An initiative in Parma supports entrepreneurship and youth employability through laboratories that explain business planning, innovative learning and tools, and enable the use fo collaborative spaces and services.
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Learning Each Other’s Language
To overcome the language barriers in Kosovo, the Municipality of Kamenica holds courses for the Serbian and Albanian citizens who are interested in learning each other’s languages.
RISE – Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment
This project creates an ongoing dialogue and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth in mainstream settings.
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.
A digital literacy programme improves insight into technology for parents, which allows them understand their children better and engage with them more easily.
A movement and political party is established to revive democracy and foster a new political culture of outside-the-box thinking, in order to overcome ideological constraints.
The City of Mannheim sets the pace for respectful, intercultural urban coexistence, with a round table on diversity management and strategies, such as anonymous application procedures.
Providing food and hospitality amidst a wave of refugees arriving in this locality in Western Germany makes the new immigrants feel welcome and gives them a fresh start into their new lives.
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.
Global Lithuania – State and Diaspora Cooperation
Sharing knowledge and culture that unite the Lithuanian diaspora around the world, this network connects governmental institutions, Lithuanian schools, and communities abroad to their home country.
A system in Brussels engages citizens, allowing residents from different language groups to discuss their ideas and perceptions of the city, and to bring them into the political decision-making process.
Reviving the Community of Žiūrai
A dying village in rural Lithuania is saved by rebuilding the intergenerational community around folklore songs, reviving the village centre, and bringing current and former inhabitants together in a social media group.
E-sports and Politics Live from the Swedish Parliament
A Swedish politician reaches out to young people with live weekly discussions on an internet platform, revealing to young people that all topics, even online e-sports, are politically relevant.
Ferla Agorà – Ideas Square
Citizens take part in the democratic process and the governance of their town by meeting on the main square to discuss and vote on current issues.
EVERY ONE EVERY DAY – BARKING AND DAGENHAM
A collaboration engages locals in community business, joint cooking, and creative and social activities in one of London’s poorest boroughs, focusing on the community’s ideas and energies.
Reconciliation through Storytelling
Local Peace Committees (LPCs) were formed following the retaking of Mosul and the Ninewa Plains from IS control in 2017, consisting of male and female youth from all ethno-religious groups, working to promote social cohesion, peace-building, and reconciliation as people return and work to rebuild their cities and lives.
Mixed Youngster Housing Community
Startblok Riekerhaven aims become more that just a housing project, and function as a self-managed community for Dutch young people and young foreigners that provides a good start to adult life in the Netherlands.