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The Gendered Landscape - Challenging power in European cities
City/Region : Umeå , Sweden

What does a bus station, a park or a tunnel say about equality and gender issues? The Gendered Landscape allows visitors to travel through the city of Umeå, a municipality that has worked broadly with issues of gender equality for a long time. The method exemplifies successful changes and landmarks in the city and illuminates remaining issues and challenges in relation to the goals for gender equality. The purpose is also to underline the importance of gender in society and to try to show some results of long term work within Umeå municipality.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityPublic space
HousingSocial 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
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Mitigation to Climate Change (Mobility)
City/Region : Donostia / San Sebastián City Council , Spain

San Sebastián is a medium-sized city with more than 186,000 inhabitants. It is a tertiary, tourist city, eminently commercial, with strong emphasis on services and congresses. In recent years, San Sebastián has moved into a leading position among European cities, largely because of its commitment to science, technology, sustainable development and culture. Its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2016 confirms this pledge.

For the last 25 years, the city has been enforcing a strong integrated mobility policy in favour of pedestrians, bicycles and public transport. This includes promoting active modes of transport, including the introduction of innovative measures, as well as integrated strategies to increase the number of people walking, cycling and using public transport, while simultaneously reducing the use of cars. The city has also worked to create more people-friendly spaces. These measures have a significant impact on the policy fields of energy, transport, and environmental sustainability. By reducing on-street parking and returning public space to the people, the city is an even more attractive place to be.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceLocal 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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Open Air Theatre of Tirana (Amphitheatre)
City/Region : Tirana , Albania

The Open air Theatre is located within the lungs of the city, in the Grand Lake of Tirana. 400 Artists performed during its opening event in 2018, in turn transforming this public space into one of the most important socio-cultural engines of the city.

Build in 1973, concepted from the first Albanian woman architect Valentina Pistoli in 1957, it was left to deteriorate after the 90s. The old amphitheatre was restored, and so were the memories of citizens. “We don't just make infrastructure, bricks, concrete, lighting, we actually build a stage for memories in this city,” says Mayor Erion Veliaj.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Future City Malchin - Vision 2030+
Organisation : KMGNE+Projekthof Karnitz / Future City Malchin , Germany

In 2015 the German city Malchin began a transformative action initiating a co-creative process of making Malchin ready for the future. Connecting diverse members of society, the regional administration, citizens of the city and neighbouring rural areas and external experts, the "Future City Malchin" is taking action to re-imagine and re-design its infrastructure, energy systems, education and democratic participation practices in order to address the present and future challenge of a globally changing world. In developing stories from the future, Malchin, with its Vision 2030+, is at the forefront of the "Grand Transformation" (WBGU). With 20 years of transformational expertise, Projekthof Karnitz e.V. and KMGNE function as a mediator, advising the city about its process

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
HousingSocial 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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Human Power Hub
City/Region : Câmara Municipal de Braga , Portugal

The Human Power Hub (HPH) consists of a space for training, co-creation and experimentation that generates social innovation. It promotes the construction of a social innovation ecosystem, and as such is an Integrated Social Innovation Center.

The creation of HPH is based on the theoretical assumptions "Community Sense", "Public Procurement / Social Procurement", "Transitional Arena", "Impact Measurement" and "Blended Impact", making it an entrepreneurial, the context of social innovation, structuring, development and implementation of strategies. HPH takes on three challenges: realizing the potential of social innovation; monitoring and evaluating social investment impact; and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
Mannheim Auf Klimakurs (Mannheim on a climate-friendly course)
City/Region : City of Mannheim , Germany

The City of Mannheim is committing itself to greater climate protection under the slogan and campaign MANNHEIM AUF KLIMAKURS (Mannheim on a climate-friendly course). Mannheim wants to strategically bundle energy and political climate protection measures and make them much more visible. The campaign consists of four spheres of activities. Mannheim is focusing on its own effect as a role model (Role Model City), sustainable district development (Sustainable District), strengthening climate protection awareness and commitment (Local Commitment), as well as focusing on the dedication of companies to sustainable economic activity (Active Businesses). With this citywide campaign, Mannheim is able to reach all the local stakeholders.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
We accelerate Berlin’s transition towards becoming a Circular City
Organisation : Circular City - Zirkuläre Stadt e.V. , Germany

We are reshaping Berlin’s metabolism by applying circular principles in the fields of strategy & urban planning, product & material design, food & biomass, and textile & fashion. Having a strong focus on community, we offer platforms for engagement and knowledge exchange and support local actors through collaboration.

Agendas addressed
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Support open data standards
Gröna Biblioteket (Green Library)
Organisation : Växtvärket Malmö Ideella , Sweden

The transformation towards a sustainable city has to be bottom-up as much as top down and spaces for transformative learning and experiencing to accelerate this transition are necessary. Gröna Biblioteket (The green library) is a project that brings sustainable solutions to the library, a place people already know and visit. Sustainability literacy skills are spread through workshops, activities, prototypes and collaborations taking place at the library. The project aims to foster and create low-carbon, sufficient communities that collaborate in different ways to make the transformation accessible to a broader peer group, which is essential for a just transition.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceClimate change
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Urumea Riverside; Nearly zero emissions district: branding in sustainability
Organisation : Fomento San Sebastián , Spain

The European REPLICATE project aims to develop and validate a sustainable city business model in the lighthouse cities (pilot) of San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol, to improve the transition process towards a SmartCity in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and ICTs/Infrastructures, accelerating the deployment of innovative technologies, increasing the quality of life of the citizens, and influencing the replication process.  In the case of San Sebastián, Urumea Riverside has been selected to be turned into a smart district with nearly zero emissions and is set to become a sustainability brand.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Social 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
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
Circular Economy Club (CEC) "European Cities" Chapter During Local Sessions
Organisation : Circular Economy Club , United Kingdom

Circular Economy Club (CEC) is the international network of circular economy professionals. With CEC local chapters in 240 cities worldwide, 82 of which are in Europe (e.g.: Berlin, Helsinki, Madrid, Prague, Sofia, Torino, etc). CEC organizers gather local communities to implement circularity and run global initiatives such as the Circular Economy Mapping Week 2018, resulting in the largest open-source database of +3,000 initiatives. And the annual and decentralized event: Circular Cities Week (CCW) happening in more than 40 European cities where professionals identify circular opportunities and will both urge and support their Mayors to issue local circular strategies.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Decarbonisation
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • 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
The Transformation of Tirana's New Bazaar
City/Region : Municipality of Tirana , Albania

The old Bazaar represented one of Tirana's most iconic symbols of traditional urban life. The area housed some 15 cultural heritage sites protected by law, which were hidden under rundown facades. The space itself contained obsolete infrastructure and generally unappealing commercial spaces.

The New Bazar has been transformed into a pedestrian area, a lively shopping district, an eating and night-life space and a perfect tourist destination, through joint cooperation between private businesses and the Municipality. The New Bazaar's ambitious project saw some $5.5 million of investments from foreign grants and Tirana Municipality's budgets, while private investment by private businesses exceeded $4 million.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
Together, acting sustainably, innovatively, holistically and courageously to future-proof our city
City/Region : City of Geestland , Germany

Geestland does not just work on one of the ten agendas of the Basque Declaration, but instead takes a more holistic approach. Since 2005, this has been a continuous process that can be seen across all the work of the municipality and not just in individual projects.

First and foremost cooperation with all partners (citizens, politicians, other Authorities and Institutions, Companies) of the City is the most important thing. The city is desgined together with its citizens to ensure its sustainability. The local people are the biggest asset to acheive something.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
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
Project Activating County Towns (Project ACT)
City/Region : Cork County , Ireland

Project ACT is a series of measures by Cork County Council designed to give confidence to business, retail and communitiy sectors through prioritised and targeted funding in the 23 main towns in the County. The Project creates multi-sectoral teams with a targeted focus on rebuilding the economy and community life in each town.

The Project involves the participation of multiple stakeholders such as elected members, Council staff, business, community and tourism interests, An Garada Siochana (Police) and representatives of the Cork County Older Persons Council.

Agendas addressed
Climate changePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
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
  • 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
Lousada: Integrated Education for Sustainability
AWARD
City/Region : Municipality of Lousada , Portugal

Lousada is implementing an innovative way of educating for sustainability. Environmental education is being informally embedded in many different actions across the whole society, so that good environmental practices become natural and needed, without necessarily titling initiatives as ‘green propaganda’.

We are working with schools, private businesses and land owners, cultural groups, sports teams, parishes, the elderly, and many other groups to transform the socio-cultural and economic paradigm in this markedly rural community. We are inspiring and supporting alternative ways of creating conservation areas and job opportunities, engaging the community in doing so while taking care of their natural resources.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social 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
  • 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
  • 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
Rural transformation process - Welcome Region Northern Emsvalley
City/Region : Northern Emsvalley/Nördliches Emstal , Germany

The Welcome Region Northern Emsvalley welcomes people from all over the world, refugees, migrant workers, but also migrants within Germany, who want to live and work in the region. In a social transformation process, responsible mayors, the emsländischer Heimatbund association and actors of civil society have initiated systemic and structural changes in four fields of action: politics/administration, art/culture, economy/work, civil society/participation/digitalisation. In these fields projects and processes are developed and implemented in six areas relevant to social inclusion: legal issues, e.g. the right to work and housing, language, labour market integration, families, social cohesion, public relations and methods necessary for transformation.

Agendas addressed
Social 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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Valencia City Geoportal and City Dashboard “valencia al minut” (i.e. “valencia in a minute”).
City/Region : Valencia City Council , Spain

Valencia, in line with its Smart city strategy, has opened its Geographical Information System (GIS) to citizens through an online portal: http://geoportal.valencia.es. Moreover, a new City Dashboard http://www.valencia.es/valenciaalminut ( “Valencia to the minute”) displays key city information(e.g. mobility, air quality, social, city agenda & news) with real time data, integrating the geoportal information with a visual map component.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • 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
Lanongizan: Promoting inclusive communities from healthy and organic food
Organisation : Fundación lantegi Batuak , Spain

The Transformative Action consists of the development of an agro industrial system of organic products processing that:

-Creates job opportunities in a healthy environment and in contact with nature for disabled people, notably mentally disabled people.

-Contributes to the creation of a social covenant based on principles of justice and equality that helps the economical sustainability of already existing horticultural organic farms.

-Incentivizes the incorporation of new farms in a model changing environment that leads to new organic and sustainable agricultural production.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Coding Academy in Fundão
City/Region : Municipality of Fundão , Portugal

The Transformative Action of Fundão is about reprogramming lives by learning coding. The action relates to the need for knoweldge of how to read and write code - a skill that can be as important as knowing how to speak English. Fundão has developed a Coding Academy. The objective of the project is to innovate by tackling challenges of unemployment with more skills and more competitiveness. An innovative approach has been implemented, consisting of bootcamps, with a duration of 14 weeks, 650 hours. At the end of the bootcamp there is a guaranteed 100% employment rate for participants after three months.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Citizens' of Ankara: Re-assemble!
Organisation : Ankara/The Citizens' Assembly of Ankara , Turkey

