2010, 2017

Meeting the challenge of reforming public services

October 20th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on Meeting the challenge of reforming public services

First published on 13/10/2017 by MetroPolis https://mcrmetropolis.uk/ 

By Prof Chris Fox

New challenges

The challenges that the post-war public sector was built to respond to have changed: life expectancy has risen, employment rates are as high as they have ever been, , crime has fallen and technological innovations have provided new opportunities for work and leisure. The challenges the modern state faces are […]

1609, 2016

New legal report shows legal legitimacy of IPP

September 16th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on New legal report shows legal legitimacy of IPP

by Christopher Andersson, Forum Ideburna

More and more municipalities are choosing to enter agreements with civil society organizations through Value Based Partnerships (IOP). In Forums´ work with IOP many municipalities have expressed concern over the legal legitimacy of IOP. Through a newly published legal report we can state that this concern is unjustified. IPP: s entered […]

2605, 2016

Energy poverty in Spain. Clean energy and cooperatives might be the answer

May 26th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Energy poverty in Spain. Clean energy and cooperatives might be the answer

by Aída Sáez, Universitat Politècnica de València

The complexities of the Spanish electric sector and its relationship with energy poverty make up the subject of one of our main case studies for the InnoSi project. A few weeks ago, we interviewed leading Spanish industrial engineers and entrepreneurs within the energy sector in Spain, who helped to […]

2505, 2016

InnoSi Panel at the ISTR Conference

May 25th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on InnoSi Panel at the ISTR Conference

International Society for Third Sector Research
Stockholm June 28- July 1 2016

by Matthias Freise, University of Münster

InnoSI Panel at the 12th Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research

Title of the Panel:

Social Investment and Social Innovation in Europe – Early results from the InnoSI Project

 Panel Chairs: Giulio Ecchia (University of Bologna) and Matthias Freise […]

2704, 2016

An IOP – not a panacea for all seasons, but still a valuable ”third way”

April 27th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on An IOP – not a panacea for all seasons, but still a valuable ”third way”

by Inga Narbutaite Aflaki, Karlstad University

It is springtime in Sweden and a feeling of euphoria is in the air at a national conference on new forms of collaboration on more equal terms between public authorities and NGOs, so called IOP (“idéburna offentliga partnerskap”) partnerships. Interestingly, and in contrast to developments in some other places in Europe, political […]

504, 2016

Labour Market Participation for Dutch women

April 5th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Labour Market Participation for Dutch women

The evolutional path to equality
by Eva Hijmans, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

 

According to the reform program 2014 of the Ministry of Economic affairs in The Netherlands: “labour market  participation of women in the Netherlands is among the highest in Europe (71.9% as compared to 62.3% in the EU-28). At the same time, the majority of […]

2103, 2016

1+1=3: A society is only as strong as its weakest link

March 21st, 2016|blog|Comments Off on 1+1=3: A society is only as strong as its weakest link

by Heidi Sandberg

Forum – idéburna organisationer med social inriktning

A society is only as strong as its weakest link. That is probably true. But equally true is that a society that turns every relationship into economic transactions, will become both weak and poor, and a chilly place to live in.

In Sweden, as elsewhere in Europe, we […]

802, 2016

Tackling the Unknown Future

February 8th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Tackling the Unknown Future

by Principal Lecturer Harri Jalonen, Turku University of Applied Sciences

How does the refugee crisis influence European welfare societies? Is ‘big data’ a remedy for productivity challenges in healthcare or is it only one new threat to citizens’ privacy? Does the significance of investors’ ethical considerations boost the rise of socially responsible investment policies? How does climate […]

1301, 2016

Social Investment and Social Innovation under crisis in Greece

January 13th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Social Investment and Social Innovation under crisis in Greece

by Professor Alexandra Koronaiou and Alexandros Sakellariou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens

The fields of social investment and social innovation are under-developed in Greece. They are rather unstable and vague, due to the absence of a central policy that would call for a socially-oriented action plan to be designed. The Greek state has never given priority […]

2311, 2015

Community Reporting for Insight: Capturing Snapshots of Lived Experience

November 23rd, 2015|blog|Comments Off on Community Reporting for Insight: Capturing Snapshots of Lived Experience

by Gary Copitch and Hayley Trowbridge
People’s Voice Media, UK
We think that people telling their own stories about the experiences that matter to them, and that have impacted on their lives is powerful stuff. Using pocket technology to capture these stories and the Internet to share them with others is exactly what community reporting is all […]