Adapting early child care to family needs in Nantes
This innovative early childcare service in Nantes is an example of how European cities are successfully integrating services at local level. The aim is to improve labour market access for women and single parents. As part of the scheme 60 people, all women and mostly single parents, have been able to return to employment or undertake training. This has helped to boost the local labour market and has had a positive impact on the lives of the women concerned. The success of the project is attributed to having all relevant organisations and service providers working together, both on early childhood and social inclusion.
A local solution to a European issue - Newcastle Futures
A local solution to a European issue - Newcastle Futures Combating unemployment is an important challenge for Newcastle City Council. Newcastle Futures is an innovative service designed to enhance the services provided by the national public employment service in the UK. By integrating services at local level and providing specialised support to vulnerable groups in the area, such as young adults, over 50s, single parents and people living in deprived areas it reduces duplication of services and saves resources. Through Newcastle Futures, the city has managed to enhance the standard employability support services by tailoring them to local needs and since the scheme was set up it has helped over 5,000 people into employment.
Cities supporting eInclusion and citizen participation
Our publication demonstrates what cities are doing to facilitate digital access and IT skills to promote employability, job creation, social inclusion and integration, and help stimulate our economies.
Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship
City authorities are helping entrepreneurs get established and decipher the administrative jungle they encounter. Our new collection of good practices highlights some examples from across Europe.
EUROCITIES declaration on work
Our major cities are Europe’s drivers of sustainable and inclusive economic development, and the places where our joint actions can demonstrate results for our citizens.
Green jobs for social inclusion
In this publication we present good practice examples from 13 major European cities on how they combine the objective of becoming greener and growing the green economy at local level with social and labour market inclusion of vulnerable groups.
Inclusive labour market
In this publication we showcase projects from 12 of our member cities that support those who face significant barriers to employment; such as migrants, people with disabilities, young people with mental illness, over 50s, young people not in education or training (NEETS) and the long term unemployed.
Integrated services at local level
This publication presents good practice examples from 10 major European cities on how they integrate services at local level in areas such as migration, youth, childcare, unemployment and homelessness.