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Open Digital Europe

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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

Bridging citizens with SMART cooperation session, co-organized by  Out of The Box International, Union of the Baltic Cities, European Projects Association, Metropolitan City of Venice, Municipality of Fažana and Unioncamere del Veneto will be held virtually at this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities on the 7th of October, 2020 at 14.30-16.00 CET.

The registration is open at: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1285_en

Partners will present how to examine and analyse the priorities in cities/communities using citizens’ input, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology Communication, thus enabling and stimulating inclusive democratic processes. During the session, some solutions will be explored on how to stimulate and help citizens build local projects and initiatives. Also, the participants will discuss how COVID-19 has influenced citizenship initiatives.

Among the speakers there will be:

Mantas Jurgutis, UBC President;

Dino Babić, European Projects Association President;

Lucia Fedrigoni, Metropolitan City of Venice Manager,

Valentina Montesarchio, Deputy General Secretary, Unione delle Camere di Commercio del Veneto;

Ivan Orović, Head of Administrative Department, Municipality of Fažana;

Marko Paunović, Out of The Box International Director.

 

More information about the European Week of Regions and Cities at: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/home_en

 

Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.

 

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