Berlin, October 23-25, 2012 – Kick Off Meeting (1)

Host: Interactive Workshop of Europe GbR
Focus: to get to know each partner, to decide on the flow and working principles for the next two years and to decide concrete next steps.

Madrid, February 14-16, 2013 – case study of grassroots approach (2)

Host: Basurama & Asociación Esta es una Plaza
Focus: to have a theoretical and practical approach to the management of neglected spaces with community organizing strategies, to really get involved in one case-study by integrating local practitioners from Madrid in the dialogue.

Wien, June 13-15, 2013 – perspective of an urban planning institute (3)

Host: PlanSinn GmbH
Focus: to understand the perspective of an urban planning institute collaborating with public administration and politicians. And to visit public spaces in Vienna by different walking methods and to reflect on the approach.

Amsterdam, September 25-27, 2013 – participatory methods training (4)

Host: Stichting Elos Nederlands
Focus: to get trained on the participatory method „Oasis Game“ and to reflect on possible applications of this method in other urban contexts. And to work out the toolkit (as one of the outcomes of Local Squares).

Bruxelles, January 23-25, 2014 – reflection on learnings (5)

Host: Université Catholique de Louvain
Focus: to visit a neighbourhood development project coordinated by UCL, to reflect on the previous meetings by comparing the context and challenges of the visited projects, to evaluate the experiencing with “Walking as a principle” and to share learnings.

Twello, April 9-11, 2014 – consulting & practicing (6)

Host: Local Intelligence
Focus: to consult the running project of Local Intelligence in Twello and to contribute by co-organising one activity during the meeting. And to test the toolkit prototype in practice.

Berlin, June 12-14, 2014 – to finalize and to close the partnership (7)

Host: Interactive Workshop of Europe GbR & INCA Deutschland e.V.
Focus: to close the project by one common intervention in a public space in Berlin, to finalize the toolkit by reflecting on learnings, to evaluate this partnership.