case studies list for participation

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Liverpool - Adaptive sustainable reuse linked to participatory approaches

Home to 552,000 inhabitants, Liverpool was deeply affected by the decline of manufacturing and port related industries in the 1970s and 80s. Today, Liverpool is cited as one of the most successful examples of European RIS3 funded regeneration.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Turin - Space for ideas to breathe

Turin was deeply affected by the 1980s industrial crisis, which left 10 million square meters of abandoned industrial areas and a population decrease from over 1 million to less than 900,000 in its wake. Heavy investment in culture and knowledge, including universities, research and training, has turned Turin into one of the most dynamic Italian cities.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lyon Urban Heritage Observatory

Since 1998, the historic part of Lyon has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The listing was a recognition of urban and architectural heritage exceptional value and has led institutional actors to commit themselves in the preservation and enhancement of Lyon cultural heritage: Listing is not a privilege or a first prize, but a responsibility towards the inhabitants and the visitors. The Urban Heritage Observatory plans to capture and react to living and working changes in the...

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case study date : 21-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Skopje Lab

Until recently, the city of Skopje operated according to a traditional, top-down governance model. This approach, however, bred public mistrust of distant government institutions and a low level of satisfaction with the quality of the public services it offered. Faced with complex societal challenges and increased demand for better public services, Skopje decided to take off on an innovation journey to make the city a better place to live and opened the first public innovation lab on the...

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case study date : 21-03-2019

  •  culture

Lisbon Res do Chao

Re-use of the abandoned ground floors in a low income housing context

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case study date : 18-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Athens reinventing the Agora

Athens has faced the challenges inherited from its crisis years – unemployment, brain drain – with creativity and ambition by investing in a bottom-up and collaborative methodology in cultural sectors. The challenges brought by the crisis also sparked new initiatives from citizens and the need for a more effective approach in municipal governance.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  cooperation

‘Shared productions’ in Nantes

The city of Nantes encourages daily cultural and educational activities that allow people to be themselves while strengthening social cohesion. Since 2009, the city has been supporting artistic projects that involve people in creative activities. Every year, about ten ‘shared productions’ are organised in each district of the city. These allow access to culture for everyone, add value to cultural diversity, and encourage local participation.

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case study date : 18-09-2017

  •  cooperation

Hamburg: citizen participation in refugee integration

Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is home to around 1.8 million inhabitants (2015). Around a third of them have a migrant background. Among children, the respective ratio is 50%. Accordingly, the issue of immigration and the integration of immigrants and their children is high on the policy agenda of the city’s government.

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case study date : 18-09-2017

  •  cooperation

Cities in action: Antwerp's participatory budget

Antwerp has developed a unique approach to participatory budgeting that gives citizens autonomy to spend public funds of €1.1m a year.

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case study date : 31-08-2017

  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Gijon’s new governance model

Gijon City Council has responded to the need for greater efficiency, transparency and participatory democracy by changing how it operates. At the heart of its transformation is a digital platform enabling residents to share responsibility for governing and managing the city and helping it become a stronger and more vibrant place to live and work.

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case study date : 29-06-2017