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COMENSI (COmmunity ENgagement for Social Inclusion) is an EU funded Erasmus+ project aimed at developing more effective methodologies of inclusion and activation of citizens at risk of exclusion.

The projects aims at expanding the capacity of citizens to engage in projects and social initiatives by providing accessible tools and methods for communication, networking and organising.

In particular, COMENSI pursues three main objectives:

– to develop a methodological toolkit for the intervention in disadvantaged neighbourhoods;

– to experiment the use of digital collaborative platforms (Neighbourhood Atlas) as tools for community engagement and knowledge exchange;

– to experiment the toolset and the platform in the context of neighbourhood hubs during five local citizens labs.

Tesserae will coordinate the program in Berlin with the collaboration of one or more local organisations active in the context of Kreuzberg / Südliche Friedrichsstadt .

An analytical baseline study of the current conditions and social issues of the territory will be produced, identifying beneficiaries and local organisations able to act as intermediary to reach the beneficiaries.

The knowledge produced in this phase will be expanded and will include the development of an online atlas aimed to act as a digital connective platform within the local community.

Finally, approaches and methodologies proposed through the toolkit will be tested in one or more local community hubs, complementing the use of the digital platform with real space, face-to-face interaction.



Oct. 2018 – Dec. 2020



Bond of Union – Palermo (lead partner)

Mapping for Change – London

4change – Lisbon

Prostoroz – Lubljiana






Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices

KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education



Kick-Off meeting

Training week in Palermo

Mehringplatz Anknipsen

Neighbourhood Atlas at Gedenkbibliothek

Transformations at Feldfünf

Engagement stories 

Newsletter 2020

Final events

Digital atlases for community engagement



COMENSI toolkit for community engagement




Bairro da Ajuda - Lisbon

Capo - Palermo

Savsko Naselje - Ljubljana