Fermenti in Comune is a program launched by ANCI – National Association of Italian Municipalities, and funded by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Youth Policies and Universal Civil Service, which was born with the aim of strengthening the good practices already initiated by some Italian municipalities and, at the same time, stimulating other municipalities to identify the social needs of the community, promoting and supporting solutions and actions of local development, through the direct involvement of young people.

In continuity with the Call ‘Fermenti’, the program aims to support innovative ideas, capable of effectively responding to the five “social challenges“, identified as priorities for communities: – Equality for all genders; Inclusion and participation; Training and culture; Spaces, environment and territory; Autonomy, welfare, well-being and health-, promoting targeted actions for development, training and innovation, focused on an incisive role of young people and youth associations, and more generally, of local communities.

SPICI, has supported several municipalities, youth associations and other local actors, in the preparation of projects characterized by co-design and capacity building  direct at young people, as well as the preparation of entrepreneurial and digital training programs, with the aim of contributing to the launch of social and digital innovation projects, strengthening the entrepreneurial skills of young people and encouraging the emergence of groups interested in the development of innovative business ideas aimed at enhancing the heritage of the local community.

SPICI has been chosen by several municipalities as a technostructure for the realization of project activities and in support of them, will offer services of:

  • Support and accompaniment to third sector bodies, companies and teams of young people interested in developing social innovation projects and realizing their design idea in their municipality;
  • Entrepreneurial and digital training aimed at young people interested in developing projects of social innovation within the Municipality, in order to expand managerial and digital skills, increasing the chances of success of their business ideas, through a real “injection of digital and entrepreneurial culture”;
  • One-to-one tutoring to support young people in carrying out their project, in order to offer tools and opportunities to the selected teams to be formed, to grow and to operate in a sustainable way.