“Tools to grow”: the 3 million CDP and Con i Bambini call for young people in the South

“Investing in the education of new generations and in human capital, helping to bridge the digital divide between North and South and generate a positive economic and social impact on the territory.” These are the main objectives of the “Tools to grow” call for 3 million euros promoted by the CDP Foundation and the social enterprise Con i Bambini in the framework of the fund to combat the educational poverty of children, for the ‘Support skills development. Science and technology of the young people in the south.

“The announcement – informs a note of the CDP – intends to support the projects carried out in the municipalities outside the provincial capitals of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, with more attention to most vulnerable groups from an economic, social and cultural background “and is aimed at students between 11 and 17 to develop skills in the digital field and in the STEAM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Projects must be presented through partnerships formed by at least one school and two third sector entities and may also involve universities, private and public entities. Each proposal must have a minimum duration of 36 months and a maximum of 48 and can receive a contribution of 200,000 to 500,000 euros.

“Issues such as training, technological innovation and social inclusion are of crucial importance for Italy,” said Giovanni Gorno Tempini, President of the Cdp Foundation. Interventions in the South, an area in which we will commit at least 40% of resources by 2022, until the target of 50% is reached in the next 3 years, for initiatives also in collaboration with other foundations and institutional actors “.

The selection of a body responsible for carrying out the impact assessment is also intended to evaluate the efficiency of the projects financed by the call, and the changes that will affect both the recipient and the recipient. generated on the reference communities.

Giovanni Gorno Tempini, President of the CDP Foundation, said: “Given the many challenges of today, issues such as training, technological innovation and social inclusion are crucial for Italy. This is the context in which we are announcing today. in conjunction with the social enterprise Con i Bambini, with which we share the same objectives of combating educational poverty and early school exchange in southern Italy, as evidence of our commitment to sustainable development and social and territorial cohesion ‘Strengthen interventions in the South, an area in which we will dedicate at least 40% of our resources by 2022 until the target of 50% is reached over the next three years., For initiatives also in collaboration with other foundations and institutional actors.The CDP Foundation wants to continue investing in new generations and in the formation of human capital, in order to contribute to a development process that It is a driving force for sustainable growth for the entire country.

Marco Rossi Doria, President of Con i Bambini, states: “The gap between North and South is particularly affecting children and adolescents. Strengthening the basic skills of minors is a first step in trying to overcome this gap.The family of origin, the territory in which you live still has too much influence on the level of education and skills that minors can achieve.According to the latest Istat data, below Those in the second year of upper secondary school enrolled in the 2018-19 school year, 30% did not reach a sufficient level of literacy skills. the availability of a PC and an Internet connection is on average less than 60% and the proportion of people with adequate digital skills is declining. up to 17% . This route reversal is a civil duty as it stands in the art. 3 of the Constitution and a pressure on cohesion and sustainable development based on widespread knowledge “.

Operational information

The announcement will be published on the CDP Foundation and Con i Bambini website.

Projects must be submitted exclusively online through the Chairos platform, accessible via the website www.conibambini.org, until July 1, 2022.

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