Enjoying civic collaboration, #collab_bici!

Enjoying civic collaboration, #collab_bici!

4th Civic Collaboration Day, Save the Date!

On May 4th will take place the civic collaboration day.

This year, as the co-planning sessions for the Local Action Plan of the Rome Collaboratory, (Open Heritage Horizon 2020 project) just ended [1], CooperACTiva will propose an event to valorize cultural heritage and promote civic collaboration whilst involving local actors. CooperACTiva, first community cooperative born within a complex area in Roma along with LUISS/ LabGov support, will indeed organize the “Heritage Walk”, a bike tour through Alessandrino, Centocelle and Torrespaccata neighborhoods. The participants of the #collab_bici will have the opportunity to discover beautiful places, left aside by mainstream touristic tours.

The first part will indeed be dedicated to the visit of the Centocelle archeological Park through which the participants will have the chance explore many little-known places including the Villa della Piscina, Villa ad Duas Lauros and the Runway airport. The tour will then continue and the participants will ride alongside the Tunnel and Osteria located in Centocelle.

This event, aiming to promote cultural heritage through sustainability, will also be part of a series of sustainable initiatives set up during the “Sustainability Festival”, a macro-event organized by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASVIS) to raise awareness of environmental sustainability. In this context, CooperACTiva is planning another bike tour on May 26.

Follow the #CooperACTion, and stay tuned!

Event organized in collaboration with the Fusolab and Settimo Biciclettari

[1] Latest articles on the Local Action Plan Co-planning process by the Rome Collaboratory:

Workshop “Basic Income & Social Rights: Local and European Perspectives” in Bologna

Workshop “Basic Income & Social Rights: Local and European Perspectives” in Bologna

Join Green European Foundation for a workshop exploring basic income, existing pilot projects, and the potential impact of such schemes on our societies on the 24th of April from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Social Center TPO, Via Camillo Casarini 17/5, Bologna, BO 40131 Italy.

Event Background

This event is part of the Green European Foundation transnational project Basic Income – European Public Debate.

Basic income has emerged in recent years as a potential tool to reverse the current issues facing society, such as lack of affordable housing and access to education and healthcare, income inequality and disparity between generations.

As basic income gradually permeates into mainstream debates and factors like technological advancements change our understanding of work, it is important to explore how such a scheme could be implemented, and the impact it would have on social rights at the local and European level.

About the Event

This workshop will be held as a side event of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) four day educational event on social rights, and organised with the support of FYEG.

It will bring together young people locally and from across Europe, with international participants including those from FYEG member organisations, social movements, and trade unions.

Participants will learn via roundtable discussions about basic income, existing pilot projects and the connection with social rights. They will identify the pressing requirements to make such a scheme a reality.


The workshop will be divided into three parts, with breaks in between:

  • The presentation of the GEF publication European Green Perspectives on Basic Income will provide an introduction to the basic income concept and describe successes and limitations of past pilot projects, and discuss the results of research into the impact of basic income schemes on access to housing, education, healthcare and employment.
  • Two fishbowl-style dialogues will serve as a basis to discuss the challenges and solutions to basic income implementation. This part will touch upon the need for certain infrastructure to be in place and the challenges associated with competing views of basic income.
  • Finally, roundtable discussions will delve deeper into the realisation of basic income on the local and European level, with a focus on connecting the two levels together and how basic income could strengthen social rights at these levels.


  • Natalie Bennett, GEF Board of Directors
  • Alex Foti, author of the General Theory of the Precariat


The workshop will be free and open to everyone but subject to registration. You can register by filling in this form. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, 17 April 2019, midnight CET.


The event will be held in English but whispered translation from English into Italian can be provided on the spot.

Save the date! The final co-design session of the Rome Collaboratory for the Local Action Plan is coming!

Save the date! The final co-design session of the Rome Collaboratory for the Local Action Plan is coming!

Saturday, 13th of April at 10:00 at Fusolab2.0 in via della Bella Villa, 94 the final meeting of the Local Action Plan co-working process of the Rome Collaboratory will take place.

