RURALITIES

Empower citizens of rural and remote areas to become real actors for the improvement of the social and physical living conditions in their localities

Project

Ruralities aims at empowering citizens of rural and remote areas to become real actors for the improvement of the social and physical living conditions in their localities.

One of the most important ways of empowering citizen participation is through education and knowledge transfer. Therefore we will create an educational tool for teaching to people and to local stakeholders, the forms and methods of active participation.

Ruralities will approach participation from the everyday’s citizen’s perspective: our products will be based on practice oriented research including theoretical and practical approaches, that will be translated into simple and well understandable learning messages.

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Partners

Ipso Facto is a Toulouse cooperative structure for advice and training in social fields, created by the meeting of experienced consultants and a desire to share common approaches and values.

The Comparative Research Network was founded in 2007 and worked since then in the field of adult education and research. The CRN Network is specialised in training activities.

EURO-NET is an association that offers information-training services in agreement with the European Commission desks. The association joins many European networks.

Arbeit und Leben M-V e.V. is a joint state organization of the DGB District North and the Adult Education Association M-V e.V., is a state-recognized institution under the Continuing Education Promotion Act M-V.

The Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IRMiR) conducts research activities in the field of spatial planning and development, revitalization, housing, regional policy, public management and broadly understood local development processes. 

Founded in 1984, University of Thessaly is a non-profit public higher education institution located in all four cities of Thessaly region (Volos, Larissa, Trikala, Karditsa) as well as in Lamia (Sterea Ellada region).

Intellectual Output

The project expected result is the creation of a complex pedagogical method and toolkit empowering citizens to actively participate in the development of local rural communities and supporting local authorities and organizations active in local development to obtain a larger outreach towards their communities. 

Between the two Intellectual Output:

Ruralities Handbook and Curriculum

A handbook containing a theoretical article, 10 good practices on participatory planning and co-creation of local rural communities, and a summary on the tools and methods of smart participatory planning; the Ruralities curriculum embedding the game.

Ruralities board game

The Ruralities game that will be realised by a co-creation and prototyping process, based on the good experiences, on the needs of citizens and stakeholders.