Community Engagement for Social Inclusion

Methods, tools and practices

How do we increase civic participation within disadvantaged communities?

Research shows that classic forms of civic participation are in decline in Europe today. Reasons for this include everything from poverty to lack of attention to public affairs and complacency.

COMENSI is working to understand the motivations and barriers to civic engagement and trialling various methods to increase participation. Project partners have devised a set of tools and methods to improve social inclusion and tested their application in five EU neighbourhoods. These have been compiled in a toolkit and handbook which are available as Open Education Resources