from 200 users of which 15 were able to access free of charge (provision is made for free or quiet access to all activities for those in economic difficulty).

In addition, the reception service, run by neighborhood mothers, welcomed 80 people who were accompanied to basic services and 16 other people who were accompanied more punctually and with a personalized path by neighborhood mothers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the service was closed but the choice was to animate the community of Cuqù, which had been created in the meantime, primarily with online services, meetings and activities managed remotely by the operators of the center but also with some basic services for people in difficulty that have been carried out in the presence.

Watch the video of the project to learn more.

The Spaccio di Cultura – Portineria di Comunità is part of the 15 projects of generative welfare of Turin Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Operational Program Metropolitan City and the European Union, European Social Fund, made within the framework of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it, go to this link.

 

 

ARCI Torino is the protagonist of the ninth episode of Bench-Mark

ARCI is a well-known acronym in Italy. Founded near Florence at the end of the 1950s, its strong mutualistic and democratic vocation has contributed over the years to the construction of the country.

Today, the association promotes culture, sociality and solidarity through practices that focus on the protagonism of the member, their ability to participate, to decide and to network with others their skills and competences.

The Turin Territorial Committee, a partner of Torino Social Impact, plays a coordinating and networking role among the associations affiliated to it. Daniele Mandarano (vice-president of Arci Torino) and Elisabetta Bosio (collaborator for the #Fooding project) told us how Arci Torino is reacting to the great difficulties generated by the pandemic crisis that the socio-cultural sector is facing.

The Bench-Mark column is edited by Francesco Antonioli. All episodes on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.

 

Conversation Community: climate change and sustainability between theatre and technology

What are the community’s doubts about climate change?
From today they find space on Conversation Community, a digital platform where everyone can enter questions and concerns about climate change.

The first step of a project that combines theatre, digital media and journalism to improve the quality of the discussion about climate change.

The digital platform was created with a minimal template, specifically designed to minimize the energy demand and the ecological footprint of websites, responsible for 2% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

The doubts collected will be transformed into theatrical pills to arouse confrontation and discussions. A public debate from which will be created an interactive theatrical show and a multimedia e-book. The goal is to put the user in dialogue with the entire process of artistic creation and with the selection and use of scientific and journalistic sources.

Why all this? Because we firmly believe that critical thinking, supported by appropriate methods, can withstand the impact of disinformation and fake news.

We ask you to contribute by telling us your doubts about climate change!

If you don’t have it yet, you can learn more and be inspired by the collection of content to read, listen to and watch that we have selected for you.
“Dubium sapiantiae initium” said Descartes. Doubt is the origin of wisdom.

Conversation Community is a project of Mercato Circolare, Il Mutamento, Pop Economix in collaboration with Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana.

Conversation community is part of the MediaFutures project.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s framework Horizon 2020 for research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951962.

 

Conversation Community: climate change and sustainability between theatre and technology

What are the community’s doubts about climate change?
From today they find space on Conversation Community, a digital platform where everyone can enter questions and concerns about climate change.

The first step of a project that combines theatre, digital media and journalism to improve the quality of the discussion about climate change.

The digital platform was created with a minimal template, specifically designed to minimize the energy demand and the ecological footprint of websites, responsible for 2% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

The doubts collected will be transformed into theatrical pills to arouse confrontation and discussions. A public debate from which will be created an interactive theatrical show and a multimedia e-book. The goal is to put the user in dialogue with the entire process of artistic creation and with the selection and use of scientific and journalistic sources.

Why all this? Because we firmly believe that critical thinking, supported by appropriate methods, can withstand the impact of disinformation and fake news.

We ask you to contribute by telling us your doubts about climate change!

If you don’t have it yet, you can learn more and be inspired by the collection of content to read, listen to and watch that we have selected for you.
“Dubium sapiantiae initium” said Descartes. Doubt is the origin of wisdom.

Conversation Community is a project of Mercato Circolare, Il Mutamento, Pop Economix in collaboration with Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana.

Conversation community is part of the MediaFutures project.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s framework Horizon 2020 for research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951962.

 

Great success for the awareness campaign on trail etiquette in the park of Superga

The recent rediscovery by many users of the vast trail network a stone’s throw from the city center of Turin has certainly brought countless benefits to the citizens who can practice sports and relax in the outdoors just a few minutes from the city. In Turin a short walk of a few minutes is sometimes all it takes to go from the urban environment to enchanting paths immersed in the green of the hills.

This surge in user numbers however, has brought increasing pressure on the trails that after the first lock down were literally filled with sports and nature enthusiasts.

For this reason, the representatives of various groups of off-road cyclists have deemed necessary to anticipate the arise of any problems due to the massive increase in attendance in the Turin woods by promoting an initiative aimed at raising awareness among bikers to respect other users and the trails.

Thus, in the days preceding the weekend of Easter, the information panels of the “keyword: respect” campaign were installed on the notice boards along the panoramic road (Via dei Colli) that connects Superga to Pino Torinese. The initiative is promoted by CAI Section of Pino Torinese and IMBA Italy in collaboration with the Piedmontese Po Protected Areas Park Authority and the support of GS Sassi, Greentoso, SingleTrack Torino and Di Tutti i Sentieri.

The panels begin with a “Welcome on the Turin trails: do your part and respect these simple rules for the sustainable use of MTB in this beautiful place” and list the ten basic rules that every biker should respect for a good coexistence with all the other users of the trails and respect for nature:

  1. Respect nature
  2. Plan your rides
  3. Stay on the trail
  4. Don’t ride muddy trails
  5. Don’t modify the trails
  6. Ride carefully
  7. Respect other users
  8. Announce your arrival
  9. Give way
  10. Overtake safely

For those wishing to learn more about this topic, an article has been published on the IMBA Italia website that explains the birth of the project and the full trail etiquette (Italian only).

This campaign was enthusiastically welcomed by many two-wheel enthusiasts (and hikers too) who wrote to the various promoting associations supporting the initiative. Given the considerable success, we hope that the project will soon be extended to other areas characterized by a multi-user use of the trail network.

IMBA Italia is pleased to be one of the leading bodies of the project and wishes that the awareness campaign will help all trail users to enjoy the natural environment in harmony while minimizing their impact on it.

Googreen online shopping is now available!

Due to the pressure and discontent that many categories are facing today, the Googreen Biodiversity Market of April has been canceled.

Giardino Forbito does not stop and wants to support the virtuous realities of the territory with all its tools.

From today, a small platform with the producers of Googreen market will allow you to reach their e-commerce and their menus of the week, for a shopping at a distance, but still sustainable.

Clic HERE to visit the website and support them!

Gabriella Galli and Deborah Bianchi – Soil is the key to everything

SOIL IS KEY TO EVERYTHING. ONLY HEALTHY AND FERTILE SOIL CAN PROVIDE US WITH CLEAN, QUALITY FOOD.

What kind of agriculture can regenerate our soil? Deborah and Gabriele of Podere Bianchi Galli in Marena, near Parma, started their farm in the Apennines four years ago. They raise Cornigliese Sheep (Slow Food Presidium) as well as Ciuta sheep, pasture-raised hens and donkeys. They consider these allies in their work, and know how to rotate them on the pastures effectively: first the sheep, then the donkeys, and then the hens. This allows their soil to remain fertile, rich and productive.

