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COORDINATION OF THE SOUTH ITALY


COORDINATION OF THE SOUTH ITALY FOR
DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF IDEAS AND PROJECTS IN THE COOPERATION FIELD
“MAGNA GRECIA”

The Coordination seats in Terranova da Sibari, Cosenza – Italy, at the main office of the Association “Futuro Digitale”

The Coordination is based on a system of national and international networks with own resources and experiences. Associations, Foundations, NGOs who are seating in the following regions can be part of coordination: Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Sicily.
Coordination aims to support: the implementation and adoption of best practices; the creation of a strong and supportive network between associations and civil society; the defense of vulnerable groups; the human, social and territorial development through democratic values. The Coordination has a great experience in these fields given by its more-than-ten-years activity in the South of Italy.

Structure of Coordination

The Coordination will be made of:
- n° 10 Members, having technical and operational roles. Members will be Organizations/Institutions selected by the promoting entities.
- National and international Partners, will be part of Coordination Network and will have the role of institutional supporter.

Coordination Membership will be done through the following steps:
Applicant submitted the adhesion to the Coordination;
Reception and Sign of a Memorandum of Understanding;

Coordination Members will have to prove their experience in the field of cooperation and will have the role of:
- Promoting mission, vision and values
- Contributing to project preparation and management with reference to European and International calls on cooperation

The following professional profiles will be in charge of managing the Coordination:
- High direction: Fondazione “Paolo di Tarso”
- Responsible: D.ssa Annalicya Vassallo
- Project Manager/Coordinator: Dr. Vincenzo Apa
- Institutional Relations: Dr. Fabio Gallo
- Project/Technical Staff: n° 1 representative of organizations/institutions selected as Coordination Members. The responsible person will be the Project Manager/Coordinator.

Mission
To promote, develop and protect the multicultural dialogue among people; Human Rights; the solidarity; opportunities of progress, discussion and social justice.

Vision
Costruire lavorando insieme un mondo di eque opportunità per tutti i soggetti presenti sui territori attraverso la contaminazioni tra culture e popoli per affermare uguali diritti nella società.
Working together to build a world of equal opportunity for all individuals in the communities,
through the fusion between cultures and people and to assert equal rights in societies.

Value
The Coordination Committee pursues its objectives and its mission inspired by the following values:
- Diversity
- Solidarity
- Respect for human rights
- Independence
- Democracy and Participation
- Honesty and Transparency
- Effectiveness and quality of the action
- Political impact
- Planning and Efficiency
- Quality of life


Coordination Functions and Activities
Functions and priority activities of the Coordination are:
- Promotion of international cooperation and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation;
- Development of worldwide education – EAS;
- Cooperation in education and training;
- Protection of the food right and the Mediterranean diet;
- Food, environmental sustainability and coexistence;
- Protection of vulnerable groups and human rights
- Protection of equality and solidarity;
- Guarantee of gender equality;
- Promotion and guarantee of non-discriminatory and anti-racist values;
- Promotion of intercultural dialogue and citizenship rights;
- Promotion of human rights, childhood rights and youth rights;
- Collaboration on European project management;
- Cooperation in Social Communication;
- Promotion of Democracy and Participation;
- Promotion of Microcredit trial;
- Design a Digital Citizenship trial (E-Democracy);
- Promotion of innovative ideas for children, youth, women and the elderly aggregation;
- Creation of a favourable environment to realise innovation and youth startup;
- Organisation of cultural exchanges, best practices and mobility in Europe and all over the world;
- Creation of a knowledge, expertise and relationships network;
- Implementation of partnerships with other associations and private and public authorities;
- Promotion of voluntary work as a source of wealth for the territories;
- Support awareness raising and advocacy and lobbying campaign.

The Coordination aims at the creation of a collecting system of information about functions listed above in order to provide relevant knowledge for the planning of individual territories. This system implies periodic analysis and mapping contained in useful documents are necessary to get a shared an participated planning on the Center’s activities.
The Coordination represents a service agency linked to territories where its partners operate. It has several functions as planning projects, assuring social innovation, promoting research and development for the professional growth of its own members.
The peculiarity of the center is “thinking and operating in network” in order to create integrated networks in different territories. Center’s task is also looking for funds at regional, national and European level to support its activities and services. Its goal is the promotion of integrated services for individuals and communities valuing local human resources to create opportune social, economic and administrative conditions for the development of solidarity.
The Centre represents also a meeting point for people and youth because it informs about policies, rights, employment opportunities and cultural exchanges.
The working methodology is based on a democratic and participatory approach. The entire system of the Centre in fact, is founded on a perspective of sharing objectives and methods with other actors as government agencies, labour unions, third sector, etc.

