Including the Excluded: From Practice to Policy in European Community Development

Including the Excluded: From Practice to Policy in European Community Development

By: Paul Henderson (author)

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This book provides an in-depth study of how community development can contribute to tackling social exclusion. Drawing on the outcomes of a project funded by the Social Inclusion Programme of the European Union and managed by a European network of community development organisations - the Combined European Bureau for Social Development - it includes the excluded: analyses the experiences of local communities; identifies and explains the key principles that need to underpin programmes and projects that use a community-based approach to tackling social exclusion; and provides a summary of key action points that need to be considered by organisations and agencies. Examples from policy and practice in the UK, Spain, Belgium, Sweden and Norway are discussed, with additional information from Denmark, Ireland and Hungary. The principles and methods discussed give a valuable insight into how the voices of local people and practitioners can be heard in policy and decision-making forums.

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Paul Henderson, Community Development Consultant


Beginnings; The European context; Practice examples and messages; Shared principles; Common understandings; Agenda for action; Conclusions.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781861347459
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781861347459
  • ISBN10: 1861347456

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