Our IDEAS are: active and engaged residents, a public space that is friendly to people of all ages and a green village meaning a clean, environmentally friendly and energy-giving countryside. The aim of the project is to involve at least 150 residents of three villages – Różańsko, Rychnów and Chłopowo – in working out long-term development plans for these villages and initiating their implementation with the communities.
As part of the project, we are running a social campaign promoting the idea of participation and involvement. An “under every roof” conference will be held, and a study trip. Project participants attend training courses and workshops that strengthen their capacity to act for the common good and take matters “into their own hands”. The Villages’ development plans are developed together with local authorities and residents. A social capital survey in each participating village is part of this process. During the implementation of the development plans, we will support the residents in implementing at least 30 grassroots initiatives. We will disseminate the findings of the project in the a handbook on how to involve communities in conducting development policy.