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Related projects and initiatives

Below you can find a list of links to other initiatives or projects related to enhancing accessibility through geographic information systems. If you know about other helpful services, apps and websites please tell us! We may add them to this list or use them otherwise in our project work. Contact us by email via info(at)CAP4access(dot)eu.

Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS):

MyAccessible.EU

You can get the latest information about our (CAP4Access) interaction with user communities on this website.

CAPS Initiative

Our project is funded by the CAPs Initiative of the European Commission.

CAPS projects

An overview of all CAPS projects funded under the CAPS call in FP7.

 

Specific CAPS Projects:

CAPS2020

Organizes activites to promote visibility and networking among CAPs projects and social innovation actors, including an annual international conference focusing on CAPS.

Catalyst

Is a two-year project funded by the European Commission, which will develop and test collective intelligence tools and make them available as open source solutions to interested communities.

CHEST

Is a 30 month Collaborative project, funded by the EU, to promote the development of digital innovations that have the capacity to address societal challenges.

D-Cent

Is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment.

DecarboNet

A research project funded by the European Commission to investigate the potential of social platforms in mitigating climate change.

Impact4you

Is an online platform on which existing CAPS projects can be discussed to evaluate their social and economic impact.

P2PValue

Is a project aimed at providing a deeper understanding of commons-based peer production (CBPP) to sustain communities of collaborative production.

SciCafe

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of scientific issues, which are hosted at various public venues and are accessible to audiences interested in science.

USEMP

A project funded by the EU, which aims to develop a framework that will empower users by enhancing their control over the data they distribute or interact with.

Web-COSI

Web COmmunities for Statistics for Social Innovation is designed to improve people's engagement with statistics.

Wikirate

Is an independent initiative to open up the process of corporate sustainability allowing all stakeholders to be better informed about company practices.

 

Accessible Places – Tagging:

AbleRoad Is a website and app project that collects user generated accessibility reviews for businesses and public spaces in the U.S.

Access Advisr

Access Advisr wants to create a user community to gather “information about the ease-of-access at shops, cafes, nightclubs, transport stops and stations” in the UK.

Access Together

Another Google Maps-based tagging plattform for neighbrhood accessibility information in the US.

AXSMap

A simple to use accessibility tagging platform based on Google Maps and Google Places. AXSLab is a nonprofit from NYC that is actively seeking to build communities to support the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Blue Badge Style Blog and App

Provides information about stylish venues (Restaurants, Bars etc.) in London, fashion and products for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

CITIE

CITY Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a resource designed to help city governments develop policy to support innovation and entrepreneurship.

DisabledGo

Inclusive Britain

Two services with lots of detailed information about accessible venues in the UK.

Euan's Guide

The Guide offers disabled access reviews for Europe and some more countries although the focus lies on the UK.

HandicapX App

The app provides information about accessible toilets in Germany, Austria, Swiss and Liechtenstein.

i-Scope Project

The i-scope project is an EU-policy support programme and provides a crowdsourcing app called ‘Architectural Barriers Survey’ to enable citizens to gather the architectural barriers in their city.

Jaccede

Is a French accessibility tagging plattform with detailed information about places to go, accomodation, restaurants, doctors and much more. It is available as an app or via browser.

Megafone

The megafone communities from Geneva and Barcelona show us how many inaccessible places actually exist in our cities by collecting photographs of inaccessible places and barriers and presenting them on an online map.

Myhandicap

The homepage includes a very detailed Google Maps-based accessibility tagging plattform for people with limited physical mobility. It furthermore offers a knowledge and address database and  a discussion board.

On Wheels

On Wheels app has recently been launched to provide detailed information to wheelchair users about the accessibility of buildings, supermarkets, shops, pubs, restaurants, parking lots etc. It is a crowdsourced app that works for 5 big Flemish cities: Ghent, Antwerp, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Bruges.

ParaMap

The Map offers a desktop and a app-based map with accessibility information for Zurich, Switzerland. It includes information about wheelchair accessible accomodation, toilets and parking facilities.

