From ‘civic deserts’ to civic cohesion
How exploring Europe´s peripheries can inspire ways of improving civic lifeFor the past three years, our team has been working in several peripheral areas in Europe, referred to as ‘civic deserts’ – a term that describes those places perceived as offering few to no opportunities to actively participate in and learn about civic life, mainly because of deficient civic infrastructure and low civic literacy.
ResultsThe results not only helped inform our work but also gave us insights into the local civic context and allowed us to formulate recommendations, relevant to civil society in general, philanthropies, researchers, policy-makers and media.
- The key findings and recommendations are available in the report “From ‘civic deserts’ to civic cohesion”.
- Detailed data for the four regions, including interactive maps of the local actors, and the methodology are also available on the mapping website.
- This introductory video gives a short overview of the whole process and key terms.
- Last but not least, we’d be happy to send a paper copy of the report so if you would like to receive one, let us know here.