Cohousilience: Developing Co-housing in the EU for Forward-looking Societies (2023-1-IT02-KA220-ADU-000165318)

The project concerns the construction of a cohousing in Padova, Italy by Cooperatiova FAI Padova as the leading partner and comparison of strategies and good practices in cohousing with other 7 European organizations: MDAT (Greece), Odisee University (Belgium), Caracol Association (France), Cooperativa Sociale ATYPICA arl (Italy), Consorcio Andaluz de Impulso Social (CAIS)(Spain), Community Land Trust Bruxelles (Belgium), and Associacao Animam Viventem (Portugal). Starting from November 2023, the project lasts 30 months to foster the social inclusion of vulnerable people and to contribute to the creation of inclusive environments that promote equity, equality and resilience of communities.

The specific objectives of the project are:

1.The promotion and dissemination of EU cohousing initiatives, co-designed and managed by cohousers, as a tool in a proactive and inclusive way to increase the personal and collective resilience of EU societies, avoiding social exclusion.

2.The development of bottom-up centers called “Community Hub” as generative nuclei managed by cohouser and citizens in collaboration with local stakeholders (citizens, institutions, third sector actors and businesses), to promote social innovation and community building.

3.To increase the skills of social workers active in specialized third sector organizations operating in the field, to support cohousers in becoming community leaders able to design and manage “Community Hub”, which will serve as a reference point for social innovation and a lifelong learning platform for the local community and stakeholders.