BOLD Cities received a new grant from ZonMw (on behalf of the Ministry of SZW) to continue its research about 'Reintegration in BOLD Cities'. In this research, the question is if and how municipal and national data can be linked and analysed in order to design bespoke strategies for reintegration into paid labour.
While the previous project was conducted in collaboration with the municipality of Rotterdam, the current project seeks to scale the approach to other G4 cities. It also looks at a broader range of outcome measures in evaluating the effectiveness of the reintegration services. The project starts on April 1, 2021 and will include a variety of stakeholders, in particular benefits-clients and case managers.
The first project 'Reintegration in BOLD Cities' (2017-2020) investigated the use of Big Data in the domain of Work and Income in the municipality of Rotterdam. The project aimed to identify opportunities, risks and (im)possibilities of the use of Big Data in the domain of Work and Income in the municipality of Rotterdam. The first results look promising and lead to refer people as quickly as possible to work-mediation instead of training and teaching them first.
Look here for more information about the first project: