What Works Scotland research associate James Henderson presents highlights from a conference focused on people who make a difference in communities.
Author: James Henderson, What Works Scotland
Date: 3 December 2015
What Works Scotland brought together four research projects and their academic leads from Denmark, England, the Netherlands and Scotland to engage in with a lively cross-sector audience, including those working in the public, third and community sectors.
Anika Aggers spoke about strategies for participation within area-based initiatives in Denmark. Laurens de Graaf outlined research into people who successfully connect with community groups and minorities in disadvantaged Dutch neighbourhoods.
Oliver Escobar explained his ethnographic research through shadowing community planning officers so he could understand the complexity of their work and relationships with different groups.