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ESF-Federal Programme - BIWAQ - Round of funding 2015-2018
ESF-Bundesprogramm
ESF-Federal Programme
BIWAQ
BIWAQ
Förderrunde 2015-2018
Round of funding 2015-2018
BIWAQ – Partner of
the Social City Programme
“Education, Economy, Work in the Neighbourhood”
(BIWAQ) is a federal programme of the Federal Ministry
for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and
Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supported by the European Social
Fund (ESF).
BIWAQ uses the ESF and BMUB funding to improve the
opportunities of residents in deprived neighbourhoods. The
programme supports projects on integrating people into
the workforce and strengthening the local economy.
A proven programme
As a partner of the urban development grants programme
Social City, BIWAQ has been deliberately targeting deprived
urban neighbourhoods since 2008, combining local education, business and employment projects in communities
with measures for urban development. By directing the
projects at specific social spaces, the support reaches the
people who need it most. BIWAQ projects develop effective
instruments for meeting the specific needs of the different
Social City neighbourhoods. They are joined to investments
Social City
The projects are implemented in areas covered by the urban development grants programme Social City. Together with Länder and municipalities, the BMUB is currently
supporting 600 deprived neighbourhoods. The main
focus is on investments in the residential environment,
infrastructure and the quality of housing. To comprehensively improve the living situation of people in deprived
neighbourhoods additional measures are needed: BIWAQ
has made a start by facilitating supplementary projects
tailored to local needs focusing on integrating people
into the workforce and on the local economy.
in urban development and cooperate closely with local
partners such as neighbourhood management, local associations and stakeholders in economic development.
Federal Building Minister Barbara Hendricks: “This round
of funding has seen great interest in BIWAQ. I am delighted
by the positive response, which shows that the combin­
ation of urban development investments under the Social
City programme and employment policy instruments is
the right approach. In this way, we can help stabilise and
improve deprived neighbourhoods.”
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In the 2015-2018 round of funding over 70 municipalities and their
projects were selected from 128 project proposals. Another round is
scheduled for 2019-2022 with the call for applications planned for
2018.
What does BIWAQ support?
BIWAQ supports projects which improve the qualifications
and work prospects of those living in deprived neighbourhoods and which help strengthen local economies.
Some projects promote the provision of internships or jobs,
while others foster stable business networks. Local people
can gain qualifications through initiatives to improve the
residential environment, for instance creating community
gardens and playgrounds, or helping to develop community
centres. Voluntary work is also promoted.
BIWAQ – main areas of activity
BIWAQ supports projects which
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promote the integration of (long-term) unemployed
men and women aged 27 and older in the workforce
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help to strengthen local economies
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strengthen local communities in deprived neighbourhoods and enhance social cohesion in cities and
municipalities by networking with other activities in
the field of integrated urban development
What activities are funded?
A wide range of instruments can be used in BIWAQ projects.
Possible options in the field “long-term integration in the
workforce” are:
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qualification measures tailored to specific needs
improving contacts and participation in the local
community
supporting work placements and mobility
assisting transition from school to work
visits from advisors, locally accessible advice
In the field “strengthening the local economy”
the following are eligible for support:
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advice for local businesses
establishing and strengthening business networks
activating local companies as partners in
neighbourhood development
image promotion
management of vacant properties
ESF-Federal programme
for young people
In addition to BIWAQ, in the ESF pilot programme to
support young people in their community, “JUGEND
STÄRKEN im Quartier”, the BMUB cooperates with the
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women
and Youth (BMFSFJ). This programme assists disadvantaged
young people up to 26 years old in particularly deprived
neighbourhoods in the transition from school to training
and employment. The projects themselves help to revitalise
local communities.
Facts and figures
The ESF has made up to 90 million euros available to
BIWAQ for the funding period 2014 to 2020. A further
65 million euros comes from the BMUB budget. Two
rounds of funding are planned – from 2015 to 2018 and
from 2019 to 2020.
From 2008 to 2015 (part of the EU funding period
2007 to 2013) around 124 million euros were made avail­
able from the ESF and another 60 million euros came
from federal funds. The funding benefited over 220
projects to promote employment in around 200 Social
City areas, with some running for several years. A total of
around 60,000 people participated in the projects, 43 percent of these with an immigrant background (April 2015).
Information
Contact
Federal Ministry for the Environment,
Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
Division SW I 4 – Social City, Urban Development
Grants, ESF
Stresemannstraße 128 - 130
10117 Berlin · Germany
Email: [email protected]
Technical support and evaluation
Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs
and Spatial Development (BBSR) within the Federal Office
for Building and Regional Planning (BBR)
Division I 4 – Urban Development Grants,
Social Urban Development
Deichmanns Aue 31 - 37
53179 Bonn · Germany
Email: [email protected]
Administrative implementation
Federal Office of Administration
Division ZMV II 3 – Grants under the
European Social Fund (ESF)
Eupener Straße 125
50933 Köln · Germany
Email: [email protected]
Further information
www.biwaq.de
www.bmub.bund.de/biwaq
www.sozialestadt.de
www. jugend-staerken.de
www.bbsr.bund.de
The programme “Education, Economy, Work in the
Neighbourhood – BIWAQ” is funded by the Federal
Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation,
Building and Nuclear Safety and the European Social Fund.
Imprint
Published by
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building
and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Public Relations Division · 11055 Berlin · Germany
Email: [email protected] · Website: www.bmub.bund.de/english
Edited by
BMUB, Division SW I 4 Social City, Urban Development Grants,
ESF BBSR, Division I 4 Urban Development Grants,
Social Urban Development
Design
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Picture credits
Cover: fotolia, Photo 1: WaBeQ GmbH gemeinnützig,
Photo 2: WIEDERGRÜSSER FILMPRODUKTION,
Photo 3: picture-alliance
Date
April 2015
First Print
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