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Switch On Mehringplatz - EULER

EULER is a training program to support skills and competences deriving from informal and voluntary engagement in community initiatives. Supported by Erasmus+ EU program, EULER develops activities in Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin and London.  Tesserae Urban Social Research coordinates in Berlin Switch On Mehringplatz. Tools for Commoning, a cycle of training activities developing tools and skills for neighbourhood initiatives. The program comprises three workshop modules on collaborative methodologies for community empowerment and five public events.

_Timeframe: September 2016 – June 2017

_Target: active citizens, social entrepreneurs and facilitators interested in developing a common framework of action in the context the area of Mehringplatz – Südliche Friedrichstadt.

_Objectives: to provide a set of tools and methods to empower local communities, increase entrepreneurial capacity and foster innovative economic paradigms.

_Techniques: urban reconnaissance, collaborative mapping, participative video making, digital storytelling, social media publishing.

_Outcome: “Solidarity Curriculum”. An innovative online tool for assessing and enhancing local social resources. It is aimed at shifting the attention from the individual curricula required by a competitive labor market to the collaborative mapping of social relations necessary to develop commons-based economies and initiatives.

_Dissemination: The results of the laboratory will be presented in the final conference together with the similar experiences realised in Antwerp, Barcelona and London. They will be published in a set of booklets detailing tools for neighbourhood initiatives.

Download here the booklet with the final report of the activities.

Places:

Dragoner Areal - Berlin

Prinzessinnengarten - Berlin

Mehringplatz - Südliche Friedrichstadt - Berlin