They have horticultural gardens too and continue to practice their previous profession: training dogs, a job that’s as important as ever in this area in order to live alongside the wolves that have repopulated these mountains. It’s not a conventional farm, by any means, but an example of permaculture.

In this Food Talk, they tell us what it means to farm in this way, preserving the fertility of the land and producing high-quality meat in a beautiful environment. The soil is key to everything, and animals are powerful allies.

The Food Talks are a new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it!

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  • Event languages: IT, EN
  • Online event

First results for the Project the Spaccio di Cultura

Over 250 residents involved, 120 young people “brought back” to DAD, an international recognition: these are some results of the Spaccio di Cultura one year after opening.

Initially started with the name of project Biagio, mainly aimed at listening and assistance to people at risk of social exclusion – the Biagi precisely -, thanks to the thrust and energy of the promoter, or the ITALIAN NETWORK OF POPULAR CULTURE, and its director Antonio Damasco, together with the collaboration with “NES Nessuno è straniero” and “Ufficio Pastorale Migranti”, the project has been realized in the Spaccio di Cultura – Portineria di Comunità.

The design of the initiative began at the end of 2018 through various instruments of listening and activation of communities, with specific meetings with the social actors of the place (Porta Palazzo, Aurora, Quadrilatero and Borgo Dora). The main detection tool was the Portale dei Saperi , where the narratives of over 250 dialogues with residents, traders, artisans, small and large businesses, Third Sector were inserted. These meetings were intended to collect the stories of the people who gravitate around the Concierge.

The initiative then found its physical location and its symbol in the former newsstand, now in disuse, taken and renovated and made beautiful, in the square of the most important multicultural market in Turin, at the corner of Via Milano and the exedra of Piazza della Repubblica and they called it the Spaccio di cultura, because the route is primarily cultural.

Culture is the table to which the rules of sharing can be played and which better square if not that of the history of immigration of this city: Piazza della Repubblica>>, Antonio Damasco, Director Network of Popular Culture.

During the Covid-19 pandemic (first lockdown 2020), the Concierge of Community promoted the first services related to the needs of daily life, dealing mainly with the supply of basic necessities such as medicines to people who had no means or possibilities.

Special attention was paid to children: along with some schools a project was built against the school leaving. In fact, more than 120 young people were mapped who no longer connected to DAD and managed to recover 70, who were involved in a Web Radio editorial staff. From then on, they moved closer to the studio thanks to the volunteer activity of many professors.

In October 2020 the European Social Fund website reported Lo Spaccio di Cultura – Portineria di Comunità di Torino as a good practice of innovation and social cohesion at European level, an important result brought home by the project.

In addition, the Spaccio di Cultura has not forgotten its first vocation towards people at risk of social exclusion and in January 2021 the faces of the migrants of the former Moi entered the project dealing with becoming the traveling concierge, with the informal group Ctrl Community and the City of Turin with which it was stipulated the collaboration pact for the management of common goods.

Today the concierge is a place to ask for any kind of service from the reception of packages to the translation of texts in various languages, from cleaning to craft repairs, to get to technological support services, practical processing and babysitting, but at the same time it is a relational place to build a community of proximity.

Watch the video of the project to learn more

The Spaccio di Cultura – Portineria di Comunità is part of the 15 projects of generative welfare of Turin Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Operational Program Metropolitan City and the European Union, European Social Fund, made within the framework of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it, go to this link.

 

Torino Social Impact partner of the new European Cluster Platform

Starting from April 2021, the European Union’s European Cluster Platform, an EU hub dedicated to industrial clusters comprising more than 1000 partners and aimed at strengthening the European economic system through collaboration, has also included social economy clusters among its members. Torino Social Impact’s candidacy is one of the first to be approved, and so the Turin platform with its more than 100 partners becomes part of the European coordination.

For decades, the theme of technological and industrial clusters at the European level has been considered strategic for competitiveness and, borrowing this approach, in 2019 the European Commission has launched in-depth work on the role of clusters and other forms of territorial cooperation for the social economy, counting on introducing them into funding measures on an equal footing with other clusters. Hence the dedicated section of the European Cluster Platform, confirming the Commission’s plan to include the proximity and social economy among the Industrial Ecosystems for the Recovery.

In the dedicated section of the European Cluster Platform, the social economy is described as a significant portion of Europe’s economy that provides benefits for people other than investors and owners. In the new section, the social economy clusters or “Cluster of social and ecological innovation” are “Groups of social economy enterprises and other related supporting and economic actors that cooperate in a particular location to increase their joint social and ecologic impact by enhancing their cooperation, pooling resources and innovation capacity.“

Many of them are organised in a quadruple or quintuple model, meaning bringing together business (social economy and regular business), civil society, research and government. Moreover, they are usually cross-sectoral and they have usually other drivers than just improving the sectoral competitiveness.

A new chance for Torino Social Impact to get European visibility.

Torino Social Impact partner of the new European Cluster Platform

Starting from April 2021, the European Union’s European Cluster Platform, an EU hub dedicated to industrial clusters comprising more than 1000 partners and aimed at strengthening the European economic system through collaboration, has also included social economy clusters among its members. Torino Social Impact’s candidacy is one of the first to be approved, and so the Turin platform with its more than 100 partners becomes part of the European coordination.

For decades, the theme of technological and industrial clusters at the European level has been considered strategic for competitiveness and, borrowing this approach, in 2019 the European Commission has launched in-depth work on the role of clusters and other forms of territorial cooperation for the social economy, counting on introducing them into funding measures on an equal footing with other clusters. Hence the dedicated section of the European Cluster Platform, confirming the Commission’s plan to include the proximity and social economy among the Industrial Ecosystems for the Recovery.

In the dedicated section of the European Cluster Platform, the social economy is described as a significant portion of Europe’s economy that provides benefits for people other than investors and owners. In the new section, the social economy clusters or “Cluster of social and ecological innovation” are “Groups of social economy enterprises and other related supporting and economic actors that cooperate in a particular location to increase their joint social and ecologic impact by enhancing their cooperation, pooling resources and innovation capacity.“

Many of them are organised in a quadruple or quintuple model, meaning bringing together business (social economy and regular business), civil society, research and government. Moreover, they are usually cross-sectoral and they have usually other drivers than just improving the sectoral competitiveness.

A new chance for Torino Social Impact to get European visibility.

The eighth episode of Bench-Mark with Codex is now online

With Bench-Mark, we tell about the value that the different realities adhering to Torino Social Impact are giving in interpreting the impact economy.

This time, we sit on the bench with Rosalba La Grotteria and Francesca Vanzetti, members of Codex, a development agency, founded between 1987 and 1988 in cooperative form, which offers consultancy on issues relating to the European Union, local economic development, and labor policies.

Interview by Francesco Antonioli.

The eighth episode of Bench-Mark with CODEX is now online

With Bench-Mark, we tell about the value that the different realities adhering to Torino Social Impact are giving in interpreting the impact economy.

This time, we sit on the bench with Rosalba La Gratteria and Francesca Vanzetti, members of CODEX, a development agency, founded between 1987 and 1988 in cooperative form, which offers consultancy on issues relating to the European Union, local economic development, and labor policies.

Interview by Francesco Antonioli.

Torino Social Impact partner di GSG for the Impact Narrative Award 2021

Torino Social Impact, within the National Advisory Board Italy, has activated an important international collaboration as a promoter of the first edition of the Impact Narrative Award of GSG For Impact Investing aimed at selecting the best communication campaigns in the 32 countries of the international network.

The word “impact” is proliferating in marketing strategies, but an effective and compelling narrative about impact investing is still lacking. Impact investment means to optimise risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet. Impact investment does so by setting specific social and environmental objectives alongside financial ones, and measuring their achievement.

As the impact investing movement continues to gain traction, the impact community remains fragmented and doesn’t speak with a unified voice about the impact opportunity and many people in finance and government aren’t aware about it yet. This all reduces awareness and slows the impact movement’s momentum and does not facilitate the adoption of impact investing to mainstream the solutions that drive a just and impact-led recovery as well as develop impact economies in the long term.
This will be achieved by creating a compelling impact narrative that is used by impact organisations (NABs, impact networks, etc.) to persuade two “powerbrokers”: the financial sector and governments.

An international award would improve understanding of impact investing and help raise awareness about its transformative power. This impact narrative award is aimed at recognising the best existing examples as well launching a new challenge to catalyse additional resources and competences.

The call will be issued in the spring and selection of the best campaigns will take place over the summer in order to be able to award the winners at the GSG Global Summit scheduled for October.

The GSG was established in August 2015 as a successor and complement to the work of the Task Force on Social Impact Investment established under the UK G8 Presidency. The GSG currently has over 30 countries plus the EU as members. Chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen, the GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business and philanthropy. Italy is one of the GSG members.

SmartCommunities Conference

SmartCommunities conference is the annual national meeting organised by the Italian SmartCommunities Cluster.

It will be held online on the 13th April 2021 from 9.00 to 17.00 and will be mainly in Italian, with the exception of some of the key speakers.

The Conference 2021 is focused on Digital Transformation and intends to propose a reflection and a comparison to look carefully at the Covid-19 changes, understand how the digital transition has changed and is changing our communities and their needs, and propose solutions to seize new opportunities from this “new normality”.

The conference will have an opening session and 3 thematic sessions presenting innovation projects for the management of urban and metropolitan areas, particularly in 3 topics:

  • Smart and collaborative mobility (intelligent mobility of goods and people).
  • Smart and secure living (urban security, protection of the territory and critical infrastructures, prevention of critical or risk events, IT security of data and their use)
  • Smart and inclusive government (relationship between public administrations and citizens, participation and social inclusion, processes and service management).

For further information and agenda, visit www.smartcommunitiestech.it/scc-2021/agenda/

11/4 – Mercato della Biodiversità Googreen

On Sunday 11 April 2021, with spring now in full swing, the #Googreen Biodiversity Market celebrates active nature and all its potential at Giardino Sambuy, which, like every second Sunday of the month, comes back to life to be a place for meeting, good practices, exchanges and seasonal stories.

  • From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Googreen producers selected by Giardino Forbito will be back, as always, to represent seasonal excellence.

This month’s Spazio delle Idee is dedicated, on the subject of active nature, to the knowledge and application of the plants and herbs most useful to our well-being.

  • 11 am: HEMP. An appointment with Maestro Bruno Tessa, hemp spinner from Coazze and a profound connoisseur of history, who will talk about this ancient craft and what an incredible plant hemp is. In collaboration with Ecomuseo di Coazze and live on Facebook.
  • 12pm: NATURAL DYES. An appointment with Claudio Vitali, the story of Passione Natura and the years dedicated to phytotherapeutic research, to the precious medicines distilled from cannabis, rosemary, thyme and the infinite range offered by nature. Live on Facebook.
  • 2 p.m.: ARTEMISIA. Appointment with Stefano Nervi, organic mugwort grower, who collects and dries the buds naturally to make infusions, tisanes and decoctions, oleoliths, mother tinctures, toothpastes, bitters and syrups, dream pads, smudges and cigars for moxa. Live on Facebook.
  • 4 pm: SAGE. An appointment with herb master Marco Gramaglia to discover what is much more than a kitchen herb, and whose name already contains the answer to its innumerable powers. Live on Facebook.

And then, like every Sunday, let’s protect biodiversity by supporting the collection of signatures promoted by the European Union: “Let’s save bees and farmers” and the lowered shutters of the Sambuy gazebo will remain in support of the small precious exhibition for the “FAI parlare la città” project.

First results for Vallette al Centro: project of social inclusion within the prison between technology and creativity.

Vallette al Centro, project of the cooperative Eta Beta Scs active in Turin since 1987, together with Consorzio Soc. Abel Lavoro, comes to life at the “Casa Circondariale G. Lorusso e L. Cutugno” in Turin to involve the whole territory of Circumscription 5, its library, its schools and its services.

But the goal of the project is even wider: to produce publishing and gaming products, along with inclusion and innovation activities that start from prison and expand first to Circumscription 5 and then within the city.

Three main strands of the activities promoted by the cooperative: training, information and related to the field of work, with actions that develop both inside the prison to train prisoners and prepare them for the resumption of the working activities, both externally for family members with information activities, and to raise awareness of the territory.

Among the awareness-raising activities, the project was presented at the 2019 Book Fair and so far two digital magazines have been published, one of them also on paper, 1 e-book and 4 video pills.

In the course of 2020-2021, despite the health emergency due to the pandemic from Covid-19, information activities continued and an online desk was activated for the families of the detainees. The training activities inside the prison also continued, with the start of the production by the prisoners of gaming products, products that will allow design sustainability beyond the period of public funding.

To date, the actions in prison have involved:

  • 25 candidates for the Vallette al Centro project;
  • 6 people participating in an in-depth training;
  • 4 persons in training
  • 3 recruitments;
  • 12 informative and accompanying paths.

While those between prison and territory have involved the passage of 80 people at the Information Desk, of which 8 accompanied to work, in addition to the provision of 10 interviews to those who have carried out positive placement and involvement in the activities of 2 classes IV of the Institute of Higher Education Romolo Zerboni.

Among the products related to gaming, two games have just been launched:

  1. The Bus: a textual adventure that illustrates the stories of three characters and shows episodes of life of those who are inside a prison. In this game the prison becomes the central theater of the events of the people who live there, thus shedding new light on the contradictions, efforts, failures and successes that take place every day inside these buildings. Discover the game.
  2. Le Galeotte: a creative deck of cards to play, but also a deck of cards to unleash the imagination. A booklet has also been created that accompanies the cards, where in 20 pages are shown the interpretative suggestions of the words combined with the individual cards. Go to the dedicated page.

Watch the new video of the project to learn more.

Vallette al Centro is part of the 15 projects of generative welfare of Turin Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-funded by the National Operational Program Metropolitan City and the European Union, European Social Fund, made within the framework of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it, go to this link.

Online the seventh episode of Bench-Mark with Giardino Forbito

Giardino Forbito is a cultural association that crosses biodiversity, attention to green and urban regeneration, with the aim of giving new life to abandoned places.

In the Sambuy gardens of Piazza Carlo Felice, every second Sunday of the month is organized Googreen, a market of biosustainability with producers of excellence.
Right here we met the president of Giardino Forbito Antonella Giani, who told us the story of this reality partner of Torino Social Impact.

The interview is by Francesco Antonioli.

 

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TSI Ecosystem in Action – Mapping for social innovation

To encourage the strengthening of the ecosystem and the collective dimension, a path has been started to enable the involvement and the protagonism of the partners.

On November 25, 2020, during the Assembly of Torino Social Impact, it was started four working groups: Innovation Mapping, Impact Finance, Tech4Good, Internationalization. The aim of these groups is to give space to the emerging planning in these areas, to integrate and update the masterplan of Torino Social Impact and to define planning.

From an initial analysis of the needs of the 25 partners who took part in the working group on mapping for social innovation, there emerged a clear need to establish a profitable relationship between the local market and the third sector, which are still struggling to cooperate, but also an internal network within the third sector that facilitates networking. There is also a strong need for external representation.

There are 3 tracks that the group follows to arrive at the mapping proposal:

  • Knowing. What is the purpose of mapping?
  • Disseminate. How is Torino Social Impact perceived from the outside?
  • Interact. How can Torino Social Impact actors improve their internal communication?

The working group is coordinated by TSI partners Hackability, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Open Incet and Torino Urban Lab.

Three Webinars to present the Report “Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development”.

“Emerging technologies for sustainable development” is the first research report realized in the Social Tech Lab program, a project by Nesta Italia, supported by the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, in the context of Torino Social Impact. Thanks to the precious collaboration of six different research partners, in the report the most used emerging technologies are analyzed and, through the analysis of some international case studies, their potential of social impact is highlighted.

Associazione Italiana Sviluppo Marketing (AISM), in collaboration with Nesta Italia, organizes three online webinars to deepen together with the authors of the research the potential of emerging technologies to accelerate a path of sustainable development.

Appointment on April 8, 21 and 28 at 17:00 on Zoom.

The webinars will also be broadcast on the Facebook channel of the Italian Association of Marketing Development at this link https://www.facebook.com/AssociazioneItalianaMarketing

Multiplayer Local Partnerships for the Social Economy

In the framework of the Digital Road to Mannheim promoted by the European Commission on April 29th, 2021, at 1:00 pm, Torino Social Impact contributes to the event Partnerships for maximizing social impact by organizing one of the working sessions.

The session “Multiplayer Local Partnerships for the Social Economy” will compare some EU cases, provide academic analysis and explore how these forms of cooperation strengthen the innovation capabilities of the partners, letting innovative solutions more likely to emerge than in situations where actors are acting alone without coordination. In addition to the clear advantages (knowledge sharing, advocacy, resources pooling, shared services, joint promotion, etc) local partnership, similarly to clusters mechanisms, lay on high-quality synergies and are able to facilitate profitable inner exchanges, boosting solutions and their scalability and replicability. These frameworks have proven their effectiveness during the COVID-19 outbreak emergency, when fast information circulation and quick actors coordination turned to be essential to meet the needs of different communities and people’s groups, and are now playing a key role in the recovery programs.

Check out the program:

Introduction

  • Mario Calderini, spokesman of Torino Social Impact and full professor Politecnico of Milano
  • Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy Officer Social Economy DG Grow
  • Luigi Martignetti, Secretary General of REVES

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  • Anders Bro, Coordinator Partnership for Social Innovation Örebro County
  • Elisa Rosso, Senior Advisor and Projects Coordinator, Torino Social Impact
  • Coos Santing, Programm Manager Impact Economy, ImpactCity The Hague

Session Moderator: Raffaella Scalisi, Senior Advisor Torino Social Impact

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Glocal Factory: innovative ecosystem of cocrafting to support the craftsmanship of Barriera

What does Glocal mean? Glocal is a term that combines two words that are often at odds, “local” and “global”, proposing to enhance the local dimension through international good practices.

The Glocal Factory project, by the Liberitutti cooperative, born in November 2019, has developed in these months, on the one hand, as a local social enterprise that has given support to the artisans of Barriera di Milano by developing sewing courses, all-round creative courses, events and webinars (live and online) related to sustainable fashion and internships for people in difficulty. On the other hand, as an innovative model, unprecedented in Turin, which provides a continuous interaction between profit and non-profit, establishing an equal relationship that gives shape to a network enterprise with the aim of developing knowledge, network and skills of its users.

Certainly the place chosen as the headquarters of Glocal Factory, Via Regaldi 7 /int 11 of Barriera di Milano, has allowed the interaction with the other major project for the enhancement of artisan knowledge, the TriCircolo Reuse Center, creating a real innovative hub to support the artistic and traditional craftsman of the neighborhood.

Among the other companies, projects and places with which Glocal Factory has begun an ongoing collaboration and with which it has set up a real innovative ecosystem we find:

  • the NIDō social tailoring project, which mainly involves young women and men who are asylum seekers and refugees. Starting from the collaboration with the artist and designer Francesco Liberti, it has developed into a path of personal redemption and accompaniment to micro-entrepreneurship.
  • The initiative i Fiori di Cotone – carried out thanks to the collaboration with Rete al Femminile Torino, IF life design and Krearte association – that in addition to teaching sewing techniques, through real photo shoots has trained seamstresses on how to create books and videos to promote their own production lines, also turning them into models for a few days.
  • Glocal Factory is also a cocrafting of different brands (Au Petit Bonheur, Petit Le Cad, Arbrora, Baobab Couture, Anna Maria Carrieri, Episodio Zero, Sosa Baby design), which have teamed up to develop their own brands by sharing spaces, machinery, but above all craftsmanship.
  • Another element of the project is the cooperative’s commercial network (Au Petit Bonheur, Il Grifone Kids, Il Grifone, Uno), intended as a tool for social, cultural and economic promotion, with the objectives of inclusion and integration.
  • Among the privileged places of collaboration, we find the Bagni pubblici of via Agliè, a socio-cultural center that organizes various cultural events during the year, open from Monday to Saturday.

The Covid-19 has certainly given a boost to the project, but there are many future developments of Glocal Factory that the cooperativa Liberitutti is trying to put in place, such as, for example, the birth of the Atelier for integration for the boys of CAD Superabile – job placement of young adults with mental and physical disabilities – which will be trained not only on production aspects, but also on those of sales.

If you want to know more about the project watch the official video of the initiative

Glocal Factory is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-financed by the  Programma Operativo Nazionale Città Metropolitane , European Social Fund, carried out within the framework of Torino Social Impact.

For more information on the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link.

LINKS Foundation is the protagonist of the sixth episode of Bench-Mark

The LINKS Foundation, born from an agreement between the Polytechnic of Turin and the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, has been presiding over technical-scientific disciplines falling within the fields of engineering and architecture, making use of the work of 150 researchers.

In the Cittadella Politecnica, we met Micaela and Mirko, who at LINKS deal with applied research, technology transfer and, collaterally, social impact.

The interview is by Francesco Antonioli.

 

March 25 marks the start of the first Policy Lab of the “Top Metro Fa Bene” project

Thursday 25th  March 2021 the first Policy Lab “Regenerating public policies starting from local communities – designing the scenario”, organized as part of the “Top Metro Fa Bene” project, promoted by the Metropolitan City of Turin in partnership with S-Nodi.

