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    NEIGHBOURHOOD SHARES

    April 2013

      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 […]

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    MILIEUVRIENDELIJK TUINIEREN.NL

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    LES JARDINS DE CERES, PALAISEAU, FRANCE

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    SENIOR CLUB

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    LOAN GARDENS

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    AQUARIUS, SOCIAL ELDERLY COMMUNITY OF AGE 55+

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    MFG FAHRRAD GRUPPE/MFG CYCLE ASSOCIATION

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    CICP

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    PEDAGOGICAL SHOP

    April 2013

    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 […]

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    BUCHTICKET/BOOK EXCHANGE

    April 2013

    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 […]

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MINILASTEAED. MINI KINDERGARDEN

“NUBLU” mini kindergarten and day nusery. Key Innovation Nublu is a first case in Estonia where it is done from the private interest and officially. Problematic background and context The private ”NUBLU” kindergarden is located in Harku district, at Tabasalu, Sarapuu street, 66. The kindergarden is mostly surrounded by private and some flat houses. Tabasalu […]

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OMAABI (SELF-HELP COMMUNITY)

Self Help Community is an organisation which consists of group of elderly retired people. Key Innovation To provide selfsustainable community which enables to support each other, to spend time together, gives possibilities earn extra to their income and dine out with friendly prices. Problematic background and context The life in Estonia is not developed so […]

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SLOW FOOD IN POLAND

Searching and choosing organic and processed food to distribute under one brand. Problematic background and context Consumer awareness of product quality is growing. The strong target group in Warsaw, with its refined world-view, attaches importance to traditional taste, and finding little time for arranging meals chooses restaurants offering regional cuisine. It also often will buy […]

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ECO VILLAGE

Revitalising the community of Zawoja Przys∏op on the „ Amber Trail” Key Innovation The Przysłop centre provides support for nature education looking after the land, renewable energy and other activities. Problematic background and context The “Model Eco-Friendly Hamlet” project, carried out by the Equality Association of the Przys∏op Association for Sustainable Development in co-operation with […]

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COMENIUS KINDERGARDENS

Enabling pre school education in the poor rural areas where there are no kindergardens Key Innovation Educating children 3-5 years old from rural areas of high unemployment, by creating small kindergardens, which then become centers of local initiatives. Problematic background and context The “When There’s No Preschool” programme is carried out in the countryside, where […]

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“EXCHANGE CORNER” IN RADIO KRAKOW

Radio program that enables to exchange used things between the listeners. Key Innovation “Exchange corner” is a radio program that enables to get rid of used or unneeded stuff or to exchange them to the things or services one needs. Problematic background and context For 15 years now there has been an exchange programme at […]

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SENIOR CLUB

Retired people giving helping-hand to old, sick or disabled pensioners. 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 base “Welschap”. As many new housing estates, it suffers […]

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“ALFRED” FOOD AND DRINKS DELIVERY

Delivery of mineral water and food from the Strug Valley to the individual customers in the cities Key Innovation Enabling farmers from the Strug Valley to sell their organic products by organizing a delivery network to individual customers in the cities. Problematic background and context The Strug Valley is a microregion containing 4 communes, around […]

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THE SHEEP PROJECT

Reviving the sheep breeding in Poland Problematic background and context The initiator of this idea is Roman Kluska, a well-known Polish businessman whose permanent address is in Nowy Sacz. The Nowy Sacz region is quite mountainous, with the highest unemployment rate in the Malopolska province, of which the village residents have an 80% share. This […]

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BRACKA STREET FESTIVAL

Once a year the owners of the shops leave them open a few hours longer. Key Innovation An annual street festival promoting shops, restaurants, galleries and integrating inhabitants of the Bracka street. Problematic background and context Bracka and Golebia are small streets located in the centre of Cracow. The owners of the majority of the […]

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ÖKOSAHVER (ECO-PANTRY)

manufacturing and selling the organic agriculture products Key Innovation The idea of the movement is to support ecologically pure and healthy lifestyle, which balances human and its surroundings. Problematic background and context The organized organic farming movement in Estonia is very young. It started with the establishment of the “Estonian Bio-dynamic Association” already in 1989 […]

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MÖÖBLIKOM (FURNITURE RE-DESIGNING STUDIO)

recycling of the old furniture Problematic background and context In the moving process from one place to an othere, or in the process of repairing the flats, people don’t find use for their old furniture, but it might be still usable for others. The aims of the project are also environmentalism and a wish to […]