Projects funded

Project Area of focus Year
Aix-Marseille University Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

The body uses only a part of the food and nutrients it ingests. In other words, they are bio available – available to the body – to differing degrees. For example, the haem iron in animal products is 2 to 4 times more bio available than non-haem iron which is to be found in vegetable products. Special attention should therefore be paid to the nutritional suitability of the sustainable diets, particularly taking into account the varying bio availablity of nutrients. This is the subject of a project from the University of Aix-Marseilles in the South of France. The university’s special research unit NORT (nutrition, obesity, and risk of thrombosis) is conducting the project. It seeks to analyze the compatibility between reducing environmental impacts and maintaining the nutritional suitability of food stuffs with respect to the bio availability of certain key nutrients. 

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Call for projects in the "Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Diets" category Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

Following the first selection round for projects in the "Ecosystems, Agriculture and Diets” category in the partnership with the Fondation de France, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundationis to fund the following organizations and projects:

- French National Agronomic Research Institute (INRA), the SAD-Paysag Unit: Local buckwheat: participatory research project to widen the diversity of buckwheat crops and improve the agronomic performance, the ecosystem input of crops, and the quality of produce for organic and small-scale farming.
- French Technology Institute for Organic Farming (ITAB): Technical guide and forum for sharing experience on organic market gardens.
- Toits vivants(Living Roofs): Participatory urban agriculture project on roofs and terraces.
- Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Federation ofCentres for Initiatives to Revive Agriculture and Rural Areas (CIVAM): Towards sustainable agriculture and food systems in Mediterranean farmland in South-East France: foster a local dynamic in the management of soil fertility and water resources.
- Organic Farming Research Group (GRAB): Interactions between land and varieties in organic farming (INTERVABIO).
- Fondation Terres de Liens (Earth Links Foundation): Define and evaluate the social usefulness of the Terre de Liens Foundation: analyzeits contribution to the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the land.

A second selection round will be held at the end of 2013.

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Call for project "Susfood" Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

In the scope of the european ERA-NET Susfood call for project, the Foundation supports several french, spanish and italian research units involved in 2 european research project :

  • Sunniva, led by Nofima AS,  Norway and gathering 19 partners in 7 countries. The Foundation supports french, spanish and italian partners involved in this project, which aim at the development of a sustainable food system from production to consumption, addressing the entire food supply chain for the vegetables tomato and cabbage, and their derived products. The project will increase consumers’ access to safe, healthy and convenient food through novel processing techniques and better utilization of raw material, by-products and waste, for which valorization strategies will be developed.
  • Susdiet, led by INRA Aliss, France and gathering 15 partners in 9 countries. The Foundation supports french, spanish and italian partners. There is a broad agreement on the need to identify and facilitate the adoption of more sustainable diets in Europe. However, controversy remains over the sustainability properties of alternatives diets and policy efforts to effect changes in food consumption have had so far only limited effectiveness. The proposal aims at overcoming some of these limitations by identifying clear dietary targets and the mix of policy instruments capable of ensuring their adoption by the EU population.

 

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Call for projects in the "Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Diets" category Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

Following the first selection round for projects in the "Ecosystems, Agriculture and Diets” category in the partnership with the Fondation de France, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundationis to fund the following organizations and projects:

- French National Agronomic Research Institute (INRA), the SAD-Paysag Unit: Local buckwheat: participatory research project to widen the diversity of buckwheat crops and improve the agronomic performance, the ecosystem input of crops, and the quality of produce for organic and small-scale farming.
- French Technology Institute for Organic Farming (ITAB): Technical guide and forum for sharing experience on organic market gardens.
- Toits vivants(Living Roofs): Participatory urban agriculture project on roofs and terraces.
- Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Federation ofCentres for Initiatives to Revive Agriculture and Rural Areas (CIVAM): Towards sustainable agriculture and food systems in Mediterranean farmland in South-East France: foster a local dynamic in the management of soil fertility and water resources.
- Organic Farming Research Group (GRAB): Interactions between land and varieties in organic farming (INTERVABIO).
- Fondation Terres de Liens (Earth Links Foundation): Define and evaluate the social usefulness of the Terre de Liens Foundation: analyzeits contribution to the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the land.

A second selection round will be held at the end of 2013.

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Call for projects in the "Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Diets" category Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

Following the first selection round for projects in the "Ecosystems, Agriculture and Diets” category in the partnership with the Fondation de France, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundationis to fund the following organizations and projects:

- French National Agronomic Research Institute (INRA), the SAD-Paysag Unit: Local buckwheat: participatory research project to widen the diversity of buckwheat crops and improve the agronomic performance, the ecosystem input of crops, and the quality of produce for organic and small-scale farming.
- French Technology Institute for Organic Farming (ITAB): Technical guide and forum for sharing experience on organic market gardens.
- Toits vivants(Living Roofs): Participatory urban agriculture project on roofs and terraces.
- Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Federation ofCentres for Initiatives to Revive Agriculture and Rural Areas (CIVAM): Towards sustainable agriculture and food systems in Mediterranean farmland in South-East France: foster a local dynamic in the management of soil fertility and water resources.
- Organic Farming Research Group (GRAB): Interactions between land and varieties in organic farming (INTERVABIO).
- Fondation Terres de Liens (Earth Links Foundation): Define and evaluate the social usefulness of the Terre de Liens Foundation: analyzeits contribution to the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the land.

