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07Jan/20

UIA – TAST’in FIVES

In order to tackle most of these issues, Lille will create an innovative device: a collective kitchen that articulates various actions towards the district’s population:

1. Providing a shared space to socialize. There you may cook, eat, meet people, and make new experiences (including an audio-visual studio, and a vertical agriculture demonstrator);

2. Organizing workshops, mostly against waste and malnutrition;

3. Creating a virtuous ecosystem of training and job opportunities: crash courses, and meeting with employers on the one hand; restaurants and food processing activities on the other hand.

Most part of the innovation lies within the fact that, contrary to the usual public equipment, the kitchen will respond to an original collective governance. Furthermore, it will be financially autonomous while receiving part of the benefits from private activity operating in the vicinity.

A dense prefiguration program will anticipate, during the first 2 years of the program, the inauguration of the building.

Marcelline is the Expert of this project, capitalising on its experience as well as providing pieces of advice and recommendations.

More information on the project here.

Funding Authority: Urban Innovative Actions

10Dec/19

La minute anti-gaspi de Marcelline sur VivaCité

Weekly podcast on anti foodwaste tips.

Les conseils anti-gaspi de Marcelline: à quel point gaspillons-nous?, 20 September 2019

A consommer jusqu’à… Marcelline nous explique tout pour ne pas gaspiller, 27 September 2019

Un frigo bien rangé pour moins de gaspillage, 4 October 2019

Avec Marcelline, même les gâteaux sont anti gaspi, 18 October 2019

Ne jetez pas vos pelures d’agrumes, Marcelline a un truc!, 25 October 2019

Un placard en ordre, c’est du gaspillage en moins, 8 November 2019

Fans, épluchures et trognons: Marcelline leur donne une deuxième vie, 15 November 2019

Les trucs de Marcelline pour utiliser les dernières gouttes de miel, 6 December 2019

Les conseils de Marcelline pour bien choisir son électroménager, 13 December 2019

Marcelline vous aide à faire la liste des courses, 2 janvier 2020

Prévoyez la juste quantité grâce à Marcelline, 9 janvier 2020

Il y a des restes après un repas entre amis? Marcelline a des trucs!, 13 janvier 2020

 

27Nov/18

Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy

Observer of the Working group: Better Knowledge – Draft Action 6: Promote Urban Resource Centres for waste prevention, re-use and recycling

The Partnership aims to facilitate for the establishment of so-called “Urban Resources Centre” in the Circular Economy – physical centres that enable sustainable consumption within a city, education on waste prevention measures, sustainable consumption and facilitate for more re-use, repair and recycling. This will be done through acquiring more knowledge on the impact and different functions of these centres, as well as the opportunity for funding.

Facilitate the establishment of Urban Resource Centres – designated multifunctional places within cities for waste prevention, repair and re-use which:

  • Stimulate education/communication/awareness raising amongst businesses and citizens;
  • Encourage the social economy (including the collaborative economy) and social cohesion;
  • Act as an incubator, collaborating with local companies to develop sustainable and circular business models.

Partners: the City of Oslo, The Hague, Prato, Porto, Kaunas and Flanders region. The Member States are Finland, Poland, Slovenia and Greece. The European Commission is represented by DG REGIO, DG ENV, DG CLIMA, DG RTD, and DG GROW. Further members are the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Eurocities, URBACT, and the European Investment Bank (EIB). In the course of the work,  the Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource management (ACR+) has joined as stakeholder. In addition, the partnership received expert input from external stakeholders including ICLEI, Europa Decentraal, RReuse, OuiShare, and the University of Nijmegen (NL).

More information here.

26Nov/18

UIA – Antwerp Circular South

20160512_Portfolio_UIA_ACSThrough the project, the City of Antwerp will engage the community in an online and offline circular economy. Marcelline is the Expert of this project, capitalising on its experience as well as providing pieces of advice and recommendations.

More information on the project here.

Funding Authority: Urban Innovative Actions

26Nov/18

FoodWasteWatchers

Together with Refresh asbl and Romain Boitier, Resilia Solutions is designing a project to monitor individual food waste at home. The project will be in two parallel phases: creating a tool to self-monitor foodwaste at home and setting up a tailored programme for individuals to reduce their food waste depending on their starting point. The tools will be usable by citizens as well as public authorities and those supporting citizens in food waste reduction.

