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Overview of the business

In order to create attractive communities and solve local issues, we are looking for projects that universities and students work on in collaboration with local communities, and we provide subsidies and support for excellent initiatives. In this way, we will provide practical education and research opportunities, develop human resources, and for the local community, solve and revitalize local issues through the knowledge of the university and the vitality of students.

kyoto-city_logoKyoto City Collaborative Project

Support amount: Up to 300,000 yen

Up to 300,000 yen will be provided for selected projects. In addition, at the debriefing session after the completion of the project, a certificate, trophy, and activity incentive of 100,000 yen will be given as an award to one organization implementing the project that is recognized as the most excellent.

Main schedule

Meeting: March 27, 2016 (Sun) Application period: April 1, 2016 (Fri) ~ May 13, 2016 (Fri) First screening: June 3, 2016 (Fri) * Document screening 2nd screening
: June 26, 2016 (Sun) * Notification of public presentation
results: Early
July 2016 Formula: July 14, 2016 (Thursday)

* For selected projects, Issued a certificate from Kyoto City.
Interim report: Friday, October 28, 2016 *Final report on submission of documents: Friday, March 10, 2017 (for projects completed in February 2017, projects completed in March are set on a separate date) *Notification of submission
of documents
: Sunday, March 26, 2017

28 "Learning Town Collaboration Project" briefing session

Sunday, March 27, 2016, 14:55-15:10
Campus Plaza Kyoto 5F Lecture Room 1
[Acceptance of the 28th "Learning Town Collaboration Project" briefing session has ended. 】


Period of application

Friday, April 1, 2016 ~ Friday, May 13, 2016
*Same day if mailed, 5pm if you bring your own

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● Application guidelines (PDF link) ● Application form (Word link) ● Application form (entry example) (PDF link) The

recruitment for the Heisei 28 "Learning Town Collaboration Project" has ended.

Selection Results

First screening (document screening)

21 organizations that passed the first round

Second screening (public presentation screening)

Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00~16:00
Selected (passed the second screening) Organizations 18 projects 【Supported Projects】18 projects

