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Implementing the USE-IT project in Birmingham: Find out in the second UIA Expert Journal what activities have been carried out
UIA Expert Nils Scheffler has been collecting the knowledge stemming from the implementation of the innovative solution proposed by the City of Birmingham for this 2nd project journal.
The project seeks new solutions combating urban poverty by linking larger capital investment projects (macro-assets) in deprived neighbourhoods with local community skills, talents and ideas (micro-assets).
This 2nd Journal outlines the project’s progress during the last semester and reflects upon the main challenges faced and analyse how they have been dealt with.
The key project activities reflected in the Journal are:
Co-implementation of a complex, multi-partnership project
Communicating a multi-facetted project to local communities
Creation of a community of social enterprises
Matching job skills in the community with job opportunities
Identification of local skills and assets through community researchers