About Us

Fondazione di Comunità di Messina – Messina Community Foundation is a non-for-profit Community Foundation which leads a wide social economy cluster in Sicily called “Advanced Social Cluster” (ASC).

The Cluster pursues social justice and sustainable economic and human development by designing, experimenting, and promoting new socio-economic approaches and paradigms, where people excluded from mainstream development policies become real citizens.

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N.1/ November 2022

Grape, working on social and green resilience strategies for the development of local solutions to local problems

The project GRAPE “Local Social Green Action Plan for small and peripheral territories”, in co-financed by the European Commission within the Single Market program (SMP-COSME), it kicked-off in May 2022

N.1/ November 2022

In Mirabella Imbaccari the first meetings, comparing shared priorities and good practices

The first GRAPE Social Economy Mission took place in Sicily in the Municipality of Mirabella Imbaccari from the 13th to the 15th of July 2022. In this occasion, partners had

N.1/ November 2022

During the mission in Sifnos a deeper analysis of the initiatives in partners’ territories

Sifnos, in the Cycladic archipelago, hosted GRAPE second Social Economy Mission. The sharing of good practices in Sifnos and a deeper analysis of partners’ initiatives and projects concerning protection and

N.1/November 2022

Bonares, towards Local Action Plan

The third and last GRAPE Social Economy Mission was held in November 2022 in Bonares, a community with circa 6000 inhabitants in Andalusia, Spain. The work focused on the process