Co-producing social policies with Social Solidarity Economy actors to fight poverty, inequality and social exclusion
MedTOWN is a social innovation project based on support the role and the capacities of the Social Solidarity Economy actors in fighting poverty, inequality, social exclusion and environmental unsustainability through the research and experimentation of a co-production model with the use of complementary public e-currencies for the provision of social services and financial aid to the most vulnerable groups in order to increase the socioeconomic impacts and effectiveness of public policies and expenditures at local level.
Spain, Greece, Palestine, Tunisia, Jordan & Portugal
9 Associated Partners
6 Demostrative actions
6 Pilot projects
Total budget 3,4 million
86,5% EU contribution
36 Months duration
The 3 pilars of MedTOWN’s activity
Training & Capacity Building Support
MedTOWN will insure specific technical support and training to mentor and accompany the design of private-public partnerships for the provision of social services fully equipped with effective tools and capacities. Training material will be developed for capacity building & facilitation skills.
Social experimentation Action Research Monitoring & Evaluation
The initiative is based on Action Research to support the design of effective public policies on the provision of social services. To that effect a series of experimental actions deploying a co-production model will be undertaken aiming to increase the effectiveness of social services delivery and as test-monitoring of results for policy design.
Policy Dialogue & Networking
MedTOWN will engage the participating through the MedTOWN Community of Practice, which will host group discussion tables among researchers, policy makers and legal experts, online training sessions for facilitators, SSE actors and NGO practitioners’, strategic conferences, study visits and exchanges, synergies and networking with other relative initiatives and projects to elaborate studies, papers, seminars, workshops and policy recommendations, in order to develop a joint framework approach of co-production of social policies in the Mediterranean basin.