The Partners

Legambiente is the environmental association with the widest outreach in Italy. It carries out numerous awareness and information campaigns on environmental issues. It is active against environmental illegality, while promoting solidarity and peace. It promotes the preservation of biodiversity and sustainable development of the region. It acts at local, national and European level to promote sustainable development, the green economy and adaptation to climate change.

ISPRA – Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research operates in the service of citizens and institutions as well as in support of the policies of the Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection of Italy. It is competent in the technical-scientific field, for the prevention and protection of the environment, for all environmental matrices: from protection of soil to water, and to nature conservation. It coordinates the National System for the Protection of the Environment and acts at international level by collaborating with the European institutions. It carries out targeted research and provides scientific support to government action on sustainable development policies through monitoring, control, evaluation, inspection and information management activities

CREA – Council for Agricultural Research and Economics is the largest national research and experimentation body with specific scientific expertise in the agricultural sector. It deals with the spatial-temporal characterisation of agro-ecosystems through interdisciplinary approaches, with particular reference to the relationships between cultivation systems, soil conservation, climate change and environmental monitoring.

ERSAF – Regional Agency for Services to Agriculture and Forestry is an entity of the Lombardy Region that deals with the development of agriculture, forestry and rural areas, pursuing multifunctional and integrative approaches. It works in partnership with universities, research institutes and public authorities at European, national and local level, with farmers and environmental associations, SMEs and the private sector. ERSAF has developed specific experience and skills in monitoring and modelling the environmental fate of nutrients (nitrates and phosphorus) and pesticides in agriculture.

Rome is a local public body that represents about three million inhabitants and covers an area of about 1,300 km2. It deals with local services, personal, culture and development, economy and finance services. Its participation in the 100 Resilient Cities network, a project initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities around the world become more resilient, led Rome to adopt the Resilience Strategy. Furthermore, Rome contributes to the Urban Agenda for the EU on the digital transition and is implementing several EU-funded projects under different programmes.

Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano) – Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) is a thematic and interdisciplinary research structure that operates in the field of architectural and urban projects, planning and regional governance. It carries out research, including in the field, on the transformation, care and governance of historical and contemporary settlements and landscapes. It is part of a consolidated international network of centres of excellence. The DAStU avails itself of the experience of the PPTE thematic laboratory (Plans, Landscapes, Territory, Ecosystems) and of the Research Centre on Consumption of Soils (CRCS) that for years have been carrying out research on the issues of limiting the consumption of soil, the evaluation of ecosystem services and the landscape project with specific reference to the design of fruitive and ecological networks.

CIA – Italian Farmers is one of the largest agricultural organisations in Europe and in Italy and represents about 900 thousand members, of which 300 thousand farmers and agricultural technicians. The main objective of the CIA is to enhance the role of the farmer and modern agricultural enterprises. It collaborates with regional, national and European institutions to promote issues of interest to farmers and citizens, especially if they reside in rural areas.

CCIVS – Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service is an international non-governmental organisation engaged in the field of international voluntary service with 176 members in 84 countries and the participation of about 30,000 volunteers each year. It supports and develops different types of projects based on the idea that collaborating is the most effective way to overcome cultural differences. Works closely with the UN and UNESCO. Since 2015 it has been conducting the programme called IVS (International Voluntary Service) for Climate Justice.

Green Istria is a non-profit Croatian environmental association that is committed to protecting the environment and natural resources and works to build a society that supports the principles of social justice. It promotes participatory forms of governance of public goods and services and encourages public participation in decision-making processes. Green Istria is active nationally and internationally.


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