04 Oct B-MINCOME, a pilot project for combating poverty and inequality in Barcelona’s deprived areas
B-MINCOME is a project that forms part of the EU’s Urban Innovative Actions programme. The project aims to test the efficiency and effectiveness of combining economic aid, in the form of Municipal Inclusion Support, with active social-employment policies in ten neighbourhoods in Barcelona’s Eix Besòs area.
B-MINCOME has been conceived as a comprehensive policy to combat poverty and social exclusion. This represents the combination of a passive public policy, in the form of a Municipal Inclusion Support or economic aid, with four active social and workforce inclusion policies:
– A combined plan of training and employment in co-designed and co-constructed projects
– Actions to promote the social and cooperative economy
– Economic help towards housing costs
– Programme fostering community participation
This is an innovative project that aims to invest directly in people while seeking to improve their immediate surroundings, their neighbourhoods and districts.
In order to promote the social and cooperative economy, Tandem Social participates by introducing participants to transformative economies, training participants in concepts and skills related to the social and solidarity economy. As a part of these theoretical and practical sessions the participants grow their consciousness of and commitment to the environment and society. All these pieces form a part of a whole policy aiming to combat social exclusion.
For more information, please, click on B-MINCOME