Participation reserved to members of the partners involved from the Municipalities of Collegno, Grugliasco, Moncalieri, Rivoli and Venaria and the Consortia directly involved in the co-design, the first Policy Lab will be a training event that will see the participation of Fabrizio Barca, Coordinator of the Inequalities and Diversity Forum and Mario Calderini, Spokesperson of Torino Social Impact and Director of Tiresia, and will also see the important contribution of Carlo Anselmi, Director of the Area Coesione Sociale Consorzio Ovest Solidale, Mario Lupo, Director of the Economic Development Department of the Metropolitan City of Turin, Marzia Sica, Head of Obiettivo Persone of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, Carlo Chiama, Director of Confesercenti of Turin and Province and Pierluigi Dovis, Director of the Diocesan Caritas Turin Office. Partners and panelists will discuss local and national challenges to unlock the potential of the territories by developing sustainable local ecosystems.

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TSI Ecosystem in Action – Tech4Good

To encourage the strengthening of the ecosystem and the collective dimension, a path has been started to enable the involvement and the protagonism of the partners.

On November 25, 2020, during the Assembly of Torino Social Impact, it was started four working groups: Innovation Mapping, Impact Finance, Tech4Good, Internationalization. The aim of these groups is to give space to the emerging planning in these areas, to integrate and update the masterplan of Torino Social Impact and to define planning.

What is the definition of Tech4Good for the Turin ecosystem? How the actors of the ecosystem innovate their projects and their organization through the use of technology as an enabler for social impact? These were the starting question for a working group coordinated by Nesta Italia, Torino Wireless and 2i3t.

15 subjects have shared project proposals and reflections on tech4good definition. The goal is to map the tech4good project active or designed in Turin.

The work of the group is proceeding with a common definition, the analysis of the possible synergies between the projects of the different organisations. Next meetings scheduled in March and April.

The TriCircolo Project: the house of reuse and circular economy in Barriera di Milano

But what does “TriCircle” mean? The word seems to refer on the one hand to “recycling” and on the other to “tricycle”, a three-wheeled vehicle used both by children and as a means of transporting goods.

The TriCircolo Project Reuse Centre, of the Cooperativa Sociale Triciclo, has addressed in these months to citizens and artisans of the Barriera di Milano neighborhood in order to create an aggregative capacity on the themes of reuse and circular economy.

The TriCircolo Reuse Centre in via Regaldi 7/11 has been, and continues to be, a place of production, commerce and sociality equipped to host meetings, training, solidarity exchanges, production and sale of goods and services related to reuse and the theme of eco-sustainability.

In particular, the spaces of TriCircolo are aimed at artisans, professional or simple hobbyists, who can use them to make and display their products every day from 9.00 am.

TriCircolo has chosen Barriera di Milano as the place to implement its project relying on the long tradition of craftsmanship of the neighborhood, which was born as a working-class village in the mid-nineteenth century. The operators of TriCircolo aim to develop the great manual and craft potential of the residents of these streets.

As a result, the project has managed to bring on board for some initiatives important partners such as the Polytechnic of Turin and Compagnia di San Paolo, as well as hosting another reality specialized in textiles along with 7 artisans who have settled in these spaces and who deal with the reuse of bicycle materials.

It is important to underline that despite the various historical markets that are organized in the TriCircolo Reuse Centre and the numerous collateral initiatives, the objective of the project is not the sale of final products, but to provide services and facilities to the artisans who make them, trying to put the producers in contact with possible customers and/or with possible investors interested in developing their projects.

TriCircolo Reuse Centre project is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-financed byProgramma Operativo Nazionale Città Metropolitane and the European Union, European Social Fund, carried out within the framework of Torino Social Impact.

Despite a setback due to Covid-19 and the recent end of the city and European funding, the project TriCircolo continues to wait for the artisans who want and all interested citizens in the headquarters of Via Regaldi 7/11.

If you want to know more about the project watch the video

To keep up with the various initiatives follow tthe facebook page of the project

To learn more about the Torino Social Factory program and the other 14 projects that are part of it go to this link

Alpine Social Innovation Day! How Social Innovation can change innovation, cooperation and public action?

To celebrate the completion of the ASIS INTERREG project (Alpine Social Innovation strategy), the 10 partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia, are honored to invite you to the Alpine Social Innovation Day on April 1st. At the local level, the project involves the City of Turin and the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, which extend the invitation to the entire ecosystem of social innovation in our city.

This international event will host conferences, workshops, networking activities, to discuss how Social Innovation changes cooperation and public action.

On this occasion, three different workshops will be organized in the morning (h. 10.00 – 12.30), questioning how Social Innovation can change
1/ our vision of innovation,
2/ our public policies,
3/ our forms of cooperation

In the afternoon, the three proposed workshops (h. 14.00 -17.00) will address how Social Innovation can change1/ our funding schemes,
2/our ways to measure social impact and finally
3/our ways to create social value and to build business models.

During these sessions, we will welcome engaging testimonials, highlight interesting European pilot experimentations and share the most relevant ASIS project outputs.

Additionally, several networking activities will be open all day long, to meet virtually and
share opportunities in a friendly atmosphere.

Here you can find the agenda of the event

Here is the link to register by March 25, 2021.

The EU chooses Turin as the only Italian seat for the Competence Center for Social Innovation

The City of Turin through the European Funds and Innovation Sector has won, as leader, the European project called EaSI, “Competence Centers for Social Innovation”.

“It is a very important success that seals the role of Turin as one of the most important centers in the world for Social Innovation and impact finance – says Mario Calderini, spokesperson for Torino Social Impact -. It is no coincidence that Turin has been chosen as the venue for two international events that have been included by the specialized press among the ten most important in the world in 2021 and the European Commission has presented the case of Turin as one of the guiding examples in the construction of the Social Economy Action Plan that will be launched in a few months”.

“This recognition is the result of the efforts made to consolidate in Turin a unique ecosystem in the field of social innovation – says Marco Pironti, Councillor for Innovation of the City of Turin -. The Center will represent a fundamental tool for a real long-term impact on the territory, strengthening the role of experimenter of social innovation practices, also through the funds of the Pon Metro”.

The EaSI (Employment and Social Innovation) program is a European financial instrument that aims to promote a high level of sustainable and quality employment, ensure adequate and decent social protection, combat exclusion and poverty, and improve working conditions.

The objective of the project is to support the creation and development of a National Competence Center for Social Innovation, with the functions of: capacity building of key social innovation stakeholders; transnational knowledge transfer; creating synergies between the EaSI program and the ESF (European Social Fund), especially with a view to designing, supporting, monitoring and integrating innovative actions that could be extended and/or replicated using ESF funds in the coming years; networking to network and cooperate with other selected Centers of Competence, using mutual learning and jointly developing, evaluating and optimizing relevant methods and tools also collecting and disseminating inspiring examples, models and practices.

With this project – whose total budget is about 900 thousand euros – we want to build a bridge between public policies and social practices in order to integrate Social Innovation in Italy and partner countries as a human-centered approach to innovation, able to promote technological development and at the same time address the most urgent social and societal challenges.

