This initiative connects remote areas with different types of infrastructure, and is designed to promote investment, living, learning, and prosperity along the Atlantic coast region of Ireland.
300K – Have Your Say – Participatory Budgeting
Citizens in South Dublin vote to allocate a portion of the council’s budget to projects designed and submitted by residents.
This crowdfunding initiative focuses on making Milan a more inclusive and sustainable city by co-funding citizen-organised projects with municipal funds.
Plymouth’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund
This initiative results from imaginative political leadership linked to key officer support, enhancing the already extensive network of organisations and individuals who work together to promote and grow social enterprise through coordinated investments.
The local authority in a remote location backs a crowdfunding platform to appeal to faraway investors.
Robin Hood Energy – Nottingham
A council-owned utility firm combats disproportionate energy pricing in the private sector with renewable sources at an affordable price.
Salford Credit Union
Financial exclusion is countered by a supportive credit union in Salford, offering an alternative to banks and loan sharks.
The Bristol Pound
A local and complementary currency keeps local money circulating in Bristol and the former County of Avon.
Sustainability Street by Street (The Hague)
A system in the Hague supports neighbourhood sustainability projects, by providing financial support and advise.
Regional Investment Society
Citizens are encouraged to invest (even small amounts) in local businesses, allowing them to become more independent and promoting regional prosperity.
Villeurbanne At Heart
Structural changes and new methods of organising sponsorship and funding are implemented in within a system that connects local businesses with non-profit organisations and sports clubs.
Open Think Tank Network
A transnational network of policy think tanks is set up with an open source digital platform.
Divestment from Fossil Fuels
A law is passed to divest public funds from companies who explore, extract, or process fossil fuels.
Innovation-friendly spaces are designed to test new digital technologies in real-life conditions, without risk to the public.
Sweden’s First Social Impact Bonds
Private investors in Sweden are working with a local municipality to improve the lives of foster children with a novel financing method.
Smart City Bad Hersfeld
Technological innovations provide communication, environmental, and sustainable transport solutions which improve the quality of life for citizens.
Workation in Klaipėda
A collaboration between the public and private sector invites young professionals for a “Workation” in Klaipėda, to encourage them to stay for good in a modern urban environment with a high quality of life.
PerDopo – Reactivation of the Local Economy
Citizens invest in their favourite services and restaurants with advance payments that are doubled by the municipality, reactivating the local economy in a time of crisis.