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Associazione L'abilita onlus

L'abilita onlus was founded in October 1998 by a group of parents of children with disabilities and operators. Our mission is to promote the growth of children with disabilities, to defend their rights and to support their families. Our main aim is to develop and manage innovative services and projects for children with disabilities and their families, directly or in partnership with public bodies and foundations, in the areas of play, education, schooling, residentiality. At a national level, L'abilita promotes full social inclusion for people with disabilities and defends their rights.

Asd Sportinzona Melina Miele

Sportinzona Melina Miele is a sport association that was born in 2010 in order to promote social inclusion trough sport. It was founded by people that want to make a change in their community. The founders, the board members and the staff have in common the passion for sports and a background as social workers or civil right's activism or as a volunteer of the organization. CONTEST ANALYSIS In Milan there are nearly 114,000 young adults between 11 and 20 years old, around 24,000 among them come from a foreign country. A large portion of it does not have access to sport for economic, social and cultural reason and this build higher barriers on the path of integration and cohesion, especially for migrant young generations. Moreover, in the last years it has been noted a serious abandonement of sport practice in younger generations, with negative consequences on their health and socialization with other young people and opening to disadvantage bringing in some cases to the increase of negative behaviours. (From the 2017 Special Eurobarometer on Sport and physical activity emerged that Italy is not one of the best perfomer. The 62% of the of respondents never exercise or play sport and just the 1% are the most likely to exercise or play sport regularly, which is the lowest rate in EU.) There is a real need to promote sport not just as a way to improve physical appereance, as it is perceived for the 33% of respondents of the report, but as a vehicle of well being, inclusion and social values. The organization aims to convert this perception through a series of communication and empirical activities that will impress the audience. It aims to demonstrate the positive effects from which people can benefit (making sport/physical activity a part of their everyday lives, spending time with disadvantage people and new citizens) as individual and part of a community. One of the aim of our projects is to develop an exchange relationship between sport societies and socio-educational subjects which will have the following effects: - creating more sport opportunities for young generations living in the city, especially disadvantaged urban areas, in order to foster their access to social rights; - breaking down access barriers to sport societies for disadvantaged young people and encouraging the creation of a varied context from a social and cultural point of view; - innovating the sport associations and societies approach by enhancing the educational and inclusive feature carachterising the relational dimension of sport. In the last years we found on the field that in order to do an ficient educational work with kids, playing soccer, volleyball, rugby or basketball is the first step for the beginning of a important human relationship. MISSION SPORTINZONA seeks to address the main Milan's city urban challenges of the inequities, polarized communities,as well as micro/macro segregation emerging in all the Milanese areas. For this reason, sport could be identified as a complementary and integrated means to face them. To furtherly implement those aspects, there is a need of three types of experienced professionists: sport technicians, educators and volunteers specifically trained on those aspects. Generally speaking, according to the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations , the practice of sport and the incentivation of sports through the event will contribute to sustainable development and to the establishment of a climate of peace, tolerance and respect among people. vertheless, the entire event will support the rising of awareness among younger generations on the social potential that sport practice can generate bringing to: new and more traditional ways of socializing, creation of a greater sense of ownership to the community, respect and knowledge of different cultures, respect of common rules and civic engagement, incentivation to volunteering actions, affirmation of new non-formal places and methods of educating youth. In particular sport will allow to raise awareness on the importance of policy geneder toright the message that sport is accessible to everybody: man, female, disadvantaged and disabled people and new citizens. As indirect effect our projects tackles the issues of: early school drop out, cohesion and fight against racism and xenophobia, respect of civic obligations and rules avoiding disaffection to institutional life, alongside with the topic of healthy standards of life (avoidance of drug abuse, healthy eating habits, healthy non web based socialization options). OBJECTIVES The main objectives of the projects are: 1. Experimenting an integrated and multidisciplinary practice combining different fields of intervenction; 2. Encouraging the development of a methodology that allows the enhancement of sport as an educational opportunity that contaminates both the skills and knowledge of the educators and sports technicians; 3. Organizing events; 4. Encouraging the development of "sport as a means of social inclusion city policy" with the public administration-private ngo's stakeholders network 5. Offering opportunities for sports to people who are usually excluded due to access barriers; 6. Support social inclusion processes by promoting the possibility of creating new groups in which subjects from different cultural and social backgrounds meet and compare sport as a cross community action and instrument. ACTIVITIES Sportinzona would like to be an infrastucture to fill the gap. The organization is working with professional educators, pedagogists, sociologists, psichologists, trainers, with specific formal training and certified sport skills with the following activities: 1) build networks for social projects that use sports as a tool and opportunity for a better reach of kids with disadvantage backgrounds. 2) organization of sport activities such as team trainings, tournaments events in the outskirt areas of Milan's city. 3) setting a No League sport-educative methodolgy that has an important educative impact, using sport has the main efficienct tool. 4) acrivities in order to promote a change in the grassroot's sport culture where the differences can be a richness for all. Meetings, trainings workshops, conferences. 5) activities thet promote innovation in the working methods, giving voice to the actors and to the the participants in the evaluation process. European projects, multi tasking events with music, culture, sport engaging the No League community in the organization. 6) engage the trainers, educators, kids and family in a community path where everybody is important and connected trough links over the sport field into other life's fields 7) active citizenship activities for the community, involving the actors of the projects in different and changing roles during the different phases of the projects. From being an athlete and player, kids can become trainers and referees as soon as they get older and they still want to support the organization's programs. The organization will provide trainings and tools in collaboration with the national and local sports federations, universities, schools etc. Our organization has one main umbrella project: No League, with different targetted projects: No League social games, No League all star, No League@school, sport4trotter. The project NO LEAGUE, use sport as a tool to promote positive values such as inclusion, equality, cooperation, respect and solidarity. Within an integrated public-private system, we seek to see a change in the approach to sport by breaking down silos and taking a more streamlined and holistic method, especially for what concern the creation of an integration between social service and sport. The idea is to develop a multidisciplinary board combining the capacity building of the public stakeholders, the academic know-how and the expertise of sport and social-educational territorial subjects. Being together is the prerequisite for a better inclusion, because it is evident now more than ever that it is possible to overcome challenges only if "no one is left behind". To do this it is necessary to create a network that aggregates the most relevant players in Milan, not only in sport field.

