6th Social Capital World Forum

Learning Villages: Connecting City and Citizens

Older men reading with child _ Shutterstock pictureWhat is a Learning Village

Based on the successful ‘test drive’ of the idea of Learning Villages at the 5th Social Capital World Forum in 2013 where we aimed at creating a space for ‘Creating Abundant Communities’ grounded in the approaches of social capital, sustainable development and participatory processes, in 2016 we want to bring the idea of Learning Villages to three communities across Europe: Glasgow (Scotland), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Dornbirn (Austria) as part of the 6th Social Capital World Forum to bring together and connect the 'Cities and their Citizens'.

The overall aim of the Learning Villages is to explore new ways and methodologies to foster social capital, trust and collaboration within communities to support them in building their own capacities and skills on inclusive local decision-making processes and policies which will enable those communities to come together and also bridge the exiting gaps between public bodies and their local citizens. The Learning Villages are meant to demonstrate that this kind of collaboration and co-production can provide a replicable model for local delivery through community-led initiatives.

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If you would like to apply for the April Learning Village in Glasgow please contact scwf-info@social-capital.net. For more information on the individual Learning Villages, visit our Social Capital World Forum Website: http://www.sc-wf.org/scwf-2016/

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter (@AssistSocCap) under #LearningVillage #SCWF2016 #Glasgow #CityandCitizens #SocialCapital

The next SCWF will be hosted in 2016 as a series of three 'Learning Villages' in

  • Scotland, 8-9th April
  • Sweden, 16-17th Sep
  • Austria, 25-26th Nov

Community Consultation on Anti-Poverty in Glenrothes this Saturday!

24/09/2015

This Saturday, 26th September 2015, Assist Social Capital facilitates a Community Consultation event on Anti-Poverty in the Glenrothes Area (Glenrothes town and the surrounding villages of Leslie, Markinch, Coaltown of Balgonie, Milton of Balgonie, Thornton and Kinglassie), Fife.

The event provides an opportunity for all people who live, work and volunteer in the local area to get involved in developing an anti-poverty action plan for the Glenrothes area. 

The aim of the event is to;
• Highlight good practice in Glenrothes area
• Identify specific actions/changes which would make a positive difference
• Integrate local ambitions on tackling poverty

The event location is the Rothes Halls starting at 11:30

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For more information on the event and to secure a place contact: 01592 583474 or info@social-capital.net ... or just drop in on Saturday

You can also follow our conversation on the topic online @AssistSocCap and @Glentogether or get involved with #Glentogether #anti-poverty