case studies list for social affairs

Visualise Vienna’s model on preventing evictions and homelessness

EUROCITIES has prepared a video to present the successful practice of Vienna on preventing evictions and homelessness. It focuses on the strategic approach of the city, by showing the direct impact it has on two citizens - Andreas & Franziska. Through Wiener Wohnen, the property management company, Vienna engaged social workers to reach and provide tailored support to people that are at risk of being evicted.

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case study date : 19-03-2019

  •  culture

Lisbon Res do Chao

Re-use of the abandoned ground floors in a low income housing context

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case study date : 18-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Athens reinventing the Agora

Athens has faced the challenges inherited from its crisis years – unemployment, brain drain – with creativity and ambition by investing in a bottom-up and collaborative methodology in cultural sectors. The challenges brought by the crisis also sparked new initiatives from citizens and the need for a more effective approach in municipal governance.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - Let's do it together!

In the last 5 years, Bologna has successfully trialled an urban innovation model based on circular subsidiarity and civic collaboration, the ‘collaborative city.’ This means public administrations governing not only on behalf of citizens, but also with citizens, basing their policies on the two concepts of city as commons and citizens as a great source of energy, talent, resources, capabilities and ideas in support of urban regeneration.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  mobility

Toulouse creating better mobility for senior citizens

Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France, is increasing its population by 30,000 inhabitants each year. 12.8% of this population are seniors (more than 65 years old), making this group a real focus for mobility policies. The municipality of Toulouse learned, however, that senior citizens do not enjoy the full range of mobility services, perhaps due to their own lack of mobility or the loneliness of this age group.

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case study date : 04-02-2019

Cities in action: Leeds boosts migrant support project

Leeds has developed and supported a new service, initiated by a community member, to engage the city's growing Roma population. By providing a warm welcome and practical help from volunteers who speak their language, the drop-in service is connecting these difficult-to-reach residents with the services and skills they need to thrive.

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case study date : 08-11-2018

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

The Entrepreneurs Hub in Nacka

In May 2016, Nacka launched the Entrepreneurs Hub, a pilot project that merges entrepreneurship with local immigration and labour market strategies.

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case study date : 08-12-2017

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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.

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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.

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case study date : 21-11-2016