Job guarantees as a weapon against youth unemployment

Project : BRIDGE - Building the Right Investments for Delivering a Growing Economy
Ville : Rotterdam
Short description
Suppose you choose an MBO (secondary vocational) programme and the school tells you right away that you are guaranteed a job when you graduate. Sounds too good to be true? But that is exactly what is happening in the neighbourhood of Rotterdam South. Almost 500 so-called Career Start Guarantees (CSG) will be granted this year to students from Zuid who enrol in an engineering, food, healthcare or construction programme. To raise more awareness about this unique programme, the Gaan voor een Baan! (Go for a job!) event was held in early November. The event was packed with hundreds of students from Rotterdam South.

Looking for new collaborations

Project : 5Bridges - Creating bridges between homeless and local communities
Ville : Nantes
Short description
A call for applications has just been launched to identify the future operators of the urban farm and the solidarity restaurant: a key step that will build new collective dynamics.

Happy birthday Salus W Space!

Project : S.A.L.U.S. ‘W’ SPACE - Sustainable Accessible Livable Usable Social space for intercultural Wellbeing, Welfare and Welcoming
Ville : Bologna
Short description
Here are the latest news to celebrate the first year of Salus Space! On July 4, on a hot summer afternoon, the abandoned space of Villa Salus has come to life with an intercultural artistic animation created by the project partner Cantieri Meticci.

CORE Centre: New space for integration projects

Project : CoRE - Centre of Refugee Empowerment
Ville : Vienna
Short description
During the last months, refugees have not only been involved in developing CORE’s graphic design but also in adapting and equipping the CORE Centre. The first event at the centre took place at the end of August, when City Councillors Sandra Frauenberger and Jürgen Czernohorszky officially visited the location to kick-off the activities there. Both were impressed by the strong participation of refugees.

BRIDGE has a snowball effect in Rotterdam South

Project : BRIDGE - Building the Right Investments for Delivering a Growing Economy
Ville : Rotterdam
Short description
The BRIDGE project is beginning to increasingly resemble a snowball. It has now been four months since the public launch, and BRIDGE is growing and gaining momentum. An increasing number of parties are finding each other in their collective mission to offer the young people from Zuid a stronger position on the labour market.

Chalmers is becoming a unique marketplace for energy

Project : FED - Fossil Free Energy Districts
Ville : Gothenburg
Short description
Campus Johanneberg at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is becoming a test arena for the local energy supply of the future. A cloud-based trading venue will control the production and use of electricity, heat and cooling in the buildings around the clock. The conclusions will be utilized by cities in the EU that want to develop into fossil-free communities.

Utrecht Refugee Launch Pad & Social Impact Factory Newsletter July 2017

Project : U-RLP Utrecht Refugee Launch Pad
Ville : Utrecht
Short description
Utrecht Refugee Launch Pad (Plan Einstein) is growing! At the end of July, we are welcoming a new group of residents at the Einsteindreef. Many enthusiastic coaches and organizations have joined Plan Einstein. Together we will for work for the professional future of new ánd old inhabitants of Overvecht! Time for an update of the Social Impact Factory’s activities.