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OUISHARE FEST, Paris, May ‘13

Published At: 2013-05-02 14:10 - Expires At: 2014-04-04 14:10 -

http://ouisharefest.com/#about

When: Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4th 2013

Where: Paris, France

What: This three-day festival about the ‘Collaborative Economy’ will bring together a global community of entrepreneurs, designers, makers, economists, investors, politicians and citizens to build a collaborative future. Day 1-2 will gather 500 professionals and public officials. Day 3 will be free and open to the public.

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Youth for the Future!

Author: Nair Costa - Published At: 2013-05-01 19:54 -

"Youth for the Future" is a project aimed at increasing the participation in decision-making, concepts of democracy and active citizenship of youth refugees arriving in Sweden with their families.

Community Currencies Tutorial

Author: Matthew Slater - Published At: 2013-04-30 08:47 -
Community Currencies Tutorial

This article addresses the challenges that people are encountering when deciding to adopt a complementary currency without fully articulating the problem or the context, and consequently many projects fail. Also it describes the work of Community Forge, a non-profit association that designs, develops and provides complementary currency systems and tools.

Education for all. With you.

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-29 15:05 -
Education for all. With you.

We are a group of 40 volunteers are sharing our knowledge and literacy skills in schools with children who are at risk of early drop-out. We started out with mathematics, where children’s needs were greatest, but we are eager to expand to other courses and to non-formal educational activities. We now collaborate with 3 schools and about 90 children.

Corrala La Utopía

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-29 14:56 -

A collective project of a self-organised group of families - in urgent need of housing - who have occupied a building owned by a bank partly responsible for the crisis.

Circul’Livre

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-04-29 13:17 -

Circul'Livre is an organization that provides books supplied by participants free of charge. Circul'Livre not only aims at promoting reading, it is also a vehicle for social cohesion.

Re Federico Co-working

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-26 13:14 -

Re Federico is a co-working space that experiments with new forms of economic collaboration. Development of a collective incubator of network enterprise in the cultural and environmental education areas.

Shared Condominium

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-26 12:58 -

Confabitare, an association of residents of condominiums, owners or tenants, organised within a single project of two actions: 1 - Organisation within the condominium of a shared food expenditure through a condominium purchasing group. 2 - Sharing of caring needs for the elderly through a shared "care worker" of the condominium.

Ciclofficina La Granata

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-26 12:46 -

Since 2008, in Padua, a collective of students, housed in a building owned by the municipality which had been unused for a long time, started a bike repair workshop, which also has a coffee service, a bar, a small kitchen and a public internet point with a free wi-fi hotspot

Givrum.nu ("give room now")

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-26 07:36 -

Givrum.nu is an organisation that works with user-driven urban development. Using extensive knowledge about citizen-participatory processes in the city, Givrum.nu has among other things created life in empty buildings for a temporary period and created awareness-raising events where innovative ways (cultural, social, etc.) of developing cities are put on the agenda.

Living Architecture

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-25 08:17 -

Living Architecture articulates the vital link which exists between architecture and life. This synthesis of abstract and physical considerations has shown itself in practice to be an ideal means to address many of the demands of modern life, particularly how to live ‘sustainably’.

Bulgaria - Responding Together

Responding Together Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria
Expires At: 2014-04-30 09:34 -

Responding Together objectives presented to and debated about in the Bulgarian context by representatives of local authorities, national agencies, NGOs and news agencies during meeting 22-23 April 2013 in Sofia. Workshops run by Dr Maria Jeliaskova of EAPN - Bulgaria and Mr Rui Sà-Carneiro of Caxias Social Association.

Belgium: Charleroi

charleroi jardins partagés

Charleroi is the third largest city in Belgium with 210 000 inhabitants in a difficult social context due to the crisis of the industrial traditional sector. The coordination group ("Commission d'Accompagnement") has been created in 2010 to coordinate the Social Cohesion Plan (PCS).

Belgium: Liège

LIège/ Matineco

Liege is the fourth largest city in Belgium with 200 000 inhabitants. The coordination group is made of the local Social Cohesion Plans coordinators (PCS). The coordination group is made of the local Social Cohesion Plans coordinators (PCS).A meeting of the « Responding together » project was held in Namur in March 2013 to discuss further the results of the PCS evaluation in regards to the SPIRAL methodology on well-being and social cohesion and resources mobilization for the new project.

Belgium: Florennes

Carnaval Florennes

Florennes is a small belgian city located in Wallonia with 11,000 inhabitants. The coordination group is made of the local Social Cohesion Plans coordinators (PCS).A meeting of the « Responding together » project was held in Namur in March 2013 to discuss further the results of the PCS evaluation in regards to the SPIRAL methodology on well-being and social cohesion and resources mobilization in the new project.

Time Banks

Expires At: 2021-04-23 07:39 -

Time banks emerged in Italy in the 1990s and are now common in many countries. The principle idea is the exchange of services between people, calculated in real time regardless of the nature of the service, thereby placing everyone on the same level of pay. Time banks create space and essentially "time" for equality, social links and activities.