Parking Mobility

This app for the U.S. lets you report disability parking violations via an app. This collectively gathered data can be used to educate local authorities about the problem of disability parking spaces misuse.

Predif Geoportal

Mapaccesible Discapnet

If you are planning to travel to Spain these websites might be interesting. The organizations offer a summary of accessible tourist sites visualised on a map.

Rollstuhlkarte

MobileMenschen

The two projects from Switzerland and Germany use the same database as Wheelmap.org (i.e. Openstreetmap.org) and add accessibility and public transport information (like bus or tram lines).

Südtirol für alle (Italian and German)

Accessibility app and website of the Italian tourism region of South Tyrol with professionally gathered information. It includes accessible accommodation, hikes, cultural activities etc.

Wheely

A kickstarter funded app that helps wheelchair users navigate through the New York City subway system.

Wheelmap

An initiative of CAP4Access partner Sozialhelden e.V. Allows users to find accessible places on a map covering the whole world. If the wheelchair-accessibility of a place has not been reviewed yet, users are invited to tag places themselves.

Woussoul

A wheelchair accessibility tagging website with a focus on Morocco.

Yuzz

A map for disabled people in the city of Castellón, Spain. Provides accessibility information for local services, such as hairdressers, dentists, etc. It also includes accessible routes to reach different service places in the city.

 

Navigation, Routes & Routing:

Access2Life

 

Is an Austrian research project (2013-2015) that is developing an OSM-based navigation app for wheelchair users. Data gathering will concentrate on the centre of Gleisberg, a small town near Graz, as the project's pilot test area.

Bonn Inklusiv

A mobile application that presents different sight-seeing routes for people with visual and hearing impairment as well as wheelchair users in Bonn, Germany.

CROSS

Citizen Reinforcing Open Smart Synergies (CROSS) is a project co-financed by the European Union, which aims to deal with accessibility challenges. Its four pilot cities include Rome, Turin, Manchester and Seville.

Handimap

This website from Montpellier and Rennes, France, shows accessible routes with nice integration of public sector information like curb heights.

Mapability

Urban Accessibility

Project Sidewalk

University of Maryland's project on sidewalks and routing enables users to rate sidewalks by accessibility in Washington.

Rollstuhlrouting

An accessible routing prototype that has been developed by the CAP4Access partner GIScience Group at Heidelberg University. Unfortunately detailed accessibility information is limited to parts of Bonn and Heidelberg, Germany.

Simon - Assisted mobility for older and impaired users

The EU funded project aims at independent living and societal participation of mobility impaired people. It has started in 2014 and is developing applications with a focus on disabled parking and multiple transport modes.

String Box

String Box is an App developed by the STRING project (Smart Tourist Routes for Inclusive Groups), which aims to create fully accessible thematic itineraries. People can freely access these routes as well as a variety of proposed activities with experienced guides who can handle the needs of travelers.

walks with wheelchairs

Here you can find a collection of accessible trips in the UK and you can add your own walks.

wege finden

A project to pilot test wheelchair routing in Vienna. It is part of a bigger research project that is developing an online Barrier Information System (BIS) for Vienna.

Wheel Guide App

Another promising routing project that is currently being developed by University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany.

Wheeliz

Wheeliz is a peer-to-peer wheelchair adapted car rental service that brings together owners and renters of wheelchair accessible vehicles on a digital platform.

 

Prizes and Awards:

EU Access City Award

The award recognises cities for their efforts to remove barriers in key aspects of everyday life. It highlights the most successful initiatives that allow people with disabilities to participate fully in society and to enjoy their fundamental rights on an equal footing with others.The award covers 4 key areas of accessibility: the built environment and public spaces; transport and related infrastructure; ICTs; and public facilities and services.

Nominat Trust 100

Annual list of the world's most inspiring examples of social innovation, where digital technologies have been used to tackle a significant social challenge. Both Wheelmap and the OpenStreetMap are among the winners.

