Trends and lifestyles

Civil Economy and the 2030 Agenda

The UN’s 2030 Agenda recognizes the unsustainability of the current development model in environmental as well as economic and social terms and refers to the need for an inclusive, participatory and responsible model: there are therefore many possible links between…

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Civil Economy… on the way

The Civil Economy is both caring and supportive. Here are a few examples of organizations that have tried to make this vision of the world a reality by integrating it in their daily activities. One such organization is Leroy Merlin…

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Cities that change

The Industrial Revolution, the Paris Commune, the growing demand for housing for the urbanised working-class population, the bombardments and destruction caused by the Second World War, the impact of the spread of new technologies... great historical events have always brought…

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New life for small villages?

In many countries, the COVID-19 emergency has led to a greater propensity on the part of companies and workers to remote smart working. This phenomenon, together with the search for a slower pace of life and more affordable living costs, has…

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Civic brands and community well-being

A ‘Civic Brand’ is the civic function exercised by a brand, while ‘Brand Activism’ is defined as the attitude of some brands when it comes to taking a position on current political, ethical or social issues. In the first half…

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When welfare is collaborative

In order to respond with new services to meet people’s need for well-being and a social life, one of the contemporary solutions is ‘collaborative welfare’. The name reflects the fact that services are based on reciprocity. The giver and the…

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