Sports and culture for the integration of Ukrainian refugees, from the region a call for 500 thousand euros

Sports and culture as tools for full deployment of citizens and citizens of Ukraineincluding minors, on the run from the war.

There Emilia Romagna region makes available to municipalities and trade unions 500 thousand euros to projects for refugee families that have arrived in our area, and do so by drawing on regional fundraising, which exceeded 2 million and 230 thousand euros in donations.

In fact, the Council has recently given the green light for a ‘declaration of interest’ for special reception projects, allocating specific resources as required by the regional law “Urgent solidarity measures for the benefit of the Ukrainian people” approved l ‘Last April 8, which established use and distribution of a large part of the available funds.

“With these resources – emphasizes the Vice-President of the region responsible for international cooperation, Elly Schlein The commitment of the Emilia-Romagna region continues to respond to the humanitarian emergency, which has affected millions of people since February. Thanks to the regional fundraising and the generosity of many citizens, companies, associations and entities that have donated and continue to donate, we are able to allocate new funds to municipalities and unions to promote projects on hospitality and social, cultural and sporting inclusion “.

“We are convinced – Schlein adds – that sport as a culture and school can be instruments of full, dignified welcome, inclusion, unity and the promotion of peace, especially among the youngest”.

Distribution of resources and areas of focus

The available resources constitute 500 thousand euros and is divided as follows: up to 200 thousand euros to support participation in school canteensas far as 150 thousand to support and promote sport as a means of social inclusionas far as 100 thousand to support cultural promotion as social inclusion and the promotion of the values ​​of peaceand up to 50 thousand to supportpurchase of books in the Ukrainian language made available to municipal libraries or playrooms to promote the inclusion of refugees.

Especially for support and promotion of the sport The region identifies two types of actions as priorities: the issue of voucher of 200 euros each to encourage the frequency of sports activities and the recognition of allowances for the hospitality of Ukrainian teams / athletes at facilities in the Emilia-Romagna area.

For cultural promotion priority actions under consideration: the issue of voucher of 200 euros each to encourage participation in cultural activities such as music, theater, dance classes and recognition of allowances for the hospitality of Ukrainian artists, always at local facilities.

The proposals submitted must relate to at least two of these areas of action, but not more than four.

How to present projects

Municipalities and the Association of Local Authorities have time until at 4 p.m. on August 5th to present the projects, which must be completed by 31 December 2022.

The application can be completed and sent via the international cooperation application found at the link

The amount that can be financed can correspond to 100% of the expenditure considered eligible (carried out from 1 March) and the maximum contribution from each presented project can reach up to 25 thousand euros for the provincial capitals, up to 15 thousand for all the others.

Fundraising: the numbers for solidarity

The collection promoted by the Emilia-Romagna region for aid and humanitarian aid to refugees has been reached 2,230,607 euros thanks to the generosity of 6,935 donors (data as of 4 July), mostly citizens, together with companies, associations and local authorities.

On the Emilia-Romagna region’s website, it is possible to follow the development of donations:

Anyone can pay – with the clear reason for “UKRAINE EMERGENCY” – to the following Iban: IT69G0200802435000104428964. From Abroad, Bic Swift Code: UNCRITM1BA2. The current account is in the name of the Agency for Territorial Security and Civil Protection in Emilia-Romagna.

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