Kore Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS

The Social Cooperative "KORE" onlus was founded in 2006 by the will of a group of citizens of various cultural and professional backgrounds who are sensitive to social issues, they organized themselves autonomously and voluntarily to offer the territory useful services to face and prevent some of the causes more widespread than youth, family and social problems. A reality of the non-profit private social that, in the context of services to the person, works to encourage the development of the community through the planning and management of social promotion paths and educational-cultural interventions. To date, the Cooperative is a consolidated reality in the area that collaborates on a stable basis with numerous public and private entities. It can count on a group of extremely qualified and motivated collaborators (psychologists, psycho-pedagogists, trainers, social workers, educators and community leaders), a professional network which - through team work - integrates aspects, methodologies and strategies designed to foster interpersonal relationships. In particular, the Cooperative has set itself from the outset as a priority mission that of training and education of the younger generations, proposing a close school-family-territory alliance, in view of the prevention of phenomena such as bullying and violence and the elimination of the stereotypes of gender in recognition of equal opportunities.

LILT Milano Monza Brianza

The Italian League for the fight against tumours - Provincial Department of Milan, founded in 1948 thanks to a strong culture of solidarity and education of health, acts in Milan and hinterland with the aim of facing the cancer problem in its wholeness through various services in the area of prevention, precocious diagnosis and assistance with the support of well-prepared 700 volunteers and the sponsorship of the medical research. The intervention areas are: Prevention activities: programmes against smoking, prevention in schools, sensibility and medical information conferences just in order to educate people to a proper life-style, activities in the Antismoke Institutes of Milan and Monza that tend to eliminate smoke addiction and assistance for the application of "No smoking Policy " in companies. Activities of precocious Diagnosis: 16 Prevention Spaces, at disposal of people without bureaucratic procedures, where medical staff carry out examinations on sinus, cutis, oral cavity and prostate, and exams such as mammography, mammary ecography and pap-test. They also organize medical examinations requested by town councils and by Milan and hinterland companies. Assistance activities: in hospital and at home, socio-medical assistance, volunteers that see patient's home/hospital/home for therapies, hospitality in welcome homes for adults and children. Training School for Volunteers opened to other Associations. Sponsorship for oncology institutions - research: cash grants to the clinic research and to other institutions that work on oncology area, scholarships, conferences and training/ refresher courses for the medical staff.

