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Making Knowledge Work

Building Sustainable Communities through Partnerships in: Place Management, Social Capital and Lifelong Learning,

University of Stirling, 25 -28 October 2005, Stirling, Scotland



Call for papers

This third international conference to be hosted by the PASCAL Observatory on place management, social capital and learning regions provides an opportunity for all with an interest in policy and programme development to share their knowledge and experiences in policy-making, community-building, regeneration and sustainability projects with others from a wide range of fields at local, regional, national and international level.

The conference aims to examine the implications for policy and practice of contemporary research in different models of place management, the role of social capital and the development of learning regions, and to raise fresh questions from practice for further research.

Conference themes

Within the three broad themes of place management, social capital and learning regions, submitted papers, demonstration projects and roundtables will be grouped into
sub-themes as follows:

• Policy makers and researchers working together
• Current reforms and new community priorities in the public, local and regional sectors
• Public/private and voluntary partnerships for community development
• Creating and managing linkages across levels, portfolios and sectors
• Rural and remote communities and engagement in their futures
• Sustaining economic development and active citizenship in the third age
• Social capital and lifelong learning
• Social capital and social cohesion as the role of the elderly
• Developing the Learning Region as concepts and realities
• Stakeholder and Communities of Practice roles in Learning Cities and Regions.

Follow the link to learn more on conference themes.

Submitting an abstract

Follow the link to learn how to submit abstracts for individual papers and demonstration projects illustrating good practice which are focused on one or more of the Conference themes.
The deadline for abstracts submission is Friday 29 April 2005.



Observatory PASCAL. Place Management, Social Capital and Learnin Regions

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