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After a successful launch on 9th September 2021 in presence of 60 socio-economic representatives and two first Calls for Projects issued throughout the year, the Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) CIVIS Open Lab is now up and running with eight projects in its pipe!

The initiatives focus on five global issues that are relevant for the Aix-Marseille region and its citizens.

  • Service Learning
  • Co-construction of new scientific, societal and cultural mediation tools
  • Tactical and participative urban planning
  • Collective intelligence for and by citizens
  • Digital Transformation

These projects will be supported by AMU’s Open Lab seed funding scheme for their development and implementation until June 2022.

Angry and United

The aim of Angry and United is to create a digital communication platform for and by young people to allow them to express their feelings and share emotions about their experiences during the COVID 19 crisis. Using these inputs, the project will then find solutions to be implemented locally. The creation of an easily transferable method for 10 workshops on collective intelligence and expression will be one of the methods used. All the ideas and experiences collected during these workshops will then be transferred onto the DISCORD platform which already exists and would be transferred to other EU countries through CIVIS. Service Learning is a large part of the project as this would be an end result for students, teachers and researchers. Collective intelligence and acknowledgement of the importance of knowing how to express oneself and make oneself understood by others are the foundations of this project. The aim is also to reach out to those students who are under-privileged and include them in this collection of experiences.

Project partners

Applicant: Citizens Campus

Partner associationsAccélérateur Citoyen  Les Têtes de l’art  Osons ici et maintenant  La Varappe

Institution: CRIJ PACA

Academic partners:

Want to learn more or get involved?

If you are a member of one of the CIVIS member universities or a stakeholder in any of the CIVIS territories and would like find out more about the project, reach us by email or by contacting your CIVIS university.

Project contact: pauline@citizenscampus.eu

OpenLab contact at AMUcivis@univ-amu.fr

GET LIT

GET LIT aims to provide solutions for the needs of student populations who have been experiencing, due to COVID 19, problems with access to food, isolation, lack of experience in internships, and in Service-Learning and lack of opportunities in project management. By using Service-Learning methods applied to civic projects, GET LIT will participate to the best practices of SL in CIVIS OL partners. By working closely with different AMU Masters Programs (management, hygiene and safety, project management, languages and cultures) GET LIT plan to deploy several projects to aid those students most in need. The experience gathered from these actions will then be used to create and disseminate our most relevant and successful practices.

Project partners

Applicant: Eurasia net

Associations: 1 déchet par jour  migrations et développement — Chinafi — Acay — Action Solidarité Communication — Aviation sans frontières — Rotary — Fondation Nicolas Hulot

Academics: Master's LEA (Langues Étrangères Appliquées)  Master's in Quality, Health, Safety and Environment  IAE

Students: La Paume de Terre, a student collective of solidarity grocery shops

Institutions: ESAT la Bessonière (establishment or help-through-work service)  Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis  Region South (Directorate of Attractiveness, International Outreach and Innovation, Research, Higher Education, Health and Innovation Department)  European Solidarity Corps (European Commission)  DRAJES (Regional Academic Directorate for Youth and Sport)

Interested in joining the project?

If you are a member of one of the CIVIS universities or a stakeholder in any of the CIVIS territories and would like to take part in this project, reach us by email or by contacting your CIVIS university:

Interstice

This project aims to create and use new tools in urban creativity and mobilization for a temporary urbanism project in Marseille in the 12th arrondissement. The aim is to give the local residents the opportunity to decide what to do with the 2 hectares of land that needs to be used. To help in the decision making, there will be several temporary trials with different ideas so that the users themselves can understand what their needs really are. A call for ideas will be used, citizens will be trained in the use of open data and collective intelligence, questionnaires and surveys, workshops and experimentation will help in collective decision making. The launch date will depend on the Marseille citizen consultation results. This corresponds to the approach recommended by the EU to include universities in urban decision making.

Project partners

Applicants: Citizen Lab

Partner associations: Yes We Camp  Marseille solutions  Nos Quartiers Demain  Massilia Sun System

Partner company: Agence TDSO

Partner academics: Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE)  Institute for Urban and Regional Planning (AMU)

Interested in joining the project?

If you are a member of one of the CIVIS universities or a stakeholder in any of the CIVIS territories and would like to take part in this project, reach us by email or by contacting your CIVIS university:

Lab’Citoyenneté Villa Air Bel

Joining the approach of a cultural third place and bringing to life the elements of the collective memory of the inhabitants of a city to encourage them to participate in the sustainable and positive transformation of their living space.

Applicant: Institut Sociétés en Mutation en Méditerranée SoMuM

Contact: auri-maria.KOSTAMA-GOERGER@univ-amu.fr

Associations: Local association Villa Air BelVarian Fry

Academics: Aix-Marseille Université Directorates – Cellule Culture Scientifique

Students: Doctoral student on a complementary mission

Institutions: Centre Social Air Bel

Our cultures, our futures

To revitalise the action of cultural policies aimed at bringing together people who would otherwise be distant from them through the co-creation of mediation tools based on the meeting of users of the La Criée Theatre in Marseille.

Applicant: Master Arts, médiation culturelle des arts  

Contact: laure.ciosi@univ-amu.fr

Students: 14 students of the Master 2 « Arts », parcours « Médiation culturelle de l’art »

Institution: La Criée, Théâtre national de Marseille

Smart & Civic Port Marseille

This project wants to help meet the urgent need to associate citizens within the intelligent changes to the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille. This Marseille Port is to be reconciled with the city of Marseille by involving its citizens in its transformation. The new economic pressure put on the port through the cruise ship activity means more pollution and more need to find sustainable solutions. The approach used will be to raise awareness among the political and strategic decision makers of Marseille, the citizens of Marseille, the multinational cargo companies, cruise ship companies and AMU researchers. A think/do tank would be created and could include a Hackathon.

Project partners

Applicant: Accélérateur M

Partner associations: La Navale  Les Compagnons du Saga

Partner companies: CMA-CGM  EDF  Hammerson  La Méridionale  Naval Group  Interxion  RTE  GRT-Gaz

Partner academics: Aix-Marseille Université

Partner institutions: Grand Port Maritime de Marseille  Marseille City Council

Want to learn more or get involved?

If you are a member of one of the CIVIS member universities or a stakeholder in any of the CIVIS territories and would like find out more about the project, reach us by email or by contacting your CIVIS university.

Project contactfranck.araujo@accelerateurm.com  juliana.accelerateur@gmail.com

OpenLab contact at AMUcivis@univ-amu.fr

Schooling support: School, family, neighbourhood, all on board!

To better understand the realities of schoolchildren's families, and to improve parent-school relations through action research in schools that combines Forum Theatre and Non-Violent Communication approaches.

Applicant: Laboratoire Population Environnement Développement (LPED)  

Contact: sophie.lewandowski@ird.fr

Associations: Anthropos, Cultures Associées - L’université du citoyen - Les Minots de St Charles, ou d’ailleurs

Academics: IRDAix-Marseille Université

Institutions: Les cités éducatives - Caisse d’allocations familiales

Walk for the LAMAs…and discover the super power of your muscles!

To raise awareness, federate patients, and translate and share information on congenital muscular dystrophy by laminin-alpha deficiency (LAMA2-DM) by co-constructing a new form of scientific mediation targeting schoolchildren.

Applicant: LAMA2 France   

Contact: céline.damon@univ-amu.fr

Associations:

Academics:

Institutions: Mairie de Fuveau 

Schools: Roque-Martine, Arthur Rimbaud, La Barque, L’Ouvière, Sainte Marie