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PHIUMANA | Civic Europe
Environment and sustainability



Who is behind this?

Marco Iamiceli

Associazione Culturale Paese dell'Acqua


Who is joining forces?

WeBeetle s.r.l.


Cooperativa di Comunità "Conlaboro" - Sassinoro



Idea pitch

The Phiumana project aims at digitizing the Fluvial Functional Index (IFF) through the development of a free access portal to record and analyse information by integrating activities with new supporting elements,such as geolocation and integration of audio-visual supporting materials to simplify but enrich, at the same time, the holistic analysis of the riverine environment. A community tool and a virtuous circle in which both experts and community members collaborate in protecting the territory

Where will your project idea take place?

Sassinoro (BN) - Valle del Tammaro - Region Campania - South of Italy

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

Our city Sassinoro, in the Valle del Tammaro area, is full of rivers, water sources and mountain paths, often unknown and consequently not considered. Sassinoro is located in the hinterland and as many other mountain areas, is at risk of being depopulated and devoid of specific economic activities. As a result, we have fewer and fewer people, increasingly less interested in the ecological condition of the territory. Our region must form citizenship by creating employment opportunities that prevent or limit the phenomenon of depopulation of internal areas, creating the conditions for a return emigration. At the same time the territory will be able to invest in itself by proposing the green communities and becoming an attractor also from an environmental tourism point of view

Who are you doing it for?

Phiumana Project is aimed primarily at Valle del Tammaro area, located in the internal rural areas, where the differences are already smoothed out, therefore the concept of disadvantaged person is much more attenuated. Despite this,in recent years the migratory emergency has repopulated many of our small villages, through the dedicated reception centers,which have developed a widespread network throughout the provincial territory.In addition to the whole population of Sassinoro and the connected municipalities, Phiumana also addresses the guests of these structures,who have in common the origin from countries where water emergency and access to water is almost never an acquired right. So for them we have imagined a dedicated training course, of continuous environmental education over time

How do you plan to get there?

For the development phase of a functional prototype will be used the Agile SCRUM framework,a method based on the interaction with stakeholders,whose satisfaction is crucial for the success of the project and for the development of the organization.
Phiumana will be developed in these phases:
Creation of a network of volunteers
Definition of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Creating a Backlog of stories
Sprint Planning
Functional Prototype Creation
Business Simulation
Experimentation on the territory
Results dissemination through a digital marketing campaign by involving Italian regional environmental protection agencies
Organization of a final event, which will have a strong didactic value because it will aim at forming the community on the FFI and on how to use the Phiumana portal

What are the expected results?

The portal implementation represents the main output of the project,it will be the mean by which a community with a common goal of responding effectively to environmental criticality will be build.Phiumana will digitize processes at the service of environmental protection,making all collected data available.All information contained and stored will be available in a format that can be consulted by humans and used by other systems for analysis and calculation.This will allow the creation of a national FFI archive that will represent a certainly valuable resource for agencies that deal with land protection and researchers.The digitalization of process and the data could have a great impact on the development of the survey methods for the formulation of the FFI and on the scientific research

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

Phiumana project strengthen democracy and active citizenship through two focal point: community and sharing. We create community by reviving the sense of belonging to the territory: through actions finalized at the land conservation and the monitoring of rivers according to the IFF, different categories of citizens of the territory participate in the process of cultural development, increasing an eco-sustainable social cohesion.
The common goal is represented by the organization of communities of practice:Phiumana will be training for all those who take part in it, an hub that can bring together people, sharing our land and good practices, involving the citizens of our city Sassinoro and the rest of the territory, with an itinerant approach and a social amplification of the topics covered

Why is this idea important to you?

We aim to address the issue of development and protection of water resources by developing a national and international network of professionals,to respond to environmental criticality,to promote studies and research in order to develop a debate that would involve the communities and boosts participation and implementation of best practices characterized by innovation and development.Our goal is to bring together the municipalities,associations and the whole population,in order to bring them closer to environmental issues through a mix of innovation and experimentation within the territory.We would like to combine cultural and scientific planning,to establish a collaboration with scientific institutions at national and international level,so as to acquire scientific/cultural skills

€ 50000,-

Total budget

€ 45000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

- Portal Development: 15.000,00 EUR
- Portal testing phase: 3.000,00 EUR
- Measurement and evaluation costs: 2.500,00 EUR
- Classroom equipment and expences: 2.000,00 EUR
- Travel and Accomodation costs: 10.000,00 EUR
- Food and beverage: 5.000,00 EUR
- Marketing costs: 5.000,00 EUR
- Public Relations, visibility and dissemination costs: 4.000,00 EUR
- Office Expenses: 3.500,00 EUR

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

We would like to receive feedback about similar project ideas that other groups are trying to realize, about water resources and territory safeguard, for having a common goal and many more ideas to put together for better future projects, or maybe a collaboration.




Idea created on May 26, 2020
Last edit on May 26, 2020

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