About

Eutropian is a research, policy and advocacy organisation helping civic involvement in urban transformation processes. We work with NGOs, community groups, social enterprises, municipalities and EU institutions in developing services, policies and organisational models, as well as in fundraising, designing cooperation, governance and communication within local and international ecosystems. We are specialised in urban regeneration, cultural development, community participation, local economic development and social innovation, with a special focus on building development scenarios on existing resources. We are experienced in facilitating workshops with a diversity of stakeholders, moderating events, coordinating local and international knowledge transfers and education programmes, and designing cooperation processes. In our research, we look into innovative urban cooperation practices and we regularly publish our findings in Cooperative City Magazine. In our advocacy work, we promote citizen- and community-led urban initiatives by giving them additional visibility, connecting them to broader local and international networks and bringing them into inter-sectorial discussions about urban transformation. In our policy projects, we work together with municipalities and international institutions to develop innovative and inclusive urban policies based in citizen engagement, empowerment and co-creation. In the past years, we have been active in the fields of urban regeneration, short chain food systems, circular economy, social and solidarity economy and community finance. Our latest projects include Temporary Use as a Tool for Urban Regeneration, Interactive Cities, Rethinking Food Markets and Funding the Cooperative City.

Eutropian consists of two legal entities: Eutropian GmbH is a Vienna-based company offering advisory services to municipalities and international organizations, in policy development, project management, participatory planning, cooperation design, fundraising and communication. Associazione Eutropian is a Rome-based non-profit organization, with a focus on conducting research and organizing participatory processes, professional workshops as well as public events.