Project: Collective Networks for Everyday Community Resilience and Ecological Transition

Acronym CoNECT (Reference Number: F-ENUTC-2021-0270)
Project Topic The COVID-19 crisis has brought into sharper focus the fragility of our lives and ways of living, but has also prompted solidarity approaches to support vulnerable groups, while highlighting the importance of pre-existing civic practices for social resilience and individual recovery. Against this backdrop, CoNECT will catalyze existing networks for collective action in six EU countries, aiming to boost community organizing capacity by recognizing, mapping, connecting, and strengthening everyday practices of community resilience toward ecological transition. The project will foster collaboration between citizens, thinkers, doers, planners from the partner countries, who will co-design and conduct parallel synergistic Labs implementing joint tools and methodologies with the following goals: 1) map existing spaces and practices of community resilience across different EU contexts; 2) analyze comparatively and conduct transnational co-produced research on resources, partnership models, and stakeholder networks; 3) co-create experimental frameworks for setting up or enhancing places and initiatives of social resilience through collaborations between professionals, researchers and community; 4) set up a digital platform to connect local networks and enhance transformational agency of civic resilience through knowledge sharing; 5) establish indicators, and a monitoring and evaluation framework for community resilience, scalable beyond the participating countries.
Network ENUTC
Call 1st ENUTC Call 2021

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
ATU-Association for Urban Transition Coordinator Romania
Eindhoven University of Technology Partner Netherlands
UPO - Pablo de Olavide University - Seville Department of Geography, History and Philosophy, Global Change Research Lab (GCRL) Partner Spain
KTH School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology Partner Sweden
Again X (Again AS) Partner Norway
Municipality of Eindhoven Observer Netherlands
Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Towns Observer Spain
Sector One City Hall Observer Romania
National Institute of Heritage Observer Romania
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism Planning Bucharest Observer Romania
Mouvement Civic R-Urban Observer France
École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-La Villette - Chaire EFF&T / ENSAPLV Partner France
AAA - Atelier d'Architecture Autogeree Partner France
The Chamber of Romanian Architects, Bucharest Branch Observer Romania
The Chamber of Romanian Architects, Sibiu-Valcea Branch Observer Romania
Bucharest Community Foundation Observer Romania
Sibiu Community Foundation Observer Romania
ArkDes -- Swedish National Centre for Architecture and Design Observer Sweden
Stichting Brainport Smart District (Brainport Smart District Foundation) Observer Netherlands