This one-day conference featured leading scholars from Denmark, Netherlands, England and Scotland, sharing and discussing their research, which focuses on ‘people who make a difference in communities’.

The conference included a range of practitioners from the public and third sectors, local communities and academia.


  • Dr Annika Agger, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Dr Catherine Durose, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Laurens de Graaf, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Dr Merlijn van Hulst, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Dr Oliver Escobar, University of Edinburgh and What Works Scotland

Date: 2 October 2015

Location: Edinburgh