Creative Web Application
Social Innovation Centre
Four strategic partnerships were built in order to carry on the research and project's workflow in European countries and one partner was especially designed for IT expertise. This cooperation enables the participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high quality innovative deliverables as outcomes.
Thousands of European young people have to solve their daily issue of alimentation while lacking time,money and experience.Lots of them end up buying food of poor quality.The project aims at creating a community discussing about how to prepare your own food and educate young people to become creators of their food instead of being consumers only.The project promotes a sustainable food culture across Europe,via multi-platform tools proposing adapted,healthy recipes and food-related information.
Food is central to daily life, tradition and culture, but thousands of European young people have to solve their daily issue of alimentation while lacking time, money and cooking experience. Students, people at the beginning of their career, free movers or unemployed people can't afford to eat in restaurants every day. We wanted to develop a sustainable practice around European culinary culture adapted to a fast living society, through a practice of autonomy and (DIY) Do It Yourself approach.
Vedi Vidi Comedi aims to create in the long term, a community discussing about how to prepare your own food and educate young people to become creators of their food in daily life instead of being consumers only. The project promotes a healthy and sustainable food culture and aims to contribute to the cultural integration among the youth in Europe through the circulation of various international culinary practices.
The first phase of Veni Vidi Comedi project has been financed by the European Union, Erasmus+ KA2 programme. Our goal was to create an easy to use, interactive and collaborative multi-platform tool containing a website, an application, a forum community page and an e-book version proposing adapted, healthy and sustainable recipes and food-related information for young people on the move. We were able to bring alive only the first part of our tool and we are looking for alternative funds and financing sources in order to continue and bring the project to its final stage. The phase supported by Erasmus + finished in December 2015 and now we are continuing work on a voluntary basis and we are identifying further funding solutions.
The target groups merges with our target audiences who are people on the move : especially Erasmus students, young people in the beginning of their career, free movers, daily workers and unemployed people.Specifically, we targeted Erasmus + students as primary target group, since their life style ‘’on the move’’ and age category, are especially important to serve healthy life habits for European society.
There is no similar initiative currently available using new media to promote cooking culture regarding essential elements and needs for young people.The fact that we met target audience needs made our project unique in the field. The feedbacks from project dissemination confirmed that the idea of a multi-platform collaborative tool disseminating researched recipes, educating on how food affects our health system; educating on how to create healthy lifestyle patterns is very unique in the field
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Staff costs for managers and administrative for the project management and implementation (10 000€) Per Diem for people voluntary participating in the project or contracts (5000€) Travelling (5000€) IT related work, designing and developing (10 000€) Promoting and communication (5000)
The community is the base of Veni Vidi Comedi. Active community around the project can keep it alive and even continue to develop it further is the best indicator. If people are willing to participate and develop the project, our goal is accomplished. All feedback is very welcome.