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Local Support Groups Warsaw March 10 09 Pr

  1. 1. The Urbact Local Action toolkit Warsaw 10 th March 2009 Peter Ramsden Pole Manager
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  17. 17. Lead Partner Venice Sevilla Timisoaria komotimi Torino Vantaa Nea Alarkannasoss MA ERDF Andalusia MA ERDF Veneto MA Romannia MA MA Piemonte MA MA MA ESF Veneto ESF MA Andalusia DG REGIO Theme experts Lead experts URBACTSecretariat
  18. 18. City of Venice European Policies Directorate, Social Policies Directorate, Trade and Economic development Directorate Veneto Region Public Security and Migration Flows Director M ILE First Presentation Workshop, Enterprise Development for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities Brussels, 16 June 2008 1. The reference context 2. Definition of the Local Action Plan Quantitative analysis Qualitative analysis Comparison and synthesis of the two phases 3. The local action plan for the promotion of immigrant entrepreneurship 4.Planning of an experimental training course for entrepreneurs
  19. 19. 1.2 Problem Analysis Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 The quantitative analysis will be transferred in the territorial information system of the Venice City Council. The image of the distribution of the minorities in the community, can make easier the identification of public intervention areas. Localisation of companies with a foreign owner in Mestre Localisation of companies with a foreign owner in Venice town centre 1. Venice: 2,318 enterprises with foreign owner (10.8% of the total enterprises) 2. In Venice 1,574 enterprises with foreign owner are individual entrepreneur or simple partnership (SAS and SNC) for a total of 1.737 locations 3. 92 % of these enterprises with foreign owner have been founded after 2005 4. Principal sectors: 31,3% commerce, 26,6% construction, 15,9% hotel & restaurant MARGHERA MESTRE VENISE LIDO
  20. 20. 2.0 Overall aim and Specific objectives Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 Overall aim : 1. To develop an integrated business support system aiming to the social inclusion of disadvantaged and under represented people with specific regard to immigrants Specific objectives: 1. To promote business culture and self entrepreneurship as a resource for personal and social development 2.  To strengthen and to qualify non-financial support services for business start-up, growth and consolidation 3. To extend financial-economic promotion measures for business development 4. To foster networking of public and private resources for entrepreneurship promotion
  21. 21. 3.0 Main target groups Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 1. Italian and immigrant entrepreneurs and aspirant entrepreneurs 2. Trainers, tutors, business advisors 3. Chamber of Commerce, entrepreneurs associations, professional bodies, third sector organizations 4. Middle and secondary schools students "A me via Piave di più“ event, October 2007 "A me via Piave di più“ event, October 2007
  22. 22. 5.0 main (governance) principle s of the action plan and of its implementation Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 Entrepreneurship as an active tool for social inclusion of disadvantaged and under represented groups, with specific regard to immigrants Equal opportunities for all citizens in the access to business support services; but : 1. Services and tools customization according to the specific needs of immigrant users 2. Integrated business support strategy: - it considers organically the different stages of enterprise support: business culture promotion, support in the start-up phase, access to finance, consolidation and growth support; - complementarities between financial and non-financial business support. 3. Inter-departmental coordination and inter-institutional cooperation with the Veneto Region and key stakeholders for business promotion: Chamber of Commerce, entrepreneurs associations, professional bodies, third sector organizations. Towards a “ Local pact for inclusive entrepreneurship ” funded on the participation in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases of local stakeholders 4. Municipality of Venice: in charge of the coordination and promotion of the local action plan and pact
  23. 23. 4.0 Activities to be undertaken <ul><li>Six areas of intervention: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Business culture promotion </li></ul><ul><li>2. Information and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>3. Training </li></ul><ul><li>4. Economic promotion </li></ul><ul><li>5. Knowledge of the </li></ul><ul><li>social-economic situation </li></ul><ul><li>6. Coordination and networking </li></ul>Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 <ul><li>2. Information and guidance: </li></ul><ul><li>a. Strengthening of the existing municipal information and advice service for entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>b. Customization of existing services to the needs of immigrant users; processing and spread of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>multi-language information tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multi-media package for intercultural training and advice related to business support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>c. Improvement of on-line information for business development: increasing of cooperation with existing portals ( www.venetoimmigrazione.it “) </li></ul>1. Business culture promotion: a. Introduction of TAKTIX, the board game that learns how to run a successful business, in middle and secondary schools b. Radio programmes for the promotion of self-entrepreneurship through a multimedia platform managed by immigrants associations (to be created within FIVE Project)
  24. 24. 4.1 Activities to be undertaken Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 3. Training: a. Training programme for business start up and consolidation, targeting Italian and immigrant entrepreneurs (experimental training course project application for recent call for proposals within ESF ROP) b. Training programme for practitioners (trainers and tutors) and business advisors on intercultural training and cultural mediation methods 4. Economic promotion: a. Restoration of some spaces located at Forte Rossarol and their conversion into a business incubator for immigrant enterprises b. Agreement with foundations and financial institutions for the increase of subsidised financing for entrepreneurs and micro-credit for starter entrepreneurs c. Promoting and giving visibility to successful experiences, specifically related to equal opportunities, through the foundation and/or participation in prizes for successful entrepreneurs d. Regular multilingual information on local, national and European funding opportunities for business development
  25. 25. 4.2 Activities to be undertaken Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 5. Knowledge of the social-economic situation: a. Community involvement and mediation project (« via Piave » project); b. Research on immigrant entrepreneurial strategies; c. Identification, analysis and diffusion of good practices at European level on “immigrant entrepreneurship”; d. Geomapping of of Italian and foreign local enterprises in the Municipality of Venice website. 6. Coordination and networking: a. ( Possible ) Setting up of a City inter-departmental technical long-lasting working group with the participation of the Veneto Region b. Creation and signing of a “Local pact for inclusive entrepreneurship” where activities and all signers’ commitments will be detailed c. Setting up of a mixed commission between the City and local socio-economic stakeholders to monitor the implementation of the local action plan and local pact
  26. 26. 6.0 Complementarities with other interventions Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008
  27. 27. Use material from different sources Local support group Discussions and consultations External Evaluations and reports URBACT Case studies URBACT Field/site visits URBACT Network meetings URBACT LAP Peer reviews URBACT Expertise URBACT baseline studies URBACT Local Action Plan URBACT peer review
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  29. 29. Composition of the Local support group <ul><li>Are you sure you have the relevant stakeholders in your Urbact local Support Group? </li></ul><ul><li>How balanced is the group? Is it mostly municipality departments? What about other public agencies? Are NGOs involved? Is the private sector on board (where appropriate)? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there missing voices? Are users, or residents adequately involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the group be able to work effectively? </li></ul><ul><li>What barriers is the group likely to face in working effectively </li></ul>
  30. 30. How will the group link to the URBACT network meetings <ul><li>Is the group meeting before and/or after network exchange meetings? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the group making demands on the network to help to solve its problems? E.g. In terms of issues to be discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Does someone from the group attend the network meetings? </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges does the group face in doing its work </li></ul>
  31. 31. Local Action Plans <ul><li>What kind of local action plan is foreseen? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the anticipated involvement of the LSG in the production of the LAP </li></ul><ul><li>What are the steps towards the production of the Local Action Plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there existing plans that the LAP needs to build on? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you consult with other local stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Who will write the plan? (e.g. co-production) who will help them to write it? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the plan going to require funding for projects? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the Managing Authority be involved </li></ul>

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