Young and old share meals in the school canteen, open up each other’s worlds in the process, and engage in communal activities.
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.
Better community services are introduced in the city, which provide easier access to healthcare, such as dental check-ups in schools, and housing and mobility services for the elderly.
Urban volunteers at six locations guide people in need through the extensive social services network of the city, help make appointments, and assist in applying for financial support.
A Municipality in Bulgaria offers free public transport by purchasing its own buses instead of hiring a company to provide the service.
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.
The Summer Urban Camp on the Greek island of Chios lets children take part in diverse activities over the three months of their summer holiday, allowing their parents to continue to work.
The programme run by the Serbian NGO Atina supports the social (re-)integration and economic empowerment of women and young girls who have survived exploitation and human trafficking.
An advocacy campaign aims to revive a park in Beirut in an inclusive and participatory way, offering the opportunity for surrounding neighbours from different backgrounds to meet and share a space instead of being separated by it.
The Municipality of Metamorphosis is combating food waste through the redistribution of unused food to different local charities.
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.
Structural changes within council care break the negative cycle for young people, with the introduction of comprehensive, multidisciplinary teams.
‘Speed dating’ for non-profits and companies paves pathways of mutual support, exploring opportunities for cooperation without using payments.
A council-owned utility firm combats disproportionate energy pricing in the private sector with renewable sources at an affordable price.
A system of mutually beneficial aid is available in Livorno, where families in economic distress are financially supported in exchange for eight hours of municipal work per week.
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.
An Interrail pass grants free travel on trains to all young Europeans, for one month of their choice, when they turn 18.
A school provides systematic musical education from kindergarten through to sixth grade, aiming at personal development, teamwork, and creative intelligence.
Neighbourhood ambassadors and randomly selected citizens work with politicians to build trust between people and politics, connecting participatory and representative sides of democracy.