Twelve elected District Councillors attended this event, discussing the findings of the WILCO UK research team on social innovation in welfare services in Dover.
The Birmingham grassroots event resulted in great interest for linking WILCO research findings to local platforms like the Birmingham Social Inclusion Process.
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?