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Community involvement

Engaging all members of the community. Creating awareness, pride and a sense of ownership of the local environment. Developing community cohesion.


Creation of community cohesion around orchards, Belgium

A local territorial actor collaborates with inhabitants of the neighbourghood to implement activities around orchards putting partnership in a long term footing.

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Amphibian projects and willow coppicing, Belgium

Peoples living in Mid-West-Flanders often do not know their own region or the nature that is present within the region. Thanks to volunteering in two kind of projects supporting amphibians, they appreciate nature more.

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Neighbourhood Green, Belgium

In collaboration with the city of Roeselare, the maintenance of neighbourhood green is executed by a social economy enterprise. The maintenance of neighbourhood green is only one aspect. Keeping the neighbourhood in a qualitative way also requires respect from the residents. This is stimulated by involving them in the planning and maintenance of the neighbourhood.

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Caldon Canal - access and towpath improvement, England

The Caldon Canal is used as the infrastructure for accredited training for young people to enhance their employability via skills enhancement and broadening their social skills through teamworking. A mixture of well established and new volunteers - groups and individuals - and unemployed young people undertake environmental, heritage and access improvements, improving the wildlife, heritage and tourism value of the canal.

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Community Networking on the River Suir, Ireland

In partnership with stakeholders and communities on the River Suir, Tipperary County Council has worked to implement actions to connect people to the river.

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Gingerbread cafe and cookery school, Scotland

Gingerbread Cafe offers volunteering, training and employment opportunities to local people, including those from disadvantaged groups. Gingerbread Cafe is run on a not for profit basis by Forth Valley Enterprise, whose aim is to develop and manage a number of services and projects, which will benefit the local community of Falkirk and surrounding areas.

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Re-union Canal Boats, Scotland

Re-Union exists to create inspiring spaces where people can re-connect with each other and their communities. To that end Re-Union builds boats, crews and communities.

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Warriors in the Community, Scotland

The Warriors in the Community programme provides fun activities designed to get the community active and fit including, Walking Football for the over 50's and Stenny Stars for boys and girls aged between 7 and 12 with physical, sensory or learning difficulties.

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Ship Shape Leisure, Scotland

Ship Shape Leisure will be a community facility where young people can take part in sport and fitness activities, young mums will be supported back into work through affordable crèche services and the local community will come together to access training opportunities.

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Transnational thematics

Production of food