Pilastro is Bologna

Pilastro is Bologna


What is Pilastro?

Pilastro is a development project of Pilastro area , situated in the suburb of Bologna. It is promoted by the city of Bologna, with the support of the Regione Emilia Romagna, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e di Ravenna and Cooperativa sociale Camelot-Officine Cooperative.

The aim of that project is to add value to this zone, connecting the share and cultural capital with the economic need of the area. Moreover, Pilastro represents the first try to build a cooperative community.

Born in one of the city suburbs and in addition to being a project is primarily an active and collaborative community. The group of  MastroPilastro with various urban renewal activities, creation of micro-economies and training is giving birth to the first of Community Cooperative in an urban context. The goal of the project is to put together the capital reserves, the Community’s cultural and entrepreneurial with economic vocations of the Pillar.

Pilastro is not only a project, but first of all, is a community, composed by people of different ages who conduct many activities in the suburb and for the suburb . For example, they carried out redevelopment works of urban spaces and other activities such as social mediation services, or community development and recovery of  neighborhood area, etc.. They are an example of what we define active citizenship!

For more information, you can visit their website: https://pilastro2016.wordpress.com

On Tuesday 26th April, in Bologna, will hold a conference during which will be compared similar experiences, like this, and processes of social innovation, demonstrating how suburbs are becoming laboratories of cooperative governance. In addition to Pilastro, these experiences are Agenzia San Salvario of Turin, the initiatives in the Rione Sanità of Naples, the Fondazione di Comunità San Gennaro Onlus, community cooperative of Melpignano. 

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Pilastro2016‬ è un progetto promosso dal Comune di Bologna, realizzato con il contributo di Regione Emilia Romagna e Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna e il supporto della Cooperativa sociale Camelot – Officine Cooperative. Nasce in una delle periferie‬ della città ed oltre ad essere un progetto è soprattutto una comunità attiva e collaborativa. Il gruppo di MastroPilastro‬ con varie attività di riqualificazione urbana, creazione di microeconomie e formazione sta dando vita alla prima cooperativa di Comunità in un contesto urbano. L’obiettivo del progetto è mettere assieme i giacimenti di capitale sociale, culturale e imprenditoriale della Comunità con le vocazioni economiche del Pilastro.