Supporting local development through social innovation is the aim of the pilot action that ANCI has launched within the + Resilient project.
The pilot action is carried on in collaboration with the Municipality of Brindisi, with regard to the Urban Laboratory Palazzo Guerrieri which the Municipality activated in 2019 to support young and innovative entrepreneurs, regenerating and re-using a historic building in the city center as community hub, co-working and start-up incubator.
ANCI supports the Municipality of Brindisi in a research and monitoring activity that will increase the knowledge at disposal of the local administration and assess the results of the Laboratory, to adapt and plan future actions accordingly. An activity that in a phase of great difficulty for the local economies due to the pandemic aims at contributing to a debate on how the Municipalities can activate new sustainable development policies. The activity also includes moments of exchange and comparison with other Municipalities engaged in the field of social innovation, through the collaboration with the "Valore Comune" project of IFEL- Istituto per la Finanza e l'Economia Locale.
The activities will continue until October, when the results will be presented and shared with the European network of the Project + Resilient.