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Turkey: Tekirdağ

Tekirdağ is a coastal city; it is the capital of Thrace with about 150,000 inhabitants. Its co-ordination group is the Citizens' Assembly, created in 2009 in accordance with the Turkish law. It started its participation in the Responding Together project in March 2013.

Italy: Palermo

Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and tourism capital with approximately 850 000 inhabitants. Palermo's Re Federico Co-working Space is a partner organisation in the Responding Together project. Its objectives involve identifying and strengthening innovative practices of pooling together local resources to tackle impoverishment and inequalities in Sicily. By facilitating such initiatives, the project aims to strengthen cooperation and enable common paths of work between citizens and public institutions alike.

Romania: Cluj

Cluj is a Romanian city of about 400 000 inhabitants. Its coordination group was created in 2010 and the 2nd cycle of SPIRAL was carried out in the period 2010-2012. A first meeting of the "Responding together " project was held in December 2012 during which it sought to set up a methodology to unleash creativity and to expand the coordination group.

Palermo, Italy, May 2013

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Responding Together meeting with citizens and local public officials

Date: May 16-18, 2013

To participate, please contact Malcolm Cox - malcolm.cox at coe.int


Rivolta Social Centre

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-03 10:20 -

A self-managed social center built in an occupied abandoned factory that has lead to several initiatives : new forms of welfare for Italian and migrant population, innovative types of co-production of renewable energy, collective solutions to produce income for young temporary workers, and new practices of democratic management of resources on the base of a common pool of knowledge and competences.

Casa di tutte le genti (All people home)

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-03 08:08 -

An Association of women coming from many different countries and pooling their resources in the creation of a collective and self-managed educational institution designed to accommodate children aged from a few months to 12 years in the context of structural inadequacy of public services.

Urban Gardens in Rome 2 - The Eut-Orto Project

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-03 07:42 -

In September 2010, some workers of the corporation Eutelia Information Technology in Rome, after having been made ​​redundant as a result of the crisis that hit the company, decided to create an urban garden community cultivating 3000 square meters of land owned by the Province of Rome, for consuming and selling agricultural products, thus continuing to work together and maintaining the visibility of their dispute for the workplace.

Urban gardens in Rome 1 - Common urban gardens in Garbatella

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-04-03 07:08 -

In the last year in the city of Rome, different experiences of urban gardens have arisen as a form of opposition to unemployment and increasing poverty but also to overbuilding, cementation, and privatization of public territory. Here below are two of the main initiatives.

Some associations and social centers of the district of Garbatella in Rome, with the participation of many citizens, decided to occupy an abandoned area in order to create a common garden.

Repair Café Brussels

Author: Louise Hain - Published At: 2013-03-14 18:02 -

Repairing all together and learning from others in a cocoon atmosphere. Once a month in Brussels, people can give a new life to broken items and learn how to repair them with enthusiastic skilled volunteers. Tools and Equipment are available for reparation as well as cakes and coffee.

entre-ajuda para poder beneficiar gota-a-gota

Author: Ana Paula (animadora CRP Santo Antão) - Published At: 2013-03-08 15:35 -

Cabo Verde: Casa do Meio (Porto Novo – Santo Antão) Houve um beneficiário que não conseguia instalar gota a gota porque o terreno não estava desbravado. Então a Comunidade ajudou-o a fazer esse trabalho, o que permitiu a instalação de tal equipamento.

ADEVICO's workshops for responsible consumption

Author: Joël Obrecht - Published At: 2013-03-08 00:10 -

How to be environmentally responsible and to save money in your consumer habits. Since 2008 ADEVICO, a French NGO, is providing an answer to this question by conducting workshops in which participants learn to make their own cheap and environmentally-friendly products.

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