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Peace Classes

Author: Louise Hain - Published At: 2013-04-22 08:44 -
Peace classes

The Peace Classes are an active methodology developed in different schools within multicultural cities in Belgium to help kids, parents and teachers to better understand one another, build empathy, acquire and develop collaborative behaviours through value sharing, emotions and personal development.

Comunità La Zattera (The Raft Community)

Author: alessandra sciurba  - Published At: 2013-04-21 09:22 -

A community of lay Combonian missionaries obtains a space whereby it starts a process of co-habitation by the pooling together of resources. The new space is also aimed at being a place of welcome and hospitality for people in need.

Coroutine Lille

Author: Louise Hain - Published At: 2013-04-19 13:18 -

The Coroutine is a hybrid space made by and for citizens providing an environment to work (co-working), exchange ideas, info, goods and services around the local life (“Veilleuse”+citizenlab) create, innovate and design new objects and concepts with different available tools (fablab+incubator).

Start a Repair Café

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-19 12:57 -


Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they're all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera.You will also find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanics. Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café.

Taxi Stop

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-19 12:32 -
Taxistop Logo

Organisation enabling sharing since 1975: ride-sharing: Carpoolplaza, Eurostop, Eventpool. Car-Sharing: Cambio-car-sharing, Autopia P2P. Homelink, home-sitting. Social transport service for less mobile people, done by volunteers...

Les banques du temps

Author: samuel.thirion - Published At: 2013-04-19 10:56 -

Les banques du temps sont apparues en Italie dans les années 1990 et sont aujourd'hui répandues dans beaucoup de pays. Le principe est l'échange de services en entre personnes, calculé en temps réel quelle que soit la nature du service, mettant ainsi tout le monde au même niveau de rémunération. Les banques du temps sont un facteur d'équité, de lien social et de création d'activités.


Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-19 09:23 -
The Streetbank Concept

Streetbank is a website that allows you to see all the things and skills that your neighbours living with a mile of you are lending, sharing or giving away. In short, it helps you share and borrow things from people in your community whom you might never have gotten the chance to meet otherwise.


Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-19 09:00 -


Time Bank of Athens

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-18 13:02 -

The Athens Time Bank was created in May 2011, at Sydagma Square, when thousands of people gathered there to participate in mass strikes and demonstrations.

Turkey: Pehlivanköy

Pehlivanköy is a village of 2100 people. A Coordination Group of 20 people has been created in the framework of Responding Together project, and four actions are planned.

Turkey: Malkara

Malkara is a town of 28000 people. The Citizens’ Assembly was established in 2009 with a General Assembly composed of 76 people. 8 actions are planned to be carried out in the framework of Responding Together project.

Turkey: Muratlı

Muratlı is a Town in East Thrace of 20,000 inhabitants. It is without a citizens' assembly but has a coordination group constituted ad hoc to participate in Responding Together project. Six ideas for actions are being debated to be carried out.

Turkey: İpsala

Although İpsala is a small rural city, it has already an active Citizens' Assembly with 10 working groups. Three proposals of actions are planned to be realized in the framework of Responding Together project

C.R.E.A. Solidarity fighting waste

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-16 08:42 -

The project C.R.E.A. (Surplus Food Recovery Centre) aims to collect surplus food (i.e. goods that cannot be sold but that are still consumable), both fresh and packaged, from the small, medium and large retailers, for their redistribution to people living in conditions of poverty and social exclusion. The main actors involved in its organisation are people who live in the Community of St. Benedetto al Porto, who through this work implement their emancipation and autonomy. The project is partly implemented and partly remains to be implemented.


Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-16 08:04 -

After the closure of a factory, some laid-off workers occupy it, giving rise to a new cooperative by starting a project of production reconversion in the direction of environmental sustainability. They thus create new workspaces and income.

The Garden of Eden Project

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-04-12 12:31 -

The Garden of Eden Project is one way to help your community take local action towards local and global environmental improvement. One tangible way to address climate change is to plant trees. Not only this, it is an opportunity to bring a community together to design and create a common project that is eco-friendly, sustainable and will give back to the community in years to come.

Community Land Trust Brussels

Author: Louise Hain - Published At: 2013-04-11 15:26 -
CLT Brussels

The Brussels Community Land Trust is an integrated housing model allowing poor households in Brussels that are not longer able to access to decent housing or social housing to enter a long-term housing project and become owner of their own living. This not-for-profit model has been coined as one of the best housing models in the world by UNESCO in 2008.

Citizen Engagement in East Thrace, Turkey

Trakyakent Responding Together and Citizens' Assemblies
Expires At: 2014-04-18 08:56 -

The first month of meetings of coordination groups in Tekirdağ, İpsala, Malkara, Pehlivanköy and Muratlı has been completed following Responding Together training 6 March. Each city/town has gathered volunteers to form the coordination groups. In the cases of Tekirdağ, İpsala, and Malkara, the core of these groups is formed by the members of the Citizens' Assemblies established by the municipalities. The groups aim to represent as widely as possible the different social groups present in the towns/cities.