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.

  • Grass­roots Radio was present in the inter­ac­tive work­shop “Com­mon­ing Design and Design­ing Com­mons”, orga­nized as part of the Par­tic­i­pa­to­ry Design Con­fer­ence (PDC) 2020. The work­shop aimed at under­stand­ing the rel­e­vance of the con­cepts of com­mons and com­mon­ing – as an objec­tive to be pur­sued and.…..

  • We are very hap­py and proud to cel­e­brate one year of life of Radio Civic, the com­mu­ni­ty radio born in Roma­nia thanks to the ener­gies gen­er­at­ed by the Grass­roots Radio project. It’s been a year since the first shows, rhythms, news were broad­cast on the radio:.…..

  • The Grass­roots Radio project is proud to cel­e­brate the World Press Free­dom Day, whose over­ar­ch­ing theme this year is Jour­nal­ism with­out Fear or Favour.  The World Press Free­dom Day was pro­claimed by the UN Gen­er­al Assem­bly in Decem­ber 1993 fol­low­ing the rec­om­men­da­tion of UNESCO’s Gen­er­al.…..

  • The com­mu­ni­ty radios sup­port­ed by the Grass­roots Radio project are keep­ing on arrang­ing ini­tia­tives to help local pop­u­la­tions cop­ing with these uncer­tain times in a vari­ety of ways. Radio Civic – the Roman­ian radio oper­at­ing in the com­mu­ni­ties of Sfan­tu Ghe­o­rghe and Vâr­voru de Jos –.…..

  • 24 civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions have signed a let­ter and joint rec­om­men­da­tions on how to effec­tive­ly safe­guard media free­dom and plu­ral­ism through the Euro­pean Rule of Law Mech­a­nism. Among the orga­ni­za­tions that signed the call sent to the EU Com­mis­sion­er for Jus­tice, Didi­er Reyn­ders, and Vice Pres­i­dent for.…..

  • The infor­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ty activ­i­ties relat­ed to Coro­n­avirus are keep­ing Grass­roots Radio mem­bers quite busy. This is also the case for the Irish com­mu­ni­ty of Bere Island, which is doing every­thing to adopt mea­sures and behav­iors that can pro­tect local inhab­i­tants. This includes an appeal.…..

  • As the Coro­n­avirus is spread­ing across Europe, Grass­roots Radio project part­ners are devot­ing their ener­gies to arrange infor­ma­tion ini­tia­tives to keep local pop­u­la­tions informed about data and events con­nect­ed to the health emer­gency. Addi­tion­al­ly, there are mem­bers of the con­sor­tium who are also active to.…..

  • Good news for Grass­roots Radio sta­tions in Roma­nia! The Roman­ian sta­tions have had their first Text-To-Speech (TTS) broad­casts. These include some news sto­ries as well as an auto­mat­ic weath­er and wind audio fore­cast gen­er­at­ed and placed on their sched­ule four times a day. The con­tent of the.…..

  • Grass­roots Radio keeps on achiev­ing impor­tant results, this time in the aca­d­e­m­ic domain with a paper accept­ed at the CHI Con­fer­ence on Human Fac­tors in Com­put­ing Sys­tems 2020. The paper is titled ““Human, All Too Human”: NOAA Weath­er Radio and the Emo­tion­al Impact of Syn­thet­ic Voic­es”, authored.…..

  • As peo­ple, women, men, work­ers, researchers, and activists engaged in the Grass­roots Radio project, we join the Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day 2020, which UN Women has ded­i­cat­ed to the theme of Gen­der Equal­i­ty. The Gen­er­a­tion Equal­i­ty cam­paign is bring­ing togeth­er peo­ple of every gen­der, age, eth­nic­i­ty,.…..