European Community Development Network (EuCDN) will be running a session at WCDC 2018 – ‘Where now for community development in Europe’. We see this as an opportunity to take stock of where we are at various levels. To share the feedback, we have been getting from members about the challenges, issues and opportunities they face, and we will also launch the 25 case studies we have been collecting as part of the 25th Anniversary of EuCDN.
Mary Robinson will be one of the keynote speakers at conference. President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. Dr Peter Westoby will be a keynote speaker. He is an Associate Professor in Social Science-Community Development at Queensland University of Technology, Australia; a Visiting Professor at the University of Free State, South Africa; and a Director of Community Praxis – a non-profit cooperative based in Australia. He has over 28 years of experience in youth, community and organizational development work, based in South Africa, Australia, PNG, Vanuatu, Uganda and the Philippines. His research focus has been on conceptual frameworks guiding community development practice.
Anyone interested in attending and taking part in the conference can now register on the website and find more information here, http://www.wcdc2018.ie/
References: European Community Development Network Update 13 Newsletter.