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The URBACT Local Support      Group Toolkit   Bucharest 28th April 2009   Philip Stein Pole Manager
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The URBACT Community                27 Projects                181 Cities                26 Member States                2...
Local Support Groups – Guidelines but no single recipe                   Nature of      City context                   the...
Local Support Groups – size and composition                                  Anyone with a “stake”.                       ...
Local Support Groups – objectives and tasksObjectives• Identify needs• Identify + mobilise what the city has to offer• Pro...
Working together better                          What happens in meetings                          is vital               ...
Working apart better                       What happens outside                       and between meetings is             ...
Local Action Plans                     Concrete road map of                     solutions to tackle core                  ...
Making an action plan                  • Review evidence base                  • Stakeholder analysis                  • P...
Review the evidence base                     Review baseline and                     secondary sources                    ...
Stakeholder Analysis     Close to local support group     Primary stakeholders – those     directly affected     Secondary...
Problem analysis               Brain storm all problems               Identify core problems (trunk) –               can v...
Goal to activities     Establish a goal related to the     problem identified. Observable     measurable end result at a  ...
Logical Framework              Analysis     Check of:     External consistency – relationship     between problem and over...
Consultation on draft plan                       There is a world outside                       the local support group   ...
Launch          Identify target audience          Decide on timing – use          other high profile          events…     ...
Resources     €7000 per LSG     Translations     Travel and accomodation     Meeting rooms18
1. The reference context                                                                    City of Venice2. Definition of...
1.2 Problem AnalysisThe quantitative analysis will be transferred in the territorial information system of the Venice City...
2.0 Overall aim and Specific objectivesOverall aim:1. To develop an integrated business support system aiming to the socia...
3.0 Main target groups1. Italian and immigrant entrepreneurs and aspirant entrepreneurs2. Trainers, tutors, business advis...
5.0 Main (governance) principles of the            action plan and of its implementation  Entrepreneurship as an active to...
4.0 Activities to be undertaken Six areas of intervention: 1. Business culture promotion 2. Information and guidance      ...
4.1 Activities to be undertaken                                                               4. Economic promotion:     3...
4.2 Activities to be undertaken5. Knowledge of the social-economic                             6. Coordination and network...
6.0 Complementarities with other interventionsProject co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme        Brussels 16-1...
Questions for workshops
WORKSHOP 1Composition of the Local Support Group• Are you sure you have the relevant  stakeholders in your Urbact local Su...
WORKSHOP 1  How will the group link to the URBACT             network meetings• Is the group meeting before and/or after  ...
WORKSHOP 2                Local Action Plans• What kind of local action plan is foreseen?• What is the anticipated involve...
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  1. 1. The URBACT Local Support Group Toolkit Bucharest 28th April 2009 Philip Stein Pole Manager
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  3. 3. The URBACT Community 27 Projects 181 Cities 26 Member States 200 Managing Authorities Around 3000 members of local support groups A passive audience or a force for change? 3
  4. 4. Local Support Groups – Guidelines but no single recipe Nature of City context theme Who? Size + composition What? Role + activities 4
  5. 5. Local Support Groups – size and composition Anyone with a “stake”. Allies required for implementation Quality before quantity Around 10 people (in fact 4-43) Build on what exists Core group + broader groups End users? MA’s Animators 5
  6. 6. Local Support Groups – objectives and tasksObjectives• Identify needs• Identify + mobilise what the city has to offer• Project champion. From project to plan to action to project• Represent end-users• Communicate learningTasks• 2 way conveyor belt for project learning – exchanges….• Coproduction of outputs – LAP, case studies, reports……• Ownership + championship – decision makers, funders…• Dissemination – media, meetings……