Coordination Objectives
1) To share models, tools and innovative experiences in the field of services for individuals and communities for the development of local economy, also in an European perspective;
2) To guarantee technical assistance for social enterprises supporting their growth and their product and service quality;
3) To implement research, innovation and development in social, health, education fields;
4) To support the skills development of workers in social planning;
5) To promote innovative methodologies and tools assuring multicultural dialogue, political consultation, democratic participation and strategic partnerships;
6) To develop new cooperation opportunities in the field of “Sustainable Food Governance” (ONU 2010) to promote environmental sustainability and to get new generations to know better Earth and agriculture;
7) To enter into regional, national, European and international networks building strong partnerships and creating a database about social and cooperation projects;
8) To encourage the participation of young people, and vulnerable groups in social, civil and political life of cities;
9) To assure forms of inclusion, integration and non-discrimination of vulnerable and disadvantaged person;
10) To realize a network linking creative talents who can cooperate qualifying different territories;
11) To create a virtual and physical space for the exchange of informations, strategies, and ideas;
12) To prevent, tackle and monitor discrimination based on gender identity, ethnic or geographical origin, nationality, disability, age, religion and belief;
13) To promote awareness raising about Human Rights, food sovereignty and democracy;
14) To create a network to simplify meeting among young people, women and work. This network, called “Itinerant Village for Orientation and Work” carries out following services: reception, information and orientation, promotion and support for integration work, cultural mediation, support business creation.

Integrated Managment
The Coordination management, in order to achieve the goals, will have an integrated management among the Partners.
Integrated management is an innovative tool because it allows to operate in different sectors and regions with common objectives and methodologies creating human, social, civil, political and economic development of territories and supporting the international solidarity.
It is also considered a system that connect proposals and shares interests in a long-term perspective to develop own resources, to increase opportunities and to achieve own goals.
Finally the integrated management represents also a form of cooperation between partners that operates in order to make strategic choices.

Partnership
The Coordination will collaborate with the European Union, the Ministries, the Regions, the Governments, the Universities in order to enlarge the range of services in the territories and to provide development opportunities. These collaborations will be defined in the annually established programme.

* Members Of Coordination of South Italy are international NGOs and organizations with proven experience in the field of cooperation and will have the task:

- To promote the mission, vision and values
- To contribute to the realization of projects for participation in European and international calls on Cooperation

- APSHSTDC – Assoc. Portuguesa de Saúde, Hig. Segurança no Trabalho, Desenvolvimento e Coop.Int. ONGD (Portogallo),  www.apshstdc.com
- CLUB RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL BUKAVU (Congo), www.rfi.fr
- ADIPS- Actions pour le Développement Intégral des Personnes Synistrées (Congo), adipsasbl@yahoo.fr
- RINASCITA SOCIETA’ COOPERATIVA SOCIALE (Italy, Lecce), www.cooperativarinascita.org
- COPE (Cooperazione Paesi Emergenti) (Italy, Catania), www.cope.it
- MATERAHUB (Italy, Matera), www.materahub.it
- EURO-NET (Italy, Potenza), www.sinergy-net.info
- YOUTH IN SCIENCE AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION (Estonia), www.ysbf.org
- LDN - The Lebanese Development Network (Libano), www.ldn-lb.org
- FOPSIM - Foundation for the Promotion of Social Inclusion Malta (Malta), www.fopsim.org
- CLUB ESPANA DEPORTE (Spagna), www.españasemueve.es
- IEBA- Centro  de Iniciativas Empresariais e Sociais (Portogallo), www.ieba.org.pt
- AEPADO - European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (Romania), www.aepado.ro
- SHELTER (Bangladesh), www.shelterngo.org
- A.V.E.S.- Association des Volontaires pour l’Environnement Sain (Togo), www.aves-togo.org
- PADIL, SERVICES (Tunisia), www.padil.ong-tn.org
- OENEF, Association of Active Youths of Florina (Grecia), www.oenef.blogspot.com
 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING SIGNED BY MEMBERS WITH THE COORDINATION


 
 
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