A second selection round will be held at the end of 2013.

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EMLYON Business School / Ecole centrale de Lyon - I.D.E.A. Art in the Community 2013

Le programme  MSc in I.D.E.A. (Innovation, Design, Entrepreneuriat et Arts) a été lancé en septembre 2012, fruit de l’Alliance entre l’Ecole centrale de Lyon et EMLYON Business School, et reconnu par le label IDEFI pour son caractère innovant. Sa mission est de former une sélection de titulaires de licence à la création d’activité innovante, création de valeur et création d’emplois. Les principes qui guident son développement sont simples : diversité des profils, transdisciplinarité, pédagogie expérientielle et travail coopératif. Cette formation attache donc beaucoup d’importance à la culture générale et aux processus créatifs. C’est la raison pour laquelle elle développe un enseignement artistique spécifique : dessin, graphisme, modélisme, théâtre, arts martiaux, rencontres avec des artistes, visites d'exposition, conférences, participation à des foires, etc. La Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso soutient le volet "Art" du MSc in I.D.E.A.

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Fondation du Patrimoine (French National Heritage Foundation) Art in the Community 2013

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the National Heritage Fund for the Promotion of Traditional Arts and Crafts. The fund was created in 2013 with the aim of encouraging the conservation and transmission of know-how. The fund’s objectives are to: 1/ disseminate information on traditional arts and crafts more widely; 2/ support training schemes and apprenticeships; 3/ support firms’ efforts to pass on their know-how; 4/ support company start-ups or takeovers. Projects can meet any of the four objectives. Projects are put forward by local branches of the Heritage Fund for Arts and Crafts. A national selection committee that meets every three months then chooses from among the projects proposed. 

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Fondation du Patrimoine (French National Heritage Foundation) Art in the Community 2013

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the National Heritage Fund for the Promotion of Traditional Arts and Crafts. The fund was created in 2013 with the aim of encouraging the conservation and transmission of know-how. The fund’s objectives are to: 1/ disseminate information on traditional arts and crafts more widely; 2/ support training schemes and apprenticeships; 3/ support firms’ efforts to pass on their know-how; 4/ support company start-ups or takeovers. Projects can meet any of the four objectives. Projects are put forward by local branches of the Heritage Fund for Arts and Crafts. A national selection committee that meets every three months then chooses from among the projects proposed. 

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Fondation du Patrimoine (French National Heritage Foundation) Art in the Community 2013

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the National Heritage Fund for the Promotion of Traditional Arts and Crafts. The fund was created in 2013 with the aim of encouraging the conservation and transmission of know-how. The fund’s objectives are to: 1/ disseminate information on traditional arts and crafts more widely; 2/ support training schemes and apprenticeships; 3/ support firms’ efforts to pass on their know-how; 4/ support company start-ups or takeovers. Projects can meet any of the four objectives. Projects are put forward by local branches of the Heritage Fund for Arts and Crafts. A national selection committee that meets every three months then chooses from among the projects proposed. 

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Gret Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

Malnutrition is a serious public health problem that has historically affected countries from the South and now, increasingly, the North. The Foundation is funding a project undertaken by French non-profit development organization, GRET. It seeks to diagnose problems of malnutrition in the area round the city of Neversin central France using know-how drawn chiefly from experience in the countries of the South. This methodology transfer should help to cast a fresh light on the issues at stake and perhaps open new avenues. 

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International Urban Food Network Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013
 
International Urban Food Network (IUFN) is an international network of research and cooperation on sustainable urban food governance. Officially launched in 2012, it aims to strengthen cooperation between the authorities and the scientific community. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation supports the launch of the internet IUFN platform, the creation of a documentary background, the development of papers and support, and a campaign among professionals of urban food governance .
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Musée Mobile, a project from L'Art à l'enfance (Art for Children) Art in the Community 2013

L'Art à l'enfance is an endowment fund whose purpose is to support the cause of children and help initiate and ground them in the arts and culture. MuMo – short for Musée Mobile, or Mobile Museum – is a truck-drawn container that can be converted into a museum. It is designed to bring art directly to children aged 6 to 12in France and other countries. MuMo gives them their first taste of contemporary art in the shape of works specially created by 13 major international artists like Daniel Buren, Claude Lévêque and Maurizio Cattelan. Some artists actually turn up at different places where MuMo stops. They talk about their work or take part in workshops. To determine where to stop, MuMo has worked with UNESCO school networks, poverty prevention voluntary group ATD Quart-Monde, local government, education authorities, and schools. Children are given art education sheets to prepare them for MuMo’s visits. Some visits are rounded off with the intervention of an artist or a workshop organized by a consultant. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is a partner of the MuMo’s 2013 tour.

