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  • News: JobTown: A European Network of Local Partnerships for the Advancement of Youth Employment and Opportunity ” is approved for creation as an Urbact II Thematic Network. Ian Goldring is Lead Expert and ProjectWorks will be providing support and expertise throughout the lifecycle of the project.The City of Cesena(Italy) is Lead Partner; other partners are Rennes (France), Thurrock and Enfield (UK), Gondomar and Aveiro (Portugal), Nagykallo (Hungary), University of Kaiserslautern (Germany), Latsia (Cyprus) – with more to be confirmed. Project description:

“JOBTOWN seeks to address structural youth unemployment and poor employment, and local development strategies, as two sides of the same coin, by establishing Local Partnerships driven by city administrations, of local stakeholders, to advance youth employment and opportunities; this is an approach to the development and maintaining of a competitive and sustainable local economy and social model.”

The Kick Off meeting will be held in Cesena June 7th 2012 and more information about the project and a link to its own website will be made available soon.

  • News: “Young Germans” www.young-germans.eu a documentary & research project implemented by Simon Schnetzer, a young German economist, whose purpose is to understand social change from the perspective of young people in Germany, to communicate findings and to inspire political and/or institutional change, is now available here
  • News: Report on the Bridges to Work Conference in Antwerp, Oct. 2011, now available, with conclusions, action plans, key-note inputs – including a discussion of Ian Goldring’s contribution, now available here
  • News: Ian Goldring‘s presentation on the ‘Results of the SALTO Inclusion Research on Success Factors of Youth Employment Projects‘ at the Oct. 17-20 Bridges to Work conference in Antwerp – European Youth Capital for 2011, now available here
  • News: ProjectWorks is  providing thematic expertise to the European Integration Fund financed REALISE project, addressing the overqualification of third country nationals in the EU; ProjectWorks director Ian Goldring will be carrying out the role of Thematic Coordinator, see: REALISE
  • News: OPENCities Final Report first presented at the May 25th final conference held in the Committee of the Regions/European Economic and Social Committee, by Lead Expert Ian Goldring, now available Download here
  • News: Inclusion Through Employability: Youth Work Approaches to Employment‘  a report by ProjectWorks for the SALTO-YOUTH Inclusion Centre,  has now been published. See: Download here
  • News: ProjectWorks is now a member of the European Metropolitan network Institute (EMI) www.emi-network.eu
  • News: Case study of city responses to the economic crisis- “Jyväskylä: successfully rebuilding an economic model, with severe economic crisis as the starting point”, July 2010, by Yamina Guidoum. Now available here: Jyvaskala URBACT case study
  • News: Case study of city responses to the economic crisis- “Rotterdam: A preventive approach to youth unemployment” August 2010, by Yamina Guidoum. Now available here: Rotterdam
  • News: “Cities and the economic crisis: a survey on the impact of the economic crisis and the responses of URBACT cities”, May 2010, by Yamina Guidoum and Paul Soto. Download here: Survey Cities and Crisis
  • News: Baseline study by Ian Goldring for the Urbact project InteGROW, concerning youth employability and social inclusion, within the context of 10 cities dealing with the economic crisis, is now available online here
  • News: EUROCITIES Study on Demographic Change and Social and Health Services in European Cities, by Ian Goldring, now, Download here: Demographic trends social health
  • News: Handbook for Cities and Managing Authorities of the European Structural Funds, engaging in the URBACT II projects, by Yamina Guidoum, now available in 5 languages here Download English version here: mile_handbook_eng
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