Invitation for the Italian conference

By Pierluigi Monsignori
2017-04-28 in Italy

Invitation for the Italian conference

3 e 4 maggio 2017




Mercoledì 3 maggio ore 11.00 presso Sala dei Sindaci Comune di Perugia Palazzo dei Priori



Giovedì 4 maggio ore 16.00 presso Sala Pagliacci – Palazzo della Provincia Perugia



Presentazione del Progetto UUD Erasmus+ a cura di Plastic Food Project

Useful –Usability-Disposability (UUD) – a project funded by ERASMUS+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships of the EU, with parthers: BASD - Bulgaria, Plastic Food Project -Italy, European Institute- Lithuania, Inercia Digital - Spain , coordinated by Initiativa Cetatenilor Seniori Association – Romania

Invitation for the Italian conference

By Pierluigi Monsignori

Plastic Food to Plastic Minds

2 - 4  may 2017 at  Perugia – Italy

 Disability seen as a resource for teaching the reduction of waste production


This is an invitation to expression of interest in the Western and Southern  Europe Conference taking place in Perugia, Italy,  2-4 May  2017.


The conference has got 4 topics :


  • Presentation of UUD Erasmus+ Elearning Platform and explain the project  
  • A contact seminar for organizations from Western and Southern Europe in view of the ErasmusPlus deadline 2018.
  • Local experience : "The old time's snack" retrives traditions of the past, it makes us free from waste; a new consciousness that makes us regain possession of old values now abandoned. This consideration led to the idea of involving the children of an entire school to create a concrete link between past and future. For this we have explained the children what was the snack of our grandparents, which was back then a need. A slice of bread, spread with half a tomato and seasoned with our extra virgin olive oil and salt. The recovery of this snack binds us to the recovery of a tradition, of a moment that expands over time and which does not create waste. The snack becomes genuine and healthy, not just good; it is no longer an anonymous snack wrapped in many layers of packaging : it’s healthier for us and for the environment.
  • Education: Plastic Food to Plastic Minds, Disability seen as a resource for teaching the reduction of  waste production


For information about  the UUD project, please  follow the link to

To register, please send an expression of interest letter, a project idea connected to the UUD theme included.  The deadline for expression of interest is 30 april 2017.

Travel and accommodation expences will be covered by the project.

Selection criteria include: follow up project idea and the fund limit to 10 participants, one per organization and per country from Central and Eastern Europe.

For more information  pls contact Isabella Ceccarelli via e-mail at or via Facebook chat.


Sincerely Yours,

Pierluigi Monsignori, Plastic Food Project Association

International Conference in Bulgaria

By Anna Lalkovska
2017-04-01 in Sofia

Breaking the Wall

of Indifference


23-24 March, 2017 – Sofia, Bulgaria


A conference about civic attitude in a world

faced with an aggressive plastic invasion


The conference had two objectives: To share the results of the ending Erasmus Plus UUD project and ensure a basis for follow ups;To organize a contact seminar for organizations from the Balkan  countries in view of the Erasmus Plus application deadline in 2018. Selection criteria included: follow up project idea and the fund limit to one participant per organization and per country. BASD made an announcement on Bulgarian Face Book page of Mr. Organicy – invitation with details of the multiplier event.


The conference was attended by: Svetla Kroumova - Mayor - Municipality of Dobrolsavtsi; Zornitsa Stancheva Municipality of Novi Iskar - Head expert in Ecology, Dimitar Karagegov - Eco Bul Pack Ltd - Sofia;

From the Balkan region we had representatives from three countries:

National Council for Gender Equality, Skopje, Macedonia - Savka Todorovska – President; Predrag Nikolic - Municipality of Kucevo, Serbia – Head of local economic development office; Sladjana  Nikolic - Center for Social Work of Municipality Kucevo - Director 

Erol Adem Duzkes - Edirne Youth and supporting disabled Association – Turkey, President.

Anna Lalkovska from BASD presented to the trainers, teachers and NGOs representatives  and guests the Moodle platform, modules and the web site of the project.

Maria Hristova – Headmistress of 179 School Vassil Levski – Sofia announced the winners ofthe school competition Breaking the Wall of Indifference.

Dimitar Karagegov - Eco Bul Pack Ltd – Sofia - awarded the best students arts installations.

Balkan Contact seminar Erasmus + resulted with 3 partnerships established. Concepts of the future projects were created.

Part of the event was also Info session 4 - Agenda: Platform use for developing events and Bulgarian experience.

The audience consisted of civics teachers, trainers, NGO staff, trainers, recycling SMEs .


The 1st UUD Conference took place in Lithuania

By Egle Radzeviciute

On the 24-26 of February, 2017 Kaunas city became the Social Business and Innovation capital and was called "ChangeMakers’ON". During the three-day conference the stakeholders and community leaders, professionals from the Baltic and Nordic countries had worked on the Social Innovation ideas.  Useful Usability Disposability“(UUD) e-learning platform on Moodle, which allows teachers, students and every person who is using “Moodle” as a learning delivery solution to reinforce their knowledge with the platform to create educational content in the form of an active community, was presented to wide range of professionals by Simona Šimulytė, director of European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative studies institute. “Moodle”.

There were more than 30 experts from social and traditional business, from academia level and political level involved into the conference. As well as more than 30 partners supported the movement. The consortium was able to attract more than 100 participants from different countries.

ChangeMakers’ON was an innovative approach to the conference. It was a mix of speakers, workshop, panel discussion and variety of trainings. In other words – hackathon style was chosen. During weekend more than 10 ideas where pitched and developed.  As well as three very concrete project were born.



Electronic shop will be developed which would sell handicraft made by small companies from the developing countries that employ members of vulnerable social groups. This shop would provide additional market and a regular flow of orders for these small usually rather unstable companies, whereas inhabitants of Lithuania would have a direct way to help economically disadvantaged people in the developing countries. Handicraft like jewelry, clothes, bags, toys, home decor items, seasonal items and similar wares are chosen to sell in the e-shop. Handicraft would have national characteristics but also would be pitched to better developed countries.


Jolly of smiles

Various media channels constantly announce about unusually dynamic changes (and we, ourselves observe that fact), the speed of life and activities are getting more and more intense, along with various problematic situations. There increase stressful feelings, negative social, health, communication and other phenomena. Furthermore, scientific studies of Johns Hopkins SAIS/university shows, that in average of 80% human feelings dominate the negative emotions, and only 20% are positive. Negative emotions and stress are the main reason of 'top' illnesses and death of vast majority of the population of developed countries. Do not forget also add to this list an accidents, crimes, divorces, violence, even wars!



Problem which we are identifying: there is a part of people in our society which are more excluded to compare to others. That part to which is described social vulnerable people creates such associations as „dirty, unpleasant, unseen, ugly” for others. We want to integrate such people to society by using creative way and give them some tools for possibility to change their life. We want to help them to become creators of their life because sometimes they need only some tools for changes. Also we want to show rest of society that we should see everyone as a member of our society. One more problem with which we want to deal is people who are not proud of being Lithuanian.

Most sustainable ideas were awarded. The conference attracted a lot of attention of higher education institutions.  Therefore, the European social entrepreneurship and innovative studies institute "Enterprise Lithuania" and Kaunas University of Technology are already beginning to organize “ChangeMakers'ON" summer camp for to ensure sustainability for developed social business models.


La "Di Vittorio" con Plastic Food UUD a M'illumino di meno

By Pierluigi Monsignori
2017-02-27 in Umbertide


La "Di Vittorio" con Plastic Food UUD a M'illumino di meno


La "Di Vittorio" con Plastic Food Project UUD a sostegno dell'iniziativa "M'illumino di meno"

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