TY - BOOK ID - 32175 TI - Introduction: Implementing innovative social investment AU - Baines, Susan AU - Bassi, Andrea AU - Csoba, Judit AU - Flórián, Sipos PY - 2019 SN - 9781447351894 9781447347828 9781447347842 9781447347859 9781447347866 DB - DOAB KW - Social investment KW - Civil society KW - Early intervention KW - Labour market activation KW - Social innovation UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:32175 AB - "Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The turn towards a Social Investment approach to welfare implies deploying resources to enhance human capital and mobilise the productive potential of citizens, starting in early childhood.
This edited collection brings regional and local realities to the forefront of social investment debates by showcasing successes, challenges and setbacks of Social Investment policies and services from ten European countries: Italy, UK, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Spain. It provides practical, accessible illustrations of good practice, routes to success, and lessons learned. The book is informed throughout by engagement with service users and local communities, and features many previously unheard voices including front-line workers, local decision makers, volunteers and beneficiaries."