The transformative action is about creating a metropolitan level participatory mechanism, namely "the Citizens' Assembly of Ankara," through upscaling existing participatory mechanisms in the capital city of Ankara, bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders and community organizations and using innovative facilitation techniques to tackle problems of sustainable urbanization. The innovative facilitation techniques involved made it possible to define and enact sound local sustainable development policies in the democratically elected local councils and created a solidarity network to implement them. Currently, the participatory mechanism established here is the most widespread and effective participatory practice in Turkey.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater 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
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Towards an Exemplary Participatory Local Democracy; Nilüfer Citizen’s “Republic"
AWARD
City/Region : Nilüfer , Turkey

Nilüfer’s advance towards an exemplary and participatory local government has progressed in three mutually supporting actions: The establishment of “Nilüfer Neighborhood Committees-NC”; the establishment of the "Nilüfer Innovation Center-NIC”; and, the founding of the "Nilüfer Energy Cooperative-EC". These three endeavors represent Transformative Actions that aim to secure a "livable and inclusive" city, which has been the highest singular vision of the municipality. NCs act as the foundation stone of grassroot, citizen democracy and decision making; NIC as the organisational hub of social innovation; and, EC as the harbinger of the future energy democracy based on local, renewable energy.         

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employmentDecarbonisationClimate change
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • 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
Cork City - “Healthy Heart” of the Cork Region
City/Region : Cork City , Ireland

Cork City Centre is the Healthy Heart of Cork. Its well being is essential to the wider region. In the post economic crash period, the city’s approach to urban revitalisation lagged behind its European counterparts. Recognising this, a comprehensive study was carried out in 2014 to kick-start transformative actions to revitalise the City Centre in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders. The Cork City Centre “Healthy Heart” Strategy has established partnerships and collaboration to drive a wide range of actions to improve the quality of the city centre for all.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Cultural Adaptations: using creativity to transform our cities for an adapted, sustainable future
Organisation : Creative Carbon Scotland / Glasgow , United Kingdom

Climate change impacts will change our cities and our culture. Cultural Adaptations is a highly innovative project with partners in four EU city-regions, exploring creativity in urban adaptation. Combining research, practice and policy through a series of activities, collaborations and digital resource development, the project is creating free-to-use toolkits to guide creative, socially transformative adaptation for city-regions across Europe. 

Partnerships of municipalities and cultural organisations embed artists directly in adaptation processes, exploring how creative approaches can create more effective solutions to climate change challenges,  and how adapting cities’ cultural SMEs can connect community and regional-level adaptation within existing strategies.

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceClimate changePublic space
HousingLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
100ideasZGZ: Towards a "zero ideas wasted" city
City/Region : Zaragoza City Hall , Spain

“100ideasZGZ” is the civic innovation programme aiming to connect bottom-up ideas with the city itself. As a whole, the programme represents “a zero waste of ideas paradigm”, in which good ideas are identified, filtered, evolved through crowd-wisdom, and are then transformed into real pilots whose impact is disseminated back to the community through the power of artistic representation of urban data. This in turn fosters a cultural shift in citizens towards city making. “100IdeasZGZ” connects bottom-up ideas from civic communities with the technical skills of local geeks. An essential part of 100IdeasZGZ is “CrowdfundingZGZ”, which allows the funding of projects at the prototype stage.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityPublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Make sustainabilty actions local and integral
City/Region : Winterswijk , Netherlands

The Winterswijk transformation approach consists of making changes in the field of sustainability locally and integrally. In this form, we highlight the ''voucher campaign'' from 2020 and 2021 and the ''Heat Photo campaign'' conducted by the municipality. We also look at a LED lamp campaign for people with a limited budget. These actions have led to a lot of CO2 reduction. Finally, we discuss our work to reduce the amount of residual waste.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate changeHousing
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • 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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
BERANGO LAB
Organisation : GIZARTEKA ELKARTEA , Spain

Berango Lab is a project that seeks to strengthen the community and commercial network in its environment through social innovation. It is a project that offers different services (coworking center, advice, access assistance and support) to all people who want to develop a project, be it professional or personal, with the key to supporting the development of the community. In addition, we energize spaces and create opportunities to connect people from different disciplines and thus be able to create new shared projects.

Agendas addressed
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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
The “Ambassadors of Recovery” network
City/Region : City of Lille , France

As a project at the crossroads of economic and ecological considerations, the “Ambassadors of Recovery” network was created by the end of 2018. It is born just after the organisation of a “gratiferia” (free second hand market) during a participatory weekend entitled “Recovery and circular economy”, which took place from 23 to 24 November 2018. At the heart of the reflection was the willing of the City of Lille to get all the inhabitants involved in environmental public policies.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
High-Quality Living & Working Spaces Made From RECYCLED Shipping Containers
Organisation : AURTENETXEA CONTAINERS & ZABALA ARQUITECTOS , Spain

Aurtenetxea Containers together with Zabala Arquitectos architecture studio has initiated a new product project to create a living or working space from recycled shipping containers, to meet sustainability challenges, through increasing materials’ lifespan and having affordable prices to promote social innovation supporting inclusion. These living or working spaces are made out of standard shipping containers, they are more affordable than traditional buildings, and also meet safety, health and habitability requirements: structural stability, natural lighting, thermal insulation, efficient energy use, acoustic insulation, fire protection, user’s safety, anti-vandalism, customised high-quality finishing, and the use of low impact sustainable materials.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
Integrated customer-centric sustainable transport service for the elderly and disabled
City/Region : Gemeente Rotterdam , Netherlands

The aim of this tender is to establish a modified transport service for the elderly and physically disabled citizens of Rotterdam in a way that allows us to use a safe, reliable and pleasant transport service that supports the reason of the transport against a fair price for (SME) transport organisations.

