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.


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Web Summit — Lisbon

This year the city of Lis­bon will host the Web Sum­mit, on Novem­ber 5–8, 2018. The Web Sum­mit is a tech­no­logy con­fer­ence held annu­ally since 2009. The top­ic of the con­fer­ence is centered on inter­net tech­no­logy and attendees range from For­tune 500 com­pan­ies to smal­ler tech com­pan­ies. This con­tains a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start ups togeth­er with a range of …


Ireland — Plans afoot for the first community radio on Bere Island

Plans are being final­ized to set up the first com­munity radio on a Cork island (Ire­land), and, also for the first time, to live stream the All-Island Foot­ball Cham­pi­on­ships, which will be held there. Com­munity radio will be launched on Bere Island before the end of the year and its pro­gress will be mon­itored, over …


Romania: first licences for community radios

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 …


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Vic­tory! Sam­pan­ie!

After a tre­mend­ous amount of hard work, Act­ive­watch (and friends) suc­cess­fully helped RootIO secure two com­munity radio sta­tion licenses for the Grass­roots Wavelength pro­ject in Romania. Com­munity inform­a­tion com­ing soon!…
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