Volunteering, a successful collaborative platform

POC Volunteering Local Bank& Imaginarius Participa Volunteering, a successful collaborative platform  Volunteering, solidarity and active participation are deep-rooted in the identity of Santa Maria da Feira’s people. In 2005, the Municipality created an intergenerational Volunteering Local Bank and in 2013, under Imaginarius – International Festival of Street Theatre – was born “Imaginarius Participa”, a cultural volunteering Read more about Volunteering, a successful collaborative platform[…]

A digital social fablab

POC La Fabrique Numérique de Gonesse A digital social fablab ‘La Fabrique de Gonesse’ is the first project of the Roissy Pays de France Agglomerations’ digital strategy. Launched in 2015, the programme uses digital technologies, mass communication, digital fabrication, repairing, networking and project management as empowerment tools for tackling the problem of school dropouts, especially in Read more about A digital social fablab[…]

Playful paradigm

POC Playful Paradigme, Udine- IT Playful paradigm “Making the healthy choice the enjoyable choice”is the project’s inspiring place-making principle. Playful activities and games promote social inclusion, remove disparities, overcome barriers and build bridges between people, generations and places, thus advocating more easily for change and innovation. Playing and participating The City of Udine in Italy meets head-on Read more about Playful paradigm[…]

One access card for all city services

POC Card4all, Gijón- ES One access card for all city services Every day, citizens, tourists and enterprises access a range of city services and resources and, in some cases, pay for them. Meanwhile, city councils develop policies to boost healthy habits and social behaviours that improve life quality. Gijon’s City Council in Spain fulfils both these actions Read more about One access card for all city services[…]

Urban Living Room

POC Urban Living Room Urban Living Room Living together in a public space An open-air kitchen, living room or bedroom, set up in the middle of a public place, encourage people to take break, talk to unknown people that might be living in the same city and even start a conversation about this public space they Read more about Urban Living Room[…]

Brokering between the citizens and the city

POC Neighbourhood Manager, Ghent- BE Brokering between the citizens and the city “Citizens starting a community garden are expected to match administrative requirements and complete all paperwork related to spaces receiving public, this is too much on their shoulders”comments Wendy De Man, a member of Ghent’s city administration. Wendy is one of the “Neighbourhood Managers” in charge of establishing Read more about Brokering between the citizens and the city[…]