01/01/2024 – 31/12/2026

European Commission

Funding programme:
EU-Funded/CERV programme

SDG10 Reduced Inequalities
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities

Countries involved:
Belgium, Croatia, Italy
Portugal, Romania

Lead partner:

Alice Grazio

Other partners:
Etterbeek Municipality
City of Vodnjan
Metropolitan City of Milan
Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani
Vila do Conde City Council
Harghita County Council

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The SPUR project sees a collaboration between 6 local authorities of 5 European Countries which are the bearer of significant expertise in supporting marginalised youth and elders and are often working with people coming from a migratory background or marginalised gender.

These are citizens whose socialisation suffered the most during the Covid19 pandemic, however episodes of urban solidarity spurred amid restrictions and lockdowns.

While the consequences of the pandemic are still harshly felt by some of these subjects, the SPUR project will be the occasion thanks to which their Municipalities of residence will map their needs of these citizens, exchange best practices and pilot further initiatives to strengthen neighbour socialisation.

The project objectives are:

  • Reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 in local communities for elderly and the youth;
  • Social reintegration of migrants and women;
  • Establishing transnational cooperation of communities on a European level for peer learning and the exchange of best practices;
  • Finding sustainable, long-term solutions for building a resilient community;
  • Creating a network among citizens, associations and local authorities within the local territories

To pursue this, the project consortium will organise 4 international events open to the public and for exchanges best practices, in Vicenza, Milano, Grad Vodnjan-Dignano e in Brussels, from January 2024 to December 2025.

At the same time, “Local Paths” will be developed after understanding local needs and mapping stakeholders interested in help reconnect young and elderly people with their community.

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