About

Strategies for community empowerment in underprivileged neighbourhoods usually include calls for civic participation, however, the intended beneficiaries rarely contribute. If the needs and ideas of the most disadvantaged adults were taken into account, these could help to reduce their risk of social exclusion while providing benefit for the whole community. The project COmmunity ENgagement for Social Inclusion (COMENSI) aims to understand why marginalised adults do not participate and what tools and strategies could be developed to revert this situation. Project partners will work in five challenging EU urban neighbourhoods to create a network of adult educators and professionals to explore the problems and potential solutions.

Partners

Mapping For Change

A social enterprise owned by University College London. Founded in 2007 with the mission to work with communities and organisations who want to understand, improve and produce information about the places that matter to them.

http://mappingforchange.org.uk/

prostoRož

prostoRož is a cultural association based in Ljubljana with a mission to improve public urban space. prostoRož explores public spaces in cities and their meaning for local residents and the society at large. The association pays attention to overlooked public spaces and organizes, rearranges and revitalizes them according to the needs of residents and visitors.

http://prostoroz.org/en/

4Change

A network of professionals and catalysts contributing to a community where all stakeholders collectively generate social impact. We share resources, processes, languages and metrics. As an organisation, we support social impact through consulting, capacity building, project development and knowledge sharing.

https://www.4change.org/

Bond of Union

BOND OF UNION is a social cooperative that promotes social development and inclusive processes through networking between civil society, third sector, PA. BOU vision is to develop local actions that commit citizens and PA in new and participative forms of urban regeneration. Non-formal education and international cooperation are BOU main tool.

http://www.bondofunion.eu/

Tesserae

TESSERAE is a platform to connect critical multidisciplinary research, education, art, communication and project development in the urban and social fields. Based in Berlin, Tesseræ works with local communities, independent and non-for profit organisations, as well as local, national and European institutions.

http://www.tesserae.eu/