case studies list for economic development

  •  economy

Cities in action: Zaragoza leads peer-to-peer economy

Zaragoza has responded to the economic crisis by transforming the way the city supports and strengthens entrepreneurialism. Fuelled by shared talent and values, La Colaboradora is revitalising creativity, community, innovation and job creation.

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case study date : 21-11-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Birmingham - Entrepreneurs for the Future

Entrepreneurs for the Future provides incubator space for tech start-ups. It helps create new businesses by offering integrated business support and providing favourable conditions for business growth, including fit-for-purpose premises and access to a complete business support package.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Bologna - Incredibol

Incredibol supports young entrepreneurs with developing their own businesses and networks in the Emilia Romagna region’s cultural and creative industries sector. It is based around a network of partners made up of public and private institutions that helps establish new creative enterprises.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Dortmund - NordHand

City authorities in Dortmund created NordHand credit union in 2006 as a way to help establish or expand small businesses. It provides microloans; assisting entrepreneurs overcome short-term financial problems. This microfinance can help revitalise disadvantaged areas.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Dublin - Start and grow your own business

In 1996 Dublin City Libraries submitted a proposal to the Dublin Enterprise Board to disseminate enterprise start-up information to the public via the library network. The objective is to enable potential entrepreneurs to set up a viable business and help existing entrepreneurs to expand their business and create employment.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Glasgow - Ethnic Entrepreneurship programme

Facing multiple challenges entering the labour market, self-employment is sometimes the best or only option for refugees to improve their quality of life. The Ethnic Entrepreneurship Programme (EEP) launched in 2005 by Scottish Enterprise, identifies barriers to self-employment and how to overcome these.Its primary aim is to boost business creation but more established entrepreneurs can also get advice.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Gothenburg - Turn international

Launched in early 2012, ‘Turn International’ supports female entrepreneurs in developing the export side of their business.The project was created by Business Region Gothenburg (BRG), a non-profit organisation representing 13 municipalities. Its goal is to contribute to sustainable economic growth, higher employment and a diversified economy in the region.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Munich - The guide project

The guide project, launched in 2005 by GründerRegio M e.V., provides training, advice, counselling and networking opportunities to female entrepreneurs in Munich. It supports women in planning and establishing their own service sector business. It targets women who are returning to the labour market after raising a family and those who may have problems finding or are actively seeking employment.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

Cities supporting inclusive entrepreneurship: Poznan - City hall's training and advisory centre for entrepreneurs

A Training and Advisory Centre (TAC) was established in early 2012 in order to improve the efficiency of business support measures in Poznan and its surrounding areas. It is a one-stop-shop providing information and training services for would-be entrepreneurs and established SME owners.

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case study date : 07-04-2016

  •  economy

Cities supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses: Riga - 'Kick Off' grant programme

The city council in Riga, together with one of Latvia's largest banks, has created a grant programme 'Kick Off' having the following purposes : develop small and medium-sized businesses in the city, facilitate the return of economic refugees and reach the European standards of welfare as quickly as possible.

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case study date : 30-03-2016