The strategy is to create a National Center of Competence on Social Innovation as a platform to connect public policies and communities of practice in order to facilitate mutual understanding, foster better cooperation and increase the capacity of policymakers and practitioners to promote the theme in the country (and abroad).

The Center, therefore, aims to facilitate the promotion, mainstreaming and upscaling of social innovation based on the specific characteristics of the context of each partner involved, building on a strong strategic partnership between public authorities, universities and research centers, intermediaries and practitioners who share a common vision of social innovation as a key driver for inclusive and sustainable European development. To this end it will support and coordinate the nascent Centers in Greece, Romania and Slovenia.

A Steering Committee will be set up at the Italian level, composed of ANPAL, the Managing Authority of the Inclusion PON and the Pon Metro with coordination and guidance functions.

The project – whose partners are Fondazione Brodolini, Politecnico di Milano, University of Bologna, Politecnico di Torino, Euricse, Fondazione Italia Sociale – has gathered the support of over 30 Italian public and private stakeholders.

Online the fifth episode of Bench-Mark with PerMicro

In ten years, 4.250 families and entrepreneurs have been able to take advantage of microcredit support, which has allowed them to re-enter a circuit where they had been excluded from the traditional credit system. This is the action of PerMicro, one of the most important microcredit companies in Italy and partner of Torino Social Impact.

On the Bench-Mark bench sits PerMicro’s CEO Benigno Imbriato, who tells us about the social impact of microcredit on the territory.

The interview is by Francesco Antonioli.

Turin: a high social impact city

“How Social Impact and Circular Economy meet Digital Transformation” is the title of the first workshop organised by the European Journal of Social Impact and Circular Economy, published by the University of Turin. A completely online event that will see academics and businesses from the Turin area confront each other in an open debate on how digital transformation is changing and evolving social impact and the circular economy.

The event will be opened by the Rector of the University – Prof. Stefano Geuna, the Director of the Department of ManagementProf. Francesca Culasso and the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, Prof. Paolo Biancone. The online meeting will also be a new opportunity to highlight the strategic importance of our city in terms of Social Impact. The Department of Management, in fact, is one of the partners of Torino Social Impact within the Social Entrepreneurship Committee, as well as being one of the promoters and organisers of the university refresher course “Social Impact Assessment”, which currently has over 150 students. The online event will be open to the public upon registration at socialimpact.management@unito.it.

To follow the workshop: click here

Here the full workshop program

Ten social impact events for 2021

Pioneerspost reports on the 10 impact events not to be missed in 2021. Among these is the Ashoka Changemaker Summit in Torino.

Esela – 8-31 March

The virtual conference run by Esela, the legal network for social impact, attracts lawyers, businesses, investors and policy makers. Various online sessions will take place each week, focusing on impact investing, purpose-led business, environment, sustainability, business and human rights and ESG. The conference promises “curated networking”, knowledge sharing on legal structures and deals, and discussion of market developments.

Tickets for non-members are €207, or you can become a member of Esela from €20 per year.

Skoll World Forum – 13-15 April

The Skoll Foundation’s flagship event, the Skoll World Forum, gathers social entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and artists from around the world to advance solutions to pressing global problems. Formerly held in Oxford, England and invitation-only, this year’s Virtual Forum is open to all and will focus on ‘Closing the Distance’, a theme that will “examine local and global divides” and how to mend them. This year, key speakers include Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s minister responsible for social innovation, and chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen.

Registration for this 18th edition is free and more information will follow in the coming months. Check the Frequently Asked Questions page for details.

Impact Summit – 19-20 May

Scotland’s Impact Summit is for anyone from business, government and education who’s interested in a values-led economy. Head to the website on 19-20 May to find talks focusing on people, the planet and technology, with leaders from Yunus Social Business, Ben & Jerry’s Europe and ethical search engine Ecosia. There are also chances to network and explore exhibitor stands in a virtual marketplace.

This year Impact Summit is operating a ‘pay what you can model’, with suggested fees from £10 to £100.

ChangeNow Summit – 27-29 May

The ChangeNow Summit promotes itself as a space to discover, test, and discuss innovations and solutions to urgent global issues. Speakers this year include civil rights activist and co-founder of New York’s Black Lives Matter movement Chivona Renée Newsome and economist and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab Kate Raworth. There’s the opportunity to visit The World Expo for demos of innovations for the planet, as well as numerous networking events.

The summit will take place over three days in the new Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris, but full digital access is also available.

Early bird tickets for digital access are €90 until 31 March, and €90-€250 for in-person attendance.

Social Enterprise World Forum – September/October

The Social Enterprise World Forum typically draws thousands of social entrepreneurs and innovators from across the globe, moving to a new location each year. It went online for the first time last year, and in 2021 will run four separate events throughout the year.

The main World Forum is planned for September or October, with plans for a hybrid online and face-to-face event. SEWF is partnering with Common Good Solutions in eastern Canada as it spotlights the country, with key themes including climate change, young people, social procurement, economic recovery and indigenous social enterprises.

Other events include SEWF Policy Forum on 27-28 April, the SEWF Rural Forum on 8-9 June, and the SEWF Academic Forum in November.

More details on all these events coming soon – keep an eye on SEWF’s website.

Ashoka Changemaker Summit – September-December

Another hybrid event, the Ashoka Changemaker Summit takes place in Turin in December, with online sessions and networking taking place online beforehand, from September to November.

The focus will be on unlocking the potential for change in the areas including children and youth, climate, technology, gender and diversity. Sessions aim to promote learning and building trust, and are targeted at leaders from business or philanthropy looking to expand the impact of their organisation or portfolio, as well as the global Ashoka community of social entrepreneurs and their support network.

GSG Impact Summit – 6-8 October

The annual GSG Impact Summit – hosted by the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment – was due to take place in South Africa last year, but like many, took place online instead. The summit attracts impact entrepreneurs, investors and intermediaries, and last year had more than 1,500 participants from 73 countries.

This year’s event, again online, will discuss “the best impact initiatives and real-world examples”, and share “practical tools and solutions to empower and inspire”, according to GSG. Keep an eye on their website for more information to come.

Socap – 18-22 October

San Francisco’s Social Capital Markets conference is online again this year. It’s for social entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and policy makers wanting to explore impact investing. Attendees (5,000 are expected) can follow live and pre-recorded sessions, attend an interactive marketplace and join networking meet-ups. Speakers and agenda coming soon.

Early bird tickets are available (until 29 May) for $199.

Social Value Matters – 20-21 October

Social Value International and Social Value Thailand are co-hosting Social Value Matters 2021, bringing together voices from impact investing, academia, policy making and corporate sustainability. After going virtual last year, the 2021 conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand for those able to attend, in parallel with a virtual event for a global audience.

Looking at the rapid global response to Covid-19, the conference will focus on the power of communities to build back after the pandemic and solve the large-scale challenges that people and the planet face.

EVPA Annual Conference – 15-17 November

The European Venture Philanthropy Association’s Annual Conference will take on a hybrid form this year – with digital access as well as face-to-face attendance in Porto, Portugal (the original location of 2020’s event, before it was moved online).

This year will look at how “investing for impact” could be the “driving force behind societal recovery” from the pandemic. The hosts expect to attract around 700 social investors, entrepreneurs and practitioners from Europe and around the world.

TSI Ecosystem in Action – Internationalisation

Which practices and examples in Italy and abroad are effective for the internationalisation of ecosystems and therefore replicable?

With the aim of identifying the international dimension for Torino Social Impact, the working group coordinated by the partners SocialFare, Nesta Italia, International University College Torino e Urban Lab, and which saw the participation of Experientia, Permicro, Danish Refugee Council, Confcooperative Piemonte Nord and MinD – Mad in Design, identified the starting points for working on brand awareness of the ecosystem and attracting interest beyond national borders.

The key words to guide the work are:

  • international media relations
  • sharing of contacts and networks
  • European planning
  • academic publications

The Social Innovation Academy

The City of Torino and the Chamber of commerce of Torino are partners of the European project ASIS “Alpine Social Innovation Strategy” within the framework of the European program Interreg Alpine Space. The project, which aims to develop and promote a new vision of social innovation in the Alpine Space, increasing the capacity to propose public policies to support social innovation, involved 10 partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia.

The two days of Social Innovation Academy, organized in the frame of Torino Social Impact and with the collaboration of Biennale Democrazia, will address the theme of the role of the public sector as a stimulus for the activation of social innovation projects and generative welfare, as well as the innovative rules available to PAs to experiment and innovate and the measurement of social impact as a key for the promotion of projects and positive actions for the community.

These days of training are intended to guide participants to discover the outputs generated by the project and stimulate discussion, deepening the challenges and issues that emerged by declining them at the local level.

The SI Academy will be structured in 3 modules and organized in online mode.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

10 am – 1 pm “The role of communities and the public sector in stimulating and supporting projects of Social Innovation and Generative Welfare”.

3 pm – 5:30 pm “Social Innovation in Public Administrations. State of the art of regulatory and organizational tools”.

Thursday 25 March 2021

10 am – 12:30 pm “Social impact between methodologies, measurement and concrete application in PA”.

The detailed program is available on Eventbrite, where registrations are active: https://www.eventbrite.it/e/142474680605

It will also be possible for non-members to follow the live broadcast on the Torino Social Impact Youtube channel.

The Asis project will close its work on April 1st with another day dedicated to social innovation, the Alpine Social Innovation Day. After a plenary session, the day will be divided into 6 workshops, questioning how social innovation changes cooperation and public action, based on testimonials, European pilot experiments and some of the results of the ASIS project. In addition, several networking sessions will be organized, to stimulate conversations and give participants the opportunity to meet virtually and share opportunities.

Workshop 5 is dedicated to social impact: “Social impact, methodologies, measurements and concrete applications”.

The final international event – April 1 – is open to the public. For the detailed program and registration: www.to.camcom.it/alpine-space-innovation-day

For more information on the ASIS project and the SI Academy:

beeloved Diari di Comunità

beeloved Diari di Comunità is a heterogeneous space which contains, tells and disseminates the different actions of the beeO Ingredienti di Comunità project, winner of the 2019 CivICa Call from the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation.

beeloved Diari di Comunità was born as a path of civic imagination, directed to the communities of two districts in Turin, Madonna di Campagna and Borgo Vittoria. Furthermore, the project aims to activate and develop beeozanam community hub as a space of cultural production and social aggregation.

Five animated podcasts have been produced within this project, and they are now available on beeozanam YouTube channel. These are short videos in which five witnesses, chosen among the inhabitants of the neighbourhoods, tell five different stories about significant places around Madonna di Campagna and Borgo Vittoria, enriching the history of such places with their own memories and personal stories.

Malik Adnan Sher, a young Pakistani cultural mediator, tells us about the former Ozanam Foundries, from the building construction to its conversion into a dormitory and the workers’ protests in the seventies, until his own arrival in Turin via the Balkan route. Marcello Gottardo, a retired Religion professor, talks about the Madonna di Campagna parish and the 3G oratory, the first mixed oratory open to young boys and girls together, a novelty in those years, which has marked the personal history, the commitment to voluntarism and activism of many inhabitants of the neighbourhoods. Maurizio Gaier takes us on a journey to discover the many cinemas which were present in the area, of which there is no memory anymore. Catia Bruzzo, who transformed her parents’ tavern into a bookshop and cultural centre, intertwines her own history with that of the old taverns in the area, home to different gangs of young partisans from the Italian resistance movement. Finally, Federica Lovaglio, which was born and raised in Borgo Vittoria, talks about the neighbourhood’s public spaces starting from the memory she has of a little public square, where her dad used to wash his car with the water coming from a public fountain.

These five animated podcasts were made in collaboration with Cliomedia Public History and with the Archivio Nazionale del Cinema di Impresa, partners of the beeO – Ingredienti di Comunità project. They represent the starting point for the construction of an interactive map, which will tell the story of Borgo Vittoria and Madonna di Campagna through these narrations, as well as with the involvement of young students from two local middle schools, the IC Aleramo and IC Murialdo Vivaldi.

Conclusion of the Prometeo Project: a new model of “welfare boutique” for the over-65s in Turin is born

Who is Prometheus? Prometheus is a mythological figure who loved mankind unconditionally to the point of challenging the gods of Olympus.

The Prometheus Project, run by the Zenith Cooperative, was inspired by this unconditional love to offer a personalised assistance service to the over-65s in the Turin area.

The aim of the project: to create the conditions for active ageing of the people assisted through a personalised assistance service. A sort of innovative “volunteer boutique” offering tailor-made services according to the needs of each recipient.

Among the services provided: home care and active participation of the elderly in engaging socialisation activities.

These include ‘Danzamovimentoterapia’, a body mediation technique that aims to promote a state of ‘physical, psychic and social’ wellbeing; ‘Internauti’, computer training courses held by high school pupils to encourage the exchange of knowledge at a generational level; ‘A spasso con Monica’, walks around Turin’s historical sites and places of interest led by Monica, an expert professional guide; and finally ‘Meditarte’, courses to reconcile meditation and artistic self-expression.

Since 2019, the Prometeo project has given support to 100 elderly people in Turin on an individual and differentiated basis. It has given psychological support to more than 30 family members of those assisted. It has involved 32 volunteers and high school students. Furthermore, it provided more than 2500 hours of home support and organised more than 110 socialisation meetings for the city’s elderly.

With the arrival of COVID, the services provided by the Prometeo project were rethought.Telephone support by educators and psychologists was activated. Socialising activities were rethought in a digital key with webinars, videocall, sharing of daily awareness-raising posts.

Among the activities designed for the elderly in this period were “Un fiore per te” (“A flower for you”), in which it was possible to give a small plant to an elderly person living alone at home, and “Mio caro nipote del futuro” (“My dear grandchild of the future”), a collection of letters from some of the people assisted by the project to their future grandchildren, who wanted to recount the lockdown and life disrupted at the time of Covid-19.

Progetto Prometeo is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Torino, co-financed by the Programma Operativo Nazionale Città Metropolitane  and the European Social Fund, implemented within the framework of Torino Social Impact.

At the end of the funding period, the project continues to be present with new ideas and activities for future developments, always based on the requests of the beneficiaries.

Currently, the Prometeo Project is helping to disseminate all the information on COVID-19 vaccines through its Facebook page.

Watch the final video of the project

To learn more about the Torino Social Factory programme and other projects go to this llink

Online the fourth episode of Bench-Mark

Solidarity, volunteering and sharing. These are the keywords of VolTo, the Volunteer Service Center of the province of Turin, which today brings together more than 1,300 third sector organizations.

For the Bench-Mark format, Gerardo Gatto, the president of VolTo, sat on the bench and talked to us about the social impact of volunteering.

The interview was edited by Francesco Antonioli.

 

March 14th, 2021 – Googreen Biodiversity Market

On Sunday 14 March 2021, as the Spring equinox approaches, the #Googreen biodiversity market celebrates the Awakening of Sambuy Garden which, like every second Sunday of the month, comes back to life to be a place for encounters, good practices, exchanges and seasonal stories.

  • 9am to 7pm – Googreen producers selected by Giardino Forbito are back, as always, to represent seasonal excellence.
  • 12pm – an appointment with the book “Trenta ritratti di donne in Piemonte” (Thirty portraits of women in Piedmont) by Margherita Crema Giacomasso, published by Graphot. Thirty women of the past for Thirty and more women of the future. In collaboration with the Graphot publishing house and Torino Città per le Donne.
  • 3pm – presentation of Enrico Pandiani‘s latest novel “Lontano da casa“. Set in the streets of “Barriera di Torino” and suburbs, a noir that becomes a pretext for scrutinising the human soul and the capacity for social tolerance. The author is joined by journalist Francesco Antonioli and Alexandru Nastasa, unexpected reader.
  • Giardino forbito continues to celebrate the birth of the first Association for the knowledge and protection of biodiversity and pollinators, supporting the collection of signatures promoted by the European Union: “save bees and farmers“.
  • The lowered shutters of the Sambuy gazebo continue to support the small precious exhibition curated by Giardino forbito and created by the apprentice Ciceroni of class 5E of the Regina Margherita High School in Turin for the “FAI parlare la città” project.

The Project C.A.R.O.T.A. of Torino Social Factory has ended with excellent results.

But what does C.A.R.O.T.A. mean? Food, Agriculture, Network, Employment, Territory, Aggregation.

The C.A.R.O.T.A project was born in the spring of 2019 with the aim of generating a sustainable welfare model through the creation of a “system” of integrated services to combat poverty in the Mirafiori Sud neighborhood.

There are 3 tools fielded by Cooperativa Patchanka, together with Fondazione Mirafiori and Associazione Coefficiente Clorofilla, which have helped the fragile groups of the neighborhood.

The first tool is the three free social counters opened at the Casa del Parco (via Panetti 1) to listen to the inhabitants of the neighborhood. A total of 405 people passed through the desks (a number that decreased during the months of the pandemic), a team of volunteers was created to support the operators of the desks, 4 job placements were made and 48 personalized consultations were provided to assist users with debt problems.

The second tool was the urban gardens offered to 10 families in difficulty, who grew fruit and vegetables for their own needs and to help the volunteers of the Orti Generali collective garden, the urban garden park on the banks of the Sangone torrent that is open to citizens and visitors. A total of 1015 kg of vegetables were collected during the period by the 10 families involved.

Finally, free meals at the Locanda del Parco, whose food came from unsold local markets, supermarket surpluses and numerous other sources, as well as from Orti Generali.

During the Covid-19 emergency (march-may 2020) the C.A.R.O.T.A. project wanted to listen the needs of the local area to which it responded by donating 50 meals a day (1200 meals a month) to people in difficulty indicated by the Social Services, by local authorities and excluded from other forms of support, prepared by the cooks of Locanda nel Parco and delivered by the volunteers of the project.

In total, 4960 meals were donated and 12,200 kg of food were collected.

C.A.R.O.T.A. is part of the 15 generative welfare projects of Torino Social Factory program of the City of Turin, co-financed by the National Operational Program Metropolitan Cities and the European Union, European Social Fund, carried out within the framework of Torino Social Impact.

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At the start EUreka! The academy on europlanning for social enterprises

EUreka!, the capacity building path of Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation addressed to the entities selected by the Seed calls 2018-2019 to make the most of the opportunities offered by the EU, has started.

The Academy, curated by SocialFare, takes place in 5 days from February 22 to March 8 and aims to allow participants to learn about the main pillars of European planning and to acquire tools and methods useful for the search of opportunities offered by the 2021-27 programming.

Each day corresponds to a thematic module: Analysis of the reference framework, Opportunity detection, Basic design, Executive design, Financial project management.

In the 6 months following the conclusion of the course, SocialFare experts will be available to participants for moments of sharing, opinions and feedback on the application of the tools covered during the Academy.

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TSI Ecosystem in Action – Impact Finance

To encourage the strengthening of the ecosystem and the collective dimension, a path has been started to enable the involvement and the protagonism of the partners.

On November 25, 2020, during the Assembly of Torino Social Impact, it was started four working groups: Innovation Mapping, Impact Finance, Tech4Good, Internationalization. The aim of these groups is to give space to the emerging planning in these areas, to integrate and update the masterplan of Torino Social Impact and to define planning.

What is the social challenge on the territory in which impact finance can make a difference? This was the starting question for a working group coordinated by Cottino Foundation, Maurizio Maggiora Academy Foundation and EXAR Social Value Solutions.

22 subjects from twenty organizations have shared project proposals and reflections on many topics: digital transformation, green economy and sustainability, social housing and access to housing, young generations and discomfort, school, education, training, territorial attractions, cultural places.

The work of the group is proceeding with the analysis of existing tools and benchmarking of national and international experiences. Next meetings scheduled in March and April.

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Cottino Social Impact Campus | Impact Transformation: From Problems to Impact Opportunities

Social entrepreneurship is not exclusively an organizational form, but it is mainly an organizational behaviour. A behaviour that structures itself along three axes: a social mission (that is linked to intentions of change), a commercial activity and a democratic governance.

How can one become a social entrepreneur? How is it possible to develop services or products not only for profit, but also oriented towards finding solutions to social problems? This Impact Dive starts from these fundamental questions.

Participants will be involved in an experience that will shed light on the mechanisms that make possible the construction of a social business. The main focus will be on the transformation of antagonistic assets – elements that seem to be dysfunctional to the market and to enterprise creation, social problems and issues that are apparently unsolvable – into a social impact opportunity.

Where:
online

When:
Friday 19 March 2021
2pm-6pm CET

Language:
Italian-English

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Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development | Research Report Online

Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development

The first Research Report of the Social Tech Lab analyzes the main and most widespread Emerging Technologies, considering the potential of social impact in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, presenting the history, evolution and use cases of emerging technologies. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific technology, contributed to the research: Impactscool, Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italian Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM), Isinnova, Uqido, Italian Association for Marketing Development (AISM).

Objectives and structure of the research

The objective of this report is to provide accessible and quality information on the main emerging technologies of relevance in 2021: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, Internet of things and 5G, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Blockchain.

In doing so, emphasis was placed on the role that emerging technologies can play for the common good:

  • describing their positive potential for social and environmental impact and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and
  • outlining guidelines to mitigate their risks and avoid unintended negative consequences.

How to download the Report

Simply go to the Social Tech Lab website, at this link.