Four years of WILCO Project research in 20 cities across Europe have come to an end. Here you can read the final report on findings on the nature of local welfare innovations, their policy-contexts and sustainability, and the potential for innovation diffusion.
All the results from the WILCO project have been published on this website.
Based on the type of audience, different messages and formats have been produced but the premise is that everybody interested in how local social innovation emerges and can be replicated in different European contexts will find relevant information in this website.
Therefore, be it the scientific community, practitioners, policymakers and public administrators, journalist and opinion makers, or any citizen, we hope that you will find something that suits your interest and expectations.
This report clarifies the intellectual basis and the practical guidelines for analysing welfare innovations in the twenty cities studied as part of WILCO.
This report compares the findings of the twenty city reports, analysing patterns of socio-economic inequality specific to our chosen city cases; (…)
This series of reports describes innovative projects in four local welfare areas in 20 cities across Europe. Each report describes and assesses local innovations in relation to process, partners and stakeholders, and level of embededdness in the local welfare system.
The objective of this series of reports is to study the interplay of innovations with local welfare systems, to identify critical factors and think about appropriate ways of up-scaling innovations.
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 Policy Brief is supported by WILCO and the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA).
POLICY REVIEW – Social innovation research in the European Union: Approaches, findings and future directions
This Policy Review is the result of a joint initiative of the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Unit (…)
European Union-funded research can play a crucial role in encouraging social innovation, as there is hardly any other (…)
The country reports describe the background for our later research. The project focuses on local welfare.
In the country reports (published separately), we described the structure of the overall welfare state and the degree (…)
This report explains the basic work steps aimed to understand local policy orientations and values in regard to welfare initiatives, which were normally produced in the political arena by politicians, technicians or experts, and the scientific community.
The Missing data report for Work Package 3 includes a description of all the data that is missing from the research conducted in the 20 cities covered by WILCO.
Münster- based WILCO member Annette Zimmer led a bachelor’s course last winter on social innovation, social (…)
A new article by members of the German WILCO reasearch team outlines some of the few foundations engaged in social (…)