PACE

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Providing Access to Childcare and Employment

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Mechelen

Lead partner

address

Grote Markt 21
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

Project budget

6 551 267

ERDF amount

3 930 760

ERDF rate

60%
24.3%

Common challenge

A lack of affordable childcare is identified as a major barrier to employment (Resolution Foundation, 2014). By supporting families to access quality ECEC (Early Childhood Education&Care) PACE can improve incomes, enhance participation in society and reduce childpoverty. Research proves impact of good ECEC on child development is visible through the whole school career. (Sylva, Melhuish, Sammons, Siraj-Blatchford,&Taggart,2004). PACE supports parents to return to/enter employment using an accessible childcare as a gateway, and improves the life prospects of vulnerable and deprived families.

Partners

France

Association des Centres Sociaux de Wattrelos

France

Centre Social Jean Ferrat

Belgium/Flanders

Karel de GroteHogeschool

Belgium/Flanders

Arteveldehogeschool Gent

France

Centre Social Eclaté

Netherlands

Stichting voor de Haagse Jeugd Clubhuizen De Mussen

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Gent

England

Brighton and Hove City Council

England

Kent County Council

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Turnhout

Belgium/Flanders

Sociaal Huis Mechelen

Observers

Belgium/Flanders

Kind en Gezin

Belgium/Flanders

Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering Provincie Antwerpen

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling

Belgium/Flanders

Samenlevingsopbouw Antwerpen provincie

Netherlands

Gemeente Den Haag

France

Assocation Nationale pour la Formation Professionelle des Adultes (AFPA)

France

Colline ACEPP Nord Pas de Calais

France

Tous Parrains

France

Plan Local d'Insertion pour l'Emploi (PLIE) Maison de l'Emploi du Roubaisis (MIE)

France

Ville de Wattrelos