The Shop Without Money is a place where people can exchange objects and skills, but not money, thus multiplying the lifecycle of everyday objects and promoting the value of sharing in society.
Mas Coop – Intergenerational participatory housing
A cooperative housing group provides its members with affordable housing that is both clean and efficient, co-creating a living environment suitable for all generations.
KAPS – Flatshare Solidarity Project
A new kind of shared housing provides affordable student accommodation in exchange for involvement in neighbourhood solidarity projects which improve the lives of local residents.
Citizens’ Convention on Climate
The Citizens’ Convention on Climate, an unprecedented democratic experiment in France, aims to give citizens a voice to accelerate the fight against climate change.
The Shop Tester – Testeur de Commerce
Dedicated test location: a commercial area designed to allow experimenting with new business concepts.
Revegetating License – Permis de Végétaliser
The City of Paris wants to become greener and hands out licences to those who apply, allowing them to garden in public spaces.
The Intergenerational Canteen of Bioule
Young and old share meals in the school canteen, open up each other’s worlds in the process, and engage in communal activities.
First Paris Donation Box
A donation box for sharing objects is set up on the streets of Paris, welcoming an average of fifteen people every hour who are ready to circulate their items.
Paris’ Participatory Budget
Citizens vote for projects proposed by other citizens, making the city more collaborative, with a total of 100 million EUR allocated to this initiative each year.
Reaching out to homeless people in the neighbourhood, Entourage is developing an innovative collaborative network which helps local residents meet the street people they see every day.
Led by HER
This project develops tools and resources that enable more women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through new collaborations and events.
Collaborative and Transparent Drafting of the Digital Republic Bill
New ways of lawmaking in France allow citizens to take part in the digital drafting of a bill, which eventually gets adopted unanimously both by the National Assembly and the Senate.
Handicap Equality Mission
A programme aims to simplify government procedures for disabled people, created for and alongside the people with disabilities and their families.
CivicLine – a citizen-run innovative public space in a contested territory
Transforming a derelict area in northern Paris into a showcase of citizen governance opens up a new space for many activities in a formerly abandoned public space under the metro.
Communecter – Connect with your Municipality
An exchange platform for feedback and proposals intends to enable each citizen to contribute directly to projects and the governance of a territory, at the neighbourhood, municipal, and regional level.
Citizens Round Tables / Urban Walks
Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.
Silver Fourchette – National Awareness Programme for the Alimentation of Seniors
This initiative motivates seniors to reconsider their relationship with food, educates them about nutritional values, promotes cooking, and brings people together for many events, with the aim of fighting malnutrition and its effects on senior citizens.
Arcueil, Edible City
Growing edible plants in public parks and green spaces makes this town’s community, in front of the Gates of Paris, more enjoyable, sustainable, and connected.
Improving Educational Structures with Civocracy
Civocracy is an online platform that was created to enable the community to actively contribute to local educational reforms, resulting in six major structural changes.
The Digital Tool – QIOZ
An online language learning tool improves language skills in Île-de-France for citizens, potential future employees of the hospitality sector, and for professionals seeking to broaden their international communication.