Since the 70 of the last century, the situation in many rural areas in Europe has dramatically changed. A process of accelerated decline took place: a severe decrease of inhabitants and facilities, weak infrastructure, less employment, unoccupied houses and buildings, increased poverty, groups suffering from social exclusion, etc. This was also the situation in Fryslân, the province where the training takes place. Inhabitants and provincial government, both wanting a liveable rural area, looked for ways to stop the above-mentioned process. Together with community development workers, they searched for suitable actions in this situation. This was the start of the Village Visions. First the plans were rather rudimental, but with the years we see a development towards almost professional Village Visions, made by the inhabitants themselves. Actual Village Visions cover a broad range of issues that are essential for the vitality of the village and suppose an active contribution of the inhabitants, including marginalised groups. Similar processes took place in other European countries, like UK and Denmark. As participation in village development requires a whole set of skills, education plays a key role in this process. This training will focus especially on Village Visions that promote a sustainable and inclusive rural area.
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Vital Villages consists of participatory lectures, study visits, practical exercises and peer consultation. Our staff has many years of experience in education and rural development. After the training you will have insight in new tendencies and challenges in the rural area in Europe, in several models of Village Visions, in strategies leading to sustainable villages and to involve also the ageing population. You will experience that it is possible to stop the process of decline, to discover new perspectives for villages and their inhabitants and to realize new plans to increase liveability. You will learn form the strong involvement of volunteers. You will have trained a set of relevant skills and tools. You will have insight in the role of municipalities, rural support organisations and public society. You have experienced ‘the making of a Village Vision’ and finally, you will be part of a growing network of persons and organisations active in Village Visions.
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This is a Grundtvig Learning Partnership of Learn for Life in collaboration with Welzijn Midden-Drenthe. it is a project about intergenerational strategies on learning and ageing in rural communities.