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WINQuartier: Neighbourhood development for older people - How can additional monetary benefits be presented?

Age-appropriate neighbourhood development - how can additional monetary benefits be presented?

In order to discuss this question, a working meeting took place in Düsseldorf on February 21, 2018, to which WINQuartier project staff, members of the project steering group, representatives of the Freie Wohlfahrtspflege NRW as well as external experts were invited.

The background to the event was that the WINQuartier project had repeatedly triggered discussions about which procedures could be used to present the "economic" and "socio-economic added value" of neighbourhood work. The day's content was shaped by a series of exciting lectures, such as that of Prof. Dr. Bernd Halfar (Cath. University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, xit GmbH, Nuremberg) on the question "What can the SROI method achieve? Mag.a Olivia Rauscher and Dr. Christian Grünhaus (former Schober) also gave a lecture on SROI analysis and presented important concepts such as the impact chain and the impact box in addition to the basic approach. The latter is an instrument that shows the links between different impact dimensions in terms of time (short, medium and long-term), structure (micro, meso and macro levels) and factual level (e.g. economic, social, political). In addition to numerous other inputs, such as that of Dr. Jan Schröder (Managing Partner Jan Schröder Beratung GmbH) on the topic of economic valuation of public welfare, there was sufficient room for securing results and clarifying open questions.

In addition to a conference documentation, an upcoming book project is also a result of this conference. Olivia Rauscher and Christian Grünhaus will contribute an article on the concept of the impact box and its application in community work.

Mag.rer.soc.oec. Olivia Rauscher

Olivia Rauscher

Senior Researcher
Responsibilities: Social Impact Measurements focusing on SROI analysis, evaluation, social inequality, poverty reduction, health promotion and prevention
Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. Christian Grünhaus

Christian Grünhaus

Academic Director, Senior Researcher (prev. Schober)
Responsibilities: Work and research focus: Evaluation, SROI analyzes, financing, donation behavior, job satisfaction and motivation, care for the elderly, care for the disabled and accessibility