Publications

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Atlas of the world

Social Innovation in Western Europe: Networks and Programmes as Drivers

Networks and cooperation are vital for social innovation (SI). Policy which stimulates the development of SI ecosystems is likely to encourage the sustainability of social innovations. This chapter from the Atlas of Social Innovation, complied of 62 articles by 25 international partners as part of the EU-funded SI-DRIVE project, focuses on Western Europe, detailing how... Find out more

Unravelling the Spiral of Debt

Access to credit can be a major challenge for many households and lead them to turn to unaffordable alternatives that trap them in a spiral of deepening debt. Read about the findings from our year-long mixed-methods study carried out in Wales on ‘high cost credit’ and investigated what might make a viable alternative.

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How is EU employment policy driving social innovation?

The European Commission has recognised a need to address fundamental challenges around work and employment across the European Union. The European Pillar of Social Rights (2017) highlights that the future of the EU depends on its ability to position itself as a promoter of solutions to social challenges, in a context of growing social and... Find out more

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Stories of Inequality and Action

December 2017

This report covers some highlights of our work from 2014-2017 when we made a strategic decision to focus on inequalities and direct all our work to challenging it. Inside you will find 10 stories of inequality and the programmes we have put in place to tackle these issues. They provide a snapshot of some of... Find out more

#refugeeswelcome in parks: a resource book

December 2017

Do you work directly with refugees and asylum seekers?  This resource book will share information on how the use of public space can help to facilitate wellbeing and inclusion, and offers ideas for supporting positive experiences. Are you involved in the planning, design or management of parks (or other outdoor public spaces)? This resource book... Find out more