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Social projects in the Social City Gallus with no investment in infrastructure

Street sign at the entrance to the Teves-West complex, © Stadtplanungsamt Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Numerous social projects in the LOS, SvO, HEGISS – Innovationen and Xenos funding schemes assisting the Social City helped broaded and promote the variety of activities underway in Gallus to help children, young people and men and women gain qualifications and employment.

Projects in the LOS and SvO funding schemes:
Since 2006, 57 micro-projects have been run in conjunction with the LOS scheme (local capital for social purposes) and under the aegis of the Municipal Department of Youth Welfare and Social Affairs. All of these aimed at fostering skills and qualifications, as well as promoting the integration of disadvantaged resident communities in Gallus. The complementary SvO scheme enabled a further 31 projects until 2011.

Projects that are part of HEGISS – Innovationen:
Between 2006 and 2009 HEGISS – Innovationen made available additional subsidies from the Social City scheme by the federal and state governments to finance model measures in areas where no investments in infrastructure were required.

In relation to the Social City Gallus a total of six HEGISS – Innovationen projects (between three and five years long) were approved between 2007 and 2013:

Gallus – 1:1 für Ausbildung
Duration: April 1, 2007 – March 31, 2012

In connection with the Social City, the “Sportkreis Frankfurt e.V.” and “Jugend braucht Arbeit e.V.” associations used “Gallus - 1:1 für Ausbildung” in a bid to advance youth career support in the district. The focus was on improving training capacities in local companies by way of a model solution. The project took off thanks to the positive approach of two sponsors wishing to promote new ways of gaining qualifications and training.

By the end of the funding phase Sportkreis Frankfurt e.V. had managed to place the project on a permanent footing.

New partnerships – Education and employment in the Alte Braunfabrik multi-generation building in Frankfurt  
Duration: Jan. 1, 2008 – December 31, 2010

The German Federal Department of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth selected the KIZ Gallus association to establish a multi-generation building in Frankfurt’s former Braun factory at Idsteiner Strasse. With the support of Hessen’s Social City community initiative, two modules from the fields of education and employment were included in the association’s range of services. Thanks to the HEGISS – Innovationen program it was possible not only to “improve the numbers of participants by way of a training and education partnership” advice center, but also to strengthen the women’s cooperative during a three-year “incubator” phase. The cooperative was run by women’s businesses in collaboration with “berami” (career, education, and consultation for migrants)

New partnerships
Education and activity in the Alte Braunfabrik multi-generation building in Frankfurt

Duration: Jan. 1, 2008 – December 31, 2010

The additional funding scheme XENOS sponsored by the European Social Fund and the Federal Department of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth helped get the “Employment perspectives for women and youth with migrant roots (women’s cooperative)” program on its feet. The proud result was a family restaurant, household-related offerings and other forms of support, for example a midwife.

Together in Gallus – A network of neighborhoods
Duration: March 1, 2008 – February 28, 2011

The project led by Frankfurt’s Caritas branch was devoted to setting up meeting points and drop-in centers for local residents throughout the district. These agencies liaise with one another in a bid to extend the facilities beyond the local context to reach the entire district. The initial focus of the project was to promote communication, provide services to solve problems between the various social and ethnic neighborhoods, and deliver neighborly help in all household-related matters.

“Kiezläufer” (neighborhood outreach) is the second part of the project. It involved setting up a team of residents that regularly walks about in the district in an effort to get in touch with other residents. The group also provides information about what is available and mediates in major problem situations.

The third part of the project is the “Nachbarn im Gallus” neighborhood association which teamed up with the churches in the district to establish the “Quartierspavillon Quäkerwiese” future neighborhood meeting point as a platform for civic involvement in Gallus.

The Frankfurt Caritas Association succeeded in making two project modules permanent in the district.

Small Globe Theater
Duration: January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2011

Theater productions staged by “Kleine Welttheater” formed part of a cooperation project run by the two associations “ora da!” and “zwischenraum e.V.”. The aim was to provide career guidance to young adults at the transition stage from school to vocational training. By bringing together different, theater-related crafts the young participants not only gained a valuable insight into how the various qualifications relate to each other, but were also able to an acquire a certificate in Scenery and Stage Sculpture, as well as Wood and Metal from the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK).

Strengthening the educational skills of parents with migrant backgrounds
Bridges for parents with children moving on from primary school to secondary education and employment

Duration: March 1, 2010 – April 30, 2013

Internationaler Bund e.V. assists parents living in Gallus in addressing their children’s interests and skills. By strengthening the parents’ skills in raising kids and familiarizing them with both outreach sources and the school and training schemes available, the parents will be able to play a more active role in supporting their children’s integration in school and employment. The parents were consciously briefed at the schools, for example with the help of parents’ cafés and interpreters or suitably qualified parents for language assistance at parents’ evenings. The IB was able to prove the validity of the project approach in the course of the WAMBO welcome scheme.

Gallus exhibition space
Duration: April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2013

Since April 2010 “Jugendkulturwerkstatt Falkenheim e.V.” has rented an exhibition space that displays the artistic output of children and young people living in Gallus for one month at a time. The project aims not only to showcase the achievements of the children and youngsters in a shop window, but to provide them with further opportunities to meet in an art-related setting. Following the success of this approach, the project was transformed into a mobile exhibition space after funding stopped.


LOS-Förderzeiträume [14 KB]

Auflistung der Einzelprojekte der
LOS-Förderzeiträume Soziale Stadt Gallus