Engagement Strategy Active phase Creating a Participatory Text
Mutual Support, Debates & Great Ideas for Improving the OH Participatory Platform Active phase Collection
DISCOVER THE SIX HERITAGE LABS LOCAL PARTICIPATORY PLATFORMS
Open Heritage Participatory Platform
Organizing, Promoting and Enabling Heritage Re-use through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and EmpowermentRegister
Praga District, Warsaw - Blueprint Navigator
Supports / coordinates the integration of policies on various governance levels and /or between vari... Integrated policy processes allow taking into account various fields and expertise, setting up appropriate processes and procedures to ensure the interaction of a variety of stakeholders. At the same time, they lay down the foundation for clear decision-making mechanisms, creating clear boundaries for and supporting how the multi-actor process unfolds. Moreover, they support the implementation and effectiveness of adaptive reuse projects because they ensure coordination within the city/regional/national administration involved. Integrated policies often require policy capacity in terms of internal coordination, co-working methodologies, procedural simplifications. Key reference
Supports projects in acquiring the site/object and to fund adaptive reuse Ownership by a group / organisation rooted in the neighborhood and composed by a multi-stakeholder and diverse partnership. The legal tool adopted plays a role in the projects' outcomes. First of all, legal ownership will influence what funding/financial aid can be applied for (e.g. a government owned site in many countries often has access to other funding than privately owned site). Moreover, ownership can support (or limit) what can be done with a site, restrict or facilitate access, owner can reduce / restrict speculation if gentrification happens, owner can also support low-income business, when the owner is not in it for profit, and this keep price increases to minimum. Mixed ownership can complicate decision-making, but well organised (e.g. in cooperative) it can also support a more inclusive revenue-sharing. Key references
New proposal at OpenHeritage Glossary
Crowdfunding: Sparking Participation with Alternative Funding “Crowdfunding“ was coined by combining “crowd” and “funding”, indicating that many of the individuals provide their own contributions to create a fund (Schwienbacher & Larralde, 2010). Thus, crowdfunding works as an infrastructure, which enables projects to collect the cooperation, attention and trust from an amount of the general public. In very recent years, the position of crowdfunding in the alternative finance landscape has progressively shifted from being just a possible option to becoming a well-established and mature funding mechanism. Starting from a restricted pool of innovators, crowdfunding has steadily expanded its outreach. In addition to entering the core alternative finance options, crowdfunding has also earned a primary role as a means of “democratisation of finance”. The term refers to asking for funding and providing it to a large crowd of individuals, but also to the processes of co-decision, co-creation, engagement and ownership that it produces in all parties involved. A further evolution of such mechanism is represented by the so-called “civic crowdfunding”, which defines a subcategory of crowdfunding through which citizens, often in collaboration with government, propose, fund and deliver projects that aim to provide a community service or deliver public value through local improvement projects. The peculiarity of civic crowdfunding is that, by leveraging on the close ties that crowdfunding platforms enjoy with local communities, it can promote a sense of engagement and belonging among citizens by enabling them to contribute to specific projects that will generate common good in their local areas. Both financial and non financial benefits have increasingly attracted the attention of a wide range of public and private stakeholders, such as local and regional authorities, development agencies and banks, and private foundations. These entities are partnering with crowdfunding platforms all over Europe and setting up “match-funding” schemes through which resources collected by crowdfunding campaigns in specific areas are topped-up with an additional share of their own resources. Goteo.cc the platform partnering with the Open Heritage project is a pioneer in both Civic and Match funding, and the creator of an open funding standard for the creation, preservation and sustainability of the commons.Key Sources: Morell, M. F., Hidalgo, E. S., & Rodríguez, E. (2020). Goteo. org civic crowdfunding and match-funding data connecting Sustainable Development Goals. Scientific Data, 7(1), 1-10.Passeri F. Lessons Learned from Civic Crowdfunding and Match-Funding Schemes in Europe.
Sunderland Task Force Webinar This task force meeting will review the context and next steps for the Sunderland lab. So far they have three buildings that need to be reconstructed and will likely be used for socio-cultural activities. https://labs.openheritage.eu/assemblies/community/f/23/meetings/80
Crowdfunding Seminar by Platoniq Throughout the task force webinars labs have voiced an interest in learning more about crowdfunding. So during this workshop Platoniq will deliver a workshop based on their years of experience with crowdfunding and crowdvocacy.