From 2011-2014 the project ‘Welfare Innovations at the Local Level in Favour of Cohesion” (WILCO) examined social innovations in twenty European cities. Specifically, it had the following goals:
- To identify innovative practices in European cities and the factors that make them emerge and spread;
- To set them against the context of current social problems and urban policies;
- To make recommendations how to encourage local social innovation.
The Final report outlines findings with regards to emerging social welfare innovations; social exclusion and vulnerability; to urban welfare governance. It draws conclusions about sustainability and diffusion of social innovations and makes recommendations for EU-funded research on social innovation.
You can download the WILCO final report here.