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San Cassiano


Municipality of San Cassiano has never been affiliated with other European municipalities and has never launched European intercultural projects.

Regarding the civic / democratic participation of citizens in cultural programs it must be said that often all citizens are actively and proactively involved in these programs, with events and cultural events of great importance, just think of the event focara and sagra di San Giuseppe and early summer performances.

The same can be said of the involvement of all citizens in the process of participatory planning that involved the urban and territorial regeneration and the creation of open urban laboratories and laboratories boiling spirits that allowed us together with other municipalities to realize the multifunctional agricultural park of Paduli, new model of protection and enhancement of the agricultural landscape with the opportunity for diversification of agricultural activity. All this allowed us to represent Italy at the award of the landscape of Europe in 2015.

Description of the Municipality:
The Municipality of San Cassiano is a small medieval town of just over 2000 inhabitants located in the center of Salento about 40 km from Lecce, about 40 km from Santa Maria di Leuca, 20 km from Otranto and 30 km from Gallipoli.

San Cassiano in its origins was a municipality with an economy based essentially on agricultural activity, then developed the industrial and manufacturing sector and the tertiary sector.

Today San Cassiano is one of the municipalities of the province of Lecce with the highest per capita income.

At socio-cultural level is one of the most active municipalities in the area thanks to the liveliness, resourcefulness and creativity of many citizens.

Although San Cassiano obtained its municipal autonomy only 43 years ago, thanks to the resourcefulness and to the foresight of the Local Administrations, today it is a perfectly organized center under the urban and territorial aspect, citizens take advantage of all public services and presents a area of state-of-the-art production facilities with companies operating in a variety of sectors that have allowed the degree of unemployment to be reduced to physiological levels.

In recent years we have also taken steps to the recovery and enhancement of architectural assets making them usable not only to citizens but also to the inhabitants of San Cassiano, because the municipality of San Cassiano is part of inter-municipal aggregations such as the GAL, the SAC and precisely the agricultural park multifunctional of paduli that deal with the management of these assets and contribute to the development of local tourism.



Alimos is a municipality in the southern part of the Athens, Greece. The municipality comprises two settlements, the suburban seaside town of Kalamaki, and the inland community of Trachones. Alimos had 41,720 inhabitants in the 2011 census. It's surface is calculated at 7.5 square kilometers and population density therefore is 5,600 inhabitants per square km.

Alimos is situated on the Saronic Gulf coast, 12 km south of Athens city centre. The Hellinikon Olympic Complex, built on the grounds of the former Ellinikon International Airp011 for the 2004 Summer Olympics, lies south of Alimos. The built-up area of Alimos is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Palaio Faliro, Agios Dimitrios, Ilioupoli, Argyroupoli and Elliniko. AliJnos has the largest marina in Greece several beaches.

The main roads of Alimos are Poseidonos Avenue along the coast, Kalamakiou Avenue and Alimou Avenue. The nearest subway station is at Alimos metro station, in the eastern part of the municipality.

In the past, Alimos has participated in European projects of similar themes, such as Erasmus+. We have witnessed increased interest of the youth population to engage actively in discussions about the future of Europe and take initiative through volunteer groups to discuss the Eurosceptisism issue, as well as its roots and


Also, volunteer groups in Alimos are engaging in awareness campaigns focused on informing the general public about the structure of the EU, its decision making process and its importance and achievemnts.



Gharb has a population of approximately 1300. Gharb Local Council is a municipality that was setup by the Department of Local Government in 1993. GH LC considers town twinning as an important vehicle to bring different communities together. The municipality is twinned with the municipalities of Gerano and Quadrelle where together we organise various projects.

Our main responsibility is to take care of the natural heritage and cultural aspect of our village. Although we are a small locality with limited resources, the Local Council is engaged actively in promoting Gharb as a rural destination since it is home to museums, panoramic sea views and country walks.

Gharb houses also a craft centre where local artisans display their work. GH LC has also sought to promote local tradititon whilst encouraging citizens to take a more active role within society and it is for this reason that I organises several events to continue to cultivate its focus on active citizenship.

Association for Developing Voluntary Work Novo Mesto


Društvo za razvijanje prostovoljnega dela Novo mesto (Association for Developing Voluntary Work Novo mesto) is Slovenian non-governmental and humanitarian organisation, working in the public interest in the area of social care, youth and culture.

Our mission is to contribute to more inclusive and open society for all. Our two leading programs therefore deal with inclusion of socially excluded groups and with the stimulation of the NGO development and civil dialogue.

Our activities within the programs are performed by expert and voluntary work. We promote the values of solidarity, tolerance, voluntarism, active living, clean environment, citizenship awareness and inter-cultural dialogue… DRPDNM has 24 years of experience in education, youth, citizens, migrants, woman, workers, elderly, disabled, NEETs, LGBT… empowerment, inclusion, integration, international cooperation, entrepreneurship, professions in history, culture and art, unemployment, disadvantaged groups empowerment, training, citizens participation, environment preservation, ecological issues, sustainable development, circular economy, health, smart city, sport, intergenerational cooperation, human rights, migrations, advocacy, gender issues, active citizenship, international NGO cooperation, health, environmental issues, social entrepreneurship, NGO consulting, development and support and other activities that serve the goals of your projects.



PODES – Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development

PODES is a multidisciplinary Portuguese NGO. Since 2006, we’ve developed significant experience, as coordinators or partners, in 13 EU projects in diverse fields, namely culture, capacity, lifelong learning, education, health promotion, minorities, among others.



Cheste is a population of 8,799 inhabitants that belongs to the district Hoya de Buñol, in the center of the province of Valencia, in the Spanish Levante. It has an area of approximately 70.9km2 and an average altitude of 218m above sea level.

Cheste has been a traditionally agricultural municipality. The most important economic sector has always been the primary highlighting the cultivation of the vine mainly. Currently this orientation has changed and the most important sector is the tertiary or services as can be discerned after the creation in 1999 of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit. But no less important is the industry sector, which provides products to service companies. The three industrial estates that currently exist are:
Likewise, it is a place of welcome for a large number of people, both because of its origin and because of its culture. Both the European Union and different countries outside the Union. And participates in different events of the cultural and social world (theater, music, etc.). Cheste also has: an Esperantist group called Llumradio, an agricultural cooperative with a credit section, and a Musical Association, with a school for students, a chamber group, and a symphonic band, among many other associations.

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