Building on THP’s experiences with conducting Expert Consultations with the private sector and cities, THP identified the need to form partnerships between the private sector and cities to address migration challenges specific to the city in question.
A first pilot project was launched to facilitate the formation of such a partnership in the city of Rotterdam. THP, the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam and Erasmus University are focusing on creating partnerships, or pathways of cooperation, between city government and local businesses for the purpose of improving migration and labour market outcomes in Rotterdam.
This two year project is forward looking, has a long-term focus and is being co-funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the City of Rotterdam, and the Port of Rotterdam amongst others. As the project unfolds, THP will roll out a series of other partnerships in cities in and around Europe using the Rotterdam Pilot Project as an example.
For more information about the Business-City Partnership Project please contact Teressa Juzwiak (Research Coordinator).
Tel: +31 (0)10 7118988