The new priorities of the European Commission 2019-2024 indicate shifting towards more sustainable and entrepreneurial economy within the European Green Deal as one of the main goals. Fostering social innovation at local, regional, and inter-regional level will be crucial to support green transition and stimulate cohesion and inclusiveness.
Following this path, HOPE, or ‘Horizontal Policies and Practices for Inclusive Societies in Europe’ project funded by the European Commission’s COSME Programme have been promoting the development of horizontal policies to support social economy at local, regional and European level.
Led by the City of Seinäjoki in Finland, the partnership is formed by four partners including:
City of Maribor (Slovenia)
- Derry and Strabane District Council (Northern Ireland)
- ERNACT (EU wide network)
HOPE project partner, Derry and Strabane District Council (Northern Ireland) hosted the last and third virtual session of the project, entitled 'Inclusive Societies supported by Horizontal Policies’ on the 8th and 9th of December. Based on the workshop and its knowledge and experience sharing several best practices implemented in Derry and Strabane area were shared.
In total, HOPE partners have shared 23 good practices during the project. After, partner regions organised 3 workshops and 3 webinars focused on developing advanced horizontal policies for inclusive societies, that will enhance the well-being of individuals and foster employment and entrepreneurship through multi-professional and multi-sectoral co-operation.
You will find all the good practices shared by partners, in the HOPE project website Good Practices tab!