Svolta sostenibile

Leading agency: Cantiere giovani
Area(s) of intervention: Campania (Northern Naples and Southern Caserta)
Total budget: € 50.000
NOPLANETB contribution: € 45.000
Duration: 12 months
Starting date: 1st of November 2018

Summary of the project

«Sustainable Break» aims to eradicate – from the consciences of citizens used to living in the more cemented context of Italy (North Naples and South Caserta) – the idea of normality produced by habit and by the unavailability of alternatives. The project aims to develop a collective awareness of the experienced and often unrecognized hardships, to spread supervisory practices, mobilization and participation to contribute to reverse the route.
1. Ideation of workshop to share educational contents of a Toolkit, to train and mobilize young people and citizens for the regeneration of the territory and to disseminate sustainable lifestyles and consumption and production systems more in harmony with the environment.
2. Production of a Toolkit in digital format and in hard copy.
3. Training for trainers: on the basis of the Toolkit, representatives of the local associations will be trained to carry out training sessions in the schools and in the local associations offices.
4. Education. The trainers will carry out workshops to promote awareness and concrete actions about the topic.
5. Coordination of actions of active citizenship to develop an awareness and advocacy initiative on the territory, reaching widely the local citizenship.
6. Documentation and evaluation of the realized path, to model it as good practice, and spread it through the Toolkit at national level among associations and Local Authorities.


  • 20 associations’ representatives
  • 400 students
  • 6.000 citizens

Overall achievements

The project foresaw the realization of workshops during which educational contents were shared and formalized in order to train, inform and mobilize minors, young people and citizens against the overbuilding of their region. The contents of the Toolkit were prepared during the workshops and a draft was made for publication and dissemination. 83 hour meetings have been held, aimed at training the staff members for the implementation of activities in schools. Education activities in schools involved 10 higher education institutions and 600 students in workshops for promotion and awareness on the topic of overbuilding through specific activities. 13 three-hour meetings were held, each aimed at training staff members for the implementation of active citizenship activities. The activities to raise awareness and active citizenship began in the 10 most overbuilt Municipalities of the reference area: 10 days of activities were carried out.

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