• ITSSOIN_WP Sustainable cities_V2

    Social innovation is also a ‘process’ worth researching

    July 2015

    On the 8 July, we were at the out centered French Business School ESSEC talking about Social innovation and civic engagement. More precisely, the aim of the Mid-Term Conference of the FP7-funded project ITSSOIN , which we attended, was to present intermediary results on the way it was seeking to investigating the impact of the […]

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  • Diapositive1

    Home after an intense City festival… Full of new energy!

    May 2015

    The first ever URBACT City Festival in Riga is over! These have been three « professionally, emotionally and physically intense » days as one of the participants reported during the final session, called reflexively «Urban Futures »… The first element that stroke me when arriving was the layout and the colours of the whole festival: big purple balloons, […]

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  • Diapositive1

    Killing the powerpoint and the keynote!

    May 2015

    What will you bring home from the URBACT City Festival in Riga? was the question asked by the moderator Sally Kneeshaw at the final panel of participants representing various levels of local, national and EU governance. Typical question where you expect non less typical answers such as “I was so inspired by…” or “I could […]

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  • pluie

    Civil servants collaborating with citizens

    April 2015

    Back from the 4th Informed Cities Forum in Rotterdam “…we are ‘free range civil servants’…” says Anne de Feijter from the city of Amersfoort. “…I consider myself a ‘street soldier’…” adds Niels Hoogwerf from the city of Rotterdam. What both mean with these statements is that they do their job outside, on the ground, in […]

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  • DSC_0299

    Last Workstream Exchange 28/10/2014

    November 2014

    The last working meeting of our took place in Brussels, on 28 October 214. It was the occasion to discuss and exchange on the findings of our study and to deepen the analysis that would serve as the basis for our final thematic report. More than anything else, we sought to put ourselves in cities’ […]

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  • P1040421

    Sharing the first results of the capitalisation process in a fun and relaxed atmosphere !

    October 2014

    We presented the first results of our case study in Amersfoort at the Sharing Event organised by the URBACT Secretariat, on the evening of the 8 October 2014 !The event took place in the former wine cellar, now host to an organic market, to start ups, social economy experimentation and various types of events  (including […]

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  • Admin Gdansk

    Visiting Gdansk for one of our case studies – a city for happy and positive people

    October 2014

    Last week, we went to visit Gdansk, the city being one of our case studies. The other visited city being Amersfoort in the Netherlands. We were lucky to have had a very rich and complementary agenda prepared by our contact on the site, Piotr Wołkowiński. In the end, over two days, we had the chance […]

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  • Window chat sessions

    We successfully carried out our chat sessions in September and October!

    October 2014

    Around 30 experts and urban practitioners have met in September and October in order to exchange on experience they have faced or observed for the promotion of social innovation in cities. Through five online chat sessions, we have shared on levers and hurdles, internal and external obstacles, as well as solutions observed, on the basis […]

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    Tribune article published!

    October 2014

    Our article “Social innovation, what’s behind the city scene?” has just been published in the  the URBACT Autumn tribune: http://urbact.eu/sites/default/files/the_tribune_2014_02.pdf Do not hesitate to spread it around !

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  • IMG_2415

    First Workstream Exchange 03/07/2014

    July 2014

       On 3 July 2014, by a sunny Thursday, we hosted our first meeting. “Workstream Exchange” is the name we gave to our meetings where experts and urban practitioners meet and transfer knowledge to each other – and to us – in order to feed into our study.         In particular, on that day, […]

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Meetings

ITSSOIN_WP Sustainable cities_V2
Jul
17

Social innovation is also a ‘process’ worth researching

On the 8 July, we were at the out centered French Business School ESSEC talking about Social innovation and civic engagement. More precisely, the aim of the Mid-Term Conference of the FP7-funded project ITSSOIN , which we attended, was to present intermediary results on the way it was seeking to investigating the impact of the […]

Diapositive1
May
9

Home after an intense City festival… Full of new energy!

The first ever URBACT City Festival in Riga is over! These have been three « professionally, emotionally and physically intense » days as one of the participants reported during the final session, called reflexively «Urban Futures »… The first element that stroke me when arriving was the layout and the colours of the whole festival: big purple balloons, […]

Diapositive1
May
9

Killing the powerpoint and the keynote!

What will you bring home from the URBACT City Festival in Riga? was the question asked by the moderator Sally Kneeshaw at the final panel of participants representing various levels of local, national and EU governance. Typical question where you expect non less typical answers such as “I was so inspired by…” or “I could […]

pluie
Apr
2

Civil servants collaborating with citizens

Back from the 4th Informed Cities Forum in Rotterdam “…we are ‘free range civil servants’…” says Anne de Feijter from the city of Amersfoort. “…I consider myself a ‘street soldier’…” adds Niels Hoogwerf from the city of Rotterdam. What both mean with these statements is that they do their job outside, on the ground, in […]

DSC_0299
Nov
5

Last Workstream Exchange 28/10/2014

The last working meeting of our took place in Brussels, on 28 October 214. It was the occasion to discuss and exchange on the findings of our study and to deepen the analysis that would serve as the basis for our final thematic report. More than anything else, we sought to put ourselves in cities’ […]

P1040421
Oct
14

Sharing the first results of the capitalisation process in a fun and relaxed atmosphere !

We presented the first results of our case study in Amersfoort at the Sharing Event organised by the URBACT Secretariat, on the evening of the 8 October 2014 !The event took place in the former wine cellar, now host to an organic market, to start ups, social economy experimentation and various types of events  (including […]

IMG_2415
Jul
24

First Workstream Exchange 03/07/2014

   On 3 July 2014, by a sunny Thursday, we hosted our first meeting. “Workstream Exchange” is the name we gave to our meetings where experts and urban practitioners meet and transfer knowledge to each other – and to us – in order to feed into our study.         In particular, on that day, […]

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