Launch of the Horizon Europe Fairville project!
We are pleased to announce our participation in the European project FAIRVILLE, a Research and Innovation Action funded by the EU programme Horizon Europe and coordinated by CNRS LAVUE (France).
The project Fairville (Facing Inequalities and Democratic Challenges through Co-production in Cities) aims to address embedded urban inequalities and the challenges they pose to democracy in large cities and urban regions. It will do so by intervening in neighbourhoods that face socio-spatial, economic, and environmental injustices. Working across 8 Fairville Labs - in Greece, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Senegal, Egypt, UK, and France - the project will assess the potential of deep co-production of research, data collection, knowledge production and action research, in redefining planning policy, service delivery and local democratic pacts.
The idea that urban, social and environmental policies should not be made “for” populations but rather “with” them is a potentially profound engine of social transformation and empowerment and it’s at the core of our research and action.
The kick-off meeting took place in Nanterre (France) at the end of February and allowed us to define with our partners the next steps that you will hear about soon.
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Many thanks to all our partners: CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, Knowledge & Innovation, Etats Généraux de l'Eau à Bruxelles, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit UCL, Just Space, Ulb Université Libre Bruxelles, Frontal, University of Regensburg, UrbaSen, North South Consultants Exchange, Centreville Pourtous, Appuii Coordination, ICLEI World Secretariat, Δήμος Ixelles, Περιφέρεια Αττικής, Umr Lavue Cnrs, and the Advisory Board (Fatima Idrissi, Jakub Galuszka, Julien Talpin, Mona Fawaz, Catherine Baron).