A Euro­pean Action for Com­mu­ni­ty Aware­ness

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.

  • Bere Island Com­mu­ni­ty Radio held their third broad­cast last Sun­day May 19th, broad­cast­ing on 100.1FM local­ly and world­wide on the Inter­net.  The three-hour show was co-pre­sen­t­ed by two island women, Eileen Mur­phy and Angela Sul­li­van.  As Ire­land has local and Euro­pean elec­tions on May 24th.…..

  • Grass­roots Radio part­ner RootIO is gear­ing up to sup­port the deploy­ment of the two sta­tions in Roma­nia (Var­vorul de Jos and Sf. Ghe­o­rghe) as well as the broad­cast­ing efforts of the Bere Island sta­tion in Ire­land. Here are some updates guys from RootIO have shared.……

  • Today we cel­e­brate the World Press Free­dom Day 2019, whose top­ic is “Media for Democ­ra­cy: Jour­nal­ism and Elec­tions in Times of Dis­in­for­ma­tion”. For the occa­sion, AMARC Europe – part­ner of the Grass­roots Radio project – invit­ed Dami­an Loreti (Board AMARC Inter­na­tion­al) to reflect on this year’s.…..

  • Fri­day April 26th a high lev­el work­shop titled The road ahead for dig­i­tal social inno­va­tion: How can the EU sup­port tech as a force for empow­er­ment and social impact? took place in Brus­sels, orga­nized by the glob­al inno­va­tion foun­da­tion Nes­ta, as part of the dig­i­tal social inno­va­tion (DSI4EU).…..

  • In the last months, the Grass­roots Radio team in Madeira 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. Let’s see togeth­er some exam­ples.…..

  • Grass­roots Radio is excit­ed to join 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 will take place in Brus­sels on April 26, 2019. The work­shop is orga­nized by.…..

  • Grass­roots Radio’s new fact­sheet is out! This piece of infor­ma­tion pro­vides an overview of RootIO, the free/​​open tech­nol­o­gy stack facil­i­tat­ed with­in the project. RootIO com­bines low-pow­er com­mu­ni­ty FM with con­tem­po­rary Inter­net com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies for a very low cost, thus facil­i­tat­ing the oper­a­tion of low pow­er FM radio sta­tions in.…..

  • Today we join the Radio world in cel­e­brat­ing the World Radio Day (WRD), whose theme this year is “Dia­logue, Tol­er­ance and Peace”. We share the mes­sage that the World Asso­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­ni­ty Radio (AMARC) – part­ner of the Grass­roots Radia project – has deliv­ered for the occa­sion, reaf­firm­ing.…..

  • We are delight­ed to see Grass­roots Radio fea­tured on The South­ern Star, a local Irish news­pa­per cov­er­ing the area of Cork. With a brief descrip­tion of the project, the arti­cle focus­es on the ben­e­fits that Grass­roots Radio is bring­ing to the com­mu­ni­ty in Bere Island. Bere Island Projects.…..

  • A well informed overview of Grass­roots Radio has been pub­lished on the Hori­zon Mag­a­zine, the research and inno­va­tion mag­a­zine of the Euro­pean Union. The press item focus­es on the need to bring radio to remote com­mu­ni­ties that the project aims to tack­le. With an FM.…..