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Social innovation projects to support vulnerable groups

Jan 28, 2022 | News

(28 January 2022) – AEIDL and other representatives of nine projects selected for EaSI funding met on 25-26 January for an online meeting to lay the groundwork for future networking between the projects and with relevant European Commission staff.

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Whether they address the critical issue of homelessness in Brussels and Lyon, support lone parents in Ireland, Finland and Greece, or design comprehensive services helping marginalised groups and ethnic minorities such as migrants or the Roma population (like the 4IM project in Miskolc but also NOVA in Serbia and CRIS in Germany), the nine projects share several common features.

All the projects are based on the key concept of active inclusion, seeking to design and test integrated strategies that combine income support, inclusive labour market practices, and access to quality services.

Moreover, all projects’ representatives highlighted that the holistic approach at local level, involving actors from different sectors, outreach to the target group, and the co-production of the services with all of the stakeholders, are the most innovative aspects of the interventions.

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