The fourth and final session of the co-working lab of the Local Action Plan of the Rome Collaboratory will be focused on finalizing the social business model plan.

The activities at the core of the Rome Collaboratory are related to cultural and creative services, sustainable tourism, circular economy based on the reuse of the Centocelle heritage site.

The Rome Collaboratory lab is working on ways to include the local community of civic and commercial actors (residents-owned restaurants; NGOs that manages open green areas and community gardens; hospitality activities; community hubs) in the practice of adaptive reuse, as well in the governance and financial model for the reuse of the cultural heritage.

Co-Participation: Experiences of active participation in the field of Cultural goods

Co-Participation: Experiences of active participation in the field of Cultural goods

On Saturday 6th of April 2019 from 9.30am to 1.30pm, the Architecture Department of Università degli Studi Roma Tre (aula Urbano VIII) will be hosting the masterclass “Co-participation: active experience in the field of Cultural Goods”, as part of the International Master of second level “ Heritage Culture. Knowledge, conservation, valorisation, management.”

The masterclass will be conducted by the Professors Paola Demartini and Michela Marchiori from the Business Management Department of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. From the LabGov team, Alessandro Antonelli, vice president of Amici di LabGov, will participate to the meeting and illustrate the Co-City methodological protocol, the Co-Roma and Horizon 2020 Open Heritage project, by developing the examples of the Association Communità Parco Pubblico di Centocelle (CPPC) and the Community cooperative -CooperACTiva- active in the Alessandrino-Centocelle-Torre Spaccata neighborhoods, a particularly disadvantaged area (Human development Index of 0.55-0.60 ISU 0-1). More specifically, he will illustrate the co-planning process for the Local Action Plan of the Rome Collaboratory, which will involve all stakeholders active in the three neighborhoods, in the definition of services and activities aiming to promote an inclusive and sustainable local development.

Will also take part in the event: Sandra Aloia, responsible for Cultural Innovation in the Compagnia San Paolo, Teresa di Bartolomeo, responsible for Cooperation as well social and cultural Sustainability within Coopculture, Andrea Colafranceschi founder of the Association TorPiùBella, Claudio Gnessi, General coordinator for the Ecomuseo Casilino Roma and Carlo Testini, in charge of Urban Policy within Arci.

Save the date! The third co-design session of the Rome Collaboratory for the Local Action Plan is coming!

Save the date! The third co-design session of the Rome Collaboratory for the Local Action Plan is coming!

Next Saturday, 6th of April, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dopotutto restaurant in Centocelle, will be held the third meeting of the Local Action Plan co-planning process of the Rome Collaboratory.

The participants will be involved in detailing the activities that emerged during the second meeting and will work in groups on the Bike Tour activities, the Local Campaign, the Living Memory Exhibition & Heritage Site. They will also identify the methods of engagement and the strategy to include other actors active in the area.
The session will therefore represent a useful moment to reflect on the construction of a collaborative Heritage community which can generate new services and activities to enhance the social, economic and cultural heritage of the area.

Student Housing -Rome Edition-

Student Housing -Rome Edition-

Thanks to the attractiveness of a very little competitive yet dynamic and cost-efficient market (as compared to traditional sectors), student housing is one of the most successful asset class in Italy.

Considering that student housing in Italy accommodates 2% of University students compared to a European average of 19%, and since the number of beds-to- students ratio totalises 3% in Italy, for a European average of 6% in Spain, 23% in the UK, it seems obvious that accomodations for students and lecturers will increase both in terms of quantity and quality in the coming years.

With a quality of life in Rome outweighing education costs, the city is in the front line in the Italian cities ranking for student housing applications, -e.g the demand off-campus now exceeds 35.000 units-, and attracts more and more investors and stakeholders aiming to address the rising demand in student accomodations.

The fourth Edition of the Student Housing Congress will consider the specific dynamics of the Rome market as well as the opportunities created for all stakeholders: managers, workers, investors, public actors and Universities. The meeting will also address the role of student housing as leverage for the development and urban regeneration, the integration in new legal framework of residential housing, hotels, co-working and co-living, the specialisation of services and investments prospects in the short and long-term.

Hereafter, the detailed program: