Social Lab: Debt Relief Amsterdam

In the summer of 2014 the new city council in Amsterdam selects three issues that require accelerated actions. One of the themes is debt relief.

Following the ambitions set out in two policy labs, Perspectivity is asked to facilitate the third lab. Purpose: bring policymakers and practitioners together to design a development program, including first concrete step, to optimize debt relief in Amsterdam.

Participants: approximately 40 professionals from the various stakeholder organisations in the city working on debt relief. They work four days intensively together.

The results, according to the participants:

Tribute to this approach, a good example for other change processes.

We have shown that we are the best experts on this subject.

Now I also feel a shareholder of debt. I am really motivated to stay involved and get going with the experiments.

This approach is a good example of 1 + 1 = 3.

Very good energy, even though it was pretty intense. I look forward to continued actions to keep the energy flowing.

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