Pledge 67 – Nantes
- City: Nantes
On 15 November 2021, Nantes signed a new pledge, in addition to the previous two pledges, this time on principle 20 of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Deputy Mayor Abbassia Hakem signed a commitment to secure access to essential services for everyone.
Nantes´ approach to tackling this principle includes the following priorities:
- Developing a public service “from streets to housing”
- Bringing together associations and citizen´s initiatives
- Making social actions more proactive towards people in difficulties
- Creating and supporting innovative projects that promote the inclusion for all and living together
- Promoting access to leisure and culture for all
With these priorities in mind, Nantes is committed to investing over €26 million in the following concrete actions for social inclusion :
- Make available facilities including 300 places in accommodation centres and a recently renovated day centre with a budget of €4million
- Administrative domiciliation of 5,500 people to enable access to social rights and services
- Create a network of social emergency stakeholders and provide training to volunteers in associations and citizen´s innovation projects
- Develop a vision and practice of open governance that included the launch in November of 2021 of the “New Solidarity Conferences”, which are running until autumn 2022
- Assist more than 10.000 households each year through social services, including mediators helping the most vulnerable population in digital procedures since June 2021
- Offer a local intervention service for energy management to combat energy poverty.
- Open the “5 Bridges” solidarity village with a total investment of €22 million, a facility that brings together a reception centre for people in very precarious situations, a day centre for families, 70 affordable housing units, and an urban farm and a solidarity market to promote integration through employment.
- Continue offering the “carte blanche” scheme to more than 15,000 households each year to promote access to culture for vulnerable groups as a tool to fight social exclusion; with a budget of €600,000
With this pledge, Nantes conveys its commitment to offer the necessary services to ensure the full social inclusion of people in society and the labour market.