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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

An Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is a policy instrument that is produced by Action Planning Networks within a period of 12-14 months after the beginning of their activities. The aim of the IAP is to respond in a concrete way to a urban challenge, which is common to all involved cities. Each partner develops its own IAP, so all plans are unique in terms of local circumstances, territorial coverage and, most of all, the context in which this tool is proposed to be implemented. The creation and validation of this instrument relies in a collective undertaking, designed to strengthen commitment and to increase the prospect of sustainable delivery. In this sense, every partner city must establish a URBACT Local Group (ULG), in order to gather implicated stakeholders to co-create and participate in this process.Thus, the IAP reflects and integrates all ULG members' knowledge and learning from transnational exchange.
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