european summer school
towards resilient communities
Our project - European Summer School: Towards Resilient Communities - provided training in community leadership and capacity building to small, mainly BME organisations.
The 6 training courses provided new frameworks and skills to create social inclusion and active citizenship in order to increase the employability and competitiveness of our most disadvantaged groups, including asylum-seekers and refugees.
The project was delivered by a consortium of 4 organisations who came together in 2016-17 to design and deliver a KA1 Adult Education programme called 'Creating resilient communities through social leadership'.
The key objectives of our project were:
- To strengthen the capacity of individual organisations to anticipate threat, plan for change and develop new initiatives
- To develop leadership and change management skills by gaining new knowledge, insight and understanding of effecting personal, organisational and societal change
- To encourage collective action as a way of solving challenges that cannot be resolved by individual working
- To build our consortium to offer mutual support and to develop new areas of work
- To impart new skills that will enable participants of the project to successfully tackle and navigate the complex challenges that their organisations often face
- To further develop pan-European connections and partnerships to meet identified development needs and to create new Strategic Partnership projects
- To share good practice and create future opportunities to facilitate European and international partners' learning as a 'receiving' UK consortium.
This project was delivered bettween November 2017 and January 2019 and co-funded by European Commission within Erasmus+ Programme.