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Responsible Tourism In Reykjavík Iceland
Organisation : Iceland Tourism Cluster , Iceland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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