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.
The city of Nantes developed new practices to tackle the huge social challenge of loneliness among the elderly and explored new ways of delivering services to families in disadvantaged areas. This report is part of a series describing innovative projects in the areas of housing, employment, family care and immigrant integration in 20 cities across Europe. Local innovation is assessed in relation to process, partners and stakeholders, and level of embededdness in the local welfare system.
WILCO researcher Laurent Fraisse presented some of the outputs of the WILCO research on social innovation in the local governance of welfare services
(CRIDA), France The Centre de recherche et d’information sur la démocratie et l’autonomie (CRIDA, Research and Information Center on Democracy and Autonomy), based in Paris, was founded in 1984. The…
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.