City Reports on the Development of Social Welfare - Wilco Project - Wilco Project


A total of 20 European cities have been studied in depth within the WILCO framework. This report series represents the first attempt at understanding how the cities have developed over the last decades and how changes have contributed to the current landscape in the areas of housing, employment, family and immigration.

This series of city report maps the problems of social inequality and cohesion at the local level, as the background for the research on local social innovations in the subsequent part of the project. The reports include

  • (1) an analysis of the main characteristics and trends of the local labour market (main sectors, employment and unemployment levels, groups of population mainly affected by long-term unemployment);
  • (2) an analysis of demographic structure of the population and of the trends taking place in the preceding ten years (proportion of the elderly, fertility and natality rates, proportion of immigrants and their distribution in the urban territory, etc.);
  • (3) an analysis of the housing market, with special attention to critical situations such as overcrowding, difficult affordability, evictions, homelessness;
  • (4) an analysis of migration trends, of migrants’ flows into the city, of the composition of migrant population, its features, changes and possible risks of exclusion and segregation.

Malmö SE

Stockholm SE

Barcelona SP

Birmingham UK

Geneva CH

Bern CH

Warsaw PL

Plock PL

Milan IT

Brescia IT

Muenster DE

Berlin DE

Nantes FR

Lille FR

Varazdin HR

Zagreb HR

Amsterdam NL

Nijmegen NL