Weavers support family and informal carers by connecting them with a volunteer ‘Weaver’, they are experienced and trained former carers that can walk alongside them on the caring journey.
Weavers help carers:
- Navigate and negotiate the service maze
- Stay connected and involve others
- Work through emotional challenges
- Sustain things for themselves
It has been designed by carers for carers in the city of Adelaide (South Australia) and the process has been facilitated by The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI).
TheGoodData is the first data coop. It improves people's privacy while doing some social good. Its browser extension blocks trackers and anonymously process and trades a small part of data for charities. In exchange, users become the sole owners of the company.
TheGoodData has started supporting users to effectively own their browsing data, but is expected to develop new features to regain ownership of other sets of data: mobile, financial, etc.
Red SOStenible is a citizen platform composed by collectives, associations and individuals which was born in 2010 to fight against monopoly laws, from the Spanish Sustainable Economy Law to International partnerships like TTIP or ACTA.
The oXcars are a non-competitive awards ceremony held at Sala Apolo in Barcelona, Spain, in October each year. They are a public showcase that puts the spotlight on cultural creation and distribution carried out under the paradigms of shared culture. Through presentations and symbolic mentions of works in a series of categories, real legal solutions are shown using parody as a strategy. The award categories include: Music, Animation, Theatre, Human Tools, Future Markets and Great Leftovers of Spanish Culture, among others .
The Free Culture Forum (FCForum) is an international encounter of the most relevant organizations and individuals on free culture, digital rights and access to knowledge, people engaged in reflecting on the social and economic challenges of the dissemination of culture and knowledge in the digital age. This event has been taking place in Barcelona every year since 2009, jointly with the oXcars, a free culture festival.
15mpaRato is a citizen platform that was born in 2012 from members of the Spanish 15M. This platform lodged a complaint financed through crowdfunding that initiated a trial against the Spanish bank Bankia, and is also working with Partido X in a "Anticorruption commission", thanks to this collaboration they are developing a financial tool focused on financial inflows and also working in citizen leaks.
Netention is SEMANTIC GROUPWARE that automatically organizes a community of peoples' realities.
It can then interlink them with automatically discovered opportunities that are mutually inter-satisfying - essentially suggesting to its participants how they could realize the desired futures they have described.