On Saturday March 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 13 AM at the community hub of the Alessandrino neighborhood Fusolab, the incubation process of the “Local Action Plan of the Collaboratory of Rome” officially started.

The activity represents a key stage of the Horizon2020 OpenHeritage.eu project which investigates and experiments economically sustainable and inclusive governance models of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in cities. The Local Action Plan (hereinafter: LAP) defines the mission and strategy; activities; business plan of the Rome Collaboratory, one of the six “Cooperative Heritage Labs” of the Open Heritage project, where socially and economically sustainable models of cultural heritage reuse will be designed and tested.

Coordinated and facilitated by the LUISS LabGov team, the meeting (which was open to all stakeholders in the Alessandrino-Centocelle-Torre Spaccata district willing and motivated to participate) was aimed at defining the mission, objectives and strategies of the “Local Action Plan”, as well as creating a shared agenda to structure its activities, starting in June 2019.

The meeting participants were a wide range of district’s stakeholders: local NGOs; commercial actors active in the Centocelle heritage area; founding members of the neighborhood cooperative and recognized FARO heritage community incubated by LUISS in previous years, CooperACTiva; representatives of LegaCoop; city inhabitants interested in the project.

The LUISS LabGov team introduced the Open Heritage project and the Rome Collaboratory’s goals and specific objectives to the meeting’s participants. The meeting then entered into the part where the organization and structure of the incubation process is defined. The LUISS LabGov team shared the proposed timeline of the process and the participants integrated and refined it on the basis of their availabilities. They meeting then proceeded with a co-working session focused on the creation of internal working groups within the participants, according to the activities that will be implemented in the Rome Collaboratory.

The meeting concluded with the participants taking the commitment of investing efforts in the following week to engage more district actors that they have relationship with into the LAP incubation process.

The next meeting is organized for the following week and will focus specifically on the co-design of the LAP’s specific activities and the stakeholders’ outreach and engaging strategy.

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