Every year, there are 30.000 unique clients with a combined travel distance of €6 mln. kilometres. This tender is worth €31 million and revolves around the client. The sustainability of the transport service is improved through the use of electric transport. The project aslo seeks to tackle social isolation, as clients from various backgrounds can use the service.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilitySocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
SEE* H2O – A new vision about the water use
City/Region : Loures Municipality , Portugal

Loures is embracing a new vision when it comes to water: adding value to the resource during all urban cycle, betting on an active monitoring, sharing knowledge amongst the citizens and involving stakeholders and interested parts.

This mind set results in a panoply of guidelines: Water Lines Recovery Strategic Plan, Hydrographic Network Monitoring Plan, Municipal Strategy for Environmental Education and, connecting them all, Water Sustainability Plan (on development).

All of this is resulting in a bunch of practical actions that are improving the value of the water on Loures’s territory.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social 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
  • Create and close local value chains
  • 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
Denied to give bribe corruption to get water and sanitation after 24-25 years toiling hard-work defy
City/Region : Vadodara , India

Corruption free world with sustainable development goals and all inclusive solutions related water and sanitation and domestic electrical connection with social change defied the whole corrupt lethargic stubborn system related corrupt officials said illiterate corrupt politicians and bureaucrats all inclusive solutions related water and sanitation after toiling hard-work empirical evidence experience for 24-25 years pathetic living conditions in India.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Citizens’ Dialogues “Economy for the Common Good – a way to Achieve the SDGs”
Organisation : ECG Association Baden-Württemberg , Germany

The project promotes the global sustainability development goals (SDGs) through the dissemination of the economy for the common good (ECG). Through public citizen dialogues, awareness is raised of which aspects of the economic system require transformation meeting sustainable development (SD). Through public citizens’ dialogues, awareness is raised of which aspects of the economic system require transformation to meet SD. Subsequently, a coaching offer ensures the planning and subsequent implementation. The aim is to enable participants to make more responsible decisions and to participate in a discourse on a sustainable economic system. This promotes the implementation of systematically sustainable economic practices.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Smart usage of urban space connecting the hillside sections and old core of Sarajevo
Organisation : Association of Engineers of Transportation and Communication in Bosnia and Herzegovina , Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our idea resulted from the fact that the settlements were built on high  hills around Sarajevo through history. We present project that is inovative and the first one which bridges a centuries-old aspiration of connecting two hillsides of the city, but doesn’t violate the appearance of old town. We would improve existing cable car and add component of public transport in hillside settlements to it. This conceptual design represents potential of Sarajevo getting new cable car in the area of hillside on other part of old town, which gives Sarajevo an opportunity to be unique.  

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityGreenfield land and natural space
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Sustainable Food School Programme
City/Region : Municipality of Torres Vedras , Portugal

Provision of healthy school meals in a social, ecological and sustainable way taking into account products freshness, territorial development and job creation through 4 pillars: Production – vegetable school gardens according to organic farming techniques and study visits to organic farms; Acquisition - territorial development by purchasing high quality and fresh raw food materials preferably to local small and medium producers/suppliers; Cooking – direct management by the two municipal kitchens and a network strategy which delegates on the local county authorities to contract local institutions to manage the school meals; Consumption – promotion of healthy eating habits and physical activity.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityClimate changeSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
Smart Catalonia: Building an ecosystem of smart, sustainable and liveable cities
City/Region : Government of Catalonia - Ministry for Digital Policy and Public Administration , Spain

Smart Catalonia is an initiative by the Government of Catalonia forming a network of 50 cities to share challenges and deploy urban solutions, generating economies of scale by adopting similar projects, and developing new business models to implement and sustain urban innovation across the region.

It promotes innovation in public services and economic growth across the cities within the network, and furthers economic growth and alignment with international frameworks such as the SDGs, the New Urban Agenda, and the Basque Declaration.

Smart Catalonia involves more than 70 public entities and 350 private partners.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • 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
VITORIA-GASTEIZ: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION
City/Region : Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council , Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz has embarked on a process to design and implement an Urban Green Infrastructure Plan. This process aims to explore the usefulness of different urban green infrastructure solutions in mitigating climate change and promoting adaptation in the city, and will involve the study of ecosystem services, the concept of multifunctionality and its associated benefits. The outcomes are expected to lead to a better understanding of the city’s urban dynamics and a better appraisal of the potential to integrate such measures into land use planning.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
Moving Towards Zero
Organisation : Go Zero Waste , Spain

Moving Towards Zero is an initiative of action-based challenges that promote waste reduction and sustainable living among citizens and young generations through gamification. Go Zero Waste provides a platform that delivers customized challenges through an app in collaboration with local governments, companies and schools. 

  • Empowering people to reduce their waste and live more sustainably with action-based local challenges.
  • Allowing local and educational institutions to implement waste prevention awareness and action campaigns based on their waste reduction policies and priorities.
  • Linking action-based challenges to local incentives such as rewards, tax reductions or tickets for local cultural & sports events.
Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • 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
  • 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
Exeter's new Passivhaus Developments
City/Region : Exeter , United Kingdom

Exeter City Council’s vision is to promote and deliver exemplar public buildings. Given the links between poor housing and health, fuel poverty, and research carried out on design for future climate, the Council has been keen to build to a standard that would mitigate these issues.

As a result Exeter City Council’s pipeline of new build developments are designed to be low energy (passivhaus), healthy and climate resilient to at least 2018; an approach which addresses the council’s financial, environmental and social responsibilities and triple bottom line.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
HousingSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Orbital Forest, a balance between the city and nature rediscovered
City/Region : Municipality of Tirana , Albania

At a time when some countries are talking about walls, In Tirana we are building a wall of trees to oxygenate the city. The 1st strategic objective in Boeri ‘s General Local Plan 2030 proposes an “Orbital Forest” of 2 million trees, encircling Tirana, acting as a green belt to prevent urban sprawl.  “Don’t underestimate the power of children,” says Tirana’s mayor, Erion Veliaj, "A city for our kids, is a city for all.” The forest ring is populated by kids’ “birthday trees”, planted by families.  We not only create a better future for our children, but we also raise children that will keep this future safe.  

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Circular Berlin
Organisation : Berlin , Germany

Circular Berlin is an open initiative promoting a collaborative environment to unlock the potential of cross-sectorial connectivity and to accelerate Berlin's transition to a circular city. Current objectives are:

  • Connect Berlin local initiatives operating in the area of Circular Economy 
  • Identify cross-sectorial potentials for knowledge creation and exchange
  • Search for projects ready for replication and launch new pilots at the district and city level

The focus is on construction and the built environment, food and agriculture, and textile and fashion, as well as on eco-design, material, and recycling.

The ultimate goal to identify best practices for and in Berlin!

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityHousingLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Support open data standards
EcoValdevez: Educating for Eco-citizenship
City/Region : Municipio de Arcos de Valdevez , Portugal

EcoValdevez encompasses a set of equipment, projects and initiatives that aim to “educate for ecocitizenship”. We are working with different social groups and entities in order to encourage the active citizenship of citizens as agents of change. Ecocitizenship is at the base of building this more sustainable society. The construction of the “eco-citizen” personality is based on the values of citizenship, the environment and sustainability, grounded in education, science and innovation, as tools for transforming society.

This project meets the Sustainable Development Goals, which constitute the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater 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
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
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
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
Encourage climate-neutral initiatives and neighbourhoods by means of a subsidy
City/Region : City of Mechelen , Belgium

Are you tired of the bad news about climate change and do you want to do something positive for the climate together? Then this is your chance. Since 2012 we want to become climate neutral by 2030. Now we go a step further and give all inhabitants the opportunity to help build a climate-neutral Mechelen by providing support of up to 5000 euros. 
A workshop, Samentuinen, a shared chicken run, energy evenings, cooperative heat networks, collective renovation, cycling, electric driving. These are just a few of the possible projects that you can undertake with your neighbourhood or association. 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
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
Urban DNA
City/Region : Murcia City Hall , Spain

Urban DNA: the next step in integrated and participative urban regeneration & revitalisation, applied in neighbourhoods that have not fully deteriorated yet, but are at risk of worsening and show signs of decline (e.g. degentrification, identity-loss, declining quality of life, insecurity, lesser desirability, physical deterioration, migration problems, etc. and problems associated to “old” neighbourhoods.
The cornerstone of the project being a full scale citizen participation process on many levels through the three phases of identification, agitation and projection/evaluation, using tools like “Urban acupuncture” & “City Labs” to co-create better neighbourhoods for our citizens and increase their overall quality of life.

 

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityPublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Installation of a neutral municipal fiber optic network that reaches all homes, shops and industry
City/Region : Ermua (Ayuntamiento de Ermua) , Spain

This is a strategic city project in accordance with the municipal innovation strategy of the City of Ermua, which is committed to the diversification of the economic fabric and sustainable development as well as an improvement in the efficiency of municipal public services. It is also in accordance with the strategy defined by Rist 3 in terms of advanced industry 4.0, digital economy and commitment to social services. Investment and commissioning has been carried out throughout the municipality and fiber optic cables have just been installed in Mallabia. Gotondo polygon and wifi off load are pending.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilitySocial 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
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
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
Alba Iulia Smart City Pilot Project
City/Region : Alba Iulia , Romania

Alba Iulia Smart City 2018 is a pilot project which aims to make Alba Iulia Municipality the first smart city in Romania. it is no surprise the project is taking place this year, as it celebrates 100 years of Romanian unification, which took place in Alba Iulia in 1918.

The smart city project covers, among others: smart lightning systems, smart parking, smart mobility,  e-governance, smart administration, 5G networks, smart energy consumption, smart businesses, health, smart education, LoRaWAN technology and innovation labs.

Through the project  Alba-Iulia will also offer visitors and residents the opportunity to connect to WiFi hotspots in public places and on public transport and to run e-errands on the municipality's website.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Public spaceLocal 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
  • 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
SUSTAINABLE AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF NAVARIUS 20.25 PROJECT "WINERIES, CULTURE AND SOCIETY"
City/Region : NAVARIDAS/ BASQUE COUNTRY/ NAVARIDAS TOWN COUNCIL , Spain

The City Council of Navaridas, together with the different actors who have participated in this project, seeks to promote a series of initiatives and actions that establish a global strategy involving all spheres and sectors of local society: the associative fabric, the neighbourhood collective, the economic sector and the environment, among others.
These initiatives have the mission of developing and transforming the social, cultural and economic environment of Navaridas.
This Development Plan, "Navaridas 2025: Wineries, culture and society," sets the basis for sustainable future growth in the social and economic area of the town.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Sustainable repair in the automotive industry
Organisation : BeNeLux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) , Netherlands

nitiativeWe have developed a programme where the automotive industry on one side and their customers (like consumer organisations, insurers, car-leasing companies and fleetowners) on the other side, participate. Objective is to constantly improve the sustainability during the life cycle of vehicles. Customers (as mentioned before) want's to have repair and maintenance done by garages and workshops that doe it propperly, but also on a sustainable way. Garages and bodyshops are certified if the work sustainable, in line with the book of requirements, that is administrated by the earlier mentioned consumers. In the Benelux more than 2.000 companies participate.    

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • 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
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Adaptation to climate change according to ecosystems and territories
Organisation : Colegio de , Mexico

Geophysical study of the entities and population components, family production as eco-biological analysis to improve the quality of life in all aspects of the regions, in order to eliminate the technical gap and create a more egalitarian world, in reveal the relationship between the observable spatial visualizations of the patterns underlying these geographical territorial distributions, and human behavior, among other scientific research studies on the regions.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Kunststoffschmiede. Open Workshop & Development Laboratory for Plastic Recycling
Organisation : Konglomerat e.V. Dresden , Germany

Our goal is to overcome the status quo of linear design, non-recycling waste management and negative public stance towards plastics in favour of a truly sustainable circular economy. The open workshop functions as the basis for our transformative action: It puts the practical action of the individual at the center of things, empowering each participant to be part of the solution to the plastic problem.

Kunststoffschmiede is an integral part of both #Rosenwerk and Precious Plastic. #Rosenwerk is a 600m² self-organised open workshop, fablab and makerspace in Dresden. Precious Plastic is a global network for manual DIY plastic recycling.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • 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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
From Bazaar to Shop and to Cooperative: A Women Solidarity Network "POTLAÇ"
City/Region : Kadıköy Municipality , Turkey

To realize “Women Friendly Cities” which refers to the cities where women can benefit equally from economic, social, cultural and political opportunities, it is essential to establish participatory governance mechanisms at the local level. The Potlaç Project was initiated in line with the demand of the women residents of Kadıköy within “Local Equality Action Plan” which is the output of the participatory workshop. Potlaç Project aims to improve the socio-economic situation of women through the Potlaç sales areas and to provide the opportunities for the women residents of Kadıköy to create a strong network of solidarity in the long run.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
“Eat Our Own Bread” (“Magunk Kenyerén”) Local Economy Development Program
Organisation : Municipality of Village Alsómocsolád , Hungary

Economy Development Program “Eat Our Own Bread” aims at recreating traditional village values, preserving existing ones and utilising created resources economically so that people living in Alsómocsolád establish liveable, sustainable, high quality living environment; grab again farming opportunities offered by environment – existing small-gardens, farm-buildings and tools, forests, fields, arable lands - by using community money (rigac=R) and local service potentials and raising them to conscious level to integrate in their everyday life sustainably.

We aim at improving quality of life, villagescape in the light of environmental-social sustainability, and shifting towards self-preservation by providing spaces to inhabitant responsibility and action.

Agendas addressed
HousingSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • 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
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Ghent en Garde: Transforming the food system
AWARD
City/Region : City of Ghent , Belgium

Ghent en Garde has brought significant change to the local food system. Through participative governance models, including a food policy council, Ghent’s food policy has moved from launching small-scale initiatives to bringing structural change to the food system. It is decreasing food waste, making food procurement more sustainable, scaling up short food supply chains and improving access to food. 7% of the citizens are now vegetarians, local food is booming through new farmers markets and through a new logistics platform for professional buyers, 300 tonnes of food waste has been redistributed in a 10 month period to 19,000 people in poverty, and we have connected 120 stakeholders on improving access to sustainable and healthy food.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial 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
  • 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
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Physical and social rehabilitation of the Historical Centre of Valls through civil intercooperation
Organisation : La Titaranya SCCL , Spain

Long-term strategy for the physical and social rehabilitation of a highly degraded neighborhood, with direct governance by civic organizations and citizens.

The action generates social housing, premises for organizations, public space, climate shelter, heritage recovery, energetic community and a local and organic food store.

Generation of local technical teams capable of executing the action and multiplying it, offering training and experience in legal management and services specialized in social economy organizations; citizen participation, coordination of the construction work, management of public and private aid; architects specialized in rehabilitation, construction with environmental criteria and feminist urban planning.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
Acoge un Plato (Embrace a dish)
AWARD
Organisation : CEAR- Spanish Commission for Refugees , Spain

ACOGE UN PLATO aims to foster inclusion of refugees within the host society throughout gastronomy, enhancing their skills, qualification and employability.

The project develops an initiative where migration and asylum are stressed in a positive way throughout a daily life element as the gastronomy is.

The project uses mainly CEAR´s financial, human and material resources, with the collaboration of the Madrid food markets to set up the building facilities required and any other material elements needed to undertake the workshops.

In addition, as the project is documented and tracked, it is replicable anywhere else at a broader scale, in every state willing to better the integration of refugees in local societies.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
Let's "cup2gether" - circular cup initiative to foster climate protection and sharing economy
Organisation : Cup2gether , Germany

In our city Frankfurt, we have to face 25 million single use cups per year becoming waste. There are some highly committed people bringing own cups or avoiding coffee-to-go, but most of us got used to mobile consumption - we don't want to change culture by prohibition, we want to establish a culture which desires for sustainable solutions. So we started an initiative called "cup2gether" that activated local ambassadors for a circular cup system with a regional produced cup (made of leavings from paper industry, natural resources). We started as official "90-days-challenge" against municipality. Now we established the citywide system.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
SPARK the Movement
Organisation : Vereniging Circulair Friesland , Netherlands

SPARK the Movement focuses its transformative action on all schools on all levels and in all courses in Friesland. We stimulate primary schools up to university to use the UN-SDGs and the whole school approach, to embed Education for Sustainable Development into the curriculum, didactics and the schoolmanagement. Besides, we help to build strong regional networks with partners in businesses, NGO's and local governmental institutions, in order to make positive social and ecological impact. Together we learn how to build a new reality, by putting up concrete actions, projects and challenges.