Social Innovation Tournament

It is the flagship initiative of the European Investment Bank Institute’s Social Programme. It is organised annually in a different country to reward European entrepreneurs with the best projects aimed at creating a positive social, ethical or environmental impact.

 

Literature

This is an overview of literature related to our project.

Community Mapping and Public Participatory GIS

Cinderby, S. (2010): How to reach the ‘hard-to-reach’: the development of Participatory Geographic Information Systems (P-GIS) for inclusive urban design in UK cities. In: Area 42, 239–251.

Ellul, C., Haklay, M., Francis, L. & H. Rahemtulla (2009): A Mechanism to Create Community Maps for Non-Technical Users. Link

Forrester, J. & S. Cinderby (2014): Community Mapping and Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS). Link

Orban-Ferauge, F. (2011): Participatory geographic information systems and land planning. Life experiences for people empowerment and community transformation. In collaboration with V. Aguilar, E. Alarcon, A. Carmona, N. Daix, B. Denil, A. Ignacio, J. Martinez, M. McCall, G.Miscione, E. Olivarez, M. Pandan. G. Rambaldi, R. Teruel, J. Verplanke. Link

An extensive bibliography on participatory GIS can be found here.

Crowdsourcing, Volunteered Geographic Information and Openstreetmap

Bakillah, M., Liang, S. H. L., Zipf, A. & J. J. Arsanjani (2013): Semantic Interoperability of Sensor Data with Volunteered Geographic Information: A Unified Model. In: ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2(3), 766-796. Link

Benkler, Y. (2006). The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Eagle, N. (2011): Mobile Phones as Social Sensors. In: Hesse-Biber, S. N. (Ed.): The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research. Oxford. Link

Haklay, M., Singleton, A., & C. Parker (2008): Web Mapping 2.0: The Neogeography of the GeoWeb. In: Geography Compass 2/6, 2011-2039. Link

Haklay, M. & P. Weber (2008): Openstreetmap: User-Generated Street Maps. The OpenStreetmap project is a knowledge collective that provides user-generated street maps. Link

Haklay, M. (2010): How good is volunteered geographical information? A comparative study of OpenStreetMap and Ordnance Survey datasets. In: Environment and Planning B 37, 682-703. Link

Haklay, M., Antoniou, V., Basiouka, S., Soden, R. & P. Mooney (2014): Crowdsourced geographic information use in government. Report to GFDRR (World Bank). London. Link

Mearns, G., Simmonds, R., Richardson, R., Turner, M., Watson, P. & P. Missier (2014): Tweet My Street: A Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration for the Analysis of Local Twitter Data. In: Future Internet 6, no. 2: 378-396. Link

Neis, P., Zielstra, D., Zipf, A. & A. Strunck (2010): Empirische Untersuchungen zur Datenqualität von OpenStreetMap – Erfahrungen aus zwei Jahren Betrieb mehrerer OSM-Online Dienste. Conference: Angewandte Geoinformatik 2010 - 22. AGIT-Symposium Salzburg, Austria (German).

Neis, P. & D. Zielstra (2014): Recent Developments and Future Trends in Volunteered Geographic Information Research: The Case of OpenStreetMap. In: Future Internet 6 (1), 76-106. Link

Neis. A., Zielstra, D. (2014): Generation of a tailored routing network for disabled people based on collaboratively collected geodata. Applied Geography. Volume 47, 70–77.

Neis, P. & A. Zipf (2012): Analyzing the Contributor Activity of a Volunteered Geographic Information Project — The Case of OpenStreetMap. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 1, 146-165. Link

Papadopoulou, C.-A. & M. Giaoutzi (2014): Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Knowledge Acquisition in Spatial Planning. In: Future Internet 6, no. 1: 109-125. Link

Sui, D., Elwood, S., & M. Goodchild (2013): Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge. Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice.

Surowiecki, J. (2005). The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations. New York.

University of California Santa Barbara et al. (2007): Workshop on Volunteered Geographic Information, December 13-14, 2007. Presentations and Position Papers can be viewed here.

