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Vilnius - becoming the new sustainable transportation hub of Europe
City/Region : Vilnius , Lithuania

Our transformative action is about changing mobility culture in the city. Vilnius seeks to move from car-centric city and become sustainable mobility hub, where the most convenient way to move around is by walking, cycling or public transport. It does not mean we want to worsen commuting conditions for cars, but our goal is to create equally good conditions for all mobility means and encourage people to choose alternative means of transport, which are more eco-friendly, better for your well-being and gives a pleasure of daily commute.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityPublic space
Pathways followed
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Support open data standards
Compost Production in the Seyhan Municipality
City/Region : Seyhan Municipality , Turkey

Seyhan Municipality aims to recycle farmers market and garden waste into compost and bring it back to soil as a useful and valuable organic fertilizer thanks to natural processes. With the compost production, it is aimed to promote both soil improvement and organic fertilizer use and recycling. By producing compost, Seyhan Municipality aims to evaluate organic wastes, improve the structure and aeration of soil, neutralize toxins, provide nutrients when plants need it, strengthen the plant by accelerating growth.It will been contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, climate change, enviromental pollution thanks to compost production.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changeLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
In My Backyard: participative citizenship for domestic farming and gardening
Organisation : Rio Neiva Environmental NGO , Portugal

In My Backyard is a pilot project for understanding the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers for home farming and gardening and exploring sustainable alternatives. It does so by actively engaging local citizens for collecting information, sensibilization and capacitation, through an innovative methodology that employs ethnographic, cultural and scientific characterization of domestic backyards and their caregivers. It is located in the Neiva river valley, in northern costal Portugal, a urban-rural transition area.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Support open data standards
Responsible Tourism In Reykjavík Iceland
Organisation : Iceland Tourism Cluster , Iceland

Companies participating in Responsible Tourism agree on a limited number of clear and simple measures of responsible tourism. The purpose of the incentive project is to maintain Iceland‘s status as an optimal future destination for tourists by supporting sustainability for future generations of the nation. Leaders from tourism companies have now signed a declaration on responsible tourism. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, is the project’s patron. 

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
É UM RESTAURANTE
Organisation : CRESCER Na Maior - Associação de intervenção comunitária , Portugal

É UM RESTAURANTE is a social business which main objective is to integrate in the labour market people who have experienced homelessness.

We have created a casual-fine-dining restaurant in the center of Lisbon, where the service is guaranteed by people who used to experience a homeless condition.

Beneficiaries are trained in social and technical skills and are integrated at an on-the-job training in the Restaurant for a 6-month period. After that the trainees do an internship at one of our partners' restaurants, so a new group of trainees can integrate the restaurant.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Create and close local value chains
Every drop counts! Less plastic shines!
City/Region : Municipality of Barreiro , Portugal

Our idea is to encourage people to drink tap water using reusable bottles and to refill them from sustainable refill stations, for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable city, promoting the image of the city and its actions and also the renovation of these important facilities making them more attractive in urban terms as well.

The goal is the installation of these facilities in strategic places outdoors encouraging tap water consumption and to contribute to reduce the number of plastic bottles by increasing confidence in tap water and improving and facilitating its access.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
PaThOS - Participatory Think tank On Sustainable cities
Organisation : Associazione LAQUP (Turin) , Italy

The action is the beta phase of a virtual/physical space gathering organisations/professionals from various fields (social innovation, town planning, arts, communication, landscape architecture, education&training...) sharing an interest in a more sustainable city and taking action in favour of a better life quality for local communities. PaThoS (CLIPS in Italian: Casa Laboratorio di Idee e Partecipazione sulla città Sostenibile) is a centre that promotes a participatory culture on a sustainable urban environment. The beta phase (6 months) would be the set up of a web portal as a starting point for the set up of a physical centre in Turin.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityClimate change
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
RUTA SIETE ULPGC
Organisation : SOY MAMUT , Spain

RUTA SIETE ULPGC is a social innovation program. Its main event is an annual.

Transforming Journey in which 45 university students travel around the Canary Islands for 35 days, living experience of change, training, and volunteering while collaborating locally on performing actions of environmental, social, and cultural nature.

 This program connects young talent with the world's problems from proactivity and personal responsibility through local volunteer action and a global reflection from the experiences. It trains participants in real professional skills, sustainability, and self-development. Consequently, it improves their employability and ability to influence the environment, strengthening Positive Footprint ecosystems.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
Red and yellow connecting green and blue - Bicycle boulevard Črnomerec
City/Region : City of Zagreb , Croatia

Stream reclamation
Smaller watercourses, like Črnomerec stream, are important for 3 reasons:
- hydraulic risk - connect the hydraulic system of the mountain to the course of the river by limiting the intubated sections, reopening stream course as much as possible and creating areas that can accommodate temporary flooding;
- ecological connection - penetrate the dense urban fabric with an ecological continuity useful to the percolation of biodiversity;
- public space - making walking and cycling enjoyable activities, thus protecting cyclists and pedestrians from air pollution. Črnomerec stream used as a case study to demonstrate possible actions on other streams 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Support open data standards
The Black and Green Ambassadors for Bristol Programme
Organisation : Bristol Green Capital Partnership , United Kingdom

Through the training and mentoring of a new generation of leaders, representative of Bristol’s diverse Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, this programme will further empower BAME leadership and strengthen voice and participation of diverse communities on issues of environment, climate and social justice. Ambassadors will gather the evidence needed to advocate for transformative change, co-create tangible solutions and develop new projects that will enable bold and inclusive action towards a sustainable Bristol. They will build links between diverse communities, businesses, institutions and decision making forums - enabling mutual learning and opening spaces for constructive challenge to achieve more inclusive practices and so systemic city-wide change.

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceClimate changeSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
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