Application project name
[Support amount]
Name of organization
[Name of related university / activity administrative region]
Overview of the business
Town and Koen Plan NPO Fukakusa-Ryukoku Machiya Community [Ryukoku
University / Fushimi Ward]
From the 27th fiscal year, the "Town and Koen Plan" was started. This is the process of creating a community garden operated with the joint participation of "parents and children × students." From this fiscal year, it has been integrated into a developmental "Monozukuri Class" to realize collaboration and cooperation events with companies and local organizations, and has become an intersection garden where you can make things with a community garden. Local parents and children also change from mere participants to participants, jointly planning and drafting, and play a part in business operations as the main actors of regional transformation.
Camo Cinema Ritsumeikan University Camo Cinema Executive Committee
[Ritsumeikan University / Kamigyo Ward]
This is the 12th time the event has been held, and the major goal of this project is to "develop cleanup activities centered on young people such as students."
In addition to cleanup activities, it is also a project to change awareness of cleanup activities, such as "rediscovering the wonders of nature" and "developing easy-to-work cleanup activities by using the medium of film" by showing movies on the Kamogawa River at night.
Fushimi-Fukakusa-Higashitakase River Environmental Protection and Jizo Basin Project Ryukoku University-Higashitakasegawa Environmental Protection and Jizo Bon Project Team
【Ryukoku University Junior College/Fushimi Ward】
In last year's activities, we worked to inherit and revitalize local traditional events. The two river cleanups and participation in the Jizo Basin, a traditional event, were also well received by the local people. However, as a point of reflection, we would like to continue to carry out more upgraded activities this year in order to have more generations participate and to delve deeper into environmental issues.
Otomodachi Great Strategy! ~Concert from 0 years old~ Niconico Family Concert Executive Committee by Kyoto University of Arts Student Volunteers
[Kyoto City University of Arts / Shimogyo-ku]
Based at Friendly House Nishi Hachijo and the adjacent Hachijo Kindergarten, music concerts are held at various facilities.
In addition to holding concerts that incorporate the opinions received from local residents last year, such as a concert for pregnant women and a concert for parents of children with disabilities, as a new initiative, we plan to hold visiting performances at facilities for the elderly.
A re-performance of the original musical "Snow White" will be held in October, followed by a family concert in March.
Mirai Art Seika Project Shikasu
【Kyoto Seika University/Sakyo-ku】
 Focusing on holding art workshops in the field, we will carry out activities to expand opportunities for local children and the elderly to come into contact with art. Before the implementation, we will hold a meeting with each facility, listen to the situation and needs of users, and then assemble and implement the content.
After the implementation, we will conduct a questionnaire survey of the participants to ask them about their impressions and use them next time.
Places to visit include children's centers and daycare centers.
Keihoku Utsu Fureai Learning Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association【Kyoto Seika University
/ Ukyo-ku】
The Uzu area is blessed with rich nature, history, and culture, but its aging and depopulation are progressing, and the problems faced by Japanese local communities are remarkable. This year, we will work on four types of Seika workshops, Children's Festa, Summer Festival, Torch Festival, organizing materials for the former Uzu Elementary School, creating a walking map, and revising local information signs.
The residents' association and students will work together to respond to the needs of local residents, carry out activities that contribute to revitalization, and rebuild the new charm of Utsu.
A puppet show for parents and children Kyoto Women's University Puppet Theater Company Tanpopo [Kyoto Women's University
/ Higashiyama Ward]
Utilizing the places of infant clubs and mothers' clubs at children's centers currently being held in Higashiyama Ward, parents and children can enjoy watching puppet shows, and also enjoy performing puppet shows. By taking up the expressive activity of puppet theater, we believe that participants can more openly and actively create exchanges between parents, and that parents can feel the joy of self-actualization through entertaining their children.
Shirakawa Minna no Jizo Bon Ochanoko-kai
[Kyoto Kacho University, Kyoto Tachibana University, Ritsumeikan University, Hanazono University / Higashiyama Ward]
Based on the actual situation in the region where the Jizo Basin is declining, we will establish a modern Jizo Basin that inherits the functions and culture of regional exchange, and implement the Jizo Basin that transcends the boundaries of the region (town) by utilizing the environment of the Shirakawa River, such as along the road and on the water. Implement programs that are attractive to children, young people (child-rearing generation), and the elderly, and promote the participation and interaction of other generations. In addition, prior to the implementation, a preparatory workshop will be held to encourage the participation of local residents as staff.
Higashiyama-style Hell Picture Jizo Bon ~Rooting Work~ Kyoto University of Art and Design Modern Industrial Heritage Art Revitalization Project "Maka-dori X." [Kyoto University of Art and Design
It has been 12 years since continuing regional development activities centered on the Rokuhara School District in Higashiyama Ward. He has been working to unearth overlooked local resources and return their new value to the community from the perspective of art. This year, we will return to the starting point and pursue the possibilities of industry (work) together with local residents under the theme of "community-based" in order to make that value more strongly rooted in the community.
Hoen~Engawa Project for the Future~ Toyoen ~ Engawa Project to Connect People ~ Executive Committee
[Ryukoku University / Shimogyo-ku]
The problem with the Hoen School District is the lack of awareness among the younger generation to participate in community events. To this end, the company is developing two businesses.
The first is the "Nature Experience Class." By creating a community for the parents' generation through accommodation events, it is possible to raise awareness of participation in local events. The other is the continuing project "Town Vegetable Expo". This will lead to the discovery of leaders by having the parents' generation, who until now were only participants, help with the management.
Shin-Omiya Shopping Street Soratane 2016 Soratane Project
[Ritsumeikan University, Bukkyo University, Kyoto Sangyo University/Kita-ku]
With the aim of creating an opportunity for students studying and living in Kyoto to learn about the value of the community through interaction with people in the shopping district and local children, and to participate more in community activities, we will hold music stages and hands-on classes to learn with children together with shops and temples in the shopping district.
Through these activities, we will increase the number of students and citizens who know the appeal of the shopping district, which will lead to the revitalization of the shopping district.
Kita-ku Connecting Radio Project Sakata Seminar
, Faculty of Industrial Sociology, Ritsumeikan University【Ritsumeikan University/Kita-ku】
In May 28, a community FM station opened in Kita-ku, Kyoto City. Therefore, we will produce a radio program that conveys the charms of Kita Ward, and provide a place for interaction by displaying projectors and products that visualize it at 1000KITA Studio. In addition, in order to discover and rediscover the charms of Kita Ward, program production and town walking workshops will be held, and by transmitting them through radio, the aim is to further enhance the charm of Kita Ward as a region.
Kyoto Sanjo-kai Shopping Street Terakoya Business Kyoto Koka Women's University Koka Sanjo Girls [Kyoto Koka Women's University
/ Nakagyo-ku]
We plan and implement events to liven up the shopping district, and aim to further revitalize the Sanjo-kai shopping district by conducting activities that will serve as a playground and learning place for children and a community place for local residents. The target audience is families visiting the Sanjo-kai shopping street, and we students also deepen our ties with the local community through the project, and the aim is to create a mutually beneficial relationship in which local people expand and revitalize community places.
Keihoku Yuge Satomachi Exchange Project Keihoku Yuge Satomachi Exchange Project Executive Committee
[Kyoto University, Kyoto Women's University/Ukyo Ward]
It is a circle of university students in the city who are active in the former Keihoku Town. As for activities, at the Satomachi Exchange Cafe "Koisaraku" that is open every Saturday, Sunday and holiday, he participates as a volunteer staff member and interacts with local residents, and helps with agricultural work and renovation work using fallow fields. In the future, we plan to support the revival of the local summer festival by local high school students and hold exchange events for university students involved in the Keihoku area, which will lead to regional revitalization.
Nishijin Morning Market Marche Support Project Nishijin Harapeko Marche
【Otani University, Kyoto Sangyo University/Kamigyo-ku】
Nishijin's morning market marche is a regional event that has been held since Heisei 24 as part of town revitalization. On the occasion of the integration of elementary schools in the four school districts of Seiyi, Nishijin, Momozono, and Juraku in Kamigyo Ward, local residents formed an organization called "Nishijin Town Revitalization Association," which holds the event four times a year. This project aims to promote this event by considering the creation of a system that makes it easy for people of all ages to visit while valuing the function of a place of relaxation in the community.
Symbiosis Project between Local Communities and Universities Kyoto Keizai Junior College: Symbiosis Project between Local Communities and Universities【Kyoto Keizai Junior College
Students from Kyoto Junior College of Economics Takahashi and Miyake will play a central role in collaborating with NPOs and residents' associations in Rakusai New Town to explore local issues and search for clues to solve problems. Through participation in the planning and participation of local events such as "creating a place to belong" for the elderly and "building connections" between people, as well as conducting research activities, we aim to achieve a sense of ownership by sharing awareness between students and local people through continuous participation, rather than simply providing labor and enjoying themselves.
Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours
【Kyoto Bunkyo University/Fushimi-ku】
This is a low-cost day bus tour planned and implemented by students for elderly people living alone in Mukojima New Town, and uses school buses to conduct tours to and from Mukojima New Town where elderly people who tend to be confined go with university students. Starting with the project subject "New Town Town Development" in Heisei 25, in Heisei 27, it was held a total of 9 times as a regional student project "Kyoto Bunkyo Bus Tours", and the expectations of the community are growing as "when will the next time?"
Gifts from the field VegiRitsu
【Ritsumeikan University / Kita-ku, Fushimi-ku】
[Hosting agricultural experience & cooking classes] and [selling smoothies made with substandard and overproduced vegetables]. Focusing on the farmers' problem of "discarding agricultural products due to substandard or overproduction" and the student problem of "eating habits that tend to be biased due to lack of vegetables", we aim to solve both at the same time. By connecting the field and the kitchen, we will deliver the value of agriculture and the importance of food to students, and create a new community between local farmers and students.

Implementation Report

28 Public presentation screening (second screening)

In deciding which projects to be selected, the second round of public presentation screening was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto on Sunday, June 26, 2016, as an opportunity to appeal the effects and characteristics of the projects and the enthusiasm for the projects.
This year, 21 projects that passed the document screening in the first screening participated in the presentation screening.
Each organization promoted their efforts with elaborate presentations, and fully demonstrated the results of their preparations.
In addition, a total of about 130 people, including those related to the presentation organizations, attended the venue and listened attentively to the students' presentations on their rich ideas and initiatives in collaboration with the local community.


28 Business certification ceremony

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, a certification ceremony was held at the Kyoto City Fire Bureau Headquarters Building with the presence of Kyoto Mayor Kadokawa and the selection committee for the 18 projects adopted this fiscal year.
At the certification ceremony, the mayor presented certificates to the representatives of each project, and representatives of each certified organization expressed their determination to implement the project.
After the certification ceremony, the selection committee members gave comments and advice to each of the selected organizations, and each organization made a strong start toward regional revitalization. Future activities are expected.



Heisei 28 report session

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, a report meeting was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto. In addition to holding a recruitment briefing session on the day of the examination at the same time, we also used the screening time to participate not only related parties but also visitors, and held an opinion exchange meeting and an exchange meeting.

≪ report meeting≫
17 of the 18 organizations adopted this year (one group was absent) reported their activities. Taking advantage of the 8 minutes that each organization has to do, they present the results of their activities in their own presentations. The presentation gave each organization a very good understanding of the various initiatives that have been carried out in the region so far. In the Q&A session for four minutes after the presentation, it was evident that they sincerely responded to questions from the judges.


≪Opinion exchange meeting and exchange meeting ≫
facilitated by Kyoto City Urban Development Advisors, and after the debriefing session, opinion exchange meetings and exchange meetings were held as a place to casually discuss what they learned from being involved in the learning town collaboration project. Approximately 60 participants, including not only those related to the selected organizations but also those who came to listen to the presentations, were divided into groups of 4 or 5 and exchanged opinions while changing group members on the themes of what they learned after looking back on their activities, specific episodes that led to learning, and what they would like to do in the future through regional collaboration. In addition, in order to share what they talked about in these groups, they wrote down what impressed them at the end on sticky notes and posted them on the board, further deepening their exchange.


Following on from last year's ≫≪
award ceremony and commentary, we again commended business organizations that have achieved excellent results this fiscal year. This year's Outstanding Organization was awarded to the Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsuho Search Association, which understood the purpose and purpose of this project, and was recognized for its contribution to the community through many years of activities and annual project improvement. In addition, other organizations that unfortunately missed out on the award received generous applause and warm comments from the judges.
We hope that all organizations will make use of the learnings and connections gained through their activities and continue their activities in the future!


Where to submit application documents and inquiries

University Consortium Kyoto in charge
of the academic town collaboration project TEL:075-353-9130 FAX:075-353-9101
MAIL:gakumachi-admin-ml■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■
to @ and send)
600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00

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