Common Agricultural Policy, Peer Educational Resources in Italy - CAPPERI, is a project co-financed by IMCAP Programme of the European Union (Information Measures Relating to the Common Agricultural Policy)
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Common Agricultural Policy, Peer Educational Resources in Italy, CAPPERI, is a project co-financed by IMCAP Programme of the European Union (Information Measures Relating to the Common Agricultural Policy) aims to improve citizens and especially youths’ information and enhance their awareness on what is the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) and the social, economic and environmental implications of the policy both at National and European level, as a way to contribute to the achievement of the Green Deal and 2030 Agenda goals including ecological transition, environmental and social sustainablity, combating climate change, food security.
During the 12 months of the project, CAPPERI will actively involve the citizens of the 5 cities involved, with a series of actions including 5 different educational-creative paths with high school students, workshops with citizens, play-educational activities with children and families, an international illustration competition, a series of national and international webinars. To conclude with a final event in Palermo, which will see the participation of all national partners and representatives of the various local paths, to disseminate the results of the project and share them with organizations, citizens and policy makers. Very important will be, finally, the creation of a community of interest, to ensure the continuity of the commitment even after the end of the project. All this, with a methodology strongly oriented to participation and peer-to-peer learning, with innovative paths of communication and education through the tools of theater and social sciences, the use of new technologies such as augmented reality, and especially field activities, practical and experiential, in environments such as urban gardens and forests, farmers' markets and farms in urban and peri-urban areas - places whose importance has been particularly highlighted by the global health emergency - in order to reconnect city and countryside.
The overall objective of the CAP-PERI project is to improve the information and awareness of citizens, especially young people, about the CAP and its social, economic and environmental implications both at national and European level.
CAP-PERI will shed lights on how the Future CAP strategic Plans will be the instrument to achieve the Green Deal goals, how they will support EU policies in managing the transition towards a sustainable food system and in strengthening the efforts of farmers to contribute to the EU’s climate objectives and to protect the environment.
CAPPERI will focus on:
Food sustainability and Farm to Fork Strategy
- Raise youths/citizens’ awareness on CAP by co-creating 5 different artistic and creative outputs
- Reconnect urban population with its parks, peri-urban areas, urban gardens and farmlands
Climate change adaptation and impact of agriculture on environment and biodiversity
- Increase Italian community’s understanding of the role of farming in society and promote generation renewal.
- Highlight the role of CAP in supporting the Eu Green Deal strategy, in particular in supporting the transition to a sustainable European food system that safeguards food security and reduces environmental and climate impact.
CAPPERI project combines a number of different methodologies that will be used to connect stakeholder groups, as well as to disseminate project results more widely:
TRAINING, LABORATORIES & AWARENESS RAISING
- Educational activities for students using the tools of social research, with the realization of interviews, intensive workshops, and other activities.
- Creation of an innovative, interactive and theatrical online device.
- 5 different workshop paths involving 5 groups of youngsters (1 per targeted city: Milan, Vicenza, Palermo, Mesagne and Rome), each preceded by an interactive event of activation through theatre and performing languages and composed by 8 meetings (2 hours each) for the collective creation of a creative output focused on the contents emerged from the research phase.
PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO INVOLVE CITIZENS IN ON-FIELD ACTIVITIES
Activities and informative events to support generational renewal and trigger interest among young people towards agriculture. The augmented reality will be a tool to bring children closer to agriculture.
MULTIPLIERS AND ONLINE WEBINARS
The multipliers will share their work and the path they undertook, with their peers. It will be done at local level and at international level with the constitution of a Community of Interest which will have the chance to attend 5 webinars delivered by students and experts on the project’s topics and path. Moreover, an international call for young illustrators (under35) will be published, for the collection of illustrations for children narrating the topic of sustainability, food, and climate change. The collected artwork will constitute an itinerant exhibition which will be a further educational tool.
- Citizen awareness on CAP, food waste reduction, sustainable lifestyle
- National network of organizations and urban gardens
- More connection between urban gardens and farmers
- Creating art materials for sustainability
- Dissemination of knowledge about the CAP and the objectives of the Green Deal in Italy and Europe
- Generational renewal in the agricultural sector
- Improved protection of biodiversity and green areas
- Transition to a healthy diet
- Increased citizen attention to ethical, environmental, and health issues
The national consortium of partners consists of ALDA - European Association for Local Democracy, La Piccionaia Theatrical Production Center (Vicenza), IRS – Institute for Social Research (Milan), Replay Network aps (Roma), ISBEM – Euro-Mediterranean Biomedical Scientific Institute (Mesagne) e CESIE – European Centre for Studies and Initiatives (Palermo).
12 months, from the 1° of August 2021 until the 30th of July 2022.
EUROPEAN WEBSITE OF THE PROJECT
A website dedicated to the project will be soon online