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Musée Mobile, a project from L'Art à l'enfance (Art for Children) Art in the Community 2013

L'Art à l'enfance is an endowment fund whose purpose is to support the cause of children and help initiate and ground them in the arts and culture. MuMo – short for Musée Mobile, or Mobile Museum – is a truck-drawn container that can be converted into a museum. It is designed to bring art directly to children aged 6 to 12in France and other countries. MuMo gives them their first taste of contemporary art in the shape of works specially created by 13 major international artists like Daniel Buren, Claude Lévêque and Maurizio Cattelan. Some artists actually turn up at different places where MuMo stops. They talk about their work or take part in workshops. To determine where to stop, MuMo has worked with UNESCO school networks, poverty prevention voluntary group ATD Quart-Monde, local government, education authorities, and schools. Children are given art education sheets to prepare them for MuMo’s visits. Some visits are rounded off with the intervention of an artist or a workshop organized by a consultant. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is a partner of the MuMo’s 2013 tour.

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Musée Mobile, a project from L'Art à l'enfance (Art for Children) Art in the Community 2013

L'Art à l'enfance is an endowment fund whose purpose is to support the cause of children and help initiate and ground them in the arts and culture. MuMo – short for Musée Mobile, or Mobile Museum – is a truck-drawn container that can be converted into a museum. It is designed to bring art directly to children aged 6 to 12in France and other countries. MuMo gives them their first taste of contemporary art in the shape of works specially created by 13 major international artists like Daniel Buren, Claude Lévêque and Maurizio Cattelan. Some artists actually turn up at different places where MuMo stops. They talk about their work or take part in workshops. To determine where to stop, MuMo has worked with UNESCO school networks, poverty prevention voluntary group ATD Quart-Monde, local government, education authorities, and schools. Children are given art education sheets to prepare them for MuMo’s visits. Some visits are rounded off with the intervention of an artist or a workshop organized by a consultant. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is a partner of the MuMo’s 2013 tour.

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Passerelle info Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013
 
The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation supports the Passerelle info association for the deployment of a nutrition education program for children 3 to 8 years in schools, to develop a training module for teachers and for producing an impact assessment of the overall program.
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Réunion des Musées nationaux – Grand Palais Art in the Community 2013

The project funded by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is the fruit of a partnership between Réunion des Musées nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN-GP) – and the French prison authorities. Its aim is to stage an exhibition of original works and initiatives to raise awareness of art among inmates, such as conferences on art history and exhibitions (e.g. the Edward Hopper exhibition in the Grand Palais during winter 2012-2013)The RMN-GP’s project is aimed at the 1,200 detainees and staff in the “Centre pénitentiaire sud-francilien” (a prison to the south of Paris). Seven inmates will be exhibition curators and, as such, will manage the exhibition project. They are overseen by Vincent Gille, exhibition manager at the Victor Hugo Museum. He will act as advisor on designing and staging the exhibition whose theme is travel. 

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Réunion des Musées nationaux – Grand Palais Art in the Community 2013

The project funded by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is the fruit of a partnership between Réunion des Musées nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN-GP) – and the French prison authorities. Its aim is to stage an exhibition of original works and initiatives to raise awareness of art among inmates, such as conferences on art history and exhibitions (e.g. the Edward Hopper exhibition in the Grand Palais during winter 2012-2013)The RMN-GP’s project is aimed at the 1,200 detainees and staff in the “Centre pénitentiaire sud-francilien” (a prison to the south of Paris). Seven inmates will be exhibition curators and, as such, will manage the exhibition project. They are overseen by Vincent Gille, exhibition manager at the Victor Hugo Museum. He will act as advisor on designing and staging the exhibition whose theme is travel. 

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Aix-Marseille University Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

The body uses only a part of the food and nutrients it ingests. In other words, they are bio available – available to the body – to differing degrees. For example, the haem iron in animal products is 2 to 4 times more bio available than non-haem iron which is to be found in vegetable products. Special attention should therefore be paid to the nutritional suitability of the sustainable diets, particularly taking into account the varying bio availablity of nutrients. This is the subject of a project from the University of Aix-Marseilles in the South of France. The university’s special research unit NORT (nutrition, obesity, and risk of thrombosis) is conducting the project. It seeks to analyze the compatibility between reducing environmental impacts and maintaining the nutritional suitability of food stuffs with respect to the bio availability of certain key nutrients. 

