On 16 and 17 January 2018, a two-day training course of the process facilitators took place in Innsbruck/AT. The task of these persons is to accompany and advise the pilot communities and regions in applying and implementing the Social Planning Instrument (SPI).

Municipalities offer a wide range of services and provisions and many institutions and facilities, clubs and associations or individuals provide services as well, but they are not well connected to each other. Social planning fosters social cohesion and development in communities and regions. The Social Planning Instrument (SPI) supports mid and long-term social planning to take the interests of both the local natives and the new residents into account.

The Social Planning handbook is a manual and contains the description of the process, questionnaire and a technical advice on how to use the online tool. The handbook is written in five languages (English, German, French,Italian and Slovenian). The current version of the handbook is a draft, because it will be continually reviewed and adapted on the basis of feedback from the process consultants and the pilots throughout the whole project.  

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