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USE-IT! Journal
Short description
Third journal tells us how this complex project is being delivered and how it’s facing its challenges

Nils Scheffler, UIA Expert for the USE-IT! project explains in the latest journal the progress made over the last six months on how it is tackling poverty in deprived neighbourhoods by linking them to large capital investment projects being delivered in the city. In this journal you will find out: 
•    How to communicate complex innovative actions with the local community targeted
•    How to work as a partnership
•    The creation of a community of social enterprises 
•    Matching skills in the community with the job opportunities available
This third journal provides a practical overview on how a social innovation project is being implemented and what key lessons can be taken on board by other urban authorities across the EU. 
 

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