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Aix-Marseille University Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2013

The body uses only a part of the food and nutrients it ingests. In other words, they are bio available – available to the body – to differing degrees. For example, the haem iron in animal products is 2 to 4 times more bio available than non-haem iron which is to be found in vegetable products. Special attention should therefore be paid to the nutritional suitability of the sustainable diets, particularly taking into account the varying bio availablity of nutrients. This is the subject of a project from the University of Aix-Marseilles in the South of France. The university’s special research unit NORT (nutrition, obesity, and risk of thrombosis) is conducting the project. It seeks to analyze the compatibility between reducing environmental impacts and maintaining the nutritional suitability of food stuffs with respect to the bio availability of certain key nutrients. 

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Académie musicale de Villecroze (Music Academy of Villecroze) Art in the Community 2012

The main mission of the Académie musicale de Villecroze is to organize high-level master classes by inviting talented young artists from all over the world. The academy has also designed action to benefit school children. It commissions and stages operas composed and performed by the children. Some courses give primary school teachers the chance to round off their musical knowledge and learn to enjoy the pleasure of singing that they can share with their pupils. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the “Three Composers Write for Schools” project in partnership with the French National Education System. 

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Académie musicale de Villecroze (Music Academy of Villecroze) Art in the Community 2012

The main mission of the Académie musicale de Villecroze is to organize high-level master classes by inviting talented young artists from all over the world. The academy has also designed action to benefit school children. It commissions and stages operas composed and performed by the children. Some courses give primary school teachers the chance to round off their musical knowledge and learn to enjoy the pleasure of singing that they can share with their pupils. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the “Three Composers Write for Schools” project in partnership with the French National Education System. 

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Académie musicale de Villecroze (Music Academy of Villecroze) Art in the Community 2012

The main mission of the Académie musicale de Villecroze is to organize high-level master classes by inviting talented young artists from all over the world. The academy has also designed action to benefit school children. It commissions and stages operas composed and performed by the children. Some courses give primary school teachers the chance to round off their musical knowledge and learn to enjoy the pleasure of singing that they can share with their pupils. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the “Three Composers Write for Schools” project in partnership with the French National Education System. 

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Bioversity International Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

Research project: The study of food systems has developed recently and there are still few appropriate indicators approved by the scientific community to measure systems’ sustainability. The Foundation supports the work of a research group from Bioversity International (which is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - CGIAR). It seeks to draw up a set of sustainable food indicators that will serve as a common language indispensable to communication between researchers, to the comparative study of systems, and to the capitalization of research.

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Campus Condorcet Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation supports the Campus Condorcet Foundation whose purpose is to prepare and organize the transfer of Paris’s main social science universities to Aubervilliers, a working class suburb of the French capital. There will eventually be 9,000 international researchers and 5,000 students based there. A series of workshops will bring together different stakeholders and experts who will examine and design an innovative system of mass catering for the future Condorcet University. In more general terms, they will rethink the question of food and diets in an open, multicultural ecosystem.

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Censfood Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

A centennial flood in the village of Ang in the Indian region of Ladakh destroyed the irrigation canals. The Foundation’s first response to the emergency was to fund the rebuilding of the canals. The second stage was to build a protection enclosure around the farm- and tree-land and to restore the waterway banks.

Déclics Jeunes Art in the Community 2012

The Déclics Jeunes grants provided by the Fondation de France help young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to find their calling in a wide range of fields – e.g. art, arts and craft, culture, science, technology, social work, humanitarian work, the environment. Since the grants were introduced, more than 800 young people have found a vocation. From 2012 to 2014, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding 3 grants a year to help young people find their calling in the arts and crafts. In 2012 the Foundation awarded grants to:

  • Emmanuel Bernat, who created a series of lithophanic lights.
  • Manon Leblanc, who designed a light that operates with a water-powered battery.
  • Fanny Pageaud, who built an art and bookbinding studio.
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Déclics Jeunes Art in the Community 2012

The Déclics Jeunes grants provided by the Fondation de France help young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to find their calling in a wide range of fields – e.g. art, arts and craft, culture, science, technology, social work, humanitarian work, the environment. Since the grants were introduced, more than 800 young people have found a vocation. From 2012 to 2014, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding 3 grants a year to help young people find their calling in the arts and crafts. In 2012 the Foundation awarded grants to:

  • Emmanuel Bernat, who created a series of lithophanic lights.
  • Manon Leblanc, who designed a light that operates with a water-powered battery.
  • Fanny Pageaud, who built an art and bookbinding studio.
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Education nationale – Direction de l’enseignement scolaire (National Education System – Department of Primary Schools) Art in the Community 2012

Introduced in 2002, the Charters for the Development of the Voice and Choir-Singing have been deployed in over 80 départements across France. The scheme seeks to bring together at the local département level all partners able to contribute to the development of singing in primary schools. Within that framework, the Central Department of Primary Schools, together with the National Centre of Teaching Documentation, calls for projects that involve pupils singing and/or teacher training (training the voice, conducting choirs, studying the right repertoire). To extend the scope of the scheme, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is matching the National Education System’s contribution to the fund for supporting these voice-related projects. 

