The final report of the We Make Europe! event held on 29th May in Amsterdam is available! Thanks to the cooperation of URBACT, Committee of the Regions, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Eutropian many cities and city makers from around Europe gathered to share their experience with the Urban Agenda Partnerships!
In the past decade, with the economic crisis and the transformation of welfare societies, NGOs, community organisations and civic developers – City Makers – established some of the most important services and spaces in formerly vacant buildings, underused areas and neglected neighborhoods. Consolidating their presence in the regenerated spaces, these initiatives are increasingly looking into the power of the local community, the dispersed crowd and new financial actors to invest in their activities.
Continue reading at http://next.iabr.nl/community-capital-in-action-new-financial-models-for-resilient-cities/
The report of the Funding the Cooperative City Rotterdam workshop, organised in the frame of IABR, is available now at
We contributed to the catalogue of the Venice Architecture Biennale’s Hungarian Pavilion with an article “Found resources, Trust and Collaboration: a new generation of cultural venues in Europe.” More information here.
The event is part of the Funding the Cooperative City in Central Europe series that explores, promotes and assists experiments in organising and establishing new community spaces and services in Central European cities. By focusing on the region with emerging entrepreneurial skills and a maturing civil society, the project aims at positioning Central European initiatives in the wider European context and at acting as a platform for knowledge exchange. The Warsaw event brings together „city makers” and protagonists of the new social economy from various cities in order to help shaping a new Central European culture of urban development based on community-driven initiatives, civic economic models and cooperative ownership.
11:00 MARZYCIELE I RZEMIEŚLNICY/ Dreamers and Craftmen
12:00 PLAC ZABAW
13:00 ZOO MARKET
14:00 SKLEP KOOPERATYWY DOBRZE
15:00 LUNCH @ LOKALU VEGAN BISTRO
16:30 OTWARTY JAZDÓW
17:30 LATO KOOPERATYW @ Nowy Teatr Warszawa
More information: http://eutropian.org/funding-the-cooperative-city-warsaw/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767172533520215/
More about Funding the Cooperative City: http://eutropian.org/about-funding-the-cooperative-city/
Organized together with Bec Zmiana Foundation
Supported by the International Visegrad Fund
We participated at a talk about the creative sector in the Visegrad Region, read the articles or watch the interviews at http://www.aspeninstitutece.org/en/news/creative-visegrad-city-culture-and-public-space-2016-05-25/
In Brussels on 31st May various stakeholders of the Seismic network met to share experiences on the emerging economic models in our cities. How can all this feed into to European policy making? Further information here.
Communities working on co-housing or social enterprises often face difficulty accessing finance, but some succeeded in raising money within the community. The dilemmas seem to focus on creating balance between individual energy and profits, communal needs and returns. Further information available at https://dezwijger.nl/day-4-we-connect/community-finance
We organised together with Pakhuis de Zwijger, URBACT and Committee of the Regions an occasion for Cities and Makers to discuss about the Urban Agenda, providing the perspective of who works on the ground to the ongoing Partnership working groups. Report soon available. More information at https://dezwijger.nl/invitation-we-make-europe/