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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Climate-Smart District – a concept for participatory urban planning
City/Region : Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority , Finland

The concept ‘Climate-Smart District’ presents a large set of concrete participatory measures for shaping low-carbon and climate-resilient urban areas. The concept focuses especially on rail transport station areas, as nodes of sustainable transport and development, but can be applied generally in planning urban areas. The concept offers a three-step path towards the development of climate-smart station areas, including 70 measures in fields of climate change mitigation, resilience, circular economy and social sustainability and health. The measures will be applicable as a participatory web-tool for planners, developers, decisions makers and citizens in urban areas.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
The New Face of BlackSea: Fındıklı Municipality
City/Region : FINDIKLI MUNICIPALITY , Turkey

With the logic of participatory democracy, the city council, which includes all the representatives of non-governmental organizations and different working groups, held its 1st general assembly on January 14 with 84 representatives. With the establishment of the City Council with Fındıklı, the previously established public assemblies decided to continue their work as assemblies under this structure. Our councils are represented by the participation in the city council, the public, the women's, the youth, the tradesmen, the commercial vehicle tradesmen, the disabled, Reeves Councils. The structure of the city council continues its works by adopting the culture of meci (imece).

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityPublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
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
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
LOURES INOVA
City/Region : Municipality of Loures , Portugal

Loures Inova is a business and training centre for the agri-food and logistic sectors, which aims at fostering the establishment of new companies and the renewal and re-qualification of the cluster's business, with emphasis on innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship thus creating a culture of innovation in "Agro-Food & Logistics", with high value-added.
It was created in 2015, with a partnership between Loures Municipality, Lisbon Region Supply Market (MARL) and Madan Parque - Association of Science and Technology Park Almada/Setúbal (NOVA University of Lisbon).
 

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
URBAN GARDENS NETWORK: A NATURE BASED SOLUTION MODEL
City/Region : A Coruña , Spain

The City Council wishes to weave a network of urban gardens that helps connect green areas and provides multiple environmental, economic and social benefits, such as improving biodiversity and resilience against climate change or promoting sustainable, active lifestyles.

The measured impact and the evidence obtained will be useful to scale up the model and place nature based solutions at the centre of green infrastructure policies. 

The use of nature based solutions can help mitigate climate change effects and boost biodiversity, while at the same time improving health and wellbeing and offering new opportunities for leisure and economy.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social 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
  • 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
CooperACTion - ACT in Green
Organisation : CooperACTiva , Italy

CooperACTiva aims to build  a socially and economically sustainable business model based on the heritage district of Centocelle, in order to support the development of the Alessandrino, Centocelle and Torre Spaccata neighborhoods. It aims to ensure, through synergies among the community’s activities, that the district of Centocelle is preserved and that the local community can perceive the area as rich of resources and culture and not as a problem. To facilitate the development of the services, the creation of trust and a sense of community is essential. Hence, the community is the main actor while ensuring that the heritage value is valorized.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityGreenfield land and natural spacePublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Civic imagination: Giving value to citizen engagement
City/Region : City of Bologna , Italy

By adopting a regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the City for the care and regeneration of urban commons, Bologna Municipality started a process that opened the door to a more participatory way of government: for citizens and with citizens.  Associations, individual citizens or informal groups can enter into Collaboration Pacts with the City to improve public spaces; an Office of Civic Imagination works full time on innovative policies to engage citizens; the Comunità web portal is available to share ideas and projects, and 6 Permanent District Labs allow citizens to interact with the City and co-design projects.

Agendas addressed
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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Project "OSE On S'entreprend Ensemble à Grande-Synthe"
City/Region : City of Grande-Synthe , France

In our territory, the economic model is characterized by wage labour, industrial culture, territorial polarisation and persistence of unequal distribution of resources. This is leading to a deepened social divide, oil dependency and planned obsolescence, which is no longer able to help us cope with the ecological, social and economic challenges the city is facing.

The objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the social, economic and ecological resilience of our territory through the setting-up of innovative grassroots entrepreneurial communities. A cultural change on how everyone can/has to contribute to a more sustainable and fairer economic model will be initiated.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Enkarterri Open Lab - Your place for agro-food innovation
Organisation : DOT Coop on behalf of ADR Enkarterrialde , Spain

ENKARTERRI OPEN LAB was born in September 2019 with the aim of facilitating the detection of innovation opportunities in the agri-food sector through social innovation partices. We foster a platform and a network of agents from the agri-food and social innovation sectors to connect, inspire and create high-impact initiatives that help the Enkarterri region in the Basque Country to be a more innovative territory, with greater well-being, better inhabited, a benchmark in public-private participation and a place ready to be a pioneering region in creating a new rurality and providing solutions for the rural-urban gap.

http://openlab.enkarterrialde.eus/

http://balmaseando.eus/innovacion-agroalimentaria-con-enkarterri-open-lab/

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceClimate changeSocial inclusion and integration
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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
A NEW REAL BOTANIC GARDEN, A NEW DISTRICT
Organisation : Creect NGO, Cartagena , Spain

In October 2015 CREECT NGO started the project for the restitution of what was one of the first botanical gardens in the world. Also some of the most unknown; The Royal Botanic Garden of Cartagena of the XVIIIth century located today in Los Mateos, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Spain.