Open Data and Public Sector Information

Bakillah, M. & A. Zipf (2013): Open Data Opportunities. In: GIM International Oktober 2013, 38-43. Link

Cortada, J.W., Nix, V.A. & L.C., Reyes, (2011): Opening up Government: How to Unleash the Power of information for new economic Growth. IBM Institute for Business Value, USA. Link

Raper, J. (2012): Open Data: Policy, Platforms and Practice. Keynote at Spirgarten Treffen 2012. Link

Vickery, G. (2011): Review of Recent Studies on PSI Re-Use and Related Market Developments. Link

Inclusion and Accessibility

Church, R. L. & J. R. Marston (2003): Measuring Accessibility for People with a Disability. Geographical Analysis, Vol. 35 (1).Link

EU Report (2005): Access City - Award 2015 Examples of best practice for making EU cities more accessible. Link

Milner P. & B. Kelly (2009): Community participation and inclusion: people with disabilities defining their place. In: Disability & Society 24 (1), 47-62. Link

Roccetti, M. & C.E. Palazzi (2010): Sensible Maps for People with Disabilities. Collective intelligence. Small contributions for significant assistance to others. Link

Sanz, MF, Ferrandis, ED & JG Ferrer (2013): Involving Elderly and Disabled Tourists as Active Participants in Energy Savings. In: International Journal of Sustainable Energy Development 2 (1/2), 88-92. Link

Hausemer, P., Ambrose, I., Ito, K. & M. Auzinger (2014): Mapping skills and training needs to improve accessibility in tourism services. Link

The City of Santander & Cermi Cantabria (2014): Manual to facilitate the use of taxis by people with communnication difficulties. Link
 

Social Innovation and Collective Awareness Platforms:

Becker, M., Caminiti, S., Fiorella, D., Francis, L.,  Gravino, P., Haklay, M., Hotho, A., Loreto, V., Mueller, J., Ricchiuti, F., Servedio, V., Sîrbu, A. & F. Tria (2013): Awareness and Learning in Participatory Noise Sensing. In: PLoS ONE 8(12). Link

Bria, F. (2014): Digital Social Innovation. Interim Report. Link

Bureau of European Policy Advisers (2011): Empowering people, driving change: Social Innovation in the European Union. Luxembourg. Link

Gerometta, J., Häussermann, H., & G. Longo (2007): Social Innovation and Civil Society in Urban Governance: Strategies for an Inclusive City. In: Urban Studies 42, 2007-2021. Link

Kandler, T. (2013): Potenziale von Open Geodata im Kontext von Open Innovation (Master Thesis at Anhalt University of Applied Science). Link

Sestini, F. (2012): Collective Awareness Platforms: Engines for Sustainability and Ethics. In: IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Winter 2012, 54-62. Link

 

Other Related Events

11th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction

9th to 14th July, 2017

The 11th International Conference on Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction will take place in Vancouver, Canada from the 9th to 14th of July, 2017. A parallel session entitled 'Accessible outdoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services - mobility challenges' will be one of the parallel sessions of the Conference in the context of HCI International 2017. For more information, follow the links below.

http://2017.hci.international/index.php

http://2017.hci.international/uahci

Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017

1st February to 2nd February, 2017

The DSI Fair 2017 will be held in Rome, Italy. The line-up of speakers includes experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society players from all over the world. The main theme for discussion includes collective human experience research and innovation challenges as well as the Next Generation Internet. For information about the event and registration, follow the link below.

https://capssi.eu/event/digital-social-innovation-fair-2017/

International Workshop on Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology

14th December to 16th December, 2016

The International Workshop on Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology (IWART) will be held in Elche, Spain. It is primarily addressed to researchers and professionals interested in Assistive & Rehabilitation Robotics and in the new perspectives in this field. The participants will get an opportunity to network with other colleagues in the field and to improve their knowledge by participating in talks and discussions. For more information and registration, follow the link below.

