Oinacu village was today the host of a humanitarian event, organized by the partnership between Local Action Groups from Giurgiu and Oinacu. This is following a three weeks campaign during which citizens from the two localities took action to gather adequate clothing for children aged 1-13, coming from low-income families.
The debate was hosted by Giurgiu Town hall, with the participation of the key decision-makers at local level and citizens. The participants focused on ways of improving local governance and public participation of the civil society in the decision making process. And at the same time: Further on, the Local
Over the last four months, Bene Merenti has facilitated structured dialogue with all local actors from Oinacu village: citizens, public administration, school teachers, church representatives and local entrepreneurs – in order to build a common development strategy. The consultations were based on improvement measures proposed by the community itself, which
The Local action group from Giurgiu has released the community development strategy. The document will be subject to a debate with the public authorities later on, in November 2015. The strategy contains concrete measures for local development, as seen by the local actors. It has been developed following a series
The last three days active citizens and youth from Giurgiu took part in a participatory planning exercise. Citizens put forward solutions to community issues and designed action plans. The participatory planning exercise is part of a larger process, involving actors from civil society, business environment and public administration in designing
Bene Merenti and Euro Qvorum Institute published the research performed in Giurgiu and Oinacu, as part of the pilot project Community-led Local Development. The study reveals main community issues as seen by the citizens (lack of adequate infrastructure, lack of job opportunities etc.) and also identifies possible solutions. Other findings
Citizens from Giurgiu community gathered on a debate about community issues and possible measures to address the identified problems. The local development planning exercise was organized in the “world cafe” format, which gives each participant the opportunity to put forward solutions. The today “world café” aimed at promoting active citizenship
Over the last for days, the CLLD project team took part in an intensive training on “community-led local development” concept and methods. Bene Merenti and Euro Qvorum Institute commissioned this training to Mesopartner, a knowledge company from Germany, specialized in territorial development, competitiveness and innovation. The training covered specific methods
By march 2016, Bene Merenti & Euro Qvorum Institute will implement a pilot project- Community-led Local Development (CLLD)- , in two local communities from Giurgiu: an urban community (Giurgiu municipality) & a rural community (Oinacu village). In its wider perspective, CLLD is a new approach used by the European Commission
- Aid campaign organized by citizens in the benefit of children from Oinacu village
- Civil society – public administration debate in Giurgiu, over local development measures proposed by the community
- Local Action Group in Oinacu has completed the community development strategy
- Community development strategy in Giurgiu is released
- Facilitation for local development in Giurgiu
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