CRETHINK – Co-creative RETHINKing for sustainable cities

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Objectives

  • To foster inclusion and strengthen active citizenship through increased participation in co-creative processes for sustainable development at the local level.
  • To raise awareness about the concept of sustainability, contributing to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda.
  • To build solid ties between local authorities and civil society, creating stronger, more inclusive cities and regions, where the responsibility for community development is shared.

Activities

  • Research on current trends, opportunities and best practices on co-creative methods for sustainable development at the local, national and European levels,
  • Data collection, analysis of living lab activities and evaluation through questionnaires and interviews with participants and key stakeholders,
  • Development of the methodology, guidelines and feedback templates,
  • Development and refinement of an interactive toolkit for carrying out living lab activities and co-creation,
  • Implementation of two international training workshops for the core members of the living labs in line with resources produced,
  • Analysis of local conditions and settings as well as identification of challenges and key competences for successful democratic co-creation as a method for building sustainable cities,
  • Formulation of recommendations for citizens, municipal workers and politicians in using and implementing the co-creation methodology.

Resources

  • Online interactive communication platform,
  • Toolbox on democratic co-creation methods for inclusive sustainable development,
  • State of the art analysis on co-creation for sustainable development,
  • Report & recommendations on co-creation methods,
  • Two international training workshops for the change agents.

Impact

  • Increased awareness about the concept of sustainable development, with a particular focus on its environmental dimension in urban contexts,
  • Skill-upgrade of civil servants and citizens, enabling them to effectively take part in co-creative processes,
  • Bridged the gap between local authorities and civil society, promoting collaboration and sharing of experience,
  • Developed recommendations on how to manage co-creative processes for sustainable solutions at the local, national and European level,
  • Encouraged increased debate around sustainability and the UN SDG Agenda.

Partners

The project

Project Number

Date of the project

01/05/2020 – 31/07/2022

DG of reference

EAC - Erasmus+: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult education

Categories

Unit

Adult

Info & contacts

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E-mail

manfredi.trapolino@cesie.org

Visit the website

https://www.crethink.eu/
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