A network of solidarity, in the form of a network of friendly shopkeepers, allows children to be more autonomous, while bringing back social trust and strengthening community ties.
Programme Year: 385_2020
Granny Residence: Closing the Gap between Generations
Young people from the city stay with older people in rural areas, to create lasting connections between generations, preserve cultural heritage, and develop young people’s sense of belonging.
Leuven launches a pioneering platform and call-centre for civil participation, to connect volunteers with citizens in need during and after the Corona-crisis, for meal delivery, language courses, and care tasks.
Retired Volunteers Care for Newborns
Well-trained senior citizens volunteer to provide newborn babies with critically needed physical closeness when the parents cannot be there – to reduce infant stress and keep newborns’ immune systems strong.
Oldham Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership
An innovative partnership between public services, healthcare, and the voluntary sector, brings a more holistic, long-term approach to health and well-being – social prescribing – to reduce social isolation, strengthen community ties, and help people access support.
Krakow Community Gardens
Community urban gardening brings residents closer to nature and strengthens social ties in a large city.
Including People with Intellectual Disabilities
The government of the Province of Biscay makes special provisions to recruit civil servants from societal groups with intellectual disabilities.
A municipal volunteering portal provides infrastructure and system solutions to increase volunteering among citizens and help institutions looking for volunteers reach members of civil society.
A city’s innovative funding scheme helps low-income captive residents co-design the renovation of their substandard houses, become more empowered, and create a social network of homeowners.
Training programmes in different locations in Europe and Africa empower disadvantaged groups through digital literacy, to overcome the digital divide and make earning an income locally possible.
Youth Centre For All
A multi-faceted youth centre in Plovdiv fosters social inclusion and provides education and training for all.
Minority SafePack Initiative
This programme promotes linguistic diversity and minority languages in Europe through cultural support, policy making, and the creation of a European Language Diversity Centre.
A unique, multi-sectoral project brings together migrants, employers, citizens, and other services, to establish strong communities, build businesses, improve people’s lives, and foster integration.
Stop Hate Speech with Bot Dog
An algorithm takes the shape of a likeable dog and tackles the global problem of hate speech with a creative, local approach.
People without a fixed address can use a ProxyAddress through a period of instability to receive assistance and access to needed services and get their lives back on track.
From Shack to House
A housing project helps integrate marginalised Roma communities in a village, in a joint effort by families, the bank, and an NGO.
MatGlad – FoodHappy
A simple cooking app for people with mental impairments helps them prepare their own meals to strengthen their self-esteem.
Gdańsk Centre for Equal Treatment
“Safe places” in several locations in the city provide on-site support for people experiencing discrimination and foster awareness-raising among the citizens of Gdansk.
A cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary programme helps a city achieve sustainability goals, thanks to activities ranging from small community projects to large participation innovations.
The School of the Suburbs – Citizens Make the City
A school without classrooms empowers Milanese citizens to participate in city planning and go from designing to realising neighbourhood projects.