SCWF_LogoThe 6th Social Capital World Forum International Learning Village will be held at the Netherton Community Centre on Friday 8 & Saturday 9 April 2016.

The theme of this years Social Capital World Forum is Connecting City and Citizens to create social capital & abundant communites.

The Social Capital World Forum (SCWF) will run again as a Learning Village based on the success of the event that took place in Scotland, 2013. A Learning Village (LV) is a real life setting that creates a safe space to enable citizens to share their experiences, collaborate with others, be inspired and ultimately inspire others in their

Ever-tighter budgets present both a challenge and an opportunity, allowing innovation to emerge within communities. The LV approach explores new methodologies that foster social capital, trust and collaboration and lead to competent communities skilled in the local decision making processes and with capacity to shape their local agenda.

The LV will demonstrate how people can come together and bridge the gap between themselves and their community, help design processes and policies and create a replicable model for local delivery of community-led initiatives.

Each Learning Village will enable up to 10 local community orientated initiatives to be taken forward. To achieve this we will delve deep into approaches that unlock local strengths, resources and assets and create extended networks of shared understanding.

This event in Glasgow is the first of a series of 3 LVs in collaboration with the cities of Gothenburg in Sweden and Dornbirn in Austria, which will enable both local and international collaboration.


Community Members £150 (full bursaries available), Third Sector £250, Public and Private Sector £350. This covers the cost of attending the event and lunches and dinner. (Travel costs & accommodation not included)

To book your place at the event please contact and for further information visit or download the application form SCWF_LV_Application and flyer SocCapWorldForum_LearningVillage_Flyer_Apr16

Who is it for

  • 3rd sector orginisations and citizens, especially those already engaged in developing community projects
  • Local authorities and other public sector agencies with an interest in learning approaches to collaboration and participation
  • International citizens interested in learning and sharing their experiences with the partners in Scotland, Sweden and Austria
  • Individuals interested in learning more about participatory leadership
  • Young people who are keen to take leadership roles in their community

What will you gain from it

  • A deeper understanding of how to make communities thrive
  • An insight on participatory processes and open ended development
  • A safe space to discuss and get feedback about your present or planned projects
  • An opportunity to put into practice your learned participatory skills
  • New ideas and tools to create space for abundant community
  • Meeting people from different countries and cultures working on similar issues

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