Voluntary Help Service in Aalborg !

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

During the trial period, the Voluntary Help Service has as assisted 11 people with disabilities in finding a volunteer to accompany them to different activities and engage in social relations. Currently many more are on waiting list, interested in finding a volunteer to match their needs. Luckily resent initiatives to attract more volunteers are beginning […]

Diary of a Birmingham Cycle Instructor: Day 2

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014

Its a full-on , top to toe , head to foot waterproof day today! The thing I really like about the course is the fact they get you teaching straight away. You really feel you are going to struggle to remember all the teaching points but once you’re there in the deep end and the […]

The Quarto Food Club: A new gourmet place in Milan serving senior citizens

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014

The service Quarto food club combines the need for affordable and gourmet food prepared having in mind the nutrition needs of the elderly people, with the opportunity for young people to do practical training and testing new business model hypothesis. Stakeholders that were engaged in the co-design phase of the service in Quarto Oggiaro, Milan, […]

Diary of a Birmingham Cycle Instructor: Day 1

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014

No matter how much older, wiser and more confident I get, it’s always a little nerve-racking meeting a group of strangers on a course. Will I fit in, is a question I still ask. But I had no need to worry as I walked into a room of a diverse group of people of all […]

Diary of a Birmingham Cycle Instructor: Getting Ready

Posted by on May 30, 2014

  The journey begins! I’ve been feeling pretty excited about it until I started reading the ‘National Standard for Cycle Training’ document this morning. It all looked quite achievable but then  I came to the words “must be able to diagnose …faults..low tyre pressure…poor braking…loose wheels…” Yikes! Excitement was replaced swiftly with panic; am I […]

Diary of a Women on Wheels Birmingham Cycle Instructor

Posted by on May 28, 2014

              To give everyone a flavour of our Ladywood Women on Wheels pilot, new cycle instructor Afsha has agreed to share her training experience with us. My name is Afsha and I guess I’d describe myself as regular mum whose life changed in every way possible through Exercise!! I have […]

What is MyNeighbourhood … ever wander ?

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Across the world, research shows that cities have lost the sense of neighbourhood and community living that used to make people feel more connected to each other and urban environments happier places to live. MyNeighbourhood aims to create a new and ‘smarter’ conception of the ‘City’ that focuses on people and their well-being rather than […]

Aalborg is engaging people online and offline!

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Lately, Aalborg pilot has focused on people engagement for its Voluntary Help Service, piloted in the MyN project. The Aalborg’s Voluntary Help Service is coordinating voluntary assistance for people with handicap to engage in various social activities in their neigbourhood. On 24 april 2014, Aalborg pilot presented their new service at the activity centre ‘LejbjergCentret’, […]

MyNeighbourhood featured at the Innovation Convention 2014

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014

The European Commission’s annual Innovation Convention aims to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs. The two-day convention held in Brussels provided a platform to debate and inform policies that will contribute towards building a strong […]

Spring breeze for Quarto Oggiaro Gardening Service

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

The service Quarto Gardening provides the possibility for the Municipality of Milan to access the competence of the students of the Agricultural School “Pareto” to take care of some green areas in Quarto Oggiaro neighbourhood. The service develops a new way for the Municipality to maintain green spaces, and at  the same time it represents […]

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