Erasmus+ project ‘REBOUND’ focuses on compiling state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of rural community resilience and well-being
After kicking off in February 2022 the REBOUND partnership, including LDnet, has begun the initial planning and work on the project. In order to place the main objectives of the project on a firm theoretical but also practical basis, the partners are collating best practice experiences and models in respect of place-based resilience-building in their respective countries and spheres of activity. As a Europe wide practitioner and researcher Network, LDnet will build on very diverse capabilities, perspectives and expertise, delivering a European overview for REBOUND´s foundational considerations. Resilience and well-being are potentially slippery concepts, which need to be collectively pinned down for a common and practitioner/community-friendly use in local development.
LDnet is currently looking for rural community resilience and well-being experts, which would like to voluntarily participate in REBOUND as testers and co-developers of capacity-building materials. In the early stages of the project, participation can be expected in the form of survey responding as well as becoming interviewees in short interviews. Specific case study analysis also belongs to the methodological repertoire of REBOUND. The chosen stakeholders will not only have a decisive role in co-designing REBOUND, but also exclusive insights and access to project results. Finally they will also be able to participate free of charge in the piloting stage of the envisaged and HEI-Certified training course on “how to foster rural community resilience and well-being”.
Should this meet your professional and general interests, please get in touch with us sending an email to Alistair Adam Hernández
We will get in touch with you with detailed information and an expected timeline.
The REBOUND partnership includes organisations from different backgrounds and ensures an authentic multidisciplinary approach. The lead partner, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS in Ireland) together with the Dept. of Human and Regional Geography at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) embody an applied academic approach. Furthermore, two regional and rural development organisations represent the robust practical grounding of the project: Razvojna Agencija Kozjansko (Slovenia) and ADRIMAG (Associação de Desenvolvimento Rural e Integrado das Serras de Montemuro, Arada e Gralheira in Portugal). Finally, yet importantly, strong networking and consultancy expertise are guaranteed by O’Keeffe Social Research (Ireland) and LDnet (LEDA Partenariat Reseau de Developpement).
You can read about the project´s primary aims and associated objective in our previous post.
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