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 Grass­roots 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
  • increase the per­me­abil­i­ty and impact of those sta­tions through acom­bi­na­tion of exist­ing dig­i­tal and nondig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies

Grass­roots Radio brings togeth­er engi­neers, social sci­en­tists, artists, design­ers, and com­mu­ni­ties to redesign com­mu­ni­ty radio tech­nol­o­gy from scratch.

  • To cel­e­brate and wish a won­der­ful World Radio Day, which this year is framed with­in the theme of diver­si­ty, the Grass­roots Radio team has devel­oped 3 great video clips that high­light the extra­or­di­nary diver­si­ty inform­ing the project. The clips are made in Eng­lish, Roman­ian and Por­tuguese, in.…..

  • The Grass­roots Radio project joins its voice with com­mu­ni­ty radio sta­tions world­wide to cel­e­brate World Radio Day 2020. Accord­ing to UNESCO: radio is a pow­er­ful medi­um for cel­e­brat­ing human­i­ty in all its diver­si­ty and con­sti­tutes a plat­form for demo­c­ra­t­ic dis­course. At the glob­al lev­el, radio remains the.…..

  • Dr Nadia Pan­ti­di, lec­tur­er at School of Applied Psy­chol­o­gy in Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Cork and co-inves­ti­­ga­­tor at the Grass­roots Radio Project, was invit­ed as a keynote speak­er at the Inter­net Fes­ti­val 2019 – which took place in Pisa (Italy) recent­ly – as part of the event ‘Labs.…..

  • Radio Civic, the com­mu­ni­ty radio devel­oped in Roma­nia thanks to Grass­roots Radio, is advanc­ing and improv­ing its activ­i­ties with changes in the sched­ul­ing to bet­ter respond to the needs of the com­mu­ni­ties. The Nation­al Coun­cil of Audio­vi­su­al has indeed approved these sched­ul­ing changes for Radio.…..

  • Grass­roots Radio keeps on unfold­ing its activ­i­ties of com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment in the project pilot sites: Ire­land, Por­tu­gal, and Roma­nia. To high­light the cru­cial role of these activ­i­ties the lat­est issue of the project fact­sheet is ded­i­cat­ed to com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, pro­vid­ing a def­i­n­i­tion and its appli­ca­tion in.…..

  • We are thrilled to see the Grass­roots Radio project fea­tured on the Euro­pean Jour­nal­ism Obser­va­to­ry (EJO), a net­work of 15 inde­pen­dent non-prof­it media research insti­tutes which aims to bridge jour­nal­ism research and prac­tice in Europe, and to fos­ter pro­fes­sion­al­ism and press free­dom. The arti­cle describes the.…..

  • Grass­roots Radio, with the RootIO free/​​open inno­va­tion, has joined the 20th Pixxel­point — Fes­ti­val of Con­tem­po­rary Art Prac­tices 2019, which is tak­ing place in Nova Gor­i­ca (Slove­nia) in these days from 15 to 23 Novem­ber. Pixxel­point is a fes­ti­val focused on the broad field of explo­ration of con­tem­po­rary.…..

  • Last week, 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),.…..

  • We are hap­py to share a nice clip intro­duc­ing Radio Civic, the com­mu­ni­ty broad­cast­ing ser­vice devel­oped in Roma­nia thanks to the Grass­roots Radio pro­jec­t’s efforts. Radio Civic broad­casts audio pro­grams ded­i­cat­ed to audi­ences belong­ing to the rur­al com­mu­ni­ties of Sfan­tu Ghe­o­rghe and Vâr­voru de Jos.  .…..

  • On Octo­ber 11, Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Cork (UCC), in con­junc­tion with the West Cork Islands Com­mu­ni­ty Coun­cil, will host a half day think-in event about the future and sus­tain­abil­i­ty of the West Cork Islands and how a com­mu­ni­ty radio plat­form might sup­port this at the local lev­els. Islanders,.…..