Jobtown Project. Avilés


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Seminar 3 (2-4 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium): Sustainability and change. How can cities tackle the challenges of climate change and assess their progress? And how to intervene in complex energy transitions while improving a city's quality of life?

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Jobtown Project. Avilés

  1. 1. Jobtown Project. Avilés LOGO PROJECT Brussels 12/03/2013
  2. 2. Asturias (Spain, Atlantic Arc) Avilés
  3. 3. Metropolitan Area 800.000 inhabitants 80% of population in 20% of the territory
  4. 4. Information about the city Population: 83.000 Aged Population: 22% Foreigners: 3.598 (4%) Economy (27.995 jobs): - Services (71,4%) - Industry (20,5%) - Construction (6,5%) - Agriculture (1,5%)
  5. 5. What are we worried about? › › › 22% of unemployment, higher in women. › › › High job temporality (88%) › 1.039 families receiving the Basic Social Salary. Special incidence in young people (49%). Increasing difficulties for people with more job placement problems More risk of social exclusión. Increase of the demand of social resources.
  6. 6. Our City Project › Inclusive, cohesive and innovative. › With opportunities for the future. › Involving the stakeholders. › Working in network and partnership › agreements. Consolidating a participatory gobernance model.
  7. 7. Jobtown Project 1. Cesena. Italy 2. Avilés. Spain 3. Thurrock.UK 4. Latsia. Cyprus 5. Gondomar. Portugal 6. Enfield. UK 7. University of Kaiserslautern. Germany 8. Rennes. France 9. Aveiro. Portugal 10. Kielce. Poland 11. Nagykallo. Hungary
  8. 8. Goals of Avilés Jobtown Project Counting on a Local Action Plan about Youth Employment, with the participation of all the stakeholders involved. Transference of good practices between the cities of the project. “Una plaza abierta a todo el mundo, un lugar para la educación, la cultura y la paz“ Oscar Niemeyer
  9. 9. Composition of the ULSG The Project begins with an Ulsg where ten organizations are represented. Extended to 15 organizations (City Council, management Authority of the FSE, Government of the Principality of Asturias, Social Agents, NGOs, Youth Organizations, Formative Centres and restoration companies and new technologies).
  10. 10. Strategy of the involvement of the stakeholders • Culture of Agreement. • Involvement of all the municipal social welfare area, both technicians and politicians, allowing the mobilization of a great variety of stakeholders. • A clear organization of the agenda and avoiding wastes of time: Concrete Goals.
  11. 11. Plan Elaboration /Methodology Elaboration of a starting Diagnosis of Youth Employment in Avilés. Validation of the plan with organizations outside the local action group (University, third sector organizations, intermediate Organizations…) Schedule and definition of milestones in the process. Transference to the plan of the acquired knowledge in transnational workshops.
  12. 12. Diagnosis of youth employment in Avilés: Elaboration of a starting diagnosis by the local Action group. Participatory Process Validation of the diagnosis and collection of the contributions made by more than 25 organizations (university, autonomic government, NGOs…) related to formation and employment. Presentation and publication of the final document.
  13. 13. Diagnosis of youth employment in Avilés: It allows the identification of five groups as the target population of the plan: • Young people who abandon early the education system. • Young people with no work experience, with or without professional qualification. • Young people with competences not adjusted to the labour demand. • Young people in risk of social and labour exclusion. • Entrepreneur young people.
  14. 14. Next actions: Definition by the Ulsg of actions to be developed with every group. Validation of these actions with organizations outside the Ulsg.
  15. 15. Predicted Actions: • Valuation of non-formal learning. • Formation in skills and competences development. • Elaboration of personalized itineraries. • Actions favouring a return to the education. • Involvement of young people in the design of the policies addressed to them.
  16. 16. Benefits of the Project Counting on a consensual plan which gives us a better position when accessing to financing and allows the development of active employment policies addressed to young people.
  17. 17. Avilés is Jobtown
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