Community development, Urban and rural development

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Who is behind this?

Valentina B

Croce Rossa Italiana-Comitato di Strada in Chianti



Idea pitch

We are the committee of the Italian Red Cross of Strada in Chianti. Over the years our organization has grown and with great satisfaction has managed to establish a twinning with Bacau Following the twinning we would like to carry out exchanges and experiences of international volunteering. Also We want to give an ambulance to a small rural country 50 Km away from Bacau so that they could improve and increase relief assistance.

Where will your project idea take place?

Strada in Chianti, Italy
Bacau, Romania
Rural Country 50 Km far away Bacau, Romania

What is the local challenge?

We would like to improve the rescue service offered to citizens by expanding the knowledge of volunteers in different contexts and cultures by supporting international volunteering. Following the twinning we would like to carry out exchanges and experiences of international volunteering: hosting their volunteers and making them participate in emergency services and social activities; in the same way we would like to go to their committee and support them to help citizens. We would like to bring an economic benefit (ambulance) to a poorer country far away from urban centres so that it could improve and increase relief assistance and help for citizens and guarantee a higher social inclusion.

How does your idea strengthen democracy and active citizenship at a local and community level?

Citizens are involved as trained volunteers who help the population and as people who receive support. In addition, the rural community will have a new emergency vehicle.

Who are you doing it for?

The citizens of Strada in Chianti and Bacau will have benefits because the volunteers will gain more experience. The rural community will have a new ambulance for emergencies.

How do you plan to get there?

1) Twinning.
2) Volunteers from the Bacau committee come to Strada in Chianti. They go to emergency service and Esculapio with us and with the presence of an Italian-Romanian mediator.
3) Send the ambulance to Bacau.
4) Our volunteers go to Bacau.

What are the expected results?

Union, interchange, social inclusion. Collaborations in case of international emergency.

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

Our idea refers to the bigger picture and strengthens democracy in Europe because we promote the international volunteer, exchange of knowledge and experience and economic aid to a poorer country.

What is your story?

Following the renewal of the chairman of the board, we set ourselves innovative projects that had not been taken into consideration in previous managements. This project brings together all the principles underlying the Italian Red Cross and would bring concrete help to a country in difficulty, especially following the COVID-19 emergency, and international experience.

€ 17,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 17,-

Total budget

Major expenses

- Ambulance 10,000 €
- Travel and accomodation costs: 6,500€
- Public relations 500 €



Idea created on May 27, 2020

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