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1 URBACT Local Action Plans Peter Ramsden TPM 11 September 2008 Paris

2 Purpose of the LAPs To facilitate the exchange of experience and learning among city policy makers and practitioners in the field of sustainable urban development among local and regional authorities. Taking into account the acquis of the URBACT I Programme, it will draw lessons to increase their impact on local policies. To disseminate widely the experiences and examples of good practice collected by the cities, and especially the lessons drawn from these projects and policies, and to ensure the transfer of know-how in the area of sustainable urban development. To assist policy-makers and practitioners in the cities and managers of operational programmes under the Convergence and Competitiveness Objectives to define action plans on sustainable development of urban areas, which may be selected for Structural Funds programmes. (URBACT Programme document, Section 3.3.2)

3 There is no rigid definition of what a Local Action Plan has to be Be creative It should be of practical interest to practitioners and decision makers It should aim to use the learning from exchange and other activities of the partnership in relation to the development of local policies and practices. Consider involving the other partners in a peer review process

4 For the Fast Track networks Provide the city with a concrete roadmap and range of solutions to tackle the problem identified at the start of the Network (in relation with the core theme); Be drawn up in close cooperation with the Managing authorities so that the opportunity for funding through the operational programmes be maximised. This will happen in respect to national procedures concerning the regional competitive and employment programmes (Programme Manual, Fact sheet 2b, Section 2)

5 What will it cover? A LAP may cover a district, the whole city or a larger metropolitan area (for related examples, see extracts from MILE & URBAMECOs LAPs in Annex 1)Annex 1 A regional authority may produce a Regional Action Plan (for an example of a Regional Action Plan, see Annex 2).Annex 2 In cases where a national authority is involved, the Action Plan may take the shape of a national policy framework involving several national administrations, or a strategic plan concerning a specific administration / agency in charge of the policy issue addressed, etc.

6 And for non city partners Universities or research centres may take an active role in the development of an action plan for the city / local administration in which they are located by providing the research component in an action research project; One or two universities involved in a Thematic Network or Working Group could support partners in developing their Local Action Plans, perhaps through the provision of methodological expertise for instance; A group of researchers or a group of universities could develop a research program, for instance looking at local policies in a particular area of urban development;

7 Stepwise Step 1 Building the evidence base Step 2 Stakeholder analysis Step 3 Problem and option analysis Step 4 Strategy formulation Step 5 Intervention logic – going from goals to activities Step 6 Adding indicators, setting targets and working out means of verification Step 7 Risks and assumptions Step 8 Bringing it all together and achieving coherence by using an adapted logical framework Step 9 Final consultation on draft plan Step 10 Formal signing of the Local Action Plan by all the partners

8 Stakeholder analysis Table 1 Stakeholder interests for a hypothetical local employment project Stakeholders Interests and how affected by the problem Capacity and motivation to bring about change Possible actions to address stakeholder interests Primary Stakeholders Potential employersBelieve that grants may be available Important to understand barriers and solutions Meetings with employers to discuss incentive mechanisms Local unemployed and inactive peopleThe direct beneficiaries who should access work as a result Important to test whether new approaches work and to secure buy in of users Focus group meetings and research to deepen understanding of barriers Representative organisations of the unemployed Their members are affected directly Important consulteesStrategy meetings Secondary Stakeholders Employment agenciesThreatened by criticism, looking for funding Resistant to changeImplementation of new outreach policies

9 The Logframe Table 7a Adapted version of Logical framework table for URBACT 2 Local Action Plans Intervention logicIndicators and Means of verificationAssumptions Overall goal: Superior goal for the action plan Action Plan Objective: The changed situation which the action plan is trying to bring about Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 How to recognise that the action plan objective has been achieved Sources of information to show progress towards objective Indicator 1 Indicator 2 Matters outside the action plan which must happen if the objective is to be achieved Outputs: Products services and other deliverables generated by the action plan activities Output 1.1 Output 1.2 Output 2.1 Output 3.1 Major characteristics of the outputs Sources of information and methods used to show delivery of outputs Matters outside the action plan which must happen if the Outputs are to achieved


