Thursday, April 19, 2007

SCDN Hustings this evening ...

Attended a hustings tonight, put on by the Scottish Community Development Network (SCDN) ... an event they'd primarily organised to help launch their "Manifesto for Community Development in Scotland". Labour, Lib-Dem and Greens represented; and a generally consensual debate was had by all.

Some interesting points around "structure versus ethos/capacity" when it comes to making community development 'real' ... both needed obviously, but much greater emphasis was being placed on ethos/capacity by the Community Development practitioners in the audience.

Definitely a very specific message that I have taken from the evening.

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