Fondazione Laureus Sport for Good Italia Onlus

Laureus Sport for Good Italia Onlus is a no profit Foundation based in Italy from 2005 starting from a direct inspiration from the Laureus Sport for Good movement coming from Nelson Mandela and his vision that "Sport has the Power to change the World". Its Mission is to use sport as an educational tool for children and youths that live in distress conditions. Laureus works in the suburban areas of the main Italian Cities as Milan, Rome, Naples, Turin, Genoa, Catania.

Foundation for Environmental Education Italia (FEE Italia)

We believe in the power of change and that the best gift we can give to future generations, the most valuable legacy we can leave behind us, is to empower students to be leaders for sustainability and positive change, by enhancing global education. Our educational programmes, Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment, use a solution-based approach to empower young people to create a more environmentally conscious world. Our Green Key, Blue Flag and Green Spikes initiatives are known across the world for their promotion of sustainable business practices and the protection of our valuable natural resources. With members in 77 countries we are the world's largest environmental education organisation and through our five programmes we strive to make a difference every day. Recognised by UNESCO and UNEP as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, our strength comes from our members who share our conviction and execute our programmes on a daily basis.

Futebol da Forca Foundation

Futebol da forca [football gives strength] is an independent international foundation, educational platform and community for purpose-driven football coaches. The organisation was founded in Mozambique in 2012 to work within football to empower girls with agency to make informed decisions and live a life they value. Futebol da forca engages, trains and supports voluntary football coaches to empower girls within football, while changing attitudes and norms that today prevent girls from reaching their full potential, in order for girls to thrive far outside the football field.

Fightthestroke Foundation


ChangemakerXchange gGmbH

ChangemakerXchange is a global community providing safe, supportive, fun, and empowering spaces for changemakers. We foster profound and lasting connections, nurture wellbeing, and enable peer-learning and meaningful collaborations so that changemakers may create, sustain and scale positive change.

AIFO - Ass. Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau

The international activities of AIFO focus on on two main areas - (1) Community health programmes with a special focus on leprosy (2) Community-based Inclusive Development (CBID) programmes open to all the different groups of persons with disabilities including persons with disabilities due to leprosy and persons with mental illness. AIFO is a founder member of International Federation of Anti-leprosy Associations (ILEP), International Consortium for Disability and Development (IDDC), Italian Disability and Development Network (RIDS) and Italian NGO federation Focsiv.

