In Croatia the concept of social innovation is still new to all stakeholders, particularly local policy makers and administration remain weary of the concept. However, several policy initiatives have been launched in Zagreb. As a result there is now some access to affordable housing for young families in the city. Will this change attitudes? Find some answers and other examples of welfare innovations in Zagreb in this report, which 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.
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.
RODA helps families in Zagreb and nurtures mutual help and learning among its members. The results of studying RODA as part of WILCO Project were exhibited at the WILCO closing event.
This event offered an opportunity to check the relevance of the WILCO approach with other researchers, who showed great interest in the project.
About 20 participants, mostly experts and researchers, listened to four presentations about WILCO before embarking on a lively discussion
Institute for Social Policy (ISP), Croatia
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.