projet Grassroot « Nous sommes sur l'air »
Le Grassroot projet Radio is piloting solutions for community information platforms and media pluralism, travail pour réduire les obstacles à la création et à soutenir une station de radio communautaire, créer des réseaux régionaux et à l'échelle européenne des stations qui peuvent mutualiser les ressources au niveau communautaire, co-innovate collaborative media services and increase the impact of those stations through a combination of existing digital and nondigital technologies. With partners in Ireland, Romania and Portugal (Madeira), we are experimenting new technologies based on a strong interaction between mobile telephony, traditional radio and Text to Speech (TTS) les technologies, à travers le RootIo plate-forme.
After the first year of the project, we are currently broadcasting in Bere Islands (Irlande). In Madeira, the Grassroots Radio team has been doing a lot of activities in Curral das Freiras, a civil parish of about 2000 inhabitants in the centre of Madeira and location of one of our grassroots radio stations. The most important outcome so far, is the licensing process in Romania, that through our partners (Activewatch and Medialert), reached to obtain a clicence radio ommunauté pour la première fois dans le pays. Two radio stations will be launched soon in the Danube delta, Radio Civic Vârvoru de Jos (Dolj) and Radio Civic Sfântu Gheorghe (Tulcea).
In this framework, we recently attended the high-level policy workshop The road ahead for digital social innovation: How can the EU support tech as a force for empowerment and social impact?, which took place in Brussels on April 26, 2019. The workshop was organized by the global innovation foundation dans ce, as part of the digital social innovation (DSI4EU) projet. The workshop explored how the European institutions can support Digital Social Innovation (DSI) and create a future where technology empowers citizens to tackle our biggest social and environmental challenges.