Think Tank on Collective Action in Care

Session 6 - ‘Together or better alone (II)? Cooperation between care cooperatives and other organizations’ (Utrecht, June 7, 2016)

 

On June 7, 2016, Tine De Moor and Anita Boele on behalf of  Strategic Research Theme 'Institutions for Open Societies of Utrecht University in collaboration with Daniëlle Harkes and Yvonne Witter on behalf of the Aedes-Actiz Knowledge Centre on Living and Care organized the sixth Think Tank Session about ageing populations and the development of new institutions in living, care and welfare around the theme ‘Together or better alone (II)? Cooperation between care cooperatives and other organizations’.

 

The meeting was a follow-up of the Think Tank organized last year. The central question was how cooperation between care cooperatives (small-scale citizen collectives founded to organize all kind of services related to living, welfare and health care) and other organizations (such as municipalities, care organizations and insurance companies) could be improved. Jan Snijders (Austerlitz Zorgt) gave a presentation about the experiences of the care cooperative Austerlitz Zorgt emphasizing the importance of grassroots support in the enhancement of one’s negotiating position and necessity to take the lead instead of sitting back waiting for the initiative of other parties. Don van Sambeek told about the long and rocky road the Koepel Zorgcoöperations Zuid-Nederland had to go to manage a contract with an insurance company illustrating the fundamental tension between the rules of the system and the philosophy of custom made care. In between, Henk Nies (VU/Vilans) presented a more general overview about how the cooperation in the field of care and proposed a model to describe and discuss these processes based on the motivations of the several actors. The remainder of the meeting was reserved for discussion in which the participants (representatives from knowledge institutions, municipalities, care cooperatives) talked about the success and failing factors in the cooperation between cooperatives and other organizations and searched for possible solutions.

 

 

> Extended meeting report (PDF; in Dutch only)
  

 

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Session 5 - ‘The stories, the facts, and the position of citizens' initiatives in housing, welfare, and care’ (Utrecht, November 17, 2015)

 

Representatives of the citizens' initiative Lunetten wil wel hosted over 80 participants who participated in the meeting 'Het verhaal, de feiten en positie van bewonersinitiatieven in wonen, welzijn en zorg' ['The stories, the facts, and the position of citizens' initiatives in housing, welfare, and care'], which was held on 17 November 2015 in Utrecht as a joint initiative of the Stichting Omzien, the Research Group 'Institutions for Collective Action' at Utrecht University, and the Aedes-Actiz Knowledge Centre on housing and care. The citizens' initiative Lunetten wil wel is one of the initiatives supported by the Stichting Omzien.

 

 

 

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Session 4 - ‘Together or better alone? Cooperation between care cooperatives and care organizations’  (Utrecht, June 10, 2015)

 

On June 10, 2015, Tine De Moor and Anita Boele on behalf of the Strategic Research Theme 'Institutions' of Utrecht University in collaboration with Daniëlle Harkes on behalf of the Aedes-Actiz Knowledge Centre organized the Fourth Think Tank session about ageing populations and the development of new institutions in living, care and welfare.

 

 

 

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Session 3 - 'Population ageing: problem or promise?' (Utrecht, October 10, 2014)

 

Friday October 10, 2014, the Knowledge centre Institutions of the Open Society at Utrecht University in collaboration with the Aedes-Actiz Knowledge Centre organized the Third Think Tank session about ageing populations and the development of new institutions in living, care and welfare.

 

 

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Session 2 - 'Local Power: Beyond the applause' (Utrecht, January 30, 2014)

 

The second Think Tank Session focused on issues and dilemmas present-day citizens' collectivities and initiatives have to face. Scientists, field experts, and participating citizens discussed how to deal with these problems.

 

 

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Session 1 - Start up meeting of Think Tank on Collective Action in Care (Utrecht, October 17, 2013)

 

The first Think Tank Session focused on citizens’ collectivities in care. In order to bring theory, practice and policy implications together, the Aedes-Actiz knowledge centre for living, well-being and care and the Institutions for Collective Action Research-team of Utrecht University addressed this topic in a joint effort.

 

 

 

 

 

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