’The Place for Everyone’: Reinventing Europe through inclusive local initiative
‘The Place for Everyone’ website was created to support the initiatives, and build a virtual network, of practitioners, NGOs, grassroots organisations and local authorities working at local level with disadvantaged and vulnerable communities, including Roma.
The goal is to share local experience and practical know-how by presenting examples of successful projects and guidelines that focus on developing or improving processes and replicable models of social inclusion and desegregation through community-led local development.
These projects cover areas such as housing, inclusive education, and improved access to services and legitimate income opportunities. Through this work, these projects are creating the necessary conditions for local communities to make their home cities, towns or villages places where all inhabitants have equal rights and equal access to services and opportunities.
The Place for Everyone also responds to the need to support networking for inclusive development, which is still lacking at both EU and local level, especially in Member States in Central and Eastern Europe.