CoWallonia article: Coworking as a tool

22 MAY 2014

Creative Wallonia is one of the creative districts that sets an example for regional policy in the creative and cultural industries. CoWallonia is one of the five partners in this project, and aims to let creative and traditional industries work together through coworking spaces. In this article, Lisa Lombardi (AWT, CoWallonia) writes about this project and several survey outcomes. Below you can find a snippet from the article, and the whole article to download.

Coworking en Hub Madrid by Madrideducacion.es - Found on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/madrideducacion-es/6850575857“CoWallonia is a network of 8 coworking spaces launched within the framework of Creative Wallonia, a governmental program aiming to boost creativity and innovation in the Walloon region. The network was created in 2012 and is managed by the Walloon Telecommunications Agency (AWT). In two years’ time, the CoWallonia coworking spaces and their promoters have successfully advocated coworking as a way to foster collaboration, build innovative communities and develop creative ecosystems.

A coworking space is a place to work, share and meet for entrepreneurs, starters and freelancers. The CoWallonia coworking spaces are boosted by specific events and managing teams that are present on site daily to promote relations between coworkers. Each space is located in a different city in Walonia (Charleroi, La Louvière, Liège, Louvain-la-Neuve, Mons, Namur, Seraing et Tournai) and has its own specificities and personality. However, all spaces share common values (such as openness, professionalism, cross-fertilisation and friendliness) and gather a network of public and private partners active in the fields of entrepreneurship, technological, social and cultural development.”

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To read the full article, find it here: CoWallonia : Coworking as a tool to foster collaboration, build innovative communities and develop creative ecosystems (pdf)