http://iwart2016.umh.es/

European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

5th to 8th December, 2016

The second European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing will take place in Brussels in December, 2016. This year's event will look into how digital innovation will "Transform the future of health and care in Europe" and will unveil a shared-vision on how the Digital Single Market can turn demographic change into an opportunity for social development and economic growth in Europe. For more information, follow the link below.

http://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/events/european-summit-innovation-active-and-healthy-ageing-transforming-future-health-and-care_en

Shaping the Next Generation Internet

17th November, 2016

Shaping the Next Generation Internet is an open workshop by Fabrizio Sestini as part of the Horizon 2020 initiative. It is meant to present and discuss the concept of a Next Generation Internet research initiative with civil society, researchers and industries. It will be held in conjunction with the Smart Cities expo in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, follow the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaping-the-next-generation-internet-h2020-research-initiative-at-scewc16-tickets-29279413514

Conference on the European Accessibility Act

8th November, 2016

The European Disability Forum (EDF), together with the Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament, is organising a conference on the European Accessibility Act on 8 November 2016. The conference is hosted by MEP Olga Sehnalová and it will take place from 13:00-15:00 at the European Parliament, Brussels (room ASP 3H1). To register, contact vendula.karaskova@europarl.europa.eu by Friday 4 November 2016, stating your full name, nationality and date of birth. More information can be obtained on the EDF website (link below).

http://www.edf-feph.org

Social Innovation Community Launch Event 

September 26th to September 28th, 2016

Funded by the European Commission and run by a consortium of 12 leading organisations across Europe, SIC will engage, strengthen and connect existing social innovation networks including: public sector innovators, digital social innovation, intermediaries, social economy, cities and regional development, collaborative and sharing economy, inclusive development and corporate social innovation - at the same time as delivering targeted activities under cross-cutting areas. More information will be available in early June. Register your interest if you would like to learn more and attend.

http://socialinnovationeurope.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d73d9b7b5d8b426db9fa1169f&id=bdb92b594b&e=442afc3dc8

Smart Cities and Communities for All

October 10th, 2016

Smart Cities and Communities for All: How to Become Smart and Age-friendly is a debate hosted by Fundación Galicia Europa to be held in Brussels, Belgium in October. The debate will focus on inclusive and smart cities as well as highlight concrete cases of age-friendly cities. It will also include discussions on the role of the European Parliament and a Q&A session with the audience. For more information and registration, follow the link below.

http://agefriendlyeurope.org/event/smart-cities-and-communities-all-how-become-smart-and-age-friendly

FOSS4G 2016

August 24th to August 26th, 2016

FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) is the annual global gathering for those both currently or potentially working with open source geospatial software. It will take place from the 24th of August to the 26th in Bonn, Germany. It is the showcase event for new applications, projects, case studies, business perspectives and training for free and open source geospatial software. The call for papers and presentations for 2016 is currently open. Deatiled information is available on the conference website.

http://2016.foss4g.org/

15th Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

July 13th to July 15th, 2016

The 15th biennial International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) will be held again in Linz, Austria, its place of origin and location of the core organizing team. ICCHP focuses on Assistive Technology (AT) and eAccessibility enabling a more independent life, participation, inclusion and improved services and support for people with disabilities and older adults. The call for papers for 2016 is currently open. Deatiled information is available on the conference website.

http://www.icchp.org/welcome-chair-16


VGI: From OpenStreetMap to Participation

July 6th to July 7th, 2016

VGI: From OpenStreetMap to Participation is an event in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2016) to be held in Beijing, China. Key themes of the conference include volunteered geographic information, collaborative mapping, crowdsourcing, wikinomics and urban social networks to name a few. The deadline for full paper submissions is 20th April, 2016. To find out more about the event and the conference, follow the link below.

http://www.iccsa.org/

Digital Social Innovation Workshop

June 29th, 2016

A workshop on Digital Social Innovation organised by the DSI4EU coordination and support action is to be held in Brussels this year. The workshop aims to present success stories and give policy recommendations to the EU on how best to address the related challenges in future policy and research actions.Themes include strongly policy-oriented areas such as open democracy, open policy making and collaborative economy.

 

Innovative City 2016

June 16th to June 17th, 2016

Innovative City 2016 will be held from the 16th to 17th of June in Nice, France. It is a major European event that focuses on smart and sustainable cities. Some major themes incluse big data usage in smart cities, IoT, innovation and urban mobility. More information about the program and registration can be accessed by following the link below.

http://www.innovative-city.com/program?lang=en

 

First ECSA Conference 2016 - Citizen Science

May 19th to May 21st, 2016

First ECSA Conference by Citizen Science in Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy will be held in Berlin from the 19th to 21st of May, 2016, including a session on "Citizen engagement and collective intelligence for participatory Digital Social Innovation" co-organized by the European Institute for Participatory Media. The call for abstarcts is currently open. More information about the submissions and the conference can be acessed by following the link below.

http://www.ecsa2016.eu/call-for-abstracts.html

 

CAPS Community Meeting and Workshop

May 18th, 2016

CAPS Community Meeting and Workshop is to be held in Berlin before the start of the European Citizen Science Conference on May 18th, 2016. The aim of the workshop is to share results and gather ideas in an interactive way on participatory approaches to solve environmental challenges, collaborative consumption, benefiting from sensors, community networks and distributed architectures for decentralised data governance for new CAPS projects. To find out more about the new projects, follow the link below.

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/22-new-caps-projects-horizon-2020

 

14th International Conference e-Society 2016

April 9th to April 11th, 2016

The e-Society 2016 Conference will be held in Algarve, Portugal. The conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. More information can be access by following the website link below.

http://esociety-conf.org/

 

Habitat III Thematic Meeting on Public Spaces

April 4th to April 5th, 2016

The Habitat III Thematic Meeting on Public Places will take place in Barcelona from the 4th-5th of April, 2016 at the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona. At the Thematic Meeting you can participate in discussions and provide inputs, meet active global leaders and stakeholders in the field of urban development, and shape the New Urban Agenda for a sustainable urban future. For more information and registration information, click on the link below.

www.habitat3.org/barcelona

 

International Journal of E-Planning Research 2016 Annual Conference

March 31st to April 1st, 2016

The Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon, Portugal is holding the International Journal of E-Planning Research Annual Conference. The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is a peer-reviewed international quarterly journal that publishes original theoretical and innovative empirical research on the many aspects of the emerging interdisciplinary area of Urban e-Planning. More information can be accessed by following the link below.

https://sites.google.com/site/ijepr2016conference/home

 

ETIS Joint Conference on Managing and Promoting Sustainable and Accessible Tourism Destinations

28th January, 2016

Join European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) and leading experts from the European Commission, the UNWTO, the European Environmental Agency, the European Network for Accessible Tourism and many national/regional tourist boards and tourism destination managers for a full-day conference on Managing and Promoting Sustainable and Accessible Tourism Destinations on 28th January 2016 in Brussels. The agenda and other useful information are available at the website below.

https://etis-jointconference2016.teamwork.fr/en/programme

 

Walk21 Vienna Conference

October 20th to October 23rd, 2015

Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world, is proud to host the Walk21 Conference in October, 2015. The motto of the conference, "Stepping Ahead", promotes activities and innovations towards the future of resilient cities and healthy living environments. Walk21, through its series of conferences and an International Charter, exists to champion the development of healthy, sustainable and efficient communities where people choose to walk.

http://walk21vienna.com/


CAPS 2015

July 7th to July 8th, 2015

CAPS2015 is the second International event devoted to CAPS (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation). It will be held in Brussels on July 7-8, 2015. It is organised by the CAPS2020 project in close collaboration with European Commission’s DG CONNECT. The conference targets civil society organisations, NGOs, local communities, young entrepreneurs, artists, students, hackers, industries of any size and academic organisations in any discipline, both humanistic and technical.

http://caps2020.eu/


City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE)

June 24th, 2015

Join Nesta, Second Home and Index Ventures on Wednesday 24th June, 2015 to celebrate the launch of the CITIE report for an evening of discussion and debate about innovation, entrepreneurship and cities. CITIE, a new piece of research by Nesta, Accenture and the Future Cities Catapult answer questions about how to make citites better for living by setting out a framework for designing good policy, and assessing the state of the art from 40 global cities.

http://citie.org/


SI Live 2015

June 22nd to June 23rd, 2015

Social Innovation (SI) Live is a two-day international event run by Social Innovation Europe. It aims to explore the future of social innovation research, incubation and action. This year in Berlin, the event will bring together leading social innovators, academics and practitioners to discuss and explore the future agenda for social innovation, how best to incubate and scale social innovations, and how the EU can help to strengthen and develop the field of social innovation in Europe.

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/socialinnovationeurope/en/directory/europe/event/si-live-bringing-together-social-innovation-incubation-and-action


Conference on Cities for Accessibility

June 18th to June 19th, 2015

EUROCITIES Conference on Cities for Accessibility — together towards a barrier free Europe, is held this year in Lisbon. Organized together with the cities of Berlin and Lisbon, the conference will address the role of accessibility in economics, employment, social inclusion and active ageing. It will bring together stakeholders from the EU and the national, regional and local levels to discuss how to steer the accessibility agenda together.

http://www.eurocities.eu/eurocities/events/Conference-Cities-for-Accessibility-together-towards-barrier-free-Europe-


8th Conference on People with Physical Disabilities in Bizkaia

June 17th, 2015

The 8th Conference on People with Physical Disabilities in Bizkaia will be held in Bilbao, Spain at the Bizkaia Aretoa. The conference is organized by the Coordinating Federation of People with Physical Disabilities of Bizkaia (FEKOOR). FEKOOR is a not-for-profit, apolitical and non-denominational organization, which works to achieve rights and recognition of people with physical disabilities. The conference aims to reflect and exhibit the community's current perspective on different areas of life and includes an inaugural discussion on the topic "Innovation and support technologies in service to all people".

http://www.fekoor.com/

6th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion

June 10th to June 12th, 2015

The 6th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI) 2015 will take place at Fraunhofer FIT in Sankt Augustin, Germany. The conference will address topics related to software and web accessibilty, ageing, universal education, e-health and other virtual technologies and case studies.

http://www.dsai.ws/2015/


International Conference on Internet Science

May 28th to May 29th, 2015

The 2nd International Conference on Internet Science — Societies, Governance and Innovation, will be held in Brussels. It aims at investigating and forwarding topics that are highly relevant to Internet’s impact on societies, governance, and innovation. The Call for Papers is currently open and possible topics for discussion can be viewed online on the official website.

http://internetscienceconference.eu/call-for-papers/


D-CENT Event – Network Democracy for a Better City

May 5th, 2015

D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. Nesta hosts the D-CENT event at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) in Barcelona, Spain where policy makers, academics, activists, civic society organisations and hackers meet to debate the future of democratic City Governments and the need for institutional revival in the 21st century.

http://dcentproject.eu/event/d-cent-event-network-democracy-for-a-better-city/

REAL CORP 2015 – From Vision to Reality for Vibrant Cities and Regions

May 5th to May 7th, 2015

The 20th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society — Real Corp 2015 will take place in Ghent, Belgium this year. About 400-500 experts from around the world from the fields of urban planning, transport planning, information and communication technologies, social and environmental sciences, GIS, surveying and remote sensing and more meet to discuss the latest tasks and topics on urban planning, regional development and information society in an international and extremely interdisciplinary conference.

http://www.corp.at/index.php?id=1


Net Futures 2015

March 25th to March 26th, 2015

The Net Futures 2015 Conference in Brussels will gather over 700 attendees to form an interconnected community of companies, organizations and people in innovation. The conference will include keynote speeches and workshops based on four central themes — research and innovation, market validation, business development and enterprise strategy, and policy making.

http://netfutures2015.eu/


CAPS Consultation Meeting

March 25th, 2015

The CAPS Consultation Meeting is to be held in Brussels as a public event. The latest achievements of the current CAPS projects will be discussed, as well as the CAPS 2016-2017 Work Programme. The meeting will also include discussion on the new topic of “distributed architectures for decentralised data management”. It will take place right before the opening of the Net Futures 2015 Conference.

