With the activities of Parma Italian Capital of Culture 2020 taking back off, the new networking website for volunteering “Mi Impegno a Parma” is now online, created by the Municipality of Parma, in partnership with CSV Emilia – Forum Solidarietà and the scientific coordination of Promo PA Foundation to promote civic commitment and active citizenship.
The website has been designed to support the growth of the cooperation between those organising cultural and social events in the area, and those who wish to engage in volunteering activities, although not belonging to an association, just citizens of Parma, surrounding territories and not only! The path that underlies Mi Impegno a Parma aims to strenthen and support the spread of civic commitment and active citizenship, that are the substance and expression of collective responsibility.
By promoting the meeting and integration of the relations between volunteering and culture, the social sector, sports, the environment and in general with the composite energy of the territory as a whole, that has showed and closed itself around the idea of Capital, the project aims to be a real opportunity for aggregation and collective growth, well beyond 2021.
Not a side-project to that of Capital of Culture, but rather an essential part that makes it more complete: the promotion and growth of active citizenship in culture are in fact actions that are absolutely in line with the guiding concept of Parma 2020+21, which intends culture itself as the cornerstone of achieving social sustainability.
By launching the new website on the wave of the year as Capital of Culture, that, with its countless activities and opportunities of cooperation with the volunteering world and that of event organisers, makes an excellent test environment, the aim is to create something for the city that represents a permanent legacy of Parma 2020+21 and stays well beyond this period.
The website in fact includes all the different sectors and areas where volunteers may be involved, from culture to the social sector, from health to sport, from the environment to food and more, so as to create a consistent and effective system, also serving as a tool to promote this form of active citizenship that represents a great resource for the community.
The events organisers themselves will be the ones to publish their activities directly on the website, following authentication and approval by the administration, indicating the event details, the number of volunteers required, the duties required etc.
In turn, those who are interested in volunteering, can browse the calendar of events and apply according to their availability and their interests.
Training will also take place partly through dedicated videos on the website, and information will be provided in regards other forms of training, such as the specific one provided by the event organisers before the single event.
An innovative project thus intending to be an opportunity to update the reference models of the sector, so that it can be taken and adapted by all those cities and territories that feel inspired by it.
Visit the website https://www.miimpegnoaparma.it/ !