LABOUR MARKET, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, FINANCE
THE 10 FINALISTS
Citizens invest in their favourite services and restaurants with advance payments that are doubled by the municipality, reactivating the local economy in a time of crisis.
Young people gain access to work thanks to a person-centred approach that teaches key skills and builds confidence, tackling a complex range of social issues and economic barriers.
The first training centre specifically adapted to the needs of disabled people opens in Bulgaria, empowering them by increasing their skills, knowledge, and participation in the labour market.
The government provides small- and medium-sized companies with expert guidance and advice on how to take part in the digital transformation, through a cross-sectoral programme of knowledge and technology transfer.
A publicly-owned company combines startup ecosystem support with urban cultural development, applying an interdisciplinary and integrated approach.
Businesses consult with older customers about the changes they could make to improve their services, and in doing so engage with an often neglected but expanding consumer base.
This project has created a unique model of economic development that is inclusive and results in lasting urban regeneration, by raising aspirations, building community resilience, and connecting people to local resources.
Targeted redevelopment establishes Rural Working Hubs to meet local needs while also contributing to a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.
A regional employment agency sets up two integrative social enterprises to support and address the specific needs of disadvantaged and marginalised people with employment difficulties, providing skills development and work experience.
A city administration offers all businesses legal, marketing, and business-counselling support for free, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.