11 Regional inclusion plan for the Algarve Technical Information Contents Introduction Note PART I Situation and Main Trends PART II Regional strategy, Measures| Instruments, Targets and Indicators PART III Governance PART IV Good Practice Good Practice III ANNEXES ANNEX I – Matrix on Regional Indicators for Social Inclusion ANNEX II – Process Mini-Fora for Immigrants ANNEX III – List of Measures | Instruments, Targets and Indicators ANNEX IV – Form on collecting information – monitoring measures| instruments and targets ANNEX VI – Methodological structure for the follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of the Social Inclusion process at Regional level in conjunction with the national and local level | a proposal for good governance

12 Outline of MILE Venice miniLAP 1.Problem analysis 2.Overall aim and specific objectives 3.Main target groups 4.Activities to be undertaken 5.Methodological principles of the action plan 6.Complementarities with other interventions 7.Added value 8.Equal opportunities 9.Innovative character 10.Financial resources Prepared as one of 3 action plans (over 2 years), over 6 month period

13 City of Venice European Policies Directorate, Social Policies Directorate, Trade and Economic development Directorate Veneto Region Public Security and Migration Flows Director MILE First Presentation Workshop, Enterprise Development for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities Brussels, 16 June The reference context 2. Definition of the Local Action Plan Quantitative analysis Qualitative analysis Comparison and synthesis of the two phases 3. The local action plan for the promotion of immigrant entrepreneurship 4.Planning of an experimental training course for entrepreneurs

14 1.0 Problem Analysis Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008 Comparison between foreign resident population in province capital and foreign resident population in province Source: ISTAT data Veneto Region: more than enterprises with foreign owner (4.3% of the total enterprises)

15 1.2 Problem Analysis Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008 The quantitative analysis will be transferred in the territorial information system of the Venice City Council. The image of the distribution of the minorities in the community, can make easier the identification of public intervention areas. Localisation of companies with a foreign owner in Mestre Localisation of companies with a foreign owner in Venice town centre 1. Venice: 2,318 enterprises with foreign owner (10.8% of the total enterprises) 2. In Venice 1,574 enterprises with foreign owner are individual entrepreneur or simple partnership (SAS and SNC) for a total of locations % of these enterprises with foreign owner have been founded after Principal sectors: 31,3% commerce, 26,6% construction, 15,9% hotel & restaurant MARGHERA MESTRE VENISE LIDO

16 2.0 Overall aim and Specific objectives Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008 Overall aim : 1. To develop an integrated business support system aiming to the social inclusion of disadvantaged and under represented people with specific regard to immigrants Specific objectives: 1. To promote business culture and self entrepreneurship as a resource for personal and social development 2. To strengthen and to qualify non-financial support services for business start-up, growth and consolidation 3. To extend financial-economic promotion measures for business development 4. To foster networking of public and private resources for entrepreneurship promotion

17 3.0 Main target groups Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June Italian and immigrant entrepreneurs and aspirant entrepreneurs 2. Trainers, tutors, business advisors 3. Chamber of Commerce, entrepreneurs associations, professional bodies, third sector organizations 4. Middle and secondary schools students "A me via Piave di più event, October 2007

18 4.0 Activities to be undertaken Six areas of intervention: 1. Business culture promotion 2. Information and guidance 3. Training 4. Economic promotion 5. Knowledge of the social-economic situation 6. Coordination and networking Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June Information and guidance: a. Strengthening of the existing municipal information and advice service for entrepreneurs b. Customization of existing services to the needs of immigrant users; processing and spread of: multi-language information tools multi-media package for intercultural training and advice related to business support c. Improvement of on-line information for business development: increasing of cooperation with existing portals ( ) 1. Business culture promotion: a. Introduction of TAKTIX, the board game that learns how to run a successful business, in middle and secondary schools b. Radio programmes for the promotion of self-entrepreneurship through a multimedia platform managed by immigrants associations (to be created within FIVE Project)

19 4.1 Activities to be undertaken Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June Training: a. Training programme for business start up and consolidation, targeting Italian and immigrant entrepreneurs (experimental training course project application for recent call for proposals within ESF ROP) b. Training programme for practitioners (trainers and tutors) and business advisors on intercultural training and cultural mediation methods 4. Economic promotion: a. Restoration of some spaces located at Forte Rossarol and their conversion into a business incubator for immigrant enterprises b. Agreement with foundations and financial institutions for the increase of subsidised financing for entrepreneurs and micro-credit for starter entrepreneurs c. Promoting and giving visibility to successful experiences, specifically related to equal opportunities, through the foundation and/or participation in prizes for successful entrepreneurs d. Regular multilingual information on local, national and European funding opportunities for business development

20 4.2 Activities to be undertaken Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June Knowledge of the social-economic situation: a. Community involvement and mediation project (« via Piave » project); b. Research on immigrant entrepreneurial strategies; c. Identification, analysis and diffusion of good practices at European level on immigrant entrepreneurship; d. Geomapping of of Italian and foreign local enterprises in the Municipality of Venice website. 6. Coordination and networking: a. ( Possible ) Setting up of a City inter- departmental technical long-lasting working group with the participation of the Veneto Region b. Creation and signing of a Local pact for inclusive entrepreneurship where activities and all signers commitments will be detailed c. Setting up of a mixed commission between the City and local socio- economic stakeholders to monitor the implementation of the local action plan and local pact

21 5.0 main (governance) principles of the action plan and of its implementation Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008 Entrepreneurship as an active tool for social inclusion of disadvantaged and under represented groups, with specific regard to immigrants Equal opportunities for all citizens in the access to business support services; but : 1. Services and tools customization according to the specific needs of immigrant users 2. Integrated business support strategy: - it considers organically the different stages of enterprise support: business culture promotion, support in the start-up phase, access to finance, consolidation and growth support; - complementarities between financial and non-financial business support. 3. Inter-departmental coordination and inter-institutional cooperation with the Veneto Region and key stakeholders for business promotion: Chamber of Commerce, entrepreneurs associations, professional bodies, third sector organizations. Towards a Local pact for inclusive entrepreneurship funded on the participation in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases of local stakeholders 4. Municipality of Venice: in charge of the coordination and promotion of the local action plan and pact

22 6.0 Complementarities with other interventions Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008

23 7.0 Added Value Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008 The Local Action plan – after being included in the Local pact for inclusive entrepreneurship, will focus on: 1. A common frame between entrepreneurs and their representatives, including disadvantaged groups under represented such as the immigrant entrepreneurs 2. An inter-departmental coordination model able to relate also with other Administration and in particular with Veneto Region (Regional participation in the Mile project formalized in the Immigration Programme 2008) 3. A financial resource increase to develop migrants entrepreneurship, thanks to the coordination of financial instruments existing at different levels: European, national, regional and local

24 8.0 Equal Opportunities Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008 Within the analysis developed: 1. Indicators raised from the research: - among 117 applicants asking for funding (1999/2006) the 16.1% are women, 6 of those are foreigners; - among the total foreign entrepreneurs financed, the 42.9% are women; 2. Meeting with local stakeholders: - a project from the Fondazione di Venezia finances the social microcredit since 2005 and it is addressed to non –EU immigrant women. The Action Plan criteria will be: 1. to foster the quantitative research and monitor the participation and the evolution of women entrepreneurs in the periodical analysis on entrepreneurship 2. to involve regularly in the Territorial Pact meetings the associations and institutions in charge of microcredit for women entrepreneurs

25 9.0 Innovative Character At methodological level: 1. Lessons and tools elaborated by COPIE Community of Practice on Inclusive Entrepreneurship 2. Valorisation of local best practices as the social animation whit italian and foreign traders in via Piave At strategic and operational level: Good practices developed by other European municipalities for the integration of migrants through entrepreneurship promotion and support, with specific regard to the cities of Seville and Amadora Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008

26 10.0 Financial Resources Required for an experimental training course for migrant entrepreneurs Project co-financed by ERDF within the URBACT Programme Brussels June 2008 Objectives: 1. To empower the entrepreneurs already operating in the market and training to improve economic results 2. To offer equal opportunity to the local and immigrant entrepreneurs 3. To facilitate access to the professional association to guarantee information and protection 4. To facilitate relations among professional association, institutions and micro entrepreneurs (ie. migrants) 5. To exceed the limits of the enterprises, especially for what concerns ethnic niche in the market which restrain some entrepreneurs Target: local and immigrant entrepreneurs, men and women, having a working unit in the city who need support on marketing management and improvement 2. Entrepreneurs working in these 7 type of activities: phone centers, food retail trade, clothes and gift shops trade, hotels, restaurants and bars, building trade, crafts (hairdressers, electricians, masks, pastry shops)

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