Becoming a Warrior Without Weapons

Warrior Without Weapons (1) is a 32-days leadership immersion for social entrepreneurs to enhance their ability to positively impact communities – a program created by Instituto Elos (2), a Brazilian institute focused on community building through bottom-up and collaborative approaches to placemaking. Every year around 40-60 participants from all over the world are selected to […]

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The Scottish Government’s response to the report of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

    The Scottish Expert Advisory Panel conceived in April 2017, has surely contributed to accumulate food for thought around new issues concerning the Collaborative Economy. The Scottish Government issued its response to the Panel’s report in July 2018. The purposive character of the said Panel was to provide advice and technical expertise to the […]

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Youth & Cultural Heritage – the pioneering projects of IBC Emilia Romagna

The Institute for Cultural Heritage – Istituto per i beni artistici, culturali e naturali (IBC) – of the Emilia Romagna Region, founded in 1974, operates as an advising body for the regional government and local authorities in policy making related to cultural heritage. It promotes projects in the field of architectural and environmental heritage, museums, […]

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Italian Municipalities gathered to rethink the civic participation and urban commons

Today, cities are increasingly becoming the place where to experiment civic participation and the dialogue between administrators and local authorities, and the urban community. The effort of Italian Municipalities in engaging citizens has a long history enhanced by the participation to EU Programs like Urbact, Urban, and Innovative Actions. For these reasons the National Association […]

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Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU (SRIP) Report

Last February, European Commission has published a new paper, the Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU (SRIP) Report that follows up how Europe could harness dynamic innovation to ensure more robust economies and inclusive, sustainable societies. Based on indicator-based macroeconomic analysis and deep analytical research on important policy topics, the Report analyses Europe’s […]

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Towards Community Welfare – The economic issue in the public-private partnership

Urbinclusion Local Support Group. Towards the community welfare. The economic question in the public-private partnership: regulation, responsibility, governance. A workshop of the Local Support Group of the Urbact Network Urbinclusion takes place today, Tuesday 10 July 2018, from 3.30 to 6.00 pm. The workshop will be held at Corso Castelfidardo 30 in Turin. Institutional greetings […]

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FEDERCASALAB – a call for ideas

FedercasaLAB recently launched a call for ideas in the context of a broader and innovative process on housing strategies: “Public houses at the time of urban regeneration“.  The call aims at investigating the connection between public housing-based neighborhoods and urban regeneration processes. The deadline to send proposals is set on July, 12; the proposals will […]

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A week contributing to the co-governance of Dutch cities

  From Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 June Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam Metropolitan Area) will host the We Make The City Festival. Five days celebrating the urban living by collectively debate the challenge of making better cities. This huge event will erupt in the streets of Amsterdam with 30 urban talks, 50 workshops, 30 city expeditions, […]

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What future for cooperation in scientific research under the new GDPR?

Few weeks ago the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)[i] entered into force. Apart from introducing new guarantees for privacy and data protection, the Regulation also affects the sharing of research data among researchers (see, for example, the case of health and medical data).[ii] In a scientific and academic environment which tends to encourage cooperation […]

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The City, the Commons, the Flower

di Miguel Martinez   Today June 7th, a small event, highly symbolic however for all of Europe’s historic centres being turned into Disneylands for tourism, will take place in Florence, when the children of the Oltrarno district will plant forty rhizomes of iris about one hundred metres from the Brancacci Chapel, where Masaccio unwittingly unleashed […]

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