INCLUSO Pilot projects

Recent news about our pilot projects

Curious about how our pilot projects are doing ? Below you'll find the latest news. Click on a title to read the full article.

  • Video from the last Polish flashmob available!
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    "Let's bubble the city!" - said the Polish INCLUSO participants. They invited all inhabitants of the city of Chorzow to common bubble blowing. The last INCLUSO flashmob took place in Chorzow City Centre in the end of June 2010. Watch the movie on YouTube. .  
  • Second flashmob in Poland
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    On the 23rd of April 2010 the INCLUSO group, armed with flipchart paper and markers, marched to the Krakow city centre to invite people to a drawing-guessing game. This action was much more interactive than the previous one. The participants had to not only perform, but also interact with other people and attract them to the game. They felt a little nervous, but the event turned out to be a success. The group managed to involve even foreign turists! The action was, again, planned and prepared 100% online, on the Ning platform.
  • Flashmop in Poland
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    On the 12th of March 2010 the Polish INCLUSO group organised a flashmob in Krakow (see the definition of flashmob here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashmob). The ideal was to mop the surface of the Small Market and that is why we named the action "flashmop". The event was fully organised online - on chat, Ning network and Gadu-Gadu communicator. The event itself was about 20 minutes long and it was filmed all way trough. The footage got edited and broadcasted on YouTube. The video can be watched at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeS-gkXT3Uk.
  • Some Facts and Figures from Vienna
    Newsflash
    AT - Verein Wiener Jugendzentren

    Already in 2008 and 2009 youth centres in Vienna started to use „Netlog“, a the social networking platform to stay in contact with their youngsters, by mid 2009 20 out of 28 centres had their own Netlog accounts, including those 3 centres which are involved in “Incluso”. Since 2010 contact data is collected regularly.
  • New Study on Challenges and Chances of Social Communities in Austria published
    Newsflash
    AT - Verein Wiener Jugendzentren

    Vienna based research institute "jugendkultur.at" recently published a study about use of social networks among young people from 11-19 in Austria. Some key outputs also interesting for the Austrian pilot are:
  • INCLUSO winter workshop
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    On the 5th and 6th of February 2010 we organised a workshop for all the INCLUSO participants form Krakow and Chorzow. The goal of the meeting was to summarise all the activities realised within the pilot so far and to plan the future of the project. We have been experiencing some troubles to perform social events planned online, so we decided to move on and find some other ideas. After some brainstorming, we decided to go for:
  • "Immersive" does not mean "attractive"
    Newsflash
    PL - U Siemachy

    Some time ago the Polish INCLUSO participants moved form an online forum to the Ning platform, as they wanted to use a more attractive tool. Apparently, they do not care that much about the immersiveness of social software. After several months they claimed the forum to have been simplier but much clearer at easier to follow. They said they preferred discussing on the online forum to communication on Ning, although the latter allowed for uploading pictures, movies, adding comments etc.
  • SIMPLE CAN NEVER BE SIMPLE ENOUGH
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    The web address of the site we set up for the members of the Middlefield Youth Flat (MYF) is www.middlefieldyouthflat.ning.com, but it seems that was too long and may have put some young people off from engaging with the site.
  • Protest group: "Keep the MYF Ning site"
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    The last thing SHMU's Incluso team expected when it closed down the Middlefield Youth Flat (MYF) Ning site was someone creating a 'Keep the MYF' protest group! Irene Jimenez, Incluso assistant at SHMU, delivered the news of the closure to young people in the flat at her final visit on Tuesday 2nd February, 2010. She didn't know what to expect. Would they be pleased, disappointed, upset, angry?
  • r ur comunctn skls mprvng?
    Newsflash
    UK - Station House Media Unit

    Txt-spk, or text speak, is challenging the SHMU teams running Incluso pilots. We'd love it if the young people would write messages in English that's clear, spelled correctly and with impeccable grammar. It doesn't happen like that, though. Instead we get short messages like this one: kk u too ill fix it imrn or summin has any one got the m all yet That's more than 2 weeks old and we still haven't managed to translate it!