Partners: Refresh-xl asbl

Funding authority: Bruxelles environnement

26Nov/18

Food surplus collection for all / La récup’ d’invendus pour tous

Together with Refresh asbl, Brufotec asbl and Romain Boitier, Resilia Solution is collecting and presenting information related to the collection of food surplus in the way to make it easier and also safer for those, communities or asbl wishing to go into this project.

Partners: Refresh-xl asbl, Brufotec asbl, Romain Boitier

Funding authority: Bruxelles environnement

26Oct/18

Support to the URBACT BIOCANTEENS network

Portfolio_URBACT_BiocanteensMouans-Sartoux is a city of 10,000 inhabitants located on the French Riviera. Since 1998, the city has been connecting food, health and environmental issues. To overcome the lack of a local organic food offer, a municipal farm was created and two farmers hired to grow vegetables for school canteens, thus meeting 85% of the needs of the three local schools (1,000 meals per day). Public procurement rules were changed so that local producers could answer calls for bids. Since then, the city has been serving daily meals in its schools that are 100% local and organic. Developing this approach, Mouans-Sartoux is now working on local agri-food systems and education to extend the initiative.

The BIOCANTEENS network aims at transferring the practice of Mouans-Sartoux to that of 6 other European cities.

Partner: SDS

City Partners: Mouans-Sartoux (FR) – Lead Partner, Condruses (BE), Rosignano Maritimo (IT), Torres Vedras (PT), Trikala (EL), Troyan (BG), Vaslui (RO).

Funding authority: URBACT

26Apr/18

Support to the URBACT Maps network

Portfolio_URBACT_MapsThe MAPS European project aims to enhance former military heritage as key elements for sustainable urban strategies, combining both functional and social aspects. The involvement of fellow cities presenting a similar architectural heritage and comparable territorial characteristics is meant to favour a mutual exchange of experiences, leading to the definition of best practices and replicable schedules which can be subsequently adapted to the needs and expectations of local communities, as expressed by stakeholders and interest groups.

The dismissal of formerly productive settings often poses serious environmental and economic issues that Municipalities have to deal with as political and administrative problems. The main goal of MAPS is to reverse perspectives, highlighting the potentialities of this heritage, albeit discussing all matters related to the plans for their future destination.

Following the approach of social architecture, dismissed military areas can be deemed the new symbols of a more conscious and participated urban planning, oriented to the promotion of cohesion and inclusiveness.

Marcelline supported the MAPS network for the implementations of the cities’ IAPs.

More information about the network here.

Partners: Piacenza (IT) – Lead partner, Serres (EL), Varazdin (HR), Szombathely (HU), Telsiai (LT), Koblenz (DE), Longofrd (IE), Espinho (ES), Cartagena (ES).

Funding authority: URBACT

20Dec/17

Facilitation of panels during the 2017 URBACT City Festival in Tallinn

Portfolio_URBACT_Tallinn 2017During the URBACT City Festival in Tallinn, on 5-6 October 2017, panels were organised for sharing the experience of Good Practices. Marcelline designed the methodology and worked closely with both the URBACT Secretariat and cities in order to make the panels interactive and empowering. Her two topics were: “Together for Sustainability” and “Jobs and skills”.

Client: URBACT

20Dec/17

Class on the theory of practices: theory and practice with the case of anti food waste practices, @Tom Bauler, IGEAT, ULB

Portfolio_ULB_Theory of practicesMarcelline organised a class on the theoretical framework of the practice approach. She also supported it and made it concrete for the students while showing its application on the work of the “Fridge Masters” and collaboration of the Regional Ministry of the environmental to support not only consumers’ transition  towards more sustainable food practices, but also public administration towards innovative public policies.

20Dec/17

COMPASS – Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs

Portfolio_H2020_COMPASSCOMPASS project aims to provide evidence for better uptake of RRI in industrial R&D&I in gathering gathering evidence from previous projects & bottom-up case studies. It seeks to foster cross-sector, multi-stakeholder collaboration in key innovation fields for improved RRI processes and outcomes via co-creation processes in three European regions/three innovation fields (nanotechs, biomedecine and cybersecurity) in the design of RRI visions, roadmaps, pilot testing. Finally the project is promoting responsible and sustainable R&D&I governance for improved performance and competitiveness in highly innovative businesses with the creation of a “One-stop shop” web portal, the design of teaching and training materials and a multiplier programme.

Marcelline is working with SDS which is in charge of developing the methodology for stakeholder’s co-creation of RRI roadmaps.

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Partner/Client: Strategic Design Scenarios

Partners: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien – coordinator,  De Montfort University, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan CY), La Caixa Banking Foundation (FBLC), European Business and Innovation Centre Network and Stichting B Lab Europe .

