Google Ground

Google Ground is an education and community centre for small and medium sized enterprises, start-ups as well as students. It is located in a cultural and entertaining complex called “GRUND” which is situated in the
The Neighbourhood Cooperation

The Neighbourhood Cooperation

The Neighbourhood Cooperation is a network organisation of and for entrepreneurs in the disadvantaged Afrikaander neighbourhood in Feijenoord that aims to stimulate local entre­preneurship and employment. It was founded in November 2013 as a long-term,

European Village

The European Village is a non-governmental organisation, functioning as a non-profit organisation, whose aim is to foster societal (non-profit) solidarity economy, bio-cultivation, moral consumption patterns and alternative models of living in eco-communities. The initiative was


BorgerRio is a multicultural street festival organised every year at the Turnhoutsebaan, one of the busiest traffic lanes in the ethnically diverse Borgerhout district. During the event, the motorised traffic in the street is halted

Glad Foundation

The Glad Foundation has two overarching goals: Enhancing the inclusion of people with learning disabilities into society and providing meaningful education and occupation for this group. The foundation is a social enterprise, and improving economic


Different from initiatives and arrangements targeting social cohesion and mobility, the initiatives described in the following section have a common history and belong to common funding and project structures, the EastWORKS (ostWERK). The most innovative
Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour is a national Maritime Museum. It can be considered as a flagship project of Northern Tallinn planted within a formerly neglected, and both socially and physically rundown area. It thus positively contributes to

The Warsaw Forum of Entrepreneurship

The main aim of the project is cross-linking entrepreneurs, in order to exchange information and learn from each other. Although the project’s activity is clearly focused on supporting entrepreneurship, according to the project concept, the

Base Camp

The Base Camp is a container settlement that provides space for small-scale factories and companies of the creative industries. It was established in 2009 as a low-threshold structure in order to counteract the continuing renewal

Reactivate Athens/101 Ideas

Reactivate Athens / 101 Ideas is a research project directed by RA Lab, a joint collaboration of Zurich-based ETH Professors of Architecture Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumper with Greek experts from social geography, architecture and


There is a renaissance of establishing alternative and temporary community spaces in unused inner city properties in Budapest, for example ruin bars (Lugosi et al., 2010) or community gardens. One of the best examples of

Women’s Solidarity Foundation

Following the earthquake of 17 August 1999 in Marmara, the Women’s Solidarity Foundation (WSF) was initiated by a group of volunteers in order to create solidarity among women who had been affected by the disaster.

Selby Trust / Selby Centre

The Selby Trust manages the Selby Centre (a former school premises in Tottenham) as a multi-purpose community and social enterprise centre and has three main aims: (i) ‘to increase the capacity and sustainability of historically
Creative Factory

The Creative Factory

The Creative Factory provides affordable working spaces for young, starting businesses that are active in the creative industries (e.g. architecture, consultancy, design, entertainment, music, media). Entrepreneurs are encouraged to collaborate in shared office spaces. The