Informacja o organizacjiSPES (Latin word for “hope”) Future Academy is a (non-party / non-profit) adult educational centre and is located in a rural, disadvantaged area in Upper Austria. SPES works here since 30 years on the main topic regional development and "quality of life" in several national / international projects. SPES activities are aiming to the benefit of today’s and future generations.
Komponent/działanie, którego partnerstwo dotyczyKomponent 2.3. Projekty społeczeństwa obywatelskiego
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Rola partnera w projekcie1) Knowledge and experience in citizen’s participation. 2) Knowledge of local best practices regarding social/citizen cooperatives. 3) Willingness to start and accompany a process to find relevant citizenship issues, including founding local social/citizen-cooperatives.
Opis projektuTitle: CITIZENS-COOP Current State: It is often not easy for small rural municipalities to maintain infrastructure and systems that provide for peoples' basic needs. This leads to a lack of services like local supply, caring/nursing services, mobility, energy, education etc. Idea: This project wants to motivate and support citizens to take responsibility by founding social-citizen-based cooperative societies. Steps: 1) Researching the different national situations for social/citizens-cooperatives. 2) Gathering the opinions of citizens on different aspects and fields of work for social/citizens-cooperatives. Motivating and activating them to act jointly. 3) Visiting good or best practice in all partnering countries of social/citizens-based cooperatives. 4) Developing and testing a model process for citizens who want to found new initiatives or engage themselves respectively in such initiatives. 5) Organizing a public conference to reflect together with experts on the current research on this topic and the European dimension. 6) Focus on a relevant topic the citizens choose (2) and founding a social/citizens-cooperatives in each partner country to solve this topic. 7) Cooperative European network. Founding a European Cooperative Society. Outcomes: The project’s main outcomes will be: • a critical analysis of the possibilities of citizen-based models for providing local public infrastructure and services in each partner country, • a method to collect the opinions of citizens in a participative approach, • a model process for activating citizens on organizing new social/citizen cooperatives, • a documentation of the conference and the European models of good practice. Timetable of the project Start: 1. October 2018 (18 months)