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Generative European Commons Living Lab

Objective

gE.CO Living Lab aims at creating a platform for bringing together and supporting formal groups or informal communities of citizens who manage fab-lab, hubs, incubators, co-creation spaces, social centres created in regenerated urban voids. These innovative practices are considered generative commons, because they are based on sharing and collaboration between citizens and establish a new partnership between Public Institutions and local communities, setting forth new models of governance of the urban dimension based on solidarity, inclusion, participation, economic and environmental sustainability.
However, these experiences design a scattered scenario of different legal and economic models which scalability is extremely difficult without appropriate tools. Also, their support through the traditional means of the public runs the risk of compromising their participatory character.
To fill these gaps gE.CO built a consortium of experts: Universities and non-profit and for-profit organizations in order to: i) bring together generative commons using a digital platform for collaboration that will map citizens’ initiatives as well as those Public Institutions engaged in new forms of partnership with local communities. This way, generative commons and Public Administrations can finally be connected in a new network able to promote the exchange of good practices and legal solutions; ii) evaluate a group of pilot cases in order to understand which socio-economic, cultural and legal factors make self-organized experiences sustainable and Public Institutions helpful for their development; iii) use the results of the evaluation for scaling up sustainable generative commons and innovative local policies: best practices, recommendations as well as legal solutions will be developed for supporting the emergence of new generative commons through shared, public and open access contents.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 220 598

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 246
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANOIXTO ERGASTIRIO ATHINAS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Karaiskaki 28
105 54 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMUNITY LAND TRUST BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 625
Address
Rue Verheyden 121
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 87 125
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPAZI INDECISI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 127 965
Address
Via Tommaso Galleppini 16
47121 Forli
Activity type
Other
DI MONTE LAURA PATRIZIA ANTONELLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 250
Address
Calle San Vincente De Paul 20 2 3
5001 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUTROPIAN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Wolfganggasse 26/20-22
1120 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)