Idea Camp 2017: Conversation between Katherine Watson and Ana Méndez

ECF's third Idea Camp took place in Madrid from 1 to 3 March 2017, co-produced with our Connected Action for the Commons hub Platoniq and the City of Madrid. 

With its focus on “Moving Communities”, the 2017 Idea Camp follows an open call for daring ideas to build societies with greater equality, sustainability and solidarity, and a stronger sense of social justice. It is about communities on the move, communities in flux and also the power of people to “move” their communities through their progressive and creative ideas. The 2017 Idea Camp brought together 50 Idea Makers from 24 countries across Europe and its neighbouring regions.

The City of Madrid is a good example of a progressive approach on cultural and urban related issues using participatory methods. ECF Director Katherine Watson took the opportunity to talk to Ana Méndez de Andés Aldama (former Strategic Planning & International Advisor Culture and Sports Department, Madrid City Council) about these topics at the core of the Idea Camp. Watch the conversation below.