Very rarely are people setting up new eco-social places of learning in rural areas native locals. Their wish to contribute to reviving a region is often blocked by invisible borders between the different cultural backgrounds of (spatial) pioneers setting up a learning community and the local regional population.
In this webinar, experts in regional integration and development from long existing LCRE will present various strategies to overcome such borders. It will show ways of invigorating social relationships between eco-social innovators and neighbours in rural areas by, e.g., organising integrative events or establishing practices of mutual help.
Taking the situations of the webinars participants as a point of departure, ways of beneficially impacting regional community, social cohesion, local productivity, and job perspectives for young people will be discussed. This webinar will also focus on ways of cooperating with local authorities and politicans or of contributing to communal politics, e.g., by being elected to a local council. The webinar will also deal with possible conflicts that may arise, if a social group or a powerful stakeholder regards the newly founded LCRE as an enemy.
Finally, it will address ways of coping with rising populist and nationalist tendencies on a local level.
Speakers will be: