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Within the Hug the Danube program people form a chain around the river on the Erzsébet Bridge and Liberty Bridge and along the wharf, to draw the attention of the city dwellers.

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Our pioneers’ summer assignment was to develop on concepts of climate-innovation. Our group formed around the idea of designing simple games for climate-change related education of children - and thus extend the already existing Get Inspired by the Elements toolkit of Mindspace.

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The first week of October took us to Wroclaw, to attend a conference where we presented Mindspace and our project "Paving the way to a smart city".

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This year we have been partners of two Slovakian events, thanks to the successful Visegrad Fund proposals of the Back-space and the KC Dunaj organisations. In July we visited the Pohoda Festival, where to we organised Hungarian participants to an interactive talk on the KC Dunaj and Visegrad Fund stage.

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During my placement I obtained a lot of useful information thanks to my host and I could get in touch with several different organizations which could be interesting for Mindspace in future collaboration of smart city projects. Just one to be mentioned: the “Desayuno con Viandantes”.

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A series of seemingly random events led me to parking my bike at the bike stand in front of Cafe Lumen on a sunny May morning. Entering a new context again and again in the recent years - I learned to take in whatever experience I had waiting for me.

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How would a Croatian student reduce the eco footprint of Rijeka? What does a Polish pupil think about environmental protection? And what common ideas do they have connected to ‘Little Danube’ Bay? Environmental Protection in Focus workshop was held in September in Csepel, Budapest.

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On behalf of the Centre for Budapest Transport (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, BKK) we participated in the Car-Free Day event with a booth connected to Smart City in Budapest in 2013.

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The project aims to create an interactive social playground that focuses on environmental education. Kikapocs shows the complexity of the nature, the built and social environment on the basis of “Get Inspired by the Elements”.

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On 29th July the main events of this year’s Danube Flow –Danube’s calling ‘13 series of programmes ended with “Danube Day” in Budapest. Similarly to last year we organized our events with our partners together on the Danube embankment on special days.

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