Model of local communities activation and IT tool through Co-design (MASIT_COD)

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Model aktywizacji społeczności lokalnych oraz narzędzia IT poprzez Co-design (MASIT_COD)

Country/ies: Poland
Region(s): Podkarpackie
Status: Actual projects
Category: Projects for rural/local development with partial contents of sustainable tourism
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 2 - Develop innovative tourism management, fully integrating the needs of local people and economies and other supporting sectors, and respecting he preservation of natural and cultural heritage
Duration of the project: Research part: 01.06.2015 - 31.08.2016; pilot part: 01.09.2016 - 30.04.2017
Objectives and results of the project:

Goal and objectives:
Elaboration of model of local communities activation and IT tool which allows co-creation of products, services and planning solutions in Life Quality Sector (sustainable tourism, health and eco-technology). There are 5 subregions of Podkarpackie Region involved in the project (with several communes from the Carpathians).

Work packages:
1. Carrying out the qualitative and quantitative research concerning social potential on the project scope.
2. Crating of web portal which will boost social co-design through innovative means of communication, information distribution and stakeholder involvement (inhabitants, entrepreneurs, local authorities, NGOs etc. in the selected subregions.

1) description, identification and liberation of social potential in the communities,
2) usage to economic account of endogenic potential of life quality sector and
3) potential improvement of inhabitants' life quality and professional activities of communities, local governments, local businesses, NGOs and researchers.

Implementing organization / institution:

Life Quality Cluster "Podkarpacie Country"
Sucharskiego 2 Str.
35-225 Rzeszów, POLAND
phone: +48 17 866 12 99
fax: +48 17 866 12 69

Project partners:

1) (clustering consultancy company)
2) Nomino (IT company)
3) Rzeszów University

Total amount of the project: 940 000 PLN; 240 000 EUR
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions, Businesses
Name of program(s): Program Innowacje Społeczne, eng. Social Innovations Programme (Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju, eng. The National Centre for Research and Development)