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European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010. Combating extreme poverty: policies and instruments at local level Good Practices at Local Level. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010Combating extreme poverty: policies and instruments at local levelGood Practices at Local Level. The case of the Municipality of AMFIKLIA, GreeceIoannis Tsitsipis and Ioannis GoulatisAmfiklia, Greece

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010Contents Short profile of the Municipality of Amfiklia Social cohesion and prevention of social exclusion in AMFIKLIA Good practices and experience on anti-poverty and social inclusion actions and supporting tools SWOT analysis Proposals

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010The Municipality of AMFIKLIA, Central Greece

    THE ROAD MAP

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010 Municipality of AMFIKLIA Short profile:Est.: 1915, Official Journal 213/1915 Location: Region (NUTS II): Central Greece, NE slopes of Mt. Parnassos Distance from Athens: 164 Km Distance from Parnassos Ski resort : 17 Km Population: 5.636 (2001) Territory: 230 Km2 Communities (Municipal districts): 6 Infrastructure: more than 3.000 m2, incl. teleconference auditorium, multicultural centre (2.000m2), Public Library, Museums Health Centre, Environmental Centre, Primary & Secondary Public Schools, Athletic Centre Development Company, Municipal Cultural Organization Public services, banks, railroad station, tourism facilities

  • Municipality of AMFIKLIALocal economy:

    Agriculture (cereal grains, cotton, tobacco, olive oil) Tourism (eco-tourism, winter sports, agro-tourism, alternative forms of sports & tourism) Services & equipment production using environmental friendly technologies Policy to promote resort housing (proximity to Athens, mass transfer facilities, cultural and touristic sites, beautiful natural environment) European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010 photos from Amfiklia - 1

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010 photos from Amfiklia -2

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010 photos from Amfiklia - 3

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010Social cohesion and preventing social exclusion in AMFIKLIA From the long term tasks of the Operational Plan of The Municipality of AMFIKLIA:

    Strengthening of Socioeconomic and cultural development of the area on the basis of sustainable development.

    Improvement of services offered (with the use of new technology, i.e. telemedicine)

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010Special social tasks:

    Special aim 10: Improvement of social cohesion and facing the problems of the exclusion of socially sensitive groups.

    This can be attained by the reduction of unemployment and social exclusion, the improvement of access to the work market, and the support of weaker groups of the population.

    Special aim 11: Upgrading and improvement of the city public services to the citizens

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010Good practices and the experience of the Municipality of AMFIKLIA regarding anti-poverty and social inclusion actions and supporting tools

    Inter-municipal Organization for Culture, Tourism and Development

    (Offers social & health services to elderly to all Local communities of our municipality and to neighboring Municipalities of Tithorea and Parnassos, covering an area of about 470 Km2 and a pop. of more than 14.000 inhabitants)

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010

    Services offered:

    Visits at home once per week

    Sociologist: Psychological, socioeconomical support.

    Nurse: Health care (blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol measurements), accompanying sick to the hospital. Family Assistant: House cleaning, cooking, Washing of disabled, company to lone persons, shopping (food, drugs, paying bills). Persons profiting:(AMFIKLIA-PARNASSOS-TITHOREA) : 201CITY OF AMFIKLIA AND 5 VILLAGES : 100

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010

    Foundation "Loukas Mermigas (NGO)

    Scholarships to poor university students (One in 2009)

    Financial aid (5,000.00 to 9 poor families from Amfiklia per annum)

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010

    Municipality of AMFIKLIA

    Funds from the city budget for poor citizens

    Economical assistance to poor families equal to 20,000.00 in total for 2010Criteria used: Annual income Family status (number of members, age) Unemployment Health condition

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010 Municipality of AMFIKLIAInterventions at the local level:

    CENTER FOR OPEN PROTECTION OF AGED PERSONSMeeting place, lectures, physical fitness programs, trips, social and cultural events with the assistance of the municipal cultural and educational organizations EU and Ministry of Agriculture programs regarding food distribution to poor families Food for poor program (E.U. 2010)Persons entitled to profit : Annual family or personal income < 15,000.00 Food offered: spaghetti, rice and feta cheese

    Families benefited in 2008 in Amfiklia and five villages: 98

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010 Municipality of AMFIKLIAInterventions at the local level:

    BLOOD BANK of the MunicipalityEstablished 2007Blood donors: 132Blood Donation sessions: 7

    Citizens profited: 49

    Blood units offered: 100Blood units available: 72

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010Strengths

    Infrastructure History (cultural, economical and educational center in the area for more than 100 years) social solidarity and close social ties in a small size settlement, where citizen interact directly on a daily basis Administration facilities & Management competence (Program Management Organizations) Networking and wide use of new technology

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010Weaknesses

    Institutional framework (lack of coordinating center for all interventions of a social character at the local level) Financial sustainability (strong dependence on European or national programs) Human resources (Quality, quantity) Particularities at the local level (age of citizens, migrants, declining economical sectors-change in occupations, unemployment - mainly young people and women, limited market of specialists, geographical characteristics) Major change in the city management (Adaptation to the new Local Goverment framework regarding the new - extended Municipalities-unification of three Municipalities- with differences in financial status, local development priorities, institutions & social inclusion activities)

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olmedo, Sardinia ITALY, 2-6 Sept. 2010

    The map of the NEW MUNICIPALITY AGGLOMERATION of AMFIKLIA ELATEIA(3 municipalities, 16 villages with an area of about 535 km2 and a total pop. 15.000 people)

  • European project Cities and Regions for a Social Europe. Europe for citizens programme, measure 1.2 networks of twined towns. First meeting programme Olm

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