Launch of the Rome Collaboratory's incubation process for the conception of the Local Action Plan
On Saturday March 16th, from 11am to 13pm at the community hub of the Alessandrino neighborhood Fusolab, the Rome Collaboratory's incubation process for the Local Action Plan officially started.
The activity represents a key stage of the Horizon2020 OpenHeritage.eu project which investigates and experiments economically sustainable and inclusive governance models of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in cities. The Local Action Plan (hereinafter: LAP) defines the mission and strategy; the activities; as well as the business plan of the Rome Collaboratory, one of the six “Cooperative Heritage Labs” of the Open Heritage project, where socially and economically sustainable models of cultural heritage reuse will be designed and tested.
Coordinated and facilitated by the LUISS LabGov team, the meeting (which was open to all stakeholders in the Alessandrino-Centocelle-Torre Spaccata district willing and motivated to participate) consisted in defining the missions, objectives and strategies of the “Local Action Plan”, as well as creating a shared agenda to structure its activities, starting in June 2019.
The meeting gathered a wide range of district’s stakeholders: local NGOs; commercial actors active in the Centocelle heritage area; founding members of the neighborhood cooperative and recognized FARO heritage community incubated by LUISS in previous years, CooperACTiva; representatives of LegaCoop; city inhabitants interested in the project.
The LUISS LabGov team introduced the Open Heritage project and the Rome Collaboratory’s goals and specific objectives to the meeting’s participants. The participants were then involved in defining the organization and structure of the incubation process. The LUISS LabGov team suggested a timeline for the process and the participants integrated and refined it on the basis of their availabilities. The meeting proceeded with a co-working session. Several working groups were formed, each of them focusing on one main activity that will be implemented in the Rome Collaboratory.
The meeting concluded with the participants taking the commitment of investing efforts in the following week to engage more district actors into the LAP incubation process.