NEIGHBOURHOOD SHARES

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  Residents take over responsibility from the municipality for certain maintenance tasks for their neighbourhood Key Innovation Share responsibility for the maintenance tasks of a certain neighbourhood. The residents, members of a certain association (e.g. soccer team, dart players…) receive money from the municipality to complete some maintenance tasks. Problematic background and context Make people […]

MILIEUVRIENDELIJK TUINIEREN.NL

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environmental friendly gardening Key Innovation With help of information and tips in brochures and the website, people can use less or no herbicides at all to keep their garden healthy. The knowledge is very old, the way it is used and exchanged new: via a website and a forum. More people get access to the […]

LES JARDINS DE CERES, PALAISEAU, FRANCE

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Key Innovation  “Les Jardins de Cérès” is an association, a group of people who gather as consumers, which make a local farmer produce goods under the circumstances (organic farming) they wish. Therefore the whole produce is bought in advance in order to “motivate” the farmer and garantee his economical benefits. Problematic background and context Palaiseau […]

SENIOR CLUB

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The Senior Club is an initiative by and for elderly, which provides facilities that stimulate social contact between elderly. Key Innovation The Senior’s Club provides a space for making new social contacts and sharing experiences and memories. Problematic background and context Zandrijk is a new housing estate in Eindhoven, located on the former army air […]

LOAN GARDENS

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Public green becomes garden. Key Innovation Using public green as gardens. Enabling inhabitants to give the neighbourhood an own identity and enhance the social relationships between them. Problematic background and context Overvecht is a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Utrecht. It is an area where condos are in abundance, so if you look outside your window you […]

AQUARIUS, SOCIAL ELDERLY COMMUNITY OF AGE 55+

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A social community where about 45 elderly live together in separated houses, helping each other when needed, all voluntarily and without restrictions. Key Innovation Social activities to prevent loneliness. The low age limit set as a criteria to enter the community makes sure that the average age stays in the middle. The younger people can […]

MFG FAHRRAD GRUPPE/MFG CYCLE ASSOCIATION

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Group of people wich want to improve savety and comfort for the bicycle riding community. Key Innovation The group takes care of all interests bicycle riders have. Especially the communication to the city administration and the planning offices for public transport and traffic developement. Problematic background and context The city of Cologne is crowded, people […]

CICP

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Centre International de Culture Populaire Key Innovation The “CICP” is an association, which give to other associations the technical, logistical and material means to practise their activities. Problematic background and context The CICP was founded in 1976, period of the decolonisation, by the “CEDETIM” in order to enable associations working on international solidarity. They helped […]

PEDAGOGICAL SHOP

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Key Innovation A pedagogical shop, providing an alternative training system and promoting fair trade. Problematic background and context The project was founded (in 2001) and run by Marcel Finders and the association TEREM (“territoire et emploi”), created in 1992, whose plan was to create the opportunity for young people to go on exchange in Europe […]

BUCHTICKET/BOOK EXCHANGE

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Non profit book exchange marketplace in the internet Key Innovation To use, to read books without owning them. In comparison with a public library for example the users have no commitment to the library. Efficiant combination beetween reading tangible books and using information technology as internet. Problematic background and context The only read once book […]