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Tuesday July 2nd, 2024 ARCO

Agency, participation in decision making and wellbeing among care leavers

Promoting agency in care leavers entails giving them the ability to make their own decisions, take control of their lives, and advocate for their own needs and desires. In the article “Agency, participation in decision making and wellbeing among care leavers in care system: A quantitative mediation study” (Children and Youth Services Review, 2024) Researchers [...]

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Friday June 21st, 2024 ARCO

Games for social change

To foster social change, it is first necessary to imagine new solutions and understand their consequences within a social context.  Traditional methods of generating social change often rely on poorly explained or superficial regulatory interventions, which can lead to resistance to novelty. On the other hand, behavioral research, seeks to trigger a change by enhancing [...]

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Thursday June 20th, 2024 ARCO

Circular City- the boardgame, the first board game focusing on the circular economy

The circular economy comes into play: "Circular City - the board game" conceived and developed by the Municipality of Prato, the Municipality of Taichung (Taiwan), and ARCO's Circular Innovation & Sustainable Commodities is the first game in which participants aim to adopt circular economy practices at the local level. The idea for the game came [...]

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Friday June 14th, 2024 ARCO

The potential of emancipatory research in user-centered practice

Involving the community in participatory processes is a key component in promoting social innovation functional to the transformation of local welfare. The Inclusive Development Unit carried out an Emancipatory Research with users benefiting from the Inclusion Income (Reddito di Inclusione REI) provided by the social services of the Prato Area to evaluate the impact of [...]

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Friday May 24th, 2024 ARCO

What if I were mayor? Young people in the game to shape the local policies of the future

Sustainable development, gender equality, LGBTQIA+ rights, workers’ defence, all challenges at the centre of the role-playing game “What if I were Mayor?” created to bring young people closer to local political decision-making processes. The game was developed by the Local Development Unit in the context of the project ‘Local authorities and young people for the […]

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Monday April 15th, 2024 ARCO

CarINg, the wellbeing of care leavers in protection systems

CarINg - Empowering child care systems and supporting leaving care from within - is an action-research project whose protagonists are boys and girls living outside their family of origin. The project aims to support boys and girls leaving the care system - care leavers - in building a life project and gaining autonomy. The activities [...]

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Thursday March 21st, 2024 ARCO

Corporate Sustainability Reporting: the European CSRD Directive

Sustainability has gained increasing importance in institutions, companies and organisations reporting. Along with tradition financial consistency, new trends in reporting broaden the corporate perspective to include environmental, social and governance elements. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), introduced by the European Union in 2023, responds to these trends: promoting transparency and comparability of non-financial information. [...]

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Tuesday March 12th, 2024 ARCO

World’s 100 largest philanthropic foundations list

This list is the result of a research, carried out by ARCO's Social Economy Unit about the top 100 largest philanthropic foundations in the world by total assets; it is based on up to date financial data concerning the period 2016-2018. The sources mostly used, are the financial statements published by the foundations and the [...]