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Education nationale – Direction de l’enseignement scolaire (National Education System – Department of Primary Schools) Art in the Community 2012

Introduced in 2002, the Charters for the Development of the Voice and Choir-Singing have been deployed in over 80 départements across France. The scheme seeks to bring together at the local département level all partners able to contribute to the development of singing in primary schools. Within that framework, the Central Department of Primary Schools, together with the National Centre of Teaching Documentation, calls for projects that involve pupils singing and/or teacher training (training the voice, conducting choirs, studying the right repertoire). To extend the scope of the scheme, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is matching the National Education System’s contribution to the fund for supporting these voice-related projects. 

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Endat Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

ENDAT is a voluntary group. Its name is a French-language acronym that stands for Nutritional Education for Diabetics and Assistance for Eating Disorders. The Foundation funds an ENDAT project to fight obesity non-medically, through social, dietary, psychological, economic and family-related support activities. 

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Enfance et Culture (Childhood and Culture) Art in the Community 2012

The crucial role that the practice of the arts plays in children’s development is today acknowledged. However, it still does not benefit from all the attention it deserves. Artistic practices help develop children’s sensibilities and the way they personally see the world around them. It is to that end that the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, together with the Fondation de France, co‑funds projects that use the arts and artistic practice to increase the receptivity of 6 to 16-year-olds to the world around them. 

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Enfance et Culture (Childhood and Culture) Art in the Community 2012

The crucial role that the practice of the arts plays in children’s development is today acknowledged. However, it still does not benefit from all the attention it deserves. Artistic practices help develop children’s sensibilities and the way they personally see the world around them. It is to that end that the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, together with the Fondation de France, co‑funds projects that use the arts and artistic practice to increase the receptivity of 6 to 16-year-olds to the world around them. 

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Montpellier SupAgro (Higher Institute of Agronomy in Montpellier): UNESCO “World Food Systems” Chair Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

Flagship Project: The UNESCO Chair for “World Food Systems” seeks to facilitate collaborative work between French teachers and researchers and their international counterparts. The stress is on a multidisciplinary approach that brings together biotechnical and social sciences as part of an effort to promote sustainable farming and food systems. It aims simultaneously to:

  • Study – from a sustainable development perspective – the dynamics of food systems across the world and how they affect human beings and the environment.
  • Groom future scientists and policy makers through amaster’s degree from Montpellier SupAgro  in “Innovations and Policies for Sustainable Food”.
  • Share knowledge by organizing and leading conferences and debates between scientists, politicians, the business community, and the general public.
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Fokal Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

The earthquake that struck Haition 12 January 2010 changed the face of its capital city, Port-au-Prince. Many public and private buildings were destroyed. The international aid effort focused on the immediate humanitarian emergency – more than a million homeless. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation’s first response was to contribute to the emergency aid supplied by the Fondation de France’s Haiti Committee. Wishing to continue its aid effort on a long-term footing, it chose to fund an “Art in the Community” project. It partnered with Fokal (Knowledge and Freedom Foundation), a local organization that is very active in the arts and culture, choosing to rebuild the Centre d’Art which was razed to the ground by the earthquake. The Centre does important work in artistic training and promoting Haitian painting. The two foundations’ first step was to make the site safe and to carry out a feasibility study for the design of the new Centre d’Art.

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Fokal Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

The earthquake that struck Haition 12 January 2010 changed the face of its capital city, Port-au-Prince. Many public and private buildings were destroyed. The international aid effort focused on the immediate humanitarian emergency – more than a million homeless. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation’s first response was to contribute to the emergency aid supplied by the Fondation de France’s Haiti Committee. Wishing to continue its aid effort on a long-term footing, it chose to fund an “Art in the Community” project. It partnered with Fokal (Knowledge and Freedom Foundation), a local organization that is very active in the arts and culture, choosing to rebuild the Centre d’Art which was razed to the ground by the earthquake. The Centre does important work in artistic training and promoting Haitian painting. The two foundations’ first step was to make the site safe and to carry out a feasibility study for the design of the new Centre d’Art.

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Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

The Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme (Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Man and Nature) offers practical solutions to players in the mass catering business who wish to undertake continuous improvement plans. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the implementation of consultation workshop and capitalization of results. It also supports a study designed to harness the energies of local public and private-sector players and enable them to exchange their ideas on mass catering and identify possible ways to improve to their practices. 

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Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

The Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme (Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Man and Nature) offers practical solutions to players in the mass catering business who wish to undertake continuous improvement plans. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the implementation of consultation workshop and capitalization of results. It also supports a study designed to harness the energies of local public and private-sector players and enable them to exchange their ideas on mass catering and identify possible ways to improve to their practices. 

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Hamadori Nominren Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 2011, the Foundation is creating a project in Soma to open and manage a shop that supplies vegetables untainted by radioactivity to the inhabitants of Fukushima. The project is also putting in place a venue for sharing experience and information, called the Café Sanchoku. Funding is channeled through the Japan Solidarity Committee of the Fondation de France.

