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DUBLIN MENTORING ROTTERDAM

IRELAND

DUBLIN Mentor

of young people and high diversity

EUROCITIES coordinates the project

EUROCITIES MIGRATION & INTEGRATION WORKING GROUP city experts supporting the process

MIGRATION WORK produces the benchmark and facilitates the mentoring relationship

Involving migrants or those of migrant background in decisions about the future of their area and giving them a voice on the same basis as other neighbourhood residents

LACK OF CONNECTION

between groups

OLD CULTURE vs

NEW IDEAS

for the scheme

ETHNICITY

less and less of an issue

CITY-WIDE FOCUS

on citizenship and participation

TALKED ABOUT Specific Dutch and Rotterdam vision for migration

and integration: focus on citizenship and cohesion + State of integration in Rotterdam + Rotterdam’s participation guidelines + Sociological and spatial divides in Kralingen-Crooswijk + Difficulties of the municipality to reach out to the young population

ENSURE CONTINUATION once funds are not available

AVAILABLE NETWORK

of organisations

DUBLIN’s STRENGTHS

170 nationalities Largest populations Surinamese, Dutch Antilleans, Moroccans and Turks

IMPLEMENTING! STRATEGIC DECISIONS

NL

Young residents free to determine their priorities: decision to

REMOVE FOCUS ON LANGUAGE SCALE DOWN

the area to a square in the area with social cohesion problems + Scale down the age-group to 18-23 year olds

Make more use of organisation already active in the area

TOS and the youthworkers from Buurtwerk asked to ‘RECRUIT’ AND TRAIN young participants for the scheme

Find ambassadors: role models to help communication

Point for Participation + Knowledge Center for Diversity + LOKAAL + Sub-Municipality staff + TOS + LETS… and Young residents!

PRACTICAL ACTIONS

November 2013: start up meeting with core group of 20 youths Create rules for youth participation at city level: Learn to listen and respect on both sides

Young people not convinced they should

WORK ON LANGUAGE Lack of trust / Frustration / FEELING

MOBILISE YOUNG PEOPLE IN KRALINGEN-CROOSWIJK AROUND A COMMON PROJECT DEVELOP A ROTTERDAM STANDARD FOR EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION PILOT SCHEME IN THE PROJECT SHOULD SERVE AS AN INSPIRATION FOR THE CITY AT LARGE

between the city council and an implementing partner to foster contact with young people in neighbourhoods

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Breaking down the walls (between young people and the municipality and between young people and other residents)

MET WITH Rotterdam city staff + BUURTWERK + Knowledge

AMBITION

STRONG COLLABORATION

PLANNING...

MIGRATION WORK + EUROCITIES to Rotterdam

STRENGTHS POLITICAL BACKING

50%

WHO? Dublin + New Communities Partnership Dublin +

ROTTERDAM’s CHALLENGES

51°55’00”N / 4°29’00”E 600 000 inhabitants

with migrant background

Polish, British, Lithuanian, Chinese

VISIT!

IMPROVING THE PARTICIPATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF KRALINGEN CROOSWIJK FOR A PROJECT ON PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING FOCUSING ON LANGUAGE SKILLS

HIGH SHARE

ImpleMenting City

16% Foreign born

DISCOVERED THAT

OUR COMMITMENT TO INTEGRATING MIGRANT COMMUNITIES IN EUROPEAN CITIES

NEEDS?

ROTTERDAM

53°20’36”N / 6°16’03”E 590 000 inhabitants

2012-2014

INTEGRATING CITIES CHARTER

THE NETHERLANDS

Communicate more, and in a more transparent way: clear about what is expected and what is possible

OF NOT BEING LISTENED TO Actors not

LINKED

together

Knowledge of social workers not taken enough into account

Intergenerational

RESULT:

organise common activities at an existing community centre both for young and other residents

Young people managing funds with professional help of Buurtwerk + Devise strategy to find replacement once funds dry up

DIVIDE

Priorities asked and discussed, core group meeting regularly to take a decision

INSPIRATION FOR OTHER EU CITIES

Integrating Cities Toolkit

OBSTACLES & RISKS • Budget cuts • Risk of not reaching beyond the group of young people already involved • Unrealistic expectations

But potential and enthusiasm within the focus group of young people

Positive and negative experience from the theme taken into Example account for the participation guidelines at Rotterdam city-level

Making participation effective in diverse neighbourhoods

EXPERIENCE

in differentiating “gate keepers” from “bridge builders”

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Project start 15 November

Launch meeting first meeting & training in Brussels 17-18 February

Visit 4-7 June

Integrating Cities Conference in Tampere 9-10 September

Cluster meeting in Malmö with Ghent, Athens and Amsterdam 21 March 2014

BEST PRACTICES CITY COUNCIL AND NEW COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP DUBLIN PUBLISHED A “PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ASSISTING INTEGRATION FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES” IN 2013, FOCUSING ON CIVIC PARTICIPATION YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARLIAMENT IN DUBLIN CITY COUCIL

2014

Assessment November 2012 to February 2013

Preparation of visit February to June 2013

Refining of action plan June 2013 to March 2014 ImpleMentation+ contribution to toolkits From September 2013 to May 2014 and beyond

Making participation effective in diverse neighbourhoods


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