Good practice and useful cases
Whereas the material provided in Theme A offers resources to understand the project’s methodologies, rationale, missions and “taking action mechanics”, Theme B offers resources on good practice and various forms of real-life cases from the most dynamic project practice in the UK, Spain, Finland, Romania, Italy and Israel.
The material – a mix of documents, presentations and videos – will help you build an authentic impression of what capacity building might look like in various practices. Most of the material is delivered without editorial intervention – precisely to ensure its authentic and real-life qualities.
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We invited the long-term unemployed of our community to meet. We organised free training courses. Most of the long-term unemployed we invited are experienced and skilled in the field of knitting and fashion (both are very strong fields in our territory).


Fantom identified a local passion for reviving traditional crafts. It is a focus for sharing skills,building confidence and creating social enterprises in a country where there has previously been no appropriate infrastructure for this.


The UK project identifies the strength of local and other communities in the area surrounding Chester University in the old county of Cheshire, including the Wirral.

UK Project Overview Poster

Working with conservationists, community growers, parks friends groups and volunteers to protect local trees in our landscapes. We plan, plant, prune, harvest, advise on the right tree in the right place and warn of threats: new pests, diseases, uncontrolled felling.

Tree Wardens Poster

The skills are being passed on to volunteers and participants in the projects as a focus for meditation or to encourage easy conversations while being creative. The wood was hazel, apple & cedar, from the work in coppicing or pruning.

Spoon making in Dibbinsdale Poster

The Finnish programme makes good use of local resources, networking and peer support to give better access to preexisting schemes, but gave expert advice and good mutual support to help participants succeed.

Finland Poster

Through hard work in the local communities, driven by most dedicated project partners, we learned a lot, and the guidance presented in this paper is based on hard work, local experience and in-depth discussions and reflections.