We are all public makers

One of the growing sectors of Europe is Digital Social Innovation (DSI) – it involves digital social innovators and organisations that use of digital tools for social change.

We reckon that many DSI involves many themes, such as gender, healthcare, education, public problem-solving and many people and stakeholders need to be involved. The more we become shapers of our communities, the more we become PUBLIC MAKERS.

WHAT IS PUBLIC MAKING?

PUBLIC MAKING IS THE PROCESS OF RAISING AWARENESS & SHAPING LOCAL CONTEXT THROUGH THE LEARNING PROCESS/USAGE OF OPEN DATA AS SHARED PLANNING TOOL.

Yes, you have read correctly. Open data are an extraordinary tool to detect main trends, de-structuring aggregated data, empowering citizens to understand how funds, actions, public decisions of decision-makers are implemented.

Some examples of how open data can be used are budget spending investigation, analysis of immigration numbers, and environmental policies or rural market shares. And, of course, much more!

But for us, public making is not just about open data. It is more about the active citizenship process and on how citizens participate to shared solutions for local problems.

Do you want to know more about open data? Click the image below! It will guide you to the European Open Data Portal.

European portal of open data - screenshot

WHAT WE DO

Polygonal goal is to set digital education for social change. This means that we care on how different groups of citizens can contribute and participate through digital tools.

It is also about creating new solutions for common problems. Open data can be a great working perspectives to improve decision-making and democracy transparency!

FUNDRAISING

We find innovative and shared solutions with our partners in an international perspective for local needs.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

We empower different target groups with personalised learning patterns. We make workshops in coding, transversal skills, basic digital education, gender issues, and much more.

DIGITAL ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

We have enhanced different app services that support local administration and citizens to communicate to each other and find shared solutions. Individuals are the very public makers.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Healthcare, digital education, generational justice, gender mainstreaming, active ageing are what we care about. Local assemblies, discussion groups, open forums is what we support to make our
community grow.

DIGITAL TOOLS DEVELOPMENT

We develop e-learning platforms, service apps and websites for social projects.

YOUTH INFORMATION CENTRE

Our office is in a small town near Rome and we run it to especially support the needs of young people, providing career advice, curriculum vitae writing support, EU mobility grant support and
much more.