Funding authority: H2020

27Jun/17

VILCO

Portfolio_SDS_VILCOSDS is part of a consortium researching and experimenting collaboration between public authorities and citizens’ initiatives in order to improve the resilience of local dynamics protecting the environment. During three years, the poject will co-create analysis and solutions within Living Labs composed of public authorities and citizens’ initiatives. Marcelline is in particular in charge of coordinating the Work Package on Research and Analysis.

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Partner/Client: Strategic Design Scenarios,

Partners: Brulocalis, Bruxelles environnement, 21 Solutions and Fondation pour les Générations Futures

Funding authority: Innoviris (Co-creation Action)

26Mar/17

Cogardenning/Cojardinage

20160512_Portfolio_COJThe project facilitates the matchmaking and the co-creation of projects between those with have a garden and do not want/cannot take care of it, and those without a garden but who would like to access one. A toolkit was developed, citizens trained on using it and workshops organised with citizens and local organisations in order to foster the practices of cogardenning in Brussels.

Client/Partner: SDS/21 Solutions

Funding authority: Bruxelles environnement

21Mar/17

Management of the DG REGIO Communities of Practitioners

Portfolio_REGIO_Communities of Practitioners_2DG REGIO has recognized the need to support managing authorities in exchanging knowledge and good practice between themselves. There is a lot of potential in wider sharing of the rich experience on practical implementation that exists among the practitioners in the administrations managing the funds in the Member States. The REGIO Communities of Practitioners have been initiated as a pilot to explore solutions together with representatives for managing authorities on how this can be done. These are informal groups with members from different Member States which focus on finding solutions on specific issues or problems linked to the implementation of the programmes and projects funded under the ERDF and/or the Cohesion Fund. This is a pilot project.

Marcelline is responsible for managing these communities both online and offline throughout the EU.

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Funding authority: European Commisson, DG REGIO

19Dec/16

Set-up and support of the “Fridge Masters’/Maîtres Frigo” network

Portfolio_Refresh_BE_Maîtres frigo_La suiteAs a follow-up of the training of “Fridge Masters”, Resilia Solutions is, together with Refresh, supporting the creation and implementation of the networks of Fridge Masters. This project encompasses the co-creation of tools for holding stalls at events as well as the development of individual projects. It will be a mixture of one-off and continuous support to the group of certified Fridge Masters.

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Partner: Refresh xl asbl

Funding authority: Bruxelles environnement

23Nov/16

Trainings for Brussels’ “communes”

20160512_SDS_Brulocalis_TrainingsSDS was commissioned to organize and facilitate two half-day trainings : one on the development of urban strategies with the prospect of putting together EU projects, and another one on the development of transersvality related to EU programmes and funding. The trainings were addressed at all civil servants from Brussels Capital region’s communes willing to take part.

Client/Partner: Strategic Design Scenarios

Funding authority: Brulocalis

 

12May/16

Training for “Fridge Masters”/”Maîtres frigo”

20160512_Portfolio_Refresh_BE_Maîtres frigoRefresh is a small restaurant in Brussels proposing dishes cooked out of unsold products. Thanks to a funding from Brussels environnement and within its activities, it organized a training for “ambassadors” of anti food waste practices throughout the city. This project was a pilot experimentation to assess the tools and methods which could be co-created in order to fully equip such ambassadors.

Client/Partner: Refresh asbl

Funding authority: Bruxelles environnement

12Feb/16

“Choud’Bruxelles” – simplifying the logistics of Short Food Supply Chains

Portfolio_RABAD_ChoudBruxellesThe RABAD is a partner in a project led by the QALINCA unit of ULB. Thanks a funding from the Innoviris programme, this project is identifying problems and experimenting solutions in addressing the logistics of Short Food Supply Chains in the Region of Brussels-Capital. The RABAD will be the first living lab of this project: following the ENoLL methodology it will be a platform for co-creation bringing together stakeholders of the SFSC in the region and beyond.

Client: RABAD

Partners: ULB, BeesCoop, GASAP, Sodexo, Dart Consulting

Funding authority: Innoviris

12Jan/16

EMBALLALMATA: Encore moins d’emballages chez Almata !

Portfolio_Almata_EmballalmataThanks to a funding from the Regional ministry for the Environment, Brussels environment, Resilia Solutions is supporting Almata, an organic shop opened in September 2014, to reduce the packages it proposes through new product development as well as through interaction with its clients: through a series of communication, auction and experimentations with the clients, solutions will be co-created and tested out.

