case studies list for social affairs

case study

case study date : 24-11-2016

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Athens engages citizens in reform

Athens has seen the value of harnessing the active civil society that has emerged during Greece’s financial and social crisis. Its synAthina social innovation platform is facilitating novel community-led solutions for local problems and a new culture of public policy making.

case study

case study date : 21-11-2016

Cities in action: Leeds supports migrants’ strengths

Leeds has harnessed the strengths of migrant communities to help growing numbers of new arrivals fleeing war or looking for a better life settle into the city. By enabling migrant volunteers to come up with their own support solutions, the city is benefiting from better-informed, happier and more employable new citizens and more cost-efficient services and harmonious communities.

case study

case study date : 21-11-2016

Cities can guide smart skills investment

EUROCITIES and the city of Rotterdam organised an event, ‘Skilling up for jobs in cities: making the most of the Urban Agenda for the EU’, in Rotterdam on 21 September.

case study

case study date : 26-09-2016

  •  economy

Cities in action: The Rotterdam Business Case

Rotterdam is taking a novel approach to welfare support for its 3,500 self-employed citizens living below the poverty line. Instead of receiving a payment to meet today’s emergency needs, they are learning business skills that will help them rise of out poverty forever.

case study

case study date : 06-09-2016

Cities in action: The Edinburgh Guarantee, Edinburgh

Edinburgh has inspired cultural change across the public, private and third sectors to address unemployment among school leavers. A shared vision and strong partnerships are ensuring every young person has the offer of a job, apprenticeship, training or further education.

case study

case study date : 31-05-2016

  •  culture

Cities in action: Intercultural theatre project in Belfast

Belfast city council is supporting a small theatre company with an innovative drama-based project that highlights the experiences of migrants in the city. The ‘Arrivals’ trilogy, coordinated by Terra Nova Productions, brings actors from different backgrounds on stage to explore what happens when people from Northern Ireland interact with those who were not born and raised there.

case study

case study date : 01-04-2016

Cities in action: Rotterdam Buzinezzclub Social Impact Bond

Rotterdam established continental Europe’s first social impact bond (SIB) to tackle historically low youth employment. So successful was its SIB-funded Buzinezzclub project in empowering disadvantaged young people, and creating savings for the municipality and returns for investors, that the Netherlands now has three more results-based social impact investment schemes.

case study

case study date : 03-02-2016

  •  economy

Cities at work: Gothenburg’s entrepreneurial hub

Gothenburg’s ‘Entrepreneurial West Hisingen’ programme is supporting employability among residents in a challenging city district.

case study

case study date : 07-01-2016

  •  economy

Cities in action: Gothenburg's entrepreneurial hub

Gothenburg is challenging established truths about entrepreneurial learning to support a multicultural district with high unemployment and low aspirations. This project won the EUROCITIES award for cooperation in 2015.

case study

case study date : 10-11-2015