case studies list for cooperation

  •  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

  •  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
  •  culture

Bologna - Let's do it together!

In the last 5 years, Bologna has successfully trialled an urban innovation model based on circular subsidiarity and civic collaboration, the ‘collaborative city.’ This means public administrations governing not only on behalf of citizens, but also with citizens, basing their policies on the two concepts of city as commons and citizens as a great source of energy, talent, resources, capabilities and ideas in support of urban regeneration.

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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

SynAthina: Athens’ community platform

Greece’s financial crisis has given rise to civil society initiatives aimed at finding solutions to urban problems. The results of these efforts are worthy of support by the local municipalities. SynAthina is a social innovation platform set up by Athens in order to engage citizens in such reforms and to bring civil society in contact and dialogue with the city’s administration and political leaders.

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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

  •  cooperation

Cities in action: Cooperative Glasgow

Glasgow Council is changing the way it works internally and with external organisations to make a greater difference to city life. By supporting co-operatives and social enterprises and devolving power to local people, it is finding effective and sustainable new ways of rising to economic and social challenges.

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case study date : 28-03-2017

  •  cooperation

Cities in action: Amsterdam opens up democratic process

Amsterdam has a vision to make local democracy more dynamic and interactive. Starting small, it is learning from pilot projects how best to mobilise citizens and enable participation in order to develop a toolbox for collaboration that will allow the scaling up of its open government approach.

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case study date : 21-11-2016