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GEtCoheSive

Project overview

Governance Enhancement for Cohesive Societies

Citizens across central Europe increasingly want to get more involved in local and regional policy-making. The GEtCoheSive project develops and tests inclusive governance practices to improve public authorities’ capacities to engage with citizens from vulnerable backgrounds, especially in view of environmental policies and access to care services. The partnership develops a transnational strategy and local action plans for four cities to make their societies more cohesive.

2,63m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

4

Countries

7

Regions

12

Partners

4

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

35%

About the project

GEtCoheSive develops and tests new practices of participatory governance with special consideration for people from vulnerable backgrounds. We aim to improve the co-planning between Public Authorities and Third Sector Organizations in access to services and environmental issues. We focus on improving participatory and deliberative processes, particularly in the critical policy fields of access and delivery of care services and environmental policies. By doing so, we hope to improve the quality of policies and make societies more equal and cohesive.

Project partnership

Project partners

Italia (IT)

Lead partner

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
Address
Dorsoduro 3484/d
30123 Venice
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.unive.it

Project partner

Slovenian Migration Institute
Address
Novi trg 2
1000 Ljubjana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.zrc-sazu.si/en
Total partner budget
218,580 €
Address
Trubarjeva cesta 72
1000 LJUBLJANA
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://push-forward.org/asylum-rights-information
Total partner budget
185,971 €
Address
Partizanska cesta 1
2000 Maribor
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.skupnostobcin.si
Total partner budget
115,000 €
Social Sector
Address
Strada Repubblica 1
43121 Parma
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.comune.parma.it
Total partner budget
135,377 €
Address
Via Cavestro 14/A
43121 Parma
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.ciaconlus.org
Total partner budget
140,273 €
Fakultät I, Arbeitslehre, Technik und Partizipation
Address
Marchstrasse 23, MAR 1-1
D-10587 Berlin
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
Tu-berlin.de
Total partner budget
366,200 €
Stadtteilarbeit / Gemeinwesenarbeit
Address
Albrechtskreithgasse 19-21
1160 Vienna
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.caritas-wien.at
Total partner budget
180,224 €
Research Platform “The Challenge of Urban Futures”
Address
Rooseveltplatz 2
1090 Vienna
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
https://www.univie.ac.at/en/
Total partner budget
314,820 €
Address
Via Carlo Tenca 14
20124 Milano
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
https://morethanprojects.actionaid.it/en/
Total partner budget
229,560 €
Cohesion Area and European Project Unit
Address
Via Marsala 7
40126 Bologna
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
https://www.aspbologna.it/
Total partner budget
115,009 €
Address
Kurfürsten Str. 126
10785 Berlin
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.iSI/ev.de
Total partner budget
200,004 €

Roadmap

1

Social Inequality is a Challenge

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Inequality is both a socio-economic and a political risk for democratic societies: Not all people have the same possibilities to participate in political decisions and the many ways we shape our future. So how do we include particularly vulnerable groups into participatory processes?

2

Specific Problem

Unemployment or poor work, poverty and material deprivation act as barriers for a full participation in society. Vulnerable groups – people with migrant backgrounds, elderly, disabled persons and people with low income or poor health – are hard to include into participatory governance processes.

3

Our idea

Social Inequality

What if we strengthen participatory governance? What if we bring together stakeholders from administrations, citizens, NGOs, and collaborate on improving existing participatory tools? What if we make participation work for vulnerable, marginalised people, for those who are usually excluded?

4

Our solution

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We enhance participatory governance: we broaden the possibilities to engage and empower vulnerable citizens by developing new best practices of participatory governance processes.

5

How it works

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Starting with an Inventory of Good Practices from five cities and a mapping of strengths and weaknesses of the territorial governance in access to care services and environmental policies, we apply both participatory processes and deliberative practices to relevant new social risks.

6

Proof/Credibility

The results of GEtCoheSive improve the quality of policies and make societies more equal and cohesive. Innovation lies in testing participatory and deliberative strategies primarily on vulnerable groups and in relation to crucial policy fields selected: access to care services and environmental policies. Outputs are: 4 pilots for testing participatory practices of governance and 4 related solutions. 2 transnational strategy and action plans. Beneficiaries are public authorities, gaining more skills and trust from citizens, and citizens who raise awareness on policy making and skills for being protagonists.

7

Vision

A society with strong internal cohesion, where everyone feels heard. A society that is strong enough to face what threatens our democracy.

News

Learning from Berlin

P4 Governance

NEWS

02.02.2024

Learning from Berlin

In January, Dr. Yvonne Franz from the University of Vienna visited the GEtCoheSive team in Berlin. She was surprised to learn about the “Comprehensive Program for Participation and Integration of Refugees“:

Local Roundtables in 5 Cities

P4 Governance

NEWS

13.10.2023

Local Roundtables in 5 Cities

In October 2023, local roundtables took place in Bologna, Parma, Ljubljana, Vienna and Berlin. Together with various stakeholders we discussed the challenges societies face in including vulnerable groups into policy making.

Events

Learning from each other

P4 Governance

EVENT

Online

22.02.2024

Learning from each other

On February 22nd, the GEtCoheSive consortium made a last big step to finalize one of its’ first major outputs: The inventory of good practices.

GEtCoheSive consortium meeting in Vienna

P4 Governance

EVENT

Austria

In Person

16.11 - 17.12.2023

GEtCoheSive consortium meeting in Vienna

In November 2023, the consortium was invited to meet in Vienna. Caritas and the University of Vienna organised two intense days, loaded with information, discussions and several visits of local sites as examples of participatory community practices.

Pilot actions

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Tommaso Musner
Phone: +393298296417

Finance Manager

Eugenia Delaney
Phone: + 39041234 6353

Communication Manager

Kerstin Lücker