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    • 1. Cities for Active Inclusion Birmingham, 10 July 2013
    • 2. 1. Birmingham in EUROCITIES 2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion 3. Main findings  Why are cities important and what role do they play?  Challenges  Elements of success Content of the presentation
    • 3. 1. Birmingham in EUROCITIES  The network of major European cities  Founded in 1986  Birmingham founding member  More than 130 large cities in over 35 European countries  6 Thematic forums: Culture, economic development, environment, Knowledge society, transport and social affairs  Birmingham very active especially in social affairs, environment and knowledge society  Platform to share knowledge and ideas and develop innovative solutions
    • 4. 1 1. Birmingham in EUROCITIES  Dialogue with the European Institutions  Connecting over 2000 city officers through thematic Forums, Working Groups, projects and events  ‘Framework Partnership’ with EC to improve the involvement of cities in EU Social Inclusion policies
    • 5. 2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion Partner cities: Barcelona (ES) Birmingham (UK) Bologna (IT) Brno (CZ) Copenhagen (DK) Lille-Roubaix (FR) Rotterdam (NL) Sofia (BG) Stockholm (SE)
    • 6. 2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion What is Active Inclusion? 2008 EU Recommendation on Active Inclusion • Inclusive labour markets • Minimum income support • Access to quality social services Focus on an integrated and coordinated approach At political level the Active Inclusion strategy has been included in the Social Investment Package
    • 7. 2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion  Informing, disseminating and awareness raising Website & high level event  Researching and analysing policy Publication of overview report and good practices on active inclusion of the most excluded  Implementing and promoting mutual learning National events on active inclusion & study visits Cities for Active Inclusion – 2013 Activities
    • 8. 3. Main findings  Why are cities important and what role do they play? • They are best placed to deal with the urban dimension of poverty • Responsible for providing and commissioning social services and labour market activation • Use regulatory powers to promote social inclusion and inclusive labour markets
    • 9.  Why are cities important and what role do they play? • Have access to information and know actual trends on poverty and social exclusion • Can award social services to social economy organisations • Can influence national policies
    • 10. 3. Main findings  Challenges • Budget cuts and financial constraints • Increasing number and new profiles of people at risk of social exclusion and poverty • Ineffective governance
    • 11. 3. Main findings • Ensuring good policy coordination and integrated approaches • Area based approaches to urban regeneration  • Working in partnership with all relevant stakeholders • Promoting social innovation  Elements of success
    • 12. 3. Main findings  Elements of success • Bottom-up approaches: involvement of citizens, users and NGOs in planning for active inclusion • Developing framework for improving and measuring the quality of social services • Prevention and early intervention • Social Return on Investment  (SROI)
    • 13. Further information can be found on our website… www.eurocities-nlao.eu
    • 14. Thank you for your attention! susana.forjan@eurocities.eu