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Democracy and participation | Communities

Pro Bono across Europe

Everyone's got skills and talents to share, but not everyone knows who to share those skills with, and how. Furthermore, Europe is filled with outstanding non-profit organisations (NPOs) striving to solve pressing social issues, but lackin…
Communities | Education


Imagine you get students out of the classroom andget streetyouth to move from their corner. Imagine they learn to work together to build community-led entreprise projects. Many challenges come from a lack of relationship, sharing of knowle…
Democracy and participation | Communities

Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens

Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens will showcase successful local initiatives that engage citizens, present ideas for new forms of democracy and map out a positive, common future. The campaign wants to inspire cities and other levels of …
Environment | Communities

Growing together: Collaborating for Food Democracy

The main aims of this project are to equip young people to understand food democracy, to support small, sustainable farms and gain respect for food and the land. The focus will be placed on 2-3 month placements for urban youth on community…
Arts and cultural activities | Communities


Europe right now is in the middle of a cultural crisis. Being European is for many people a vague and indefinite concept. 112 artists and 28 curators from each country of EU aiming to give Europe its own European identity with the strength…

City that Makes. A Strategy Kit for re

There is a realisation that industry needs to return to cities. The question is where and how. We aim to provide the knowledge and tools for local communities, organisations and entrepreneurs to grow a creative and resilient local economy …
Environment | Communities

Diapers Cycle

Growing fruit trees from baby diapers? Strong communities where people interact with each other? Fighting climate change? Yes, yes and yes. Coming from an art experiment in collaboration with soil scientists, micro-biologists, engineers an…
Democracy and participation | Communities

European Proactivity Week (EPW)

The European Proactivity Week is a special week of events organized by civil society organizations, informal groups, interest clubs, associations, dedicated to the celebration of proactivity, voluntary work, civic participation, personal d…
Communities | Urban development

Community-led Housing in Europe

Alongside public and private actors, organized inhabitant groups (Cooperatives, CLTs, Co-housing, etc.) play a crucial role in tomorrow’s sustainable urban development. In some Scandinavian and Swiss cities, civil society actors produce mo…

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