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Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) launched its CIVIS Open Lab on 25th March 2021 with a Call for Projects open to the university's local stakeholders, staff and students. The selection committee, made up of representatives of Open Labs from the eight member universities and local Participative Council members, selected four projects in response to common shared needs within the CIVIS challenge categories. The initiatives focus on four gloabal issues that are relevant for the Aix-Marseille region and its citizens.

  • Service Learning
  • 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 from June 2021 to June 2022. The official kick-off meeting of the CIVIS Open Lab Aix-Marseille will be held on 9 September 2021 at the AMU headquarters in le Pharo, Marseille.

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

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, theo.citizenscampus@gmail.com

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:

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