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FairSHARE- Certification for inclusive public spaces

Reference number
Coordinator TENGBOMGRUPPEN AKTIEBOLAG - Tengbom, Helsingborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration May 2019 - December 2019
Status Completed
Venture 2014-06304-en
Call Innovations for increased equality - preparation projects

Purpose and goal

The long-term goal is to develop a recognised system for independent equality certification of urban development processes. The preparation project has explored how a certification system for equality and inclusion can be used as a tool to facilitate the community building sector to achieve national discrimination and accessibility legislation, as well as Agenda 2030. We have gathered relevant stakeholders and identified existing useful frameworks recognising the gaps that need to be developed to provide the conditions for a fully functioning system in the next step.

Expected results and effects

The result is in principle according to plan. Step-by-step criteria for certification with analysis of the prototypes to be developed in the next step. We had a greater focus on studying existing frameworks, linking with human rights and studying planning processes to utilise them strategically and respond to experiences that certification systems can become bureaucratic. Effects: commitment among need owners as well as international curiosity are strong. Unexpected effects: private participants showed great interest and the system was seen as a possible tool for social bonds.

Planned approach and implementation

The arrangement and implementation went in principle according to plan. Departing we used the international conference H22 Summit in Helsingborg as our final conference, which gave us national and international context. It proved more complicated to determine the framework of the system and much of the time was devoted to reviewing existing frameworks, for among other things human rights, as well as relevant standards for creating a draft framework that can be further developed in the following step. We conducted a market survey which gave us interesting input on the framework.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 22 February 2020

Reference number 2019-02032

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