  7. 7. Working together better What happens in meetings is vital Meetings of equals Frequency + preparation Draw on participative techniques - facilitation Participation in exchanges, twinning, peer reviews, implementation labs Phases: trust + preparation, prioritisation + commitment, strategy, follow up . 7
  8. 8. Working apart better What happens outside and between meetings is just as important. Use the opportunities of IT and networking tools • Online file + project management • Skype • Teleconferencing • On-line training • W2 8
  9. 9. Local Action Plans Concrete road map of solutions to tackle core problems identified Local impact of transnational exchange. Transnational impact of local action. Form depends on: nature of problem and context (what exists + what is possible) Full blown independent plan or recommendations to an existing plan National, regional, city, neighbourhood, sector, research… Fundable projects, Implications for OP, for 9 broader urban policy
  10. 10. Making an action plan • Review evidence base • Stakeholder analysis • Problems analysis • Goal to activities • Logical framework • Consultation on draft plan • Launch 10
  11. 11. Review the evidence base Review baseline and secondary sources EAP comments Policy mapping – what exists Identify what is working and what is not Make demands and draw on transnational exchange 11
  12. 12. Stakeholder Analysis Close to local support group Primary stakeholders – those directly affected Secondary – those with intermediary role – including delivery agencies Interest v power to influence Key (core) stakeholders - both Presence of users, beneficiaries… Absent friends How far can one go – issue + context Dealing with conflict. Building on12 success…
  13. 13. Problem analysis Brain storm all problems Identify core problems (trunk) – can vote Identify causes (roots) and effects (branches) Visualise and validate. 13
  14. 14. Goal to activities Establish a goal related to the problem identified. Observable measurable end result at a deadline Specific objectives Outputs Activities required for outputs Who, when, with what?14
  15. 15. Logical Framework Analysis Check of: External consistency – relationship between problem and overall objectives (goal) Internal consistency – do activities lead to outputs which fulfill specific objectives which meet the goal Feasibility – financial and human resources Assumptions. Risk. Political changes, economic crisis, etc.15
  16. 16. Consultation on draft plan There is a world outside the local support group Distinguish participation, consultation and communication Peer review by stakeholders Summary LAP Allow time Incorporate flexibility . 16
  17. 17. Launch Identify target audience Decide on timing – use other high profile events… Communication strategy Celebrate – make it fun. 17
  18. 18. Resources €7000 per LSG Translations Travel and accomodation Meeting rooms18
  19. 19. 1. The reference context City of Venice2. Definition of the Local Action Plan Quantitative analysis European Policies Directorate, Qualitative analysis Social Policies Directorate, Comparison and synthesis of the Trade and Economic development two phases Directorate3. The local action plan for the Veneto Region promotion Public Security and Migration of immigrant entrepreneurship Flows Director4.Planning of an experimental training course for entrepreneurs MILE First Presentation Workshop, Enterprise Development for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities Brussels, 16 June 2008 19
  20. 20. 1.2 Problem AnalysisThe quantitative analysis will be transferred in the territorial information system of the Venice CityCouncil. The image of the distribution of the minorities in the community, can make easier theidentification of public intervention areas. VENISE LIDO MESTRE MARGHERALocalisation of companies with a foreign owner in Mestre Localisation of companies with a foreign owner in Venice town centre1. 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 locations3. 92 % of these enterprises with foreign owner have been founded after 20054. Principal sectors: 31,3% commerce, 26,6% construction, 15,9% hotel & restaurant Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 20
  21. 21. 2.0 Overall aim and Specific objectivesOverall aim:1. To develop an integrated business support system aiming to the social inclusion ofdisadvantaged and under represented people with specific regard to immigrantsSpecific objectives:1. To promote business culture and self entrepreneurship as a resource for personal andsocial development2. To strengthen and to qualify non-financial support services for business start-up, growth andconsolidation3. To extend financial-economic promotion measures for business development4. To foster networking of public and private resources for entrepreneurship promotion Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 21
  22. 22. 3.0 Main target groups1. Italian and immigrant entrepreneurs and aspirant entrepreneurs2. Trainers, tutors, business advisors3. Chamber of Commerce, entrepreneurs associations, professional bodies, thirdsector organizations4. Middle and secondary schools students"A me via Piave di più“ event, October 2007 "A me via Piave di più“ event, October 2007 Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 22
