Once upon a time…

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Lena and Giulia from the Interactive Workshop of Europe realized that public spaces have a great influence on the way people live and interact in their city. There was a need to connect institutions and citizens with each other and also to the many resources that engage with public space creatively and participatively throughout Europe. Fortunately, the Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning Program was providing funding for vocational education and training and Lena and Giulia, both active in their city and in Europe as facilitators and mediators in interesting projects for policy and urban development, thought they could create something meaningful within this EU grant. Lena and Giulia developed their ideas, searched far and wide for partners, calling across Europe, receiving responses from Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany. Together with the new found partners, they began thicken the application with five countries, a promise to develop, create and improve upon a toolkit and finally and firstly to codesign their learning journey together at the first meeting in Berlin…local_squares_map-01.jpg