We are always looking forward to sharing highlights on the works of former Idea Camp participants, showing the depth and breadth of our grantees’ networks. In this feature, we talk to Silvia Nanclares, who participated in the Idea Camp 2015 and received an R&D grant to work on her idea Caring IN the city.

Silvia's project aims to redefine and re-invent the neighbourhood to make it more welcoming and child-friendly, a place where a community-based upbringing can be a reality. It also aims to create a learning community that will be in charge of carrying out the research and the creative process. Read more in our Featured People.

Photo by Julio Albarrán.


We are very happy to partner with ENCATC for the Young Researchers' Forum on 16 December in Brussels.

For its 9th edition, the Forum will focus on MENA region - Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. It will also experiment for the first time a new format that we believe will give a unique opportunity to the invited researchers to enhance their own skills by being challenged by experienced researchers, academics and practitioners and at the same time gain visibility in an international context.

You can learn more about the programme, practical information and registration from our events page

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Connected Action for the Commons, our European-wide network of cultural organisations accelerating the movement of the commons in Europe has prepared the statement "Culture and the Commons" urging European decision-makers to embed culture as an important perspective and practice contributing to the commons in their policy deliberations. The meeting in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the EP intergroup on Common Goods and Public Services, and part of the European Commons Assembly, takes place on 16 November and will be streamed on this channel.

You can download a PDF of the Statement: Culture and the Commons, in our Library