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October 2020 - the implementation of the projects selected by the call to action of the City of Turin continues.
November 2020 - takes place the V Transnational Innovato-R Meeting in Porto.

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.

The call to action of 2019

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). Therefore, 5 projects have been selected that will be implemented thanks to the budget of 40 thousand euros of the European Urbact program, through a specialized technical assistance that will provide all the resources and support necessary for the implementation.

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 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” al Ciclo di vita del dipendente
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 contrasting the drastic contraction of resources, both human and financial.

Comportamenti competitivi per una gestione efficiente delle risorse energetiche
Proponents: Lucia Gallo, Michele Covolan, Mariateresa Parise, Flavio Chiri, Corrado Viel.
Actions to raise awareness of energy saving through new ways of direct and active involvement of employees, in order to promote the virtuous path of the City of Turin towards environmental management systems.

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, in order to improve the conditions of use and fruition, so that its frequentation becomes a consolidated habit.

Architetti della relazione
Proponents: Fulvia Mantino, Donatella Borello.
Redesign and setting up of a reception space of the Polo di Inclusione Sociale for those who are in economic poverty and at risk of social exclusion.

La preziosa eredità. Cessazione dal servizio: quando è il momento di lasciare le consegne
Proposer: Donatella Gambino
Implementation of an integrated methodology with appropriate technological tools to support the turnover of functions and activities, and not to disperse the acquired experiences, know-how and skills of a lifetime of work.

For further information read the article in TorinoClick

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