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Upcoming Events

Sep 25 – Sep 28 all-day
Crowdsourcing is a varied and growing phenomenon that makes use of digital technology and the open participation of volunteers. It leverages the so-called “wisdom of the crowd” and empowers people to address social challenges in areas as diverse as education, health care, policy making, privacy, the environment, infrastructure, and more. The impact and reach of such crowd-based endeavours depend mainly[...]
Urbino, Italy
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day
EmpoderaLIVE is a reference event on the social use of technologies to generate social innovation and citizen empowerment, it will take place at the beautiful Teatro Echegaray in Málaga, Spain, on September 27th and 28th. This year the theme in EmpoderaLIVE is the use of technology to involve citizens in the achievement of the Sustainable Developments Goals (#Empodera4SDGs) showcasing new[...]
Malaga, Spain
Nov 5 – Nov 8 all-day
We will be at the Social Innovation Village at the Web Summit 2018, representing the whole CAPS community. We are delighted to share our projects’ achievements and the DSI Manifesto with the Web Summit participants. It is an exciting opportunity to share ideas, experiences and fall-backs with other digital social innovators from Europe and beyond. We believe the Social Good[...]
Lisbon, Portugal
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day
ChiC will be represented at the RTO Innovation Summit, taking place in Brussels, next 6-7 of November. The RTO Innovation Summit is organised by Fraunhofer together with nine other European Research and Technology Organisations (RTO). The summit will explore different thematic areas and will provide suggestions for the next European Research Framewrok programme. A ChiC representative will participate and facilitate[...]
Brussels, Belgium
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day
CHIC will be presented at the IGF Forum in Paris during the workshop on Community Networks. CHIC will focus to the on-going work at the results of CAPS/DSI activities and how they contribute to Community Networks sustainability. The presentation will focus on future steps, actions and policy recommendations needed to be addressed within the coming years towards the scaling up[...]
Paris, France

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Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability & Social Innovation

Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPSSI) are ICT systems leveraging the emerging « network effect » by combining open online social media, distributed knowledge creation and data from real environments (« Internet of Things ») in order to create awareness of problems and possible solutions requesting collective efforts, enabling new forms of social innovation.


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