DIGITAL AGENDA PROJECTS
Horizontal Policies and Practices for Inclusive Societies in Europe

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HOPE  =  Horizontal Policies and Practices for Inclusive Societies in Europe
Enhancing the well-being of individuals and fostering employment and entrepreneurship through multi-stakeholder cooperation
Project Status: Live Project
Project Leader: Jose Manuel San Emeterio
EU Programme: COSME
Project Budget:  €136,710
Start Date:  Feb, 2021
Finish Date:  Jan, 2022
Project Website:  https://hopeproject-cosme.eu/
The aim of the project is to:

Develop horizontal policies for inclusive societies, which enhance the well-being of individuals and foster employment and entrepreneurship through multi-professional and multi-sectoral co-operation.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Understanding the phenomenon: (un)employment, inclusivity, wellness, and health are closely connected and influence the well-being of individuals. Therefore constructing social economy requires acknowledging these different dimensions and challenges the project partners and their stakeholders face.
  • Understanding and developing multi-professional and multi-organizational approaches and solutions to support well-being, inclusion, employment and entrepreneurship.
  • Learning about social enterprises and digital opportunities to decrease isolation and enhance inclusivity and entrepreneurial activities, especially among the people at working age or those approaching it.
South Ostrobothnia, Finland
City of Seinäjoki   (Lead Partner)
Local public authority responsible of local policies in the City of Seinäjoki - Finland

Erkki Valimaki
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Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council   (Partner)
Local public authority responsible of local policies in Derry and Strabane District- Northern Ireland

Laverne O’Donnell
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Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Partner)
International network of regional and city public authorities that work together to access digital technology programmes

Jose Manuel San Emeterio
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Slovenia, Slovenia
Maribor City   (Partner)
Local public authority responsible of local policies in Maribor - Slovenia

Klemen Risto Bizjak
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HOPE brings together 3 small and medium-sized cities and districts from cross-border regions of Europe to develop horizontal policies for inclusive societies, which enhance the well-being of individuals and foster employment and entrepreneurship through multi-professional and multi-sectoral co-operation. 

The concept relies on network governance, which can be termed as a collection of persons or institutions engaged in a policy dialogue that are not accountable to the state, interact in an environment that is open and trusting thus facilitating the free flow of views and information within and to other networks, and specifically targets a policy problem.

Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
Gaeltacht
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrland
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom