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.

  • 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,.…..

  • 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.…..