Combating poverty in deprived urban areas
URBinclusion is focused on the co-creation of new implementation solutions to reduce poverty in deprived urban areas. Integrated strategies addressing social inclusion will be implemented by the nine partners cities composing the network. Two optional implementation challenges were chosen: towards a new model of delivering public policies in the field of social inclusion and moving from a strategy to operational action-plan. The project will boost innovative methods of exchange and collective learning.
The common policy challenge addressed by URBinclusion is founded on an "area-based approach", concentrated on specific (deprived) geographic areas, with essentially place-based policies. This area-based approach is in some cases articulated, both with a sectorial approach regarding different dimensions related with poverty like employability, education, health care, housing, citizens' empowerment, social economy, and with a demographic approach, regarding different social groups like ethnic minorities, migrants, women, youth, older people, long term unemployed, Roma people, etc.