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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


A provider of housing for the young. Key Innovation Oranssi ry renovates houses for the young people with the help of the young people themselves. Problematic background and context Oranssi emerged in Helsinki during a deep recession about ten years ago. Rents (and deposits) in the city were and remain very high, and there is […]


Buildings made from natural and recycled materials and powered by renewable sources. Key Innovation An Earthship is a passive solar building with thermal mass. It is made from natural and recycled materials, including earth-rammed tyres and aluminium cans. It is powered by renewable energy, such as wind, water and solar power, catches its own water […]


Employment Through Recycling Key Innovation Provides work to unemployed, disabled and immigrants by extending the life-time of consumer products, inventing new ways of recycling and improving recycling around Helsinki. Problematic background and context The association was founded by a group of unemployed people in Vuosaari, a multicultural area of the city. At the time, unemployment […]


Creating a club for young people Key Innovation A group of people creating a club together in co-operation with its forthcoming users. Problematic background and context Kallio is an old city district of Helsinki that has usually had places with cheap beer and a lot of unemployed middle-aged people. It is an old labor area […]


a greenhouse and exhibition centre in the city centre Key Innovation A greenhouse and garden in the city centre that serves as a forum for environmental art and design exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. Problematic background and context The cultural greenhouse project began in the year 2000 when Helsinki was one of Europe’s Cultural Capitals. One […]