OASI
OPPORTUNITIES,
ENVIRONMENT,
DEVELOPMENT
AND INNOVATION
IN THE MUNICIPALITY
OF BEIT JALA

Obiettivi - Progetto

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Reggio Emilia has a strong connection, born over 15 years ago, with Palestine, in particular with the Municipality of Beit Jala, with which in 2019 the Municipality of Reggio Emilia signed a Twinning Agreement.

The OASI project is therefore part of the collaboration path between the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, the E35 Foundation, Volontari nel Mondo  RTM and the Reggio Children Foundation which has been developed over the last 6 years through the implementation of the AEPIC and PACE projects in Palestine.

Context

Beit Jala is only 2 km far from the city of Bethlehem and 10 km far from Jerusalem. In Beit Jala there are about 15,670 Palestinian Christians and Muslims who live together in harmony, respect and cooperation, representing a great example of coexistence between religions. Beit Jala is known for the variety of educational and health facilities, considered to be an excellence in Palestine, which belong to different confessions and which serve its citizens, such as those of the nearby cities of Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Wallaje and nearby villages and refugee camps.

The main problems that the project tackle are:

  • Lack of green public spaces usable by citizens in the city of Beit Jala.
  • Difficulty in accessing basic public services such as education, due to the containment measures due to Covid-19.
  • Loss of income by young people and local citizens due to the current health emergency and the already precarious previous employment situation.
  • Weak synergy between the actors of the public (Municipality) and civil society

Info Generali - Progetto

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Country: Palestine
  • Area: Beit Jala
  • Duration: December 2020 – June 2022
  • Target sector: urban requalification, youth empowerment
  • Target groups:
  • members of youth association : 30
  • children and teachers: 120
  • families: 90
Obiettivi - Progetto

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Beit Jala is only 2 km far from the city of Bethlehem and 10 km far from Jerusalem. In Beit Jala there are about 15,670 Palestinian Christians and Muslims who live together in harmony, respect and cooperation, representing a great example of coexistence between religions. Beit Jala is known for the variety of educational and health facilities, considered to be an excellence in Palestine, which belong to different confessions and which serve its citizens, such as those of the nearby cities of Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Wallaje and nearby villages and refugee camps.

 

The main problems that the project tackle are:

  • Lack of green public spaces usable by citizens in the city of Beit Jala.
  • Difficulty in accessing basic public services such as education, due to the containment measures due to Covid-19.
  • Loss of income by young people and local citizens due to the current health emergency and the already precarious previous employment situation.
  • Weak synergy between the actors of the public (Municipality) and civil society
Info Generali - Progetto

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Country: Palestine
  • Area: Beit Jala
  • Duration: December 2020 – June 2022
  • Target sector: urban requalification, youth empowerment
  • Target groups:
  • members of youth association : 30
  • children and teachers: 120
  • families: 90
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GOAL

The general objective of the project is to contribute to improving the quality of services and urban public spaces of Beit Jala, encouraging an improvement of health conditions, participation and leading role of citizens, especially young people and children.

Specifically, the project aims at the rehabilitation of an urban green space located in Area A, owned by the Municipality of Beit Jala, in order to promote citizen participation, the promotion of healthy and sustainable lifestyles, and the strengthening of Beit Jala in terms of participatory policy planning skills, enhancing the role and skills of young people.

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GOAL

The general objective of the project is to contribute to improving the quality of services and urban public spaces of Beit Jala, encouraging an improvement of health conditions, participation and leading role of citizens, especially young people and children.

Specifically, the project aims at the rehabilitation of an urban green space located in Area A, owned by the Municipality of Beit Jala, in order to promote citizen participation, the promotion of healthy and sustainable lifestyles, and the strengthening of Beit Jala in terms of participatory policy planning skills, enhancing the role and skills of young people.

ACTIVITIES

The need to provide the municipality of Beit Jala with a urban green space became more evident with the lockdown due to the Covid19 pandemic. The open and public space – especially in the event of any new restrictions – will become a place for socialization and capable of guaranteeing distance and safety, but at the same time it will be a space offered to all citizens who want to enjoy outdoor spaces.

The main activities are divided into 5 groups:

  • Coordination

Creation of the Coordination Committee. Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Awareness raising in Emilia Romagna

ReMida Day event in Reggio Emilia. Implementation of events (online or offline) on geopolitics dynamics regarding Middle East countries with national experts. CineForum of Palestinian movies.

  • Training and exchange of good practices between municipalities

Training for Beit Jala technicians on management and implementation of international projects. Exchange of good practices on planning and management of participatory projects and activities, green areas and policies.

  • Youth empowerment, environmental education, city workshops and ateliers

Involvement of youth and sport association, through public call of interest, to define pilot actions for Bir Ouna. Laboratories and trainings for the definition of the pilot actions to implement in Bir Ouna. Implementation of laboratories and activities

  • Participatory paths and support to the requalification of the green public space of Bir Ouna

Public laboratories to define uses and the functions of Bir Ouna public space. Definition of the rehabilitation plan for Bir Ouna, functions and management. Implementation of the requalification plan and communication campaign in terms of the space and healthy lifestyles.

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