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/collective-awareness-platforms-sustainability-and-social-innovation-caps-consultation-meeting


European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

March 9th to March 10th, 2015

The Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing aims to engage Europe's policy, services and market leaders to create a shared vision on how Europe can address the challenge and seize the opportunities arising from demographic change through Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and innovation, and how it can lead to economic recovery. There will be live discussions, interactive and knowledge sharing events, all with the same goal of successfully addressing the challenge of demographic ageing and jobs in Europe.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=active-healthy-ageing&pg=2015-summit


Can We Gain an Economy, Politics and Society of the Commons?

February 25th, 2015

Yochai Benkler will present the Spanish translation of his book "The Wealth of Networks" during a talk in Barcelona. The talk will address the question, "Can we gain an economy, politics and society of the commons?". It will include a discussion on the emerging model of production, political innovation and the geopolitics of Internet from the Spanish context. The event will be streamed live and can be viewed by accessing the link below.

http://stream.communia.org/benkler-igop.php


CAPS Infoday Paris

February 24th, 2015

The Infoday will take place in Paris at Centre Pompidou. At the event, participants can pitch their project ideas to potential partners for the CAPS call in the “3 slides 3 minutes” session.

http://www.montesquieu-instituut.nl/id/vjr3c7td5vps/agenda/caps_info_day_paris?ctx=vg8xdjeo1zoj&tab=1&start_tab1=84


Usage of Data for Driving Social Entrepreneurship

February 19th, 2015

The Web-COSI Workshop on “Usage of Data for Driving Social Entrepreneurship” takes place in London this year. The workshop seeks to explore the creation of new tools and develop existing methods on creating critical mass on the usage of data for driving social entrepreneurship initiatives.

http://www.webcosi.eu/events/workshop-on-the-usage-of-data-for-driving-social-entrepreneurship/


Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation

February 17th, 2015

On February 17th Nesta gathers leading European practitioners, funders, academics and policy makers from the EU, national, regional and local governments working on Digital Social Innovation (DSI) to discuss lessons from the research and the future of DSI in Europe. Participants can also learn more about funding opportunities for DSI in Europe through the CAPS call.

http://digitalsocial.eu/


CAPS Infoday Barcelona

February 9th, 2015

CAPS Infoday will take place in FabLab, Barcelona. Participants at the event will receive detailed information about the CAPS call and will be able to pitch their ideas to potential project partners.

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/caps-infoday-barcelona


Net Futures Information Day on Horizon 2020

February 6th, 2015

The event will be held in Brussels and cover the fundamentals of the European Union Horizon 2020. After the introduction to H2020, networking sessions will take place on four main topics — Network Technologies; Software & Services, Cloud; Net Innovation (a specific session on ICT10 CAPS); and Experimental Platforms.

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/net-futures-information-day-h2020-ict-2015


3rd December 2014

This online symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, and users with disabilities, to explore new and on-going research and development in accessible way-finding using web technologies. It examines different technologies, applications, concepts, and solutions that help people with disabilities orient themselves, explore, and navigate through the physical world. The goal of this symposium is to explore current state-of-the-art in accessible way-finding, better understand the accessibility needs and preferences of people with disabilities, and explore promising web technologies and developments to provide accessible way-finding.

http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2014/way-finding/

Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum  

October 22nd to October 24th, 2014 

This event gathers a global audience of individuals, Organizations and Personalities. It is a place to explore, define, and share new ideas that meet social needs more effectively and create social collaborations. SIGEF 2014 will take place in Geneva at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG).

https://www.sigef2014.com/