Cities for Active
Inclusion
Birmingham, 10 July 2013
1. Birmingham in EUROCITIES
2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion
3. Main findings
 Why are cities important and...
1. Birmingham in EUROCITIES
 The network of major European cities
 Founded in 1986
 Birmingham founding member
 More t...
1 1. Birmingham in EUROCITIES
 Dialogue with the European Institutions
 Connecting over 2000 city officers through
thema...
2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion
Partner cities:
Barcelona (ES)
Birmingham (UK)
Bologna (IT)
Brno (CZ)
Copen...
2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion
What is Active Inclusion?
2008 EU Recommendation on Active Inclusion
• Incl...
2. Introduction to Cities for Active Inclusion
 Informing, disseminating and awareness
raising
Website & high level event...
3. Main findings
 Why are cities important and
what role do they play?
• They are best placed to deal with the
urban dime...
 Why are cities important and
what role do they play?
• Have access to information and know
actual trends on poverty and ...
3. Main findings
 Challenges
• Budget cuts and financial constraints
• Increasing number and new profiles of
people at ri...
3. Main findings
• Ensuring good policy coordination and
integrated approaches
• Area based approaches to urban
regenerati...
3. Main findings
 Elements of success
• Bottom-up approaches: involvement
of citizens, users and NGOs in
planning for act...
Further information can be found on our website…
www.eurocities-nlao.eu
Thank you for your attention!
susana.forjan@eurocities.eu
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  • 2013 cities for active inclusion susana forjan

    1. 1. Cities for Active Inclusion Birmingham, 10 July 2013
    2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. Further information can be found on our website… www.eurocities-nlao.eu
    14. 14. Thank you for your attention! susana.forjan@eurocities.eu

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