The duty of citizenship: the project "Europeans, for example"

The book "Social capital and volunteering", published by Logo Fausto Lupetti Editore, underlines good practices concerning solidarity, social responsibility and active citizenship carried out by Reggio Emilia, whose social model has been tested all over Europe

Europe’s most precious capital is its citizens. Thousands of volunteers all over Europe contribute everyday to create social cohesion and rights of citizenship while improving their skills. “Europeans, for example” (Euforex) is a European project funded under the Lifelong Learning Program, Grundtvig measure and coordinated by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia (Comune di Reggio Emilia).

“Europeans, for example” was created out of the experience of active citizenship promotion that the Municipality has been carrying on since 2008 within the project ‘I Reggiani, per esempio’. Euforex has been developed between October 2011 and October 2013 and had the goal of winning a double challenge: to encourage participation to volunteering and empower the key competences through training and certification. These two objectives are strictly connected and crucial in stimulating people’s active participation to the community.

Euforex was also aimed at developing, in different territories, the partnership between public and private sector so that the governance models may achieve common goals. The book is about this European experience of making thoughts, methods, tools and outcomes available to public and private organisations and decision makers.



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