Workshop AIPC Pandora, Valencia

Workshop developed by CivicWise for AIPC Pandora and its foreign students. Dedicated to introducing basic knowledge elements of the city and territory for foreign students in Valencia. The workshop addressed criteria for reflection of young citizens, who start from their concerns and address strategies that awaken all the senses to urban perception


The experiential educational program Colegio Miguel de Cervantes of Brazil is a program of urbanism and youth social entrepreneurship for adolescents from 13 to 15 years old promoted by AIPC Pandora.

Program Description

During the walks, students learned to see and understand cities from the concept of “Smart Cities”, experimenting with an approach in which the city adapts to people and not the other way around.

They visited different projects and carried out small urban intervention actions, getting to know the city from another point of view. Madrid is a reference city in this type of initiatives, the context of the last decade of economic crisis and youth unemployment really mobilized young people, who from their neighborhoods launched many community projects that have transformed in many aspects the city of Madrid, providing services that the administration stopped providing, generating participation and improving coexistence. Part of the activities of this program were developed in Impact Hub, a reference center for innovation and social entrepreneurship in Madrid.

The program was structured in 5 mornings in which young people were introduced to social entrepreneurship methodologies that were linked to the recognition of public spaces as an intelligent space according to the needs of citizens. The different projects that served as inspiration to create proposals were presented in a clear and dynamic way, which were presented at the end of this phase and will be discussed in groups.

In collaboration with: Pez Estudio, Punto Jes

Consultancy Cabildo Gran Canaria

The island of Gran Canaria assumes, given the times in which it lives, the challenge of creating and promoting new ways of innovation for the generation of public policies and spaces for citizen collaboration. An example of this is its platform Participa Gran Canaria, a digital participation platform for the opening of new channels for debate, proposals and citizen decision-making.

Participation is the open will to be part of the construction and management of a common resource, but also an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and knowledge. An anomaly in the current relationship contexts for co-learning. A possibility generated in a common way to imagine collectively.

This document is written with the aim of setting the main ideas, needs, challenges, opportunities and/or improvements that emerged during a day of workshops focused on the co-diagnosis and the promotion of the Participa Gran Canaria platform, within the framework of the last Glocal Camp event organized and coordinated by the international network CivicWise.

The document, far from presenting closed solutions, aims to present the diversity of concerns, the multiplicity of challenges and the immensity of opportunities that could be heard, seen and built during the aforementioned open working day, together with neighbors, neighbors and technicians of the public administration last April 6, 2018.

It is not therefore a simple presentation of results or the completion of a process, but the generation of one more piece that enables the continuity and improvement of the Participa GC platform within the complex and long road ahead.

Escola d’Innovació Cívica

EIC is a process of civic innovation that aims to build an inclusive and open space for meeting, collaboration and learning from which to undertake actions and multi-sectoral collective projects with impact on the neighborhoods of Valencia. EIC wants to build a space of opportunity from which to open relational capital of the city through the acceleration of collaboration between people and initiatives for the commons.

Glocal Camp Editions

The annual and itinerant meeting CivicWise community use to meet and work together for a few days.

Begining in may 2016 in Paris, CivicWise community had developed six editions of Glocal Camp:

1st Paris, France
2nd Valencia, Spain
3rd L’Hospitalet, Spain
4th Canary Island, Spain
5th Modena, Italy
6th Ariège, France / Madrid, Spain (Online Edition)

Gallery of pictures from past events

Ingredients to cook Civic Innovation Recipes

The training coordinated by the Civic Innovation School and promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla, in Colombia, proposes a reflection on the capacity of the different actors of a territory to achieve a high level of collaboration to enhance and improve the project and the objectives of each one.

It is about experiencing first-hand activation of a collective intelligence process through a new context that the Civic Innovation School defines as Civic Sphere, where the private sector, the public sector, the third sector, the university and the citizenry have the capacity to collaborate.


Sottaninrete is a participatory process of urban and social regeneration which aims to reactivate “sottani”, abandoned basements – former warehouses, cellars, workshops – in the historic center of Altamura (Puglia Region, Italy).

Sottani can be seen as a network of distributed urban commons that belong to past uses, but that lends well to welcome new forms of entrepreneurship. They can return to play a role of social cohesion in the perspective of sharing economy.

The first phase of the process was characterized by a collaborative mapping of abandoned spaces, through the web platform

After having identified spaces, were defined different tools for reactivation: an open-source wooden kit, named KitUp, and a set of documents such as manifesto-regulation-toolkit, still in progress. In the third phase it has been developed a pilot project, was conducted a complementary project of social storytelling named StaffettArtigiana, which involved the community of craftsmen and created the first digital archive-map of stories about the craftsmen of the city.The goal is the reactivation of abandoned spaces through the involvement of inhabitants and craftsmen. The strategy includes a series of micro-urban tactics, implemented through the use of mobile devices, able to trigger economic and cultural initiatives through temporary reuse. With the completion of the manifesto-regulation tool is expected an agreement with the Public Administration to stabilize and facilitate such practices.