About the project
The internet has helped to bring people together from all over the world, but it has not helped neighborhoods or communities nearly as well. The Grassroot Wavelengths project is piloting solutions for community information platforms and media pluralism, working to:
- lower the barriers to start and sustain a community radio station
- create regional and European-wide networks of stations that can pool community-level resources
- co-innovate collaborative media services
- increase the permeability and impact of those stations through acombination of existing digital and nondigital technologies
Grassroot Wavelengths brings together engineers, social scientists, artists, designers, and communities to redesign community radio technology from scratch.
AMARC Europe as part of the Grassroots Radio Project wants to share the statement of the project for World Radio Day 2020 and wishes all project members and partners a Happy World Radio Day\” For this occasion, the project team has produced several video clips and released a press statement. The clips are made in English, Romanian and Portuguese, in… read more
Grassroots Radio has been presented at the Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi(es) Conference, which took place in Edinburgh (UK) on October 25, 2019. Mariacristina Sciannamblo (AMARC Europe) discussed the paper titled “Co-designing collaborative care work through ethnography”, co-authored with Roberto Cibin (M-ITI), Petra Žišt (M-ITI), Chris Csíkszentmíhalyi (M-ITI), and Maurizio Teli (Aalborg University). The paper addresses a number of issues –… read more
AMARC joined the 6th Conference of the Radio Research Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), which was held in the lovely setting of the University of Siena (Italy), on September 19-21. Several interesting keynote speeches and pieces of research have been presented, highlighting the variety and vivacity of the radio sector across and beyond Europe. The first keynote… read more
On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of September 2019, the Grassroots Radio consortium celebrated the third general assembly of the project, hosted in the friendly building of 11.11.11. – the coalition of NGOs, unions, movements and various solidarity groups in Flanders (Dutch speaking Northern part of Belgium) – in Brussels. The meeting has seen participation of all the members of the… read more
The Grassroot Radio project is piloting solutions for community information platforms and media pluralism, working to lower the barriers to start and sustain a community radio station, create regional and European-wide networks of stations that can pool community-level resources, co-innovate collaborative media services and increase the impact of those stations through a combination of existing digital and nondigital technologies…. read more
Bruxelles 26 April: Digital Social Innovation (DSI4EU) and Nesta Foundation organised a high level workshop with the topic “The road ahead for digital social innovation: How can the EU support tech as a force for empowerment and social impact?\” AMARC Europe attended this workshop as partner of the Grassroots Wavelength project. read more
Technological changes, high connectivity, and participation all fits in a bucket
For the first time in Romania, two community radio station licenses have been issued in the framework of the European project Grassroot Wavelengths. The new high-tech FM stations will broadcast in, engage with, and serve two remote villages of Romania.
The Grassroot Wavelengths consortium innovates both the technologies and the… read more