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Project "LCL"

Local Community Leaders project is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme. The topic of this project is the cooperation between experienced community leaders over 50 and possible future ones, making emphasis on the need to rethink and recognize the role of older people and their crucial contributions to the local community.

The main objective of the project is the encouragement to improve the community development by increasing the number of well- -prepared local leaders among people over 50. In order to reach our objective, we will provide training for current and potential community leaders focused on increasing their knowledge and skills, we will promote the emergence of new community leaders through mentoring, and we will encourage local community leaders to share their experiences, best practices as well as active networking.

Our project is directed to two main target groups. On the one hand, current and potential local community leaders over 50. On the other hand, community centres, NGOs, initiative groups, charities as well as local, regional and national authorities.

Expected results from the project

The project will have two different outputs. The first one, the Handbook and Guide, focused on how to be a local community вeader. The second one, the Training Modules and the Training Kit, focused on providing specific training for local community leaders.

  • The Handbook and Guide: How to be a leader of a local community.
Its objective is to support people over 50 in fulfilling their specific role as local community leaders: building networks between people and institutions, strengthening trust in local community and developing effective work for the benefit of the common good.

It will consist of two different parts. The first one will include different chapters regarding the role of leaders in local community development, description of the method of mentoring between local leaders, good practices in organizing this kind of mentoring, questionnaire research results as well as other key resources. The second one will be focused on recommendations for the NGOs and other institutions working at local levels on how to implement the proposed mentoring model.

  • The Training Modules and the Training Kit.
The training for the local community leaders. The training kit will consist of an introduction, several independent training modules, handouts for the trainer, examples of good practices and other useful resources as well as a proposal of the training evaluation. The training modules will be designed to be used as workbooks, self-paced guides, reference manuals, handouts as well as job aids.

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