Out of the Box InternationalJust another WordPress site

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Supported by Erasmus + Programme

Read More

Open Digital Europe

Read More

Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

Read More

Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

Read More

Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

Read More

Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

As part of the Rebuild WP2 activities, the implementing partners of the REBUILD project have initiated guided conversations in order to set solid grounds for the implementation and sustainable impact of the REBUILD action. These guided conversations will feed into the overall results of the WP2 and the REBUILD project in general. Each of the partners has therefore given updates on the progress of the task.

CESIE from Italy has held conversations during November 2021 with youth organisation representatives from Tu sei la Città in Palermo. The main topic of discussions was the effects of the pandemic and efforts put into resolving obstacles. Also, the topics of urban regeneration, involvement of youth at risk of social exclusion and/or other social and cultural issues were discussed at the event.

CARDET from Cyprus has held 8 conversations with youth organisations and non-formal groups during October and November 2021. Representatives of the organisations “Global Shapers”, “SeeWhy”, “PlanBe PlanItBeIt”, “Round Table”, “Scouts”, “Souzana Petri Crafts”, “Athinodoros”, “Untold Stories” have discussed their work and initiatives during the covid-19 pandemic.

DADA from Martinique has held 6 conversations in the period from September until November 2021 with youth workers and youth representatives where they also presented their projects. The organisation welcomed the participants as they became part of Martinican and European network that supports young people with few opportunities in Martinique.

KMOP from Greece has contacted youth organisations and organisations working directly with youth during the period of October-December 2021.

Asociacija “Aktyvus Jaunimas” (Active Youth Association), based in Lithuania has conducted 9 conversations with youth workers and a non-formal group of youth during the period from September to October 2021. The topics discussed were the REBUILD project and personal experiences during the pandemic.

The initiatives that have emerged from the target groups, the unexpected challenges faced, the resolutions and surprising positive results were presented. On the question “What could youth themselves do to help each other” – the most common answer was “To communicate with each other”, bringing the conversations to a simple conclusion: the thing young people  miss the most is a simple, natural and honest real life communication.

The project REBUILD aims to empower youth organisations/informal groups of young people, and underrepresented young people by enhancing their participation, dialogue, civic engagement and networking at local and EU level while supporting the rebuilding of inclusive and greener societies in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

The specific objectives are:

  • to strengthen capacities of youth organisations/informal groups of young people by stimulating an exchange of good practices on social solidarity and green lifestyle initiatives, and by developing local and transnational networks;
  • to enhance skills of underrepresented young people by providing them with tools needed to foster innovative forms of civic participation, constructive dialogue and awareness raising campaigning;
  • to empower underrepresented youth to play a key role by engaging them directly in project design and implementation for rebuilding inclusive and greener societies;
  • to promote new strategies for the inclusion and participation of underrepresented young people by actively engaging them in dialogue with youth stakeholders and policy makers.


The project is implemented by 7 partners from Italy (CESIE), Martinique – France (D’Antilles & D’Ailleurs), Greece (KMOP), Spain (AIIJ), Lithuania (Active Youth Association), Cyprus (CARDET) and Belgium (OTB). 


The REBUILD project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA3 European Youth Together Programme of the European Commission.

Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


Read More

Contact Us

Recent Tweets