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May 2021 - the final event will be held, guest speakers of international importance, the secretary URBACT and the 6 public administrations partner project.

April 2021 - presentation of the results of the 5 projects awarded during the workshop "Innovation practices and models in local Pas; the experience of the Innovato-R project.
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November 2020 - the V Transnational Innovato-R Meeting in Porto takes place

October 2020 - The Innovato-R project participates with the workshop "Shifting narratives in pubblic innovation" at the Open Days of the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities
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What is Innova.TO?

In a constantly changing context, the Public Administration can choose whether to suffer or to become a protagonist itself, intercepting challenges and proposing innovative solutions in response to old and new needs.
It is from this premise and from the awareness of the public employee's wealth of knowledge and experience, that the "Innova.TO" initiative was launched in 2014: a competition designed by and addressed to the employees of the City of Turin with the aim of developing innovative projects to improve the performance of the Administration.
The initiative has been recognized as a best practice at European level and has merged into the European project "Innovato-R" (2018-2021), within the Urbact program, which sees the City of Turin as leader with the aim of transferring the practice of the "Innova.TO" initiative to six other European administrations (Rotterdam, Métropole du Grand Paris, Porto, Murcia, Cluj-Napoca, Veszprém) and to relaunch a new edition in the Turin context.

Innovato - R

In September 2019, the City of Turin launched a call to action aimed at its officials in Organizational Position (P.O.) to select the most interesting and innovative projects for the administration. At the close of the call, 44 applications were received, involving 71 P.O.'s belonging to 11 Divisions (including Central Services and the Municipal Police Corps). Five projects have therefore been selected, which will be implemented thanks to the budget of 40 thousand euros of the European Urbact program, through a specialized technical assistance that will make available all kinds of resources and support necessary for the realization.

The Innovato-R project is implemented in synergy with the training plan of the City of Turin "Formare per innovare. Piano Formativo Ente 2019/2021" and in particular with the experimental training path that was launched in recent months in collaboration with the University of Turin and SAA.

The course proposes to the 500 officials in P.O. of the City of Turin the achievement of a PEG objective through the realization of a project work that aims to introduce in its working reality a micro-change of operating modes, the processes, the tools, the organizational logic with which an already existing activity is carried out - which is intended to improve and innovate from the point of view of how it is organized and managed - or an activity totally or partially new, never realized until now.

The projects selected from the call to action:

The evaluation committee - composed, among others, of General Secretary Mario Spoto and Personnel Division Director Giuseppe Ferrari - selected 5 projects that were announced and presented on December 16, 2019 at an event in Environment Park's Kyoto Room.
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The projects:

Da “TALK outside the door TO THINK out the box” to the employee's cycle.
Proponents: Marina Bua, Gabriella Di Maria, Silvia Forte, Marina Marchese, Anna Merlo, Milena Pepe, Roberta Rena, Massimo Ritorto, Cristina Schiavone, Maria Angela Tibone.
The project plans to put a process modeling tool in order to create a complete representation of the employee's life cycle and allow the elaboration of possible alternative organizational solutions, thus countering the drastic contraction of resources, human and financial.

"Competitive behaviors for efficient management of energy resources" creatively converted Covid-19 cause into "PHOENIX 4SW"
Proponents: Lucia Gallo, Michele Covolan, Mariateresa Parise, Flavio Chiri, Corrado Viel.
The initial project involved the launch of a competition to save energy among the employees of some municipal buildings christened "Vinci tu, wins the environment!". Causa lockdown the project was converted into an analysis of the economic and environmental impact of smart working during the pandemic, measured on electricity and water utilities in 4 buildings sample of the City.

Borgo Open
Proponents: Rita Principale, Maria Rosa Biglietti, Salvatore Salomone.
Enhancement of the spaces of the San Giorgio venue of the Borgo Medievale, part of the cultural heritage of the City of Turin, to improve the conditions of use and fruition, so that its frequentation becomes a habit consolidated.

Architects of the relationship
Proponents: Fulvia Mantino, Donatella Borello.
Redesign and preparation of a reception area of the Pole of Social Inclusion aimed at those who are in a state of economic poverty and at risk of social exclusion.

The precious inheritance. Termination of service: when it’s time to leave deliveries.
Proposer: Donatella Gambino
Implementation of an integrated methodology with appropriate technological tools to support in the rotation of functions and activities, and not to disperse the experience acquired, the know-how and skills of a working life.

For further information read the article in TorinoClick

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