Circolo di cultura omosessuale Mario Mieli

The Mario Mieli LGBT+ Association is a registered non-profit association (Registry of the Lazio Region) established in 1983. The Association is a civil rights organisation, supporting the LGBT+ community and committed to combating AIDS, both with information and prevention activities, as well as to assisting and supporting HIV-positive people. We promote action to fight all kinds of discrimination and carry out cultural and socialization activities. The projects and activities undertaken so far have received the appreciation and support of the Ministry of Health, the Lazio Region, the Province of Rome and the Municipality of Rome. Mario Mieli Association continued to offer a series of free social services and activities: Rainbow Line Help Centre (toll-free number 800 11 06 11), with telephone and on-site consulting Psychological counselling Legal counselling Self-Help Group for HIV-positive people LGBT+ Group for immigrants Rapid Test HIV and STDs GOALS AND BENEFICIARIES - Welcoming, supporting and guiding LGBT+ people, including HIV-positive people - Provide listening, advice, assistance with issues related to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV-positive people - Countering prejudice and discrimination against LGBT+ and/or HIV-positive people - Encouraging inclusion and integration of LGBT+ immigrants and people discriminated against in their country of origin for sexual orientation or gender identity SPECIFIC PROJECTS The Rainbow Line Help Centre is open from 2 am to 6 pm on Mondays through Fridays. The Rainbow Line Centre provides information on health, disease prevention, HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases; also it collects and manages reports of discrimination due to sexual orientation, gender identity and serological status. The Centre is run by experienced practitioners, psychologists, lawyers and doctors. The Legal Office offers several types of counselling (in civil, criminal, administrative and labour law). The Office is able to offer support to people who are victims of discrimination. The Psychological Counselling Office offers support and advice with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. It also provides support to victims of discrimination and homophobic and transphobic bullying. The Self-Help Group for HIV-positive people works to foster the emancipation and empowerment of participants, allowing them to share their problems with peers and experiment methods and strategies fostering greater awareness and calm in dealing with self-perception and health issues. In recent years, it has offered special support to people with HIV who are victims of discrimination due to their serological status. The LGBT+ Group for migrants offers support through specific psychological and/or legal assistance initiatives. In particular, it organises Italian language courses in order to foster integration and develop the linguistic tools to fight the discrimination targeting the LGBTI community in Italy, not only for their sexual orientation or gender identity, but also for their ethnic origin. HIV information and prevention project, Rapid HIV and STDs Testing Free Quick Tests offered at the Association's headquarters and at gay venues OTHER ACTIVITIES Since 1994 The Mario Mieli organizes every Pride in Rome. The Mario Mieli has organized the first World Pride in history in 2000 and the EuroPride of Rome in 2011 with Lady Gaga. "LIBER@DIESSERE" Project. Information and training course on LGBT+ diversity for psycho-social-health workers"- funded by UNAR (the Italian National Anti-Racial Discrimination Office) under the A.P.A.D. 2016 (Positive Actions Against Discrimination) call for projects. Diversity training initiatives (to counter any kind of prejudice) aimed at psycho-social-health workers in public institutions. The project was conducted in association with other organizations, including Cirses (project leader), AGEDO, Famiglie Rainbow and Associazione Libellula. The Mario Mieli Association, among other things, staffed the information desk, through the Rainbow Line Help Centre, achieving an increase in the number of contacts during the project. SCHOOLS PROJECT Training and prevention initiatives at secondary schools through peer education. Initiatives against homo-lesbian-transphobic bullying to foster a culture of knowledge, addressing the topics of Affectivity, Sexuality, Prevention of HIV and other STDs.

Aimac - Associazione italiana malati di cancro

AIMaC is a non profit-making association founded by patients in 1997. Information is the first medicine for cancer patients and AIMaC, through a National Cancer Information Service - SION, officially recognized by the National Cancer Plan and realized with the support of ACC, ensures them a personalized "information therapy", through the following tools - A national helpline (phone, fax, e-mail): A clinical oncologist, a psychologist and a lawyer, assisted by psychologists and civil service volunteers, respond to questions concerning diseases, treatments and their side effects, access to the benefits provided by law in employment, welfare and social issues. - 45 cancer information desks, in 25 cities, with civil service's volunteers - trained and provided by AIMaC - have been set up in the oncology departments at major teaching and general hospitals ( - a collection of 34 booklets on the major types of cancer, how they can be treated and what effects the different therapies can have -, provides information on various types of cancer, the treatments and their complications, support services and has obtained the seal of Health On the Net Foundation. -, realized in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health and ISS for discovering where to go for diagnosis, treatments, psychological support, rehabilitation, care, pain, etc. Oncoguida also shows the number of surgeries performed in each center by type of cancer. Higher the number, the greater the reliability of the Centre. - Forum (, a virtual place where those who faced or are facing cancer can meet, share their experiences and discuss. - Portal on immuno-oncology - Psycho-oncology Center which provides psychological support to cancer patients and their families and friends. - Filos, a 24H chatbot, realized in collaboration with IBM Italy, which answers in real time- thanks to cognitive computing - to questions regarding the rights of cancer patients AIMaC also defends the dignity of cancer patients and their families and its successful lobbying has primed the Italian Government to respond to their emerging needs AIMaC is registered in the Register of Voluntary Associations of Lazio Region (No. 30 of 25 February 2000), and in the Register of Legal Persons since 2007 (n.471/2007). Since 2014 it is recorded to the Registry of associations and entities carrying out activities in the field of anti-discrimination. The role of SION is recognized in many important publications (AA.VV., National Cancer Information Service in Italy: an information points network as a new model for providing information for cancer patients, Tumori. 2011; AA.VV. "Improving Information to Italian Cancer Patients: The Results of a Randomized Study", Annals of Oncology, 2004)