Glocal Factory designs and implements projects granted by the European Union and other public and private institutions, aimed at social inclusion, people and community empowerment, sustainable development.

We are currently engaged, together with other Italian and European partners, in implementing 15 transnational projects funded by the EU in the frame of the Erasmus Plus Programme:

Generation Z Reading Club

Young people today read less frequently than any previous generation and enjoy reading less than young people did in the past. At the same time, every two days now the human race creates as much information as we’ve ever done.

The project objectives are:

• Promote and boost reading among young people thus enhancing their

functional, recreational, civic, media, information and critical literacy;

• Ensure access to quality impartial and youth-friendly information on key topics such as common values, civic engagement, social inclusion, green transition,


• Increase the quality and innovation of youth work through equipping youth workers and any other stakeholders involved in activities to support, train or educate young people.


BIOSTEAM targets young people that are close to their entry into the labor market and facing a choice for their future professional development or those that have already taken the decision to start a business but need guidance in their first steps. According to the GEM Report 2019, the age period between 20 and 30 years is the most frequent for youth to engage with entrepreneurial activities. The proposed merge between biomimetics and entrepreneurial training will guarantee the long-term environmental engagement of the future generations and an economic development that secures sustainability and addresses climate change. The project will help reducing youth unemployment rates and increase the international collaborations between young Europeans and between professionals from the education and youth work sectors.


Although many girls serenely navigate the transition to adulthood, many are not provided adequate support and opportunities to achieve their fullest potential. SPACE4US aims at developing and testing an innovative and integrated model for the individual and collective empowerment of young women at risk of marginalisation. Such model is based on blended-experiential learning activities covering psychological aspects like self-esteem and confidence, but also exploring concepts like empowerment, conflict-resolution, bullying, or concerning the physical sphere and addressing issues such as active lifestyles, healthy eating, sexuality and affectivity. Other activities will explore concepts like gender equality, career/school choice possibilities and will include learn by doing activities and digital readiness (to explore girls’ attitudes, fears and dreams about STEMs). It aims to provide youth workers with quality tools and creative methodologies to design and implement such activities, directly involving the target groups through participative and inclusive processes.


Empowering Migrants to Be Representative Actors in Community Engagement.

EMBRACE will increase migrants’ participation in decision-making and policy implementation processes in host societies through the testing and modelling of a carefully designed pathway. It is the result of collective work that has led to the synthesis of successful experiences at local level in several MS. These have evolved into an organic and coherent EU model of political participation of migrants, able of enhancing the peculiarities of each territory.
The project stems from the need to meaningfully involve newcomers in decision-making and is based on the testing of pilot activities in 11 territories, across 6 European countries.


Carefully designed programmes are elemental to help migrant women to socially and economically integrate and get empowered through quality learning opportunities; provide adult educators with innovative tools in order to facilitate migrant women’s empowerment and inclusion; develop migrant women’s transversal skills and competences in order to support their socio-educational and personal development, and influence policy solutions that are centred around immigrants, and particularly migrant women.

Individually, some members of “Glocal Factory” are involved in the implementation of other EU projects. Among them:

  • BELOW 10, focused on fighting against early school leaving
  • AMARE – A Multicultural Approach to REsilience, focused on migrants involvement in civili protection activities