Dare to NOT be innovative – how to implement good ideas to mitigate segregation
Following a rapid increase of migrants entering Sweden over the last few years our housing systems and social structures have come under pressure. Certain neighborhoods were particularly troublesome and employment among new migrants was very low. The public housing company of Norrköping decided that somebody had to do something to mitigate segregation, and therefore they created the Portal; a meetingplace with one goal; make people get a job. By focusing on people’s strengths rather than weaknesses, the Portal has become a true story of success. Through language courses, networking sessions and partnerships with the local community the Portal redefines the remit of a traditional housing company. Good ideas are worth spreading and therefore the industry group Public Housing Sweden (SABO) is currently working to replicate this initiative to other cities in Sweden. We don’t need new innovations – we need more “copy+paste”. Dare to do so.
Meeting Point : Pavillon Rives de Saône angle pont Maréchal Juin et quai Saint-Antoine – 69002 Lyon 2ème