An agreement was signed with the City Council of Cartagena, which gave way to the creation of a forum where exports met. Another agreement  was signed with the university UPCT, through which 15 architectural students would develop the new real botanic garden of Cartagena. This was just the beginning.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social 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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Make Ecotourism seamlessly accessible for the whole world through a smart Mobile Application and Web
Organisation : TripnTap , Lebanon

Tripntap is a website and mobile application that links outdoor seekers and tour operators, connects users, while building a community that contributes to a sustainable world

Actions:

  • Gather a dynamic group of youth to fulfil the UN SDGS and make sure we are not the cause of our own destruction. 
  • 2% of every trip booked will be donated to sustainable development goals through a dynamic group
  • Create partnerships with local and international organisations to promote sustainable tourism and development goals.
Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social 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
  • 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
Fritidsbanken Umeå - a sharing service with environmental impact
AWARD
City/Region : Umeå kommun , Sweden

Fritidsbanken Umeå is a public library for sports-equipment, toys and leisure items. Here you can borrow equipment for active leisure, such as skis, skates, rollerblades, life jackets, snowboards and more. We also supply equipment in parasport. The lending period is 14 days.

The idea came from a clergyman who saw that parents called in their children sick when the school had sport outings because they could not equip them properly. Since then the concept has spread throughout Sweden and today there are 89 Fritidsbanken libraries.

* Everyone can borrow
* Everything is free of charge
* Focus on the environment

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial 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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Roca Umbert Art's Factory-culture and innovation for development through artists' residency programm
Organisation : Granollers/Barcelona/ Roca Umbert Art's Factory , Spain

Roca Umbert Arts’ Factory is a vibrant cultural place open to everyone and in continuous transformation. It is committed to the creative processes, the artistic creation and the dialogue between different arts. It also promotes the access to culture for everyone and it contributes to sustainable development.

The Factory is a unique place where the visual arts, music and dance are mixed with the creation of innovative ideas, cultural heritage and technology, as well as popular culture. They are linked to be experienced in any of the contemporary arts, and to be shared with the citizens.

Agendas addressed
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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Social Empowerment as an Antidote to sustainable Urban Transformation
City/Region : Kadıköy Municipality , Turkey

Kadıköy's transformative action involves including the direct participation of citizens and urban stakeholders in the creation of social spaces. This new “public spaces” approach is solidified by;
• Co-production spaces supporting collective production
• Enhancing social diversity
• Creating Learning Spaces
• Supporting Social Innovation
• Increasing Social Interaction
• Supporting participative design via Co-creation
• Increasing experience exchange and Social Learning
• Strengthening Collective Decision-Making  and Social Solidarity
Kadıköy Design Atelier, Kadıköy Academy, İDEA Kadıköy workspace, Kadıköy women solidarity network Potlatch, re-purposed historical heritage buildings, all share the determination of Kadıköy to use space as a transformative tool. 

Agendas addressed
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
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
Network for Sustainable Business Development North Denmark
City/Region : Aalborg Municipality , Denmark

The Network for Sustainable Business Development is a forum where local companies' sustainability efforts are further developed. The aim of the network is to strengthen the participating companies’ competitive advantages through targeted efforts towards sustainability. The network is a private- public cooperation between the municipalities in Northern Denmark, local business bureaus, Energi Nord, Aalborg University and private companies.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • 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
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
SmartKalea
Organisation : San Sebastian/Basque Country/Fomento San Sebastián , Spain

SmartKalea is a pioneering initiative in Spain, implementing multiple energy solutions on a single street whose integration and coordination can become a pilot experience and be gradually extended to other parts of the city. SmartKalea could be replicated in other districts, achieving the same energy use and saving results in less time as a result of the know-how already acquired and the coordination of private and public local participants already in place.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • 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
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Bayrampasa Former Area Urban Transformation Project
City/Region : Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality , Turkey

The Bayrampasa Project is an urban transformation project. Bayrampasa is a district in Istanbul which has been identified as an earthquake-vulnerable zone. As a result, the Former Prison in Bayrampasa has been demolished and is being replaced with earthquake resistant dwellings. The buildings will be environmentally and eco-friendly and through the project we hope to improve and strengthen neigbourhood ties. The project will bring new living spaces to approximately 10 thousand people who will live in 2.277 dwellings, so this is social project for people who live in risky building is eartquake.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceHousing
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
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
Mazone - local and united retailers in Brussels
AWARD
Organisation : Groupe One & Urbike , Belgium

Mazone disrupts marketplace's rules: it unites small retailers in a network based on shared economy. By mutualizing a digital platform and a delivery service by bike, local shops can access additionnal services for their shop at an affordable price. They get trainings and coaching about digital management and the sutrcturation of their commercial offer. They become part of a community where their feedback matters. Finally, they provide hteir clients with an opportunity to buy better, locally, and to reduce the social and environmental impact of their consumption. 

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
P2P Energy Protocol (P2PEP): A project aiming to revolutionize the transition towards clean energy
Organisation : P2PEP , Macedonia

P2P Energy Protocol (P2PEP) aims to revolutionize, boost convenience, increase efficiency and lower costs for all parties aspiring to make the transition towards clean energy. Through the P2PEP Platform, clean Energy can de directly traded peer to peer. P2PEP is an advanced solution based on the blockchain technology, PEP is a payment token for energy trading over the network. P2PEP uses a standard electronic Confirmation Matching (eCM) which is the established standard for energy trading. eCM helps to reduce operational risk, cost and delays when processing confirmations.The P2PEP platform is meant to connect, and bring reliability and stability to the market.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate changePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
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
The Westerkwartier’s regional development Co-operative
Organisation : Gebiedscoöperatie Westerkwartier , Netherlands

Through the formulation of a regional development agenda, regional change has started. A change that strengthens the economic, ecological and social possibilities of our region and increases it’s resilience. A change that opens doors for a multi-perspective approach. An approach in which citizens, local companies, local government, the educational system and local research institutes work together towards new innovative solutions for local problems. An approach that leads inevitably to intersectoral, and thus innovative, solutions, while forming new intersectoral relationships, a change in responsibilities, the creation of new business (and business models).

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
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