Building a platform of social entrepreneurship and living together

Priftis, Athanasios (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Afonso, Leonor (Ynternet.org, Switzerland) ; Bondolfi, Theo (Ecopol Living Lab) ; Trabichet, Jean-Philippe (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale)

The goal of this paper is to present the initial steps of a web / mobile application of co-living and social entrepreneurship to be used in European ecovillages. The application is set to improve existing co-living conditions through more collaboration between its members, thus contributing to more stability and better long-term relations. The main hypothesis is that if we manage to decode and re- introduce co-living activities, already taking place in ecovillages and ecoquartiers, in a clear, open and collaborative way, then we can stimulate more entrepreneurship in between communities, as well as other actors. In order to test and implement the first version of this application and build on an open and collaborative approach, we participated in a Social Hackathon (2018) presenting our concept for establishing a prototype. The results of this effort are included in this paper. Finally, our initial deployment target public will be one network of ecovillages (Ecopol - Smala) based in Switzerland.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG - Genève
Institute:
CRAG - Centre de Recherche Appliquée en Gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Thessaloniki, Greece, 3-5 September 2019
Date:
2019-09
Thessaloniki, Greece
3-5 September 2019
Pagination:
Pp. 244-253
Published in:
Proceedings of the OpenLivingLab Days 2019 Conference
ISBN:
9789082102796
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