The open call for ideas in the neighbourhood originated from cultural institutions, which have long-standing experience in developing participatory projects and cooperating with artists from various fields. This unusual open call was implemented, for example, in Gdańsk as part of the Open CCI project in Nowy Port. Several times a year, the CII announces a call for ideas for social and cultural projects which the residents would like to implement in the Institute’s headquarters. This idea – when transferred to the neighbourhood space – encourages local activists, informal groups, NGOs and ordinary residents both to come up with initiatives that can influence the space they live in and to care for the neighbourhood together. Residents can submit their ideas and consult them with team members, who also help them find local support and create larger teams. Ideas evolve in joint discussions, meetings and workshops. When they fit into the general idea of cultural planning, an experienced cultural organisation working in the public space helps local initiatives organisationally and financially to bring them to life.