We are proud to announce the publication of “Social Innovations in the Urban context”, edited by Taco Brandsen, Sandro Cattacin, Adalbert Evers and Annette Zimmer, which is the final output…
The German journal “Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen” on social movement research features WILCO researchers Cattacin, Brandsen, Ewers and Gluns on social innovation in an edition focussing on cities as generators of innovation. More details are available in German.
WILCO, among four international research projects funded by the European Commission, will present their policy-relevant findings to an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and interested others in Brussels.
The book provides an analysis of social and economic transformations driving the emergence of new social risks in European cities in the last two decades.
At the Brescia grassroots meeting social innovators, researchers and local adminstrators discussed local consequences of the economic crisis and called for a reduction of administrative obstacles in order to facilitate welfare innovations.
WILCO researcher Laurent Fraisse presented some of the outputs of the WILCO research on social innovation in the local governance of welfare services
Watch the trailer of the WILCO project video.
Discussion topics included how to increase the participation of socially vulnerable people and how to balance the requirements of professional organisations and the expectations of active citizens.
How can new welfare challenges across Europe be tackled in a fresh and innovative way? And how to make bottom-up innovation sustainable through new models of governance?