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Necker Children’s Hospital Art in the Community 2012

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation provides two-fold support to the hospital. First, it is funding the restoration of the monumental fresco painted in 1987 by American artist Keith Haring on the outside of the fire exit of a building in the Paris hospital. The size and originality of the fresco make it unique. Haring painted only ten or so murals during his short life and very few outdoor works. The work is to be restored as part of the project to restructure the hospital’s architecture and open it up to the city. It will become the totem of the revitalized hospital. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is also funding the hospital’s promotion of its arts and culture policy among patients, their families, and personnel.

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Necker Children’s Hospital Art in the Community 2012

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation provides two-fold support to the hospital. First, it is funding the restoration of the monumental fresco painted in 1987 by American artist Keith Haring on the outside of the fire exit of a building in the Paris hospital. The size and originality of the fresco make it unique. Haring painted only ten or so murals during his short life and very few outdoor works. The work is to be restored as part of the project to restructure the hospital’s architecture and open it up to the city. It will become the totem of the revitalized hospital. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is also funding the hospital’s promotion of its arts and culture policy among patients, their families, and personnel.

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Institut du Service Civique (Institute of Civic Service) Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

This project seeks offer 9 young volunteers who show remarkable competencies in the their service civique community service the chance to carry out a project in keeping with their potential and linked to food systems and diets.

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Institut du Service Civique (Institute of Civic Service) Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

This project seeks offer 9 young volunteers who show remarkable competencies in the their service civique community service the chance to carry out a project in keeping with their potential and linked to food systems and diets.

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Institut du Service Civique (Institute of Civic Service) Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

This project seeks offer 9 young volunteers who show remarkable competencies in the their service civique community service the chance to carry out a project in keeping with their potential and linked to food systems and diets.

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Education nationale – Direction de l’enseignement scolaire (National Education System – Department of Primary Schools) Art in the Community 2012

Introduced in 2002, the Charters for the Development of the Voice and Choir-Singing have been deployed in over 80 départements across France. The scheme seeks to bring together at the local département level all partners able to contribute to the development of singing in primary schools. Within that framework, the Central Department of Primary Schools, together with the National Centre of Teaching Documentation, calls for projects that involve pupils singing and/or teacher training (training the voice, conducting choirs, studying the right repertoire). To extend the scope of the scheme, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is matching the National Education System’s contribution to the fund for supporting these voice-related projects. 

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Montpellier SupAgro (Higher Institute of Agronomy in Montpellier): UNESCO “World Food Systems” Chair Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

Flagship Project: The UNESCO Chair for “World Food Systems” seeks to facilitate collaborative work between French teachers and researchers and their international counterparts. The stress is on a multidisciplinary approach that brings together biotechnical and social sciences as part of an effort to promote sustainable farming and food systems. It aims simultaneously to:

  • Study – from a sustainable development perspective – the dynamics of food systems across the world and how they affect human beings and the environment.
  • Groom future scientists and policy makers through amaster’s degree from Montpellier SupAgro  in “Innovations and Policies for Sustainable Food”.
  • Share knowledge by organizing and leading conferences and debates between scientists, politicians, the business community, and the general public.
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Necker Children’s Hospital Art in the Community 2012

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation provides two-fold support to the hospital. First, it is funding the restoration of the monumental fresco painted in 1987 by American artist Keith Haring on the outside of the fire exit of a building in the Paris hospital. The size and originality of the fresco make it unique. Haring painted only ten or so murals during his short life and very few outdoor works. The work is to be restored as part of the project to restructure the hospital’s architecture and open it up to the city. It will become the totem of the revitalized hospital. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is also funding the hospital’s promotion of its arts and culture policy among patients, their families, and personnel.

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Nouveaux Commanditaires / The New Patrons Art in the Community 2012

Les “Nouveaux commanditaires” (The New Patrons) is a project that the Fondation de France has been delivering since the 1990s. People wrestling with issues of society and land development are given the chance to share their concerns with contemporary artists by commissioning works. The originality of the scheme lies in the intersection of three groups of participants who are supported by the public and private partners: artists, ordinary people who commission works, and cultural mediators approved by the Fondation de France. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding the scheme for a three-year period – 2012 to 2014. It has already funded:

  • A work by Mathieu Lehanneurin the Diaconesses Croix Saint Simon Hospital in Paris
  • A work by Laurent Pernotin Saint-Malo Hospital on the northern coast of France
  • A work by Matali Crassetat the Le Blé en Herbe School in Brittany in north-west France
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Nouveaux Commanditaires / The New Patrons Art in the Community 2012

Les “Nouveaux commanditaires” (The New Patrons) is a project that the Fondation de France has been delivering since the 1990s. People wrestling with issues of society and land development are given the chance to share their concerns with contemporary artists by commissioning works. The originality of the scheme lies in the intersection of three groups of participants who are supported by the public and private partners: artists, ordinary people who commission works, and cultural mediators approved by the Fondation de France. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding the scheme for a three-year period – 2012 to 2014. It has already funded:

  • A work by Mathieu Lehanneurin the Diaconesses Croix Saint Simon Hospital in Paris
  • A work by Laurent Pernotin Saint-Malo Hospital on the northern coast of France
  • A work by Matali Crassetat the Le Blé en Herbe School in Brittany in north-west France
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Objet de Production Art in the Community 2012

In partnership with the Ministry of Culture, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding anon-profit organization, Objet de Production, headed by the art critic and gallery owner Jérôme Poggi. Poggi is also a cultural mediator in the New Patrons scheme. Objet de Production is exploring the place of contemporary art in higher education. The objective is to produce a portal that will be a forum for sharing experience built up in France and worldwide.

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Orchestre à l’Ecole Art in the Community 2012

Orchestra at School is a scheme that turns a whole primary or middle-school class into an orchestra – generally for a period of 3 years. Orchestra becomes a subject in its own right. Orchestra at School necessarily becomes an official school project, approved by the local education authority. Over 800 classes have so far signed up to the Orchestra at School scheme. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundationis funding two new initiatives. One is for arrangement and the other is to bring together several orchestras in 1-week-long courses overseen by professional musicians.

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Paris Mozart Orchestra Art in the Community 2012

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation funds the Paris Mozart Orchestra (PMO), conducted by Claire Gibault who drew on her experience working with Italian conductor Claudio Abbadoin Bologna. The PMO nurses a twin ambition. First, to bring music to young people who have little chance to attend concerts and may not even know what a concert is. In this way, the PMO hopes to contribute to the fight against failure and inequality at school, to reveal excellent young musicians, and to put in place a modus operandi that rejuvenates musical institutions and emphasis certain values. The Foundation has committed to the PMO for 3 years (2012-2014).

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Planète Urgence - Opadel Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

The Foundation funds the economic development of the mountain community of Lamontagne in the municipality of Jacmel in southeast Haiti. It is doing so by building a cultural and training centre, known as CAFÉ. It hosts businesses that generate revenues (e.g. farming, services, arts and crafts, local retail), school classes, and training. The project incorporates post-launch follow-up and support for 12 months in order to ensure activities get off the ground and are financially viable.

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Planète Urgence - Opadel Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

The Foundation funds the economic development of the mountain community of Lamontagne in the municipality of Jacmel in southeast Haiti. It is doing so by building a cultural and training centre, known as CAFÉ. It hosts businesses that generate revenues (e.g. farming, services, arts and crafts, local retail), school classes, and training. The project incorporates post-launch follow-up and support for 12 months in order to ensure activities get off the ground and are financially viable.

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Restaurants du Cœur Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

Restaurants du Cœur is a non-profit association that feeds the needy through food baskets distribution, soup kitchens and by distributing food parcels. The Foundation support edits 2012-2013 winter campaign in Paris, funding 264,000 meals for 2,200 people over a period of 4 months. The Foundation also financed an employment and social inclusion project in the Parisian suburbs where socially excluded people made meal trays for Restaurants du Coeur’s 2012-2013 winter campaign.

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Montpellier SupAgro (Higher Institute of Agronomy in Montpellier): UNESCO “World Food Systems” Chair Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

Flagship Project: The UNESCO Chair for “World Food Systems” seeks to facilitate collaborative work between French teachers and researchers and their international counterparts. The stress is on a multidisciplinary approach that brings together biotechnical and social sciences as part of an effort to promote sustainable farming and food systems. It aims simultaneously to:

  • Study – from a sustainable development perspective – the dynamics of food systems across the world and how they affect human beings and the environment.
  • Groom future scientists and policy makers through amaster’s degree from Montpellier SupAgro  in “Innovations and Policies for Sustainable Food”.
  • Share knowledge by organizing and leading conferences and debates between scientists, politicians, the business community, and the general public.
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Unis Cité Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2012

Partnered by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, the non-profit association Unis Cité runs a nationwide project to prevent child obesity in working-class areas. Called the “Les Vitaminés”, it uses afternoon snack time as an opportunity to guide 6-11 year-olds and their parents towards a healthy diet and active lifestyle. In its first phase, funded by other partners, 32 civic service volunteers took part in a 6-month experimental project in four pilot towns: Niort, Mantes-la-Jolie, Valenciennes and Strasbourg. Encouraged by the pilot schemes’ positive results, the Foundation is backing the extension of the programme to more French towns and cities. 

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Ecole du Louvre Art in the Community 2011

The Ecole du Louvre teaches history of art and civilizations through the study of works themselves. It offers a syllabus comprising three levels of study, delivering a diploma for each one. It also prepares students for the national museum curator entrance exam. It also takes part in scientific research whose findings it disseminates through its third-level classes and the conferences it organizes. The Ecole du Louvre is now reforming its third-level degree course and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding the setting up of a permanent research unit (which involves recruiting teachers and researchers, paying visiting professors, offering PhD grants, publishing research, etc.).

