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Capacity building: what for?

Open Days 2014, Ref 07B10, Tuesday 7 October, 14:30-17:00, Room JDE51, followed by a networking session

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On Tuesday 7 October LDnet organised a debate on “capacity building: what for?” as part of Open Days 2014(external link) (cache). It was opened with a presentation by Simona Pascariu on capacity building in rural Romania, and a presentation of urban and urban/rural examples by Peter Ramsden based on the experience of other countries, including Greece, Germany and the Netherlands. The debate was moderated by Urszula Budzich-Tabor and the discussants were Carin Alfredsson (SE), Ryszard Kaminski (PL), Robert Lukesch (AT) and Eileen Humphreys (IE). A lively debate followed including substantive contributions from Radim Srsen (ELARD) and Melody Houk (URBACT).

The debate focussed on capacity building in the context of community-led local development (CLLD), in both urban and rural environments, and the role of capacity building as a longer term developmental process. A summary report is attached below, together with Simona's and Peter's presentations.

A networking session afterwards offered an opportunity for informal exchanges. Participants explored capacity building issues and how to continue afterwards, for instance, through a number of informal groups sharing experiences and developing practical propositions.

This year's OD event built on the successful workshops of LDnet at OD2012 and OD2013.


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58 pdf LDnet_OD2014_Building Capacity_Ramsden.pdf 2014-11-23 11:47 by Haris Martinos1165 points  990.47 Kb 628 View Download  
57 pdf LDnet_OD2014_Rural Romania_capacity building_Pascariu.pdf 2014-11-23 11:47 by Haris Martinos1165 points  660.01 Kb 621 View Download  
53 pdf Workshop_report_07B10_for LDnet site.pdf 2014-10-25 16:23 by Haris Martinos1165 points  122.13 Kb 639 View Download