Consorzio Kairòs is a network enterprise with a high social impact
It is a consortium of co-operatives and a second-level instrument for carrying out advocacy and lobbying for its members, operating both independently and on behalf of its social base.
Today, the social base, mainly made up of third sector entities, is open to institutions and for-profit enterprises interested in developing complex projects of social and community leadership through innovative and inclusive processes that promote the protagonism of local communities and the environment in which it operates.
Consorzio Kairòs represents the entrepreneurial interests of its members. Through its board, it provides its members with a system of scientific, academic and institutional relations to facilitate the achievement of their mission.
Discover, Transmit, Excite, Motivate
The project intends to promote the overcoming of personal, cultural, social and behavioural vulnerabilities of minors (5-14) and their families through the creation of an open school context, to be used by the family and the whole formal and informal education system of the territory, which uses innovative methodologies and resources for STEM education in a logic of prevention of educational poverty. To this end, it adopts a circular intervention strategy that will move from the national level down to the local contexts and back to the national level at the end of the project.
A National Working Group is developing new educational strategies to experiment locally with local partners through the creation of a network of 13 academic centres, understood as a physical place based in the school and open to the whole community, also during out-of-school hours: the STEM*Labs, activated in the areas identified for experimentation in Piedmont, Lombardy, Campania and Sicily.
Youth Education to space careers
SPACE*Lab – Youth Education to Space Careers – develops an innovative methodology and new teaching practices for primary schools to promote interest and excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It’s addressed to students aged 6-14 in order to encourage them towards the new space careers, supporting teachers and school staff, including educators, to enhance their expertise with more involving approaches.
The project aims to stimulate and secure a long-standing partnership between civil society, represented by 3 NGOs, and the wider EU school community, creating an adaptable and flexible learning environment for future local policies.
Indeed, SPACE*Lab supports the promotion of STEM strategies in the national contexts involved, in particular with the schools in Greece, Cyprus, Spain and Italy and indirectly with the associated schools involved in Germany and Slovenia.
The second aim is to overcome the barriers faced by students, with migrant backgrounds or socio-economic difficulties or belonging to minorities, in accessing opportunities. Therefore it will contribute to creating more inclusive spaces to foster equity and equality and promote STEM for all.
Cascina Falchera – Innovative Urban Farming is a participatory planning project between realities attentive to social impact issues, both non-profit and profit, interested in a service and experimentation perspective in giving back spaces and services to the Turin and non-Turin community, enhancing the ecological, educational essence of the Cascina also as a family oriented place.
This planning looks closely at the city’s vocation of Turin as the Italian capital of social innovation and collaborates in the implementation of the 2030 UN sustainability agenda with particular reference to objectives 3 (Health and well-being), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Equality of Gender), 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), 12 (Responsible consumption and production).
Territories that integrate work, women and integration
TILDE is a project carried out by Unione NET with the collaboration of 15 partners and with the contribution of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation.
It is active in the Municipalities of Borgaro Torinese, Caselle Torinese, Leinì, San Benigno Canavese, San Mauro Torinese, Settimo Torinese and Volpiano.
The project is aimed at women with minor children who are interested in improving the work-life balance. From 21 March it is possible to participate in the project.
DESIRE | Designing the Irresistible Circular Society
DESIRE – Designing the Irresistible Circular Society nasce nel contesto dell’iniziativa New European Bauhaus, lanciata dall’Unione Europea per diffondere la cultura del Green Deal Europeo tra i cittadini. DESIRE è uno dei sei progetti “dimostratori” (lighthouse demonstrators), opera su 8 spazi urbani e quartieri (“living labs”) di 6 diversi Paesi europei (Danimarca, Italia, Lettonia, Slovenia e Paesi Bassi) con l’obiettivo di creare spazi urbani più sostenibili, inclusivi e belli, e coinvolgere cittadini e stakeholder nella transizione verde a livello locale.
I 24 partners coinvolti si sono concentrati su tre sfide: la creazione di forme di edilizia abitativa inclusiva; la “relazione simbiotica” tra arte, design e architettura nella trasformazione degli spazi urbani e la relativa ottimizzazione dell’uso dei flussi di materiali; “riconciliare le città con la natura” per progettare habitat vivibili ed ecosistemi funzionali.
Al termine del periodo pilota di due anni, DESIRE fornirà un kit e un ambiente di apprendimento basati su principi di sostenibilità, inclusione ed estetica, aperto ai policymakers, alle aziende e ai singoli cittadini.
Teaching STEAM through Urban Garden-Based Learning in the kindergarten
UrbSteam is an Erasmus+ project focused on promoting STEAM teaching in kindergartens and preschools using practical activities on urban gardens and integrating permaculture values. The main objective of the project is to improve the skills of 150 kindergarten educators on teaching STEAM through urban gardening.
The project results include the development of a Best Practice Manual translated into 6 languages, a Toolkit to facilitate the modus operandi and an interactive platform for online learning. Consorzio Kairos is leader of PR2, in collaboration with the 5 European partners involved (Akata Makata, EISA, Djecji Vrtic More, STANDO, Utopia Project).
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