Apeldoorn focuses on integrated approaches to reach people dependant on social welfare and to motivate them to be active in their lives. A main idea is to improve the combination of individual social help and community building activities. Apeldoorn is also looking for ways to to include small scale economic activities (e.g. entrepreneurship) and related questions in the fields of education in the neighbourhood of South.
The district South was chosen as a project area. Constructed in the 1950s and 1960s it is characterized by terraced houses and apartment buildings. This neighbourhood has a relatively large share of socially and economically disadvantaged inhabitants in its population.