Brotherhood of St Laurence

CoNet's guide to social cohesion : Integrated approaches in disadvantaged neighbourhoods /

By: Weeber, Rotraut | CoNet
Contributor(s): Nothdorf, Petra | Fischer, Reinhard
Publisher: Berlin CoNet 2011Description: PDF, [4.93 MB]ISBN: 3000340521; 9783000340529Subject(s): Social Integration | Neighbourhood | Quality Of Life | Social Policy Europe | City Planning Social Aspects | Political Participation | Youth Social Conditions | Immigrants | Social Exclusion | Social Capital | Disadvantaged Groups | Locational DisadvantageOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Many neighbourhoods in European cities face growing social exclusion, segregation and associated urban decline. Numerous different efforts have been undertaken to turn these developments around--what have we learnt from these successes and failures? The experts and groundlevel practitioners of the Cohesion Network explore this question and summarise their findings in seven core tasks outlined in this Guide to Social Cohesion. Much depends on political and societal will power and action. However, developing common understanding and shared interests in order to find efficient strategies is an essential precondition. The very interrelated issues demand a comprehensive approach - pooling the actions of everyone able to contribute together and taking into account quality of life as a whole is decisive. The potentials of integrated approaches have by no means been used to the full! This book presents hands-on procedures and examples for all those who want to know how to make more of an impact, structured around The seven core tasks improving disadvantaged neighbourhoods ; 1. Improve inclusion in all important fields of life! Proceed as comprehensively as possible! ; 2. Include and motivate everybody able to contribute and give citizens an active role, especially also young people! ; 3. Strengthen inhabitants' local networks and their feeling of being at home in the neighbourhood! ; 4. Open up and adapt amenities and services to the inhabitants' needs, so that also disadvantaged persons find access! ; 5. Youth and children first--draw on their potentials and strengthen intergenerational understanding! ; 6. Reduce segregation--develop the inhabitants' quality of life and undertake efforts to overcome prejudices! ; 7. Better the neighbourhood's connections to the whole city and boost the city's solidarity with the neighbourhood!



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