Number of jobs created: 7
Project in operation: since november 2017
Location covered: Capannori-IT
The project consists of managing a Hostel’s public concession. The structure is composed of 24 beds, a kitchen with a dining room, and common areas such a big garden and common spaces. We plan to improve the structure through the creation of thematic and recreational areas in the garden and in the common spaces. Moreover, another objective will be the renovation of an existing old oven, which was used by local residents.
In addition, we intend to build a ‘biergarten’ outside with a gazebo and a relaxing area with a swimming pool etc. Finally, we intend to promote the realization of social events within the hostel.
We have created a company (SRLS) in November 2017 following a call for proposals promoted by the municipality of Capannori. In January 2018 we won the competition announcement and we created a security deposit with own resources for the ordinary management of the Hostel.
Usually specific projects are financed from European found, competitions, crowdfunding and private funding.
Actually, all 5 members of the company work in the hostel with different tasks (receptionist, cook, waiter, maintainer, business planner). In addition, two other boys were hired with unemployment support projects.
In the future, more people could be necessary to maintain all the social activities promoted by the Hostel.
The main issues are represented by bureaucracy and timing for resolution of routine practices. Another important difficulty is related with the availability of funding for the development of new projects. Thanks to the suggestions and the active participation of the municipality of Capannori most of these difficulties have been successfully overcomed.