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Boosting social impact - Investing in society with Social Impact Bond development

The goal of this Action Planning Network was to explore how social impact bonds can be used to improve public service delivery in areas such as employment, ageing, and immigration. Often, the delivery of services is hindered by fragmented and siloed agencies and budgets, financial and political short-termism, and an aversion to risk and difficulty creating change. The social impact bond is a promising model that ameliorates these issues by increasing collaboration, prevention, and innovation.

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Municipality of Heerlen, The Netherlands

Team Policy, Domain Society

mailbox 1, 6400 AA Heerlen, visiting address: Putgraaf 188 Heerlen


Phase I Kick-off event in Heerlen
Lead Partner & Lead Expert City Visits
Phase I Final Event in Fundao
Phase II Activation Meeting Online
Masterclasses 1-6 - Online & Physical
Transnational Meetings Sept 2021 - April 2022 in Voru, Pordenone, Zaragoza, Aarhus, Kecskemét, Baia Mare
Phase II Final Meeting in Heerlen

Integrated Action Plans

Within an Action Planning Network, the Integrated Action Plan is a local output, specific to each city. Thus, the local circumstances, as the concrete actions to be carried out in response to the network's sustainable development challenges, are defined by the URBACT Local Group. This core group is composed by a wide range of relevant stakeholders, who have a stake in the addressed challenge and who play an active role in co-designing the plan alongside the project partner. This document is the result of the interplay between the theme, each city's starting point and its individual URBACT journey. It highlights the positive learning experience cities have undertaken, both from a local and a transnational perspective.
  • Heerlen
  • Aarhus
  • Võru County
  • Zaragoza
  • Pordenone
  • Fundão
  • Baia Mare
  • Kecskemét