Connecting local responses around the world
A rainy spring morning in a small village in Wallonia (Belgium), but the faces greeting us were bright and shiny. The sun came from a different place.
And it kept shining throughout the day as we, a team of 8 Belcompetence facilitators, accompanied about 40 citizens (aged 15-70+) hailing from different surrounding villages for a whole weekend of SALT.…Continue
Picture this: 14 citizens of all ages (well, not really. Most were aged 50 and beyond) and different backgrounds and social levels in a large room of the town’s large cultural center. 14 people who committed themselves for two full days, plus one evening, of learning about Community Life Competence Practices (CLCP). When asked what brought them there, one middle-aged lady said: “My feet.” Others provided more content: Wanting to learn something new; wanting to become involved; wanting…Continue
Molenbeek, a Brussels municipality that has gained international attention for being of the most prolific breeding grounds for jihadists. There are many reasons and possible explanations for the genesis of this fact. I