We have started a process of transnational cooperation with the Citizens’ Initiatives Center in Słupsk to explore and transfer good practices on social economy from Barcelona to this municipality in northern Poland. Within this collaboration framework, we plan to develop several projects.
The City Council of Granollers wants to promote a space for citizen, political and academic debate around the great global challenges presented by local and democratic governance in the 21st century. Smilemundo is responsible for supporting the initiative, through the design and programming of communication materials.
A Polish company teaches its employees communication and collaboration through SmileUrbo’s simulation workshops
We have recently developed some training workshops for employees in the electronics sector in Poland. Created in 1990 and now going through an expansion phase, the firm has more than 200 stores in 118 cities in this country, employing around 6,000 employees.
If we had to choose only two adjectives to describe how the year 2015 was for Smilemundo, we would highlight the words ‘challenging’ and ‘profitable’. And if we had to look for a noun that summarizes the most important thing in those months, without any doubt this would be ‘consolidation’.
We have played our part in the disclosure of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), in cooperation with the International Network of Cities and Local and Regional Governments (UCLG), making a string of video animations about four of these development goals.
SmileUrbo has a manual specifically designed for trainers, which not only provides a solid knowledge base on the use of the game, but also the ability to adapt it for different thematic workshops that focus on the development of soft skills, as democracy, negotiation or sustainable development.
When we started to work on creating SmileUrbo back in 2013, we had no idea just how complex it would or how successful it would be. After 3 years of hard work, we’ve done the numbers, and it gives us great pleasure to share the facts and figures that define our educational game.
Recently we have initiated a partnership n with the Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments (UCLG) with the goal of making the learning methods used within this organization more innovative.
During March, we completed the Erasmus + project started in September 2014, in collaboration with the Polish foundation Innowatorium. The aim of the project was to promote the active participation of young people in democracy, through the game SmileUrbo.
UCLG has invited us to run a workshop based on SmileUrbo with cities representatives from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Maledives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and South Korea.