Four peripheral small and medium size cities (SMSCs) – Cordoba (Spain), Riga (Latvia), Lucca (Italy) and Nitra (Slovakia) – will take the leadership to test visionary and integrated solutions to foster Inclusive Health and Wellbeing (IHW).
IN-HABIT, a newly-launched EU H2020 project, will mobilise undervalued resources (culture, food, human-animal bonds and environment) in each of the four pilot cities to increase IHW, with a focus on gender and diversity. The integrated approach will combine technological, digital, nature-based, cultural, and social innovations in selected urban public spaces, focusing on underserved areas and vulnerable target groups in each city. The project will deliver innovative concepts to analyse health and wellbeing as urban commons, develop social business providing livelihood opportunities and promoting healthier lifestyles, deliver an app to measure impact and boost behavioural change, and more. These solutions will be co-designed, co-deployed and co-managed with and by local stakeholders.