20 March 2006

Creative communities: a bottom-up perspective on welfare and local development

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An international seminar on design, welfare and local development takes place in Milan on 28 March.

The event concludes the two-year Emude (Emerging User Demands for Sustainable Solutions) project that explored social innovation in 10 European countries. The research suggests possible links between the emergence of creative communities and new ideas on welfare – active welfare.

The seminar will present the main findings of the research plus a discussion of enabling platforms for active welfare, and their implications for European R&D policies. (An online book about the 56 cases at the centre of Emude will be published in April).

The Emude consortium includes
Politecnico di Milano, INDACO Department, Italy
National Institute for Consumer Research, Norway
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Netherlands
– Strategic Design Scenarios, Belgium
Doors of Perception, Netherlands
Philips Design, Netherlands
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Belgium
Central European University, Budapest Foundation, Hungary
Consumers International, UK
United Nations Environment Programme, USA / Kenya

Milan, 28 March, 09.30-13.00h. Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, Via Durando 10, Aula CT46.

Download invitation (pdf, 321 kb, 1 page)

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