Timespan: 01/03/2017 – 28/02/2019
Donor: European Commission (Erasmus+ program EU)
Applicant: Stiftelsen Fargfabriken (Stockholm / Sweden)
Partners: Development Centre Novo mesto, Consultation and Development Ltd. (Novo mesto / Slovenia); Municipality of Larissa (Larissa / Greece); Clube Intercultural Europeu (Lisbon / Portugal); Genista Research Organization (Rabat / Malta); Agencija lokalne demokratije Mostar (Mostar / Bosnia and Herzegovina); European Association for Local Democracy – ALDA (Strasbourg / France); Europimpulse Training SL (Valencia / Spain); Samarcanda asocieta cooperative sociale Onlus (Schio / Italy).
Project Description: The INCOME-project, acting at the intersection of culture and economy through the co-working space format, will perhaps become one way to answer these questions and to find new opportunities within the concept co-working spaces. With an eclectic mix of members from around Europe, it is an opportunity to explore new ways of how to achieve greater job sustainability and opportunities across traditional formats, borders and methods. But in order to get there a crucial starting point is a of course a critical overview of where and why we are at this situation, including an analysis of how we talk about these issues and what our conceptual understanding is.
Objectives: The project targets the people who coordinate the co-working spaces in the countries involved, in order to improve their practices, skills and capacities concerning the good management of co-working spaces. They will act as multipliers, sharing the lessons learnt with their peers and colleagues. The project also wants to raise awareness on methods for supporting youth entrepreneurship and employability among a wider audience, addressing namely youth associations, business organizations, culture organisations and public authorities. Putting together different co-working spaces from all over the Europe while also discussing and investigating the concept of co-working in itself, the project wants to raise a discussion on the alternative ways of promoting youth employment and empowerment. Different examples will serve for defining the concept of co-working, looking at comparative perspective on the practices existing in different countries, analysing their strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.
1. Preparatory activities
2. Launching event and first transnational meeting, May 22-23, 2017 (Stockholm/Sweden)
3. Job shadowing program of exchanges between organisations, involving those responsible for co-working spaces and methods within the partner organisations and youth workers associated with them. Exchange of know-how and good practices, analysis of the concept of co-working, analysis of the different contexts and how to implement new ideas in their own organisations. (February – May, 2018)
Larissa – Mostar (March 16-25, 2018)
Mostar – Larissa (April 26 – May 6, 2018)
4. Transnational meeting “What’s working in co-working?” with public program, Jun 11-12, 2018 (Novo Mesto/Slovenia)
5. Meetings at local level
6. The final conference with public program, December 10-11, 2018 (Schio/Italy)
7. Dissemination activities