Inclusive Cities for All

Cities fight long-term unemployment though social economy

EUROCITIES working groups employment, smart social inclusion, and entrepreneurship & SMEs meeting on ‘Innovative solutions to combat long-term unemployment through social economy’ in Lille Metropole on 27-29 May 2019.The participant cities learnt from Lille Metropole’s innovative way to tackle long term unemployment by creating training and job opportunities in the deprived neighbourhoods. Lille has piloted the ‘Job factory’ (La Fabrique de l’Emploi) project, a project aiming at creating opportunities for the long-term unemployed based on their skills and sustainable employment contracts and to respond to the local needs that are not satisfied by the existing local market.