Social Innovation: Dream City @Roskilde Festival
Every year, Danish Roskilde Festival invites young people to set up their own unique camps on the festival site. In the neighbourhood Dream City, the so-called dreamers are allowed to start building 100 days before the event – including their own post office, fire station, community kitchen and more. They create a temporary city and community based on the core values of innovation, curiosity, citizenship, commitment, and diversity. Read the whole story below.
This story is part of the EU-funded project FUSION – Festivals as Social Innovation Incubators. In FUSION, experts on festivals and youth work have joined forces to create a tailored suite of resources, so that festivals can realize their potential as platforms for social innovation. These include a good-practice guide with social innovation projects at European festivals, a how-to toolbox for developing projects specifically for festivals, and alliances between festivals and social innovation organizations. FUSION will enable young people/organizations to use festivals as a steppingstone to implement their own ideas, products and technologies for the benefit of society.