Here at Community Development Alliance Scotland we believe that Community Development is an approach to achieving social change. It is action taken through building organisation, learning and power within communities in order to promote democracy, sustainable development, equality and social justice.

Community Development Alliance Scotland is a member organisation that brings together networks and organisations at the Scottish level to promote policy and practice that supports community development.

Our aim is to raise the standards of community development through improved policy, practice and training.  We do this through collaboration with our members.  

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Tuesday 10th September, 10.30am-3.30pm
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue

Annual Conference 2019

Community Development: Tackling Inequalities

The community empowerment agenda is intended to reduce inequality and promote social justice – but what does this mean in practice? How does community development practice tackle inequalities in our communities?

The theme of our conference is Community Development and Tackling Inequalities. The Conference will explore both the challenges and opportunities in tackling inequalities and promoting social justice through empowering communities. There will be exploration of community development responses including community action, community-led project delivery, and collaborative action across sectors which addresses the root causes of inequality and barriers to community participation.  

As a national network of national and regional organisations which support community development, our conference will provide an opportunity for our alliance members to come together to learn, share and develop together as well as showcasing the impact our members are making in relation to tackling inequalities in Scotland.

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