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Towards an urban economic system of Social Incubators

Social enterprises can represent the engine of the sustainable development of urban areas in according to Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas and their increase and development favour the social cohesion and the improvement of the urban economy.

The project will provide nine social enterprise incubators, one for each  partner city, according to a common model strictly developed through project activities; also, the project will define an European network of  social-economic incubators.

The network will transfer best practices and it will represent a solid reference for social policies of the involved territories.

Finally, the project main challenge will be supporting social enterprises to achieve economic sustainability, through the application of a market driven approach.

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Integrated Action Plans

Within an Action Planning Network, the Integrated Action Plan is a local output, specific to each city. Thus, the local circumstances, as the concrete actions to be carried out in response to the network's sustainable development challenges, are defined by the URBACT Local Group. This core group is composed by a wide range of relevant stakeholders, who have a stake in the addressed challenge and who play an active role in co-designing the plan alongside the project partner. This document is the result of the interplay between the theme, each city's starting point and its individual URBACT journey. It highlights the positive learning experience cities have undertaken, both from a local and a transnational perspective.
  • Gela
  • Agrinion
  • Koropi
  • Athienou
  • Herrljunga
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Alcobaça
  • Xátiva