Ensuring gender equal and more diverse participation in local development is a major challenge. This workshop will demonstrate that bottom-up approaches to local development, like CLLD, have succeeded in engaging ‘Unusual Suspects’; people left out of mainstream development strategies. The workshop will start with urban and rural case studies from different parts of Europe that illustrate how different groups especially women, minorities and young people have been engaged in designing and implementing local strategies. The case studies will then be discussed by a knowledgeable panel with audience contributions focusing on capitalising on diversity in local development. We intend to make this a lively and interactive workshop and guarantee audience participation.
The workshop will be led by LDnet and ELARD. It will be moderated by Peter Ramsden (LDnet) and speakers include Sally Kneeshaw, gender equality expert (URBACT), Linda Gustafsson, City of Umeå, Urszula Budzich-Tabor (FARNET & LDnet) and Pietro Verga (CLLD expert, LDnet).
Urszula Budzich-Tabor, Linda Gustafsson, Sally Kneeshaw, Pietro Verga
A Europe Closer to Citizen
ELARD, LDnet Association
Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room 214+216.
Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels