Who we are

 

The MED Social & Creative community is featured by TALIA, Territorial Appropriation of Leading-edge Innovation Actions, the Interreg-MED Programme's horizontal project promoting the coherence and impact of modular projects addressing the topics of Cultural and Creative Industries and Social Innovation.

The community aims at connecting social and creative innovators in the Mediterranean to consolidate and share new models of development. It promotes in a structured way the implementation and transferability of a number of modular projects results dealing with Cultural and Creative Industries and Social Innovation.

At this purpose, it provides common instruments that allow the modular projects to connect with local innovation communities, starting from the regions of participating partners.

It operates in three main directions - engagement and support, communication, and attaining impact - to build useful instruments for policy action, through the aggregation of evidence, identification of relevant indicators for creative and social innovation, and development of a common model of Mediterranean innovation.

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The Agency was established in accordance with the Law on Promoting the Development of Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises in the Republic of Serbia ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" number 64/02, 34/06) and the Law of Public Services ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" number 17/92) Years later, it made the harmonization of the foundation of acts of the Agency for the Economic Development of the Municipality of Prijedor "PREDA-PD" with the Law on the system of public services ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 68 / 07), the Law to encourage the development of small and medium enterprises-Revised text ("RS Official Gazette", number 23/09), the Law of classification of activities and registration of classification units ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia "No. 74/10), the Regulation on the classification of the activities of the Republic of Serbia (" Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia "number 119/10).

The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is the international federation of benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide. Founded in November 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, the network has grown in ‘waves’ up to this day.

The European approach to Living Labs was created in the Unit "Collaborative working environments" of the DG INFSO (now DG CONNECT) in close collaboration with an industrial advisory group on Open Innovation (Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group – OISPG) which was founded by Bror Salmelin. The original concept was updated to open innovation environments attracting inwards investment, both intellectual and financial one (to read more on the birth of the network, see an an interview with Bror Salemlin).

ENoLL counts today over 150 active Living Labs members worldwide (409 historically recognised over 11 years), including active members in 20 of the 28 EU Member States, 2 of the candidates and it is present in 5 continents in addition to Europe. Directly, as well as through its active members, ENoLL provides co-creation, user engagement, test and experimentation facilities targeting innovation in many different domains such as energy, media, mobility, healthcare, agrifood, etc. As such, ENoLL is well placed to act as a platform for best practice exchange, learning and support, and Living Lab international project development.

The ENoLL international non-profit association, as the legal representative entity of the network, is headquartered in Brussels, at the heart of Europe.

Is the PUBLIC REGIONAL ENTITY IN ANDALUSIA (SPAIN) THAT MANAGES THE "GUADALINFO" NETWORK OF PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS TELECENTRES. The wide GUADALINFO Telecentres Network in Andalusia (South of Spain): it is envisaged that this Project is carried out using the infrastructure, Internet access, and other I.C.T. resources of the Guadalinfo Telecentres (for more information please see: www.guadalinfo.es), with almost 800 telecentres across Andalucía. A Telecentre is a public and accessible place where people can obtain personal help and support about how to Access and use the TICs, an Internet and other digital technologies that can provide them with useful information, e-learning resources, e-working, and communicate with other people through Internet. In the Telecentres the users can acquire basic and advanced digital skills and competences that allow them to improve their employability, and in some cases, to create and run their own company. Typically the GUADALINFO Telecentres are located in Municipalities’ premises / buildings.

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"Ghent is an open, inclusive, smart and child-friendly city. It connects all forces to develop the city into a lasting and livable whole and in doing so shapes the future.

Ghent wants to be a creative forerunner in the transition towards a climate-neutral city. We are building an eco-friendly and diversified economy that brings welfare for all.

By doing so, we develop a community of responsible citizens who can develop themselves freely and who can count on the necessary support."


The consequences to globalisation in the coming years means promoting and achieving sustainable development is a must for insular regions in the European Union (EU). In this framework, Insuleur (Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the European Union) was set up in the year 2000 with the aim of improving economic and social conditions in European insular regions which make daily efforts to cope with the physical difficulties to their insular nature. 

The Insular Chambers of Commerce of the European Union hope to become pioneers of a new approach with regards to insular regions in Europe through this initiative, progressively evening out the imbalances between continental and insular regions.


Waag Society—institute for art, science and technology—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation.

Waag Society explores emerging technologies, and provides art and culture a central role in the designing of new applications for novel advances in science and technology. The organisation concerns itself not only with technologies related to the Internet, but also with those related to biotechnology and the cognitive sciences. Because these areas that have a huge impact on our culture and identity, intuitive and curiosity-driven research by artists and designers is paramount. Artists and designers know better than anyone that they must question technology in order to get to the bottom of things, overthrow sacred cows, stimulate imagination and fantasy, create unexpected connections, and—above all—search for meaning.

Waag Society is always active in a social context. Every project involves several partners, each of whom bring their own, unique perspective. We also propose that new technological developments are made available to artists as soon as possible. In this way, Waag Society is a catalyst that brings to light new insights and solutions. The work that arises here is both innovative and iconic.

 

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.

"Ghent is an open, inclusive, smart and child-friendly city. It connects all forces to develop the city into a lasting and livable whole and in doing so shapes the future.

Ghent wants to be a creative forerunner in the transition towards a climate-neutral city. We are building an eco-friendly and diversified economy that brings welfare for all.

By doing so, we develop a community of responsible citizens who can develop themselves freely and who can count on the necessary support."