Interethnic Coexistence in European Cities:
|Coordinator||Stockholms läns landsting - TILLVÄXT, MILJÖ OCH REGIONPLANERINGSKONTORET|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 302 742|
|Project duration||June 2013 - August 2017|
Purpose and goal
There is relatively little knowledge about what initiatives that work and why they do so in order to enhance neighbourhood belonging. The purpose is to gather local experience and knowledge to understand initiatives´ impact. Particularly important is to highlight vertical synergies from initiatives from various levels, Citizens and local Community. By evaluating and exchanging good examples between nine neighbourhoods in three different European cities, the results can be used in regional and local development work in order to promote neighbourhood belonging.
Expected results and effects
Combination of bottom-up and top-down approach - desirable and most common - Ad hoc interaction - flexibility - Build trust - takes time - Unconventional use of space Capacity building of citizen activists - framework for support of local initiatives Acknowledge the power of intergenerational relationship - activities and venues for all generations Inconventional use of institutions - Broaden the use of the existing conventional institutions to reach target groups - Increase reliability and sustainability of the initiative - Maximise the use of the resources.
Planned approach and implementation
Project steps with local actors: 1. Analyze research, efforts and local initiatives 2. Evaluate effects on neighbourhood belonging from social embededness, co-responsibility and place attachement 3. Compile a strategic experience bank which illustrates perspectives, efforts and efforts With local actors and citizens: 4. Test the experience through observation and involvement of participants With partners in Vienna and Amsterdam: 5. Collect and disseminate our common lessons and experiences from the research project regarding ´neighbourhood belonging´.