  23. 23. 5.0 Main (governance) principles of the action plan and of its implementation 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 stakeholdersProject co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 4. Municipality of Venice: in charge of the coordination and promotion of the local 23 action plan and pact
  24. 24. 4.0 Activities to be undertaken Six areas of intervention: 1. Business culture promotion 2. Information and guidance 2. Information and guidance: 3. Training 4. Economic promotion a. Strengthening of the existing 5. Knowledge of the municipal information and advice social-economic situation service for entrepreneurs 6. Coordination and networking b. Customization of existing services to the needs of immigrant users; 1. Business culture promotion: processing and spread of: a. Introduction of TAKTIX, the board • multi-language information game that learns how to run a successful tools business, in middle and secondary • multi-media package for schools intercultural training and advice b. Radio programmes for the promotion of related to business support self-entrepreneurship through a c. Improvement of on-line multimedia platform managed by information for business immigrants associations (to be created development: increasing of within FIVE Project) cooperation with existing portals ( www.venetoimmigrazione.it “)Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 24
  25. 25. 4.1 Activities to be undertaken 4. Economic promotion: 3. Training: a. Restoration of some spaces located at a. Training programme for Forte Rossarol and their conversion into a business start up and business incubator for immigrant enterprises consolidation, targeting Italian and b. Agreement with foundations and financial immigrant entrepreneurs institutions for the increase of subsidised (experimental training course financing for entrepreneurs and micro-credit project application for recent call for starter entrepreneurs for proposals within ESF ROP) c. Promoting and giving visibility to b. Training programme for successful experiences, specifically related practitioners (trainers and tutors) to equal opportunities, through the and business advisors on foundation and/or participation in prizes for intercultural training and cultural successful entrepreneurs mediation methods d. Regular multilingual information on local, national and European funding opportunities for business developmentProject co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 25
  26. 26. 4.2 Activities to be undertaken5. Knowledge of the social-economic 6. Coordination and networking:situation: a. (Possible) Setting up of a City inter-a. Community involvement and departmental technical long-lastingmediation project (« via Piave » project); working group with the participation of the Veneto Regionb. Research on immigrantentrepreneurial strategies; b. Creation and signing of a “Local pact for inclusive entrepreneurship”c. Identification, analysis and diffusion of where activities and all signers’good practices at European level on commitments will be detailed“immigrant entrepreneurship”; c. Setting up of a mixed commissiond. Geomapping of of Italian and foreign between the City and local socio-local enterprises in the Municipality of economic stakeholders to monitor theVenice website. implementation of the local action plan and local pact Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 26
  27. 27. 6.0 Complementarities with other interventionsProject co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels 16-17 June 2008 27
  28. 28. Questions for workshops
  29. 29. WORKSHOP 1Composition of the Local Support Group• Are you sure you have the relevant stakeholders in your Urbact local Support Group?• 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)?• Are there missing voices? Are users, or residents adequately involved?• Will the group be able to work effectively?• What barriers is the group likely to face in working effectively 29
  30. 30. WORKSHOP 1 How will the group link to the URBACT network meetings• Is the group meeting before and/or after network exchange meetings?• Is the group making demands on the network to help to solve its problems? E.g. In terms of issues to be discussed• Does someone from the group attend the network meetings?• What challenges does the group face in doing its work 30
  31. 31. WORKSHOP 2 Local Action Plans• What kind of local action plan is foreseen?• What is the anticipated involvement of the LSG in the production of the LAP• What are the steps towards the production of the Local Action Plan?• Are there existing plans that the LAP needs to build on?• How will you consult with other local stakeholders• Who will write the plan? (e.g. co-production) who will help them to write it?• Is the plan going to require funding for projects?• How will the Managing Authority be involved 31

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