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Ecole du Louvre Art in the Community 2011

The Ecole du Louvre teaches history of art and civilizations through the study of works themselves. It offers a syllabus comprising three levels of study, delivering a diploma for each one. It also prepares students for the national museum curator entrance exam. It also takes part in scientific research whose findings it disseminates through its third-level classes and the conferences it organizes. The Ecole du Louvre is now reforming its third-level degree course and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding the setting up of a permanent research unit (which involves recruiting teachers and researchers, paying visiting professors, offering PhD grants, publishing research, etc.).

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Ecole du Louvre Art in the Community 2011

The Ecole du Louvre teaches history of art and civilizations through the study of works themselves. It offers a syllabus comprising three levels of study, delivering a diploma for each one. It also prepares students for the national museum curator entrance exam. It also takes part in scientific research whose findings it disseminates through its third-level classes and the conferences it organizes. The Ecole du Louvre is now reforming its third-level degree course and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding the setting up of a permanent research unit (which involves recruiting teachers and researchers, paying visiting professors, offering PhD grants, publishing research, etc.).

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Fabrique Opéra Art in the Community 2011

The Fabrique Opéra (Opera Factory) was born in the French alpine city of Grenoble. The project is designed to introduce young people to the opera by rewarding their skills and involving them in an arts-related project. It harnesses the energy of pupils from high schools and vocational establishments to the staging of an opera and draws on their talents – e.g. in designing costumes, stage sets, make-up and hair-styles as well as in management, publicity and the use of new media. It is also a chance to bring together very different people (amateur and professional musicians, teachers, pupils, apprentices, school staff, technicians, instructors, etc.). And it is a way of proving that the diversity of people and skills is an irreplaceable asset. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding the replication of the scheme in three new cities in France.

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Fabrique Opéra Art in the Community 2011

The Fabrique Opéra (Opera Factory) was born in the French alpine city of Grenoble. The project is designed to introduce young people to the opera by rewarding their skills and involving them in an arts-related project. It harnesses the energy of pupils from high schools and vocational establishments to the staging of an opera and draws on their talents – e.g. in designing costumes, stage sets, make-up and hair-styles as well as in management, publicity and the use of new media. It is also a chance to bring together very different people (amateur and professional musicians, teachers, pupils, apprentices, school staff, technicians, instructors, etc.). And it is a way of proving that the diversity of people and skills is an irreplaceable asset. The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding the replication of the scheme in three new cities in France.

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Fundación SHE (Foundation for Science, Health, and Education) Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2011

Flagship project: Following the highly successful project in Colombia led by Dr. Fuster (president of the SHE Foundation) to raise children’s awareness of food and diets and in response to the issue of overweight and obesity in Spain, the SHE Foundation is undertaking a similar project. Funded by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and working in collaboration with autonomous governments of (Catalonia, Galicia, and Madrid), it is conducting an awareness campaign in primary and secondary schools. Called “Salud Integral!” (Whole Health, or SI! for short), it seeks to evaluate scientifically the impact of this innovative method of awareness-raising based on emotion, children’s dietary behaviour, and physical exercise. It may also seek to share and disseminate the method if shown to be effective. In parallel, 26 episodes of Sesame Street were broadcast on Spanish national TV as an entertaining way to sensitize children to the issues of diet and physical exercise.

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Fundación SHE (Foundation for Science, Health, and Education) Sustainable Food Systems and Diets 2011

Flagship project: Following the highly successful project in Colombia led by Dr. Fuster (president of the SHE Foundation) to raise children’s awareness of food and diets and in response to the issue of overweight and obesity in Spain, the SHE Foundation is undertaking a similar project. Funded by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and working in collaboration with autonomous governments of (Catalonia, Galicia, and Madrid), it is conducting an awareness campaign in primary and secondary schools. Called “Salud Integral!” (Whole Health, or SI! for short), it seeks to evaluate scientifically the impact of this innovative method of awareness-raising based on emotion, children’s dietary behaviour, and physical exercise. It may also seek to share and disseminate the method if shown to be effective. In parallel, 26 episodes of Sesame Street were broadcast on Spanish national TV as an entertaining way to sensitize children to the issues of diet and physical exercise.

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Association européenne pour la Culture juive (European Association for Jewish Culture) Art in the Community 2010

From 2011 to 2013, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding grants for professional artists from all over Europe. 

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Association européenne pour la Culture juive (European Association for Jewish Culture) Art in the Community 2010

From 2011 to 2013, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding grants for professional artists from all over Europe. 

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Association européenne pour la Culture juive (European Association for Jewish Culture) Art in the Community 2010

From 2011 to 2013, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is funding grants for professional artists from all over Europe. 

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