Policy Press

Social Work and Social Innovation

Emerging Trends and Challenges for Practice, Policy and Education in Europe

Edited by Jean Pierre Wilken, Anne Parpan-Blaser, Sarah Prosser, Suzan van der Pas and Erik Jansen

Published

Jun 28, 2024

Page count

304 pages

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Research in Social Work

ISBN

978-1447369325

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jun 28, 2024

Page count

304 pages

Browse the series

Research in Social Work

ISBN

978-1447369349

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jun 28, 2024

Page count

304 pages

Browse the series

Research in Social Work

ISBN

978-1447369349

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Social Work and Social Innovation

Written by leading experts from across Europe, this book provides a grounded exploration of innovation in the practice, research and education of social work. It focuses on the role of participation, collaboration and co-creation as key drivers of social innovation within these fields, providing practical examples of social entrepreneurship, people-centred design and participatory led innovation.

The positive outcomes of local social innovations are analysed in the wider European framework, with reflections and recommendations for advancing innovation in policy, service provision, education and research.

"This important new text provides a grounded and well theorised exploration of how social innovation can infuse and inspire new developments in social work contexts and systems." Professor Michelle Lefevre, University of Sussex

Introduction

Part 1: Framing Social Innovation and Social Work

1. Social Work and Social Innovation: How the Twain Can Meet – Jean Pierre Wilken and Anne Parpan-Blaser

2. How to Change Our Neighbourhoods, Regions and the World: Using Symptoms, Systems and Transformation as a Framework for Social Innovation and Social Work – Sarah Prosser and Ole Pedersen

3. Social Work, Social Innovation, Discretion and Creativity: Day-to-Day Innovation of Practice – Tony Evans

4. Potential for Social Innovation in Social Work: Applying the Capability Approach – Annica Brummel, Erik Jansen, Mara A. Yerkes and Jana Javornik

Part 2: Examples of Social Innovations in Social Work across Europe

Theme A: Co-creation and Co-production of Social Services: Social Innovation in Practice

5. The Art of Co-creation: Service Innovation in Europe – Chris Fox and Susan Baines

6. Promoting Social Service Innovation: Regional and Local Examples from across Europe- Alfonso Lara-Montero

7. Co-creation in Action: Lessons from the CoSIE Project – Sandra Geelhoed and Eva Heijmans

8. Social Innovation and Service Users Involvement: Enhancing the Knowledge of Social Work – Sidsel Natland, Kristel Driessens and Vicky Lyssens-Danneboom

9. Moderating the Process of Social Innovation: Insights from a Case Study in Labour Market Activation – Koen Dortmans, Erik Jansen and Lineke Van Hal

Theme B: Education and Learning: Social Innovation in Social Work Education and Learning

10. Regional Learning Networks: Drivers of Social Innovation in Social Work – Suzan Van Der Pas and Erik Jansen

11. Putting Learning Communities into Practice: Innovation of Social Work Education – Meike Koop, Ankie Schoenmakers, Ina Tilma, Nathalie Grahame, Henk Spies

12. Learning from Innovation Processes: Introducing Easy Language in Adult Protection Services – Anne Parpan-Blaser

Theme C: Community Work, Community-Led Innovation and Collective Action

13. The Rediscovery of Community: Community Development as Social Innovation – Jean Pierre Wilken and Dagmar Narusson

14. Climate Change from a Green Social Work Perspective: Responding to a Constantly Evolving Crisis Challenging Social Work Practice – Lena Dominelli

15. Co-creation of Nature-Based Solutions: Guidelines for Citizen Engagement – Nathalie Nunes, Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann and Isabel Ferreira

16. Innovating Social Work Practices to Better Address Homelessness: Participatory Action Research with Community Services in Italy – Marta Gaboardi, Sabina Licursi and Emanuela Pascuzzi

17. Challenging the Power Status Quo: Paradoxes in Grass Roots Social Innovation – Jeroen Gradener and Luc De Droogh

Theme D: Social Entrepreneurship. Inclusive and Regenerative Models of Social Business and Innovation for Sustainable Impact

18. Social Entrepreneurship as Social Innovation: What about Social Work? – Zsolt Bugarszki, Geoff Cox and Leendert De Bell

19. The Growing Rhetoric of Entrepreneurship in Times of Crisis: Future Challenges of Social Work in the Case of Portugal – Antonela Jesus and Maria Inês Amaro

20. Unlimited Incubators for Belonging, Cohesion and Impact: Nurturing ‘What Is Already There’ – Sarah Prosser, Ole Pedersen and Rosa Engebrigtsen Bye

21. Developing the Innovative Power of Social Work: Synthesis and Future Directions – Erik Jansen, Anne Parpan-Blaser, Suzan Van Der Pas, Sarah Prosser and Jean Pierre Wilken