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Insights into the focus group of the project

Client/Partner: Almata

Funding authorityy: Bruxelles environnement

12Dec/15

Support to the URBACT REFILL network

Portfolio_SDS_REFILLIn many European cities one of the positive side-effects of the financial-economic crisis is the growth of innovative forms of solidarity and commitment at local level. Pioneering and bottom-up civic initiatives instigate transition in our society and co-create solutions for social challenges in an urban context, often perceived as a laboratory. Governments are no longer the only actor to solve complex challenges faced in cities.

Therefore, temporary use is a powerful tool to make our cities “future fit”. Since the concept of temporary use is interacting with many other urban dynamics it creates the right environment for social innovation to develop. The network outlines the concept of temporary use as: the use of vacant buildings and land by urban pioneers, entrepreneurs and bottom-up initiatives, often resulting in facing various societal challenges and in creating possibilities for social innovation to develop in cities.

The cities involved in this network already experimented with the concept of temporary use of vacant places for several years. Through REFILL all partners aim to capitalise on this communal expertise by focusing on 3 main objectives:

  1. Exchange and evaluation of local supporting instruments
  2. Ensuring long lasting effects of temporality
  3. Build a more flexible, collaborative public administration

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Client/Partner: Strategic Design Scenarios

Partners: Cities of Ghent (BE) – Lead partner, Amersfoort (NL), Athens (EL), Bremen (DE), Cluj (Romania), Helsinki (FI), Nantes (FR), Ostrava (CZ), Poznan (PL) and Riga (LV)

Funding authority: URBACT

12Oct/15

The Sustainable City

Portfolio_SPF Justice ville durableSPF Justice is regularly organising a “Day of Sustainable Development”. As part of them, we have organised a workshop was a mix of a lecture on the concepts and concrete examples relate to “sustainable city”; interaction and discussion; as well as a role game on “what sustainable city are you”.

We have also organised a tour in order to present a concrete example of integrated urban strategy in Brussels.

Client: SPF Justice

12Jun/15

Co-construction of the Good Food Strategy

Portfolio_SDS_Good FoodSDS was commissioned to carry out a participatory and co-construction process for the design of a new strategy on sustainable food and urban agriculture in the Brussels capital region. This work builds on that of consultations throughout the Employment-Environment Alliance, and various previous studies and research. Through a launching event and 6 co-construction workshops, SDS and Ecores are designing tools, methodologies (visioning and backstaging, participatory and co-creation methods, work in groups) and implementing them in order to build a strategy that fits the reality and needs of those first concerned by it.This project was carried out in partnership with Ecores.

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Client/Partner: Strategic Design Scenarios

Partner: Ecores

Funding authority: Bruxelles environnement

12May/15

Social innovation in cities

Portfolio_SDS_CAP SIURBACT II (2007-2013) is a European exchange programme promoting sustainable and integrated urban development in line with the objectives of the   Europe   2020   strategy.   It   enables European   cities   to   work   together   and   to   develop   effective   and   sustainable   solutions   to   major   key   urban challenges. Each project brings together 6 to 12 cities or other partners during two to three years and focuses on a specific urban issue.

SDS carried out a study looking through experiences from cities taking part in URBACT programme and outside, which are exemplary in developing and promoting the use of social innovation in their governance. The project in particular seeks to provide readily available concrete information to support other cities which wish to follow similar approaches. The project used various online tools and methods such as an online questionnaire, online chat sessions and a blog. It also developed offline methodologies such as presentations, keynotes, speeches, roundtables to world cafes, living exhibitions, co-construction in groups of two and three.

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Client/Partner: Strategic Design Scenarios

Funding authority: URBACT

12Mar/15

“Sustainable table” toolkit

Table durable entre voisinsThanks to a funding from the regional “Sustainable food” call for projects, the commune has launched the preparation, piloting and distribution of a kit for inhabitants to organize an evening event around the theme of sustainable food. The kit encompasses a methodological guide, 8 brochures on sustainable food, some kitchenware and tools, as well as the right to benefit from a coaching in cooking.

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12Feb/15

Benchmarking study of existing systems for the disposal of tap water in restaurants

Within the scope of the implementation of the Plan for the management of water, the Region wished to offer tap water in Brussels’ restaurants. The study analysed approaches undertaken in a selection of EU countries (UK, France, Spain, Czech Republic and the Netherlands) as well as those already existing in Belgium in order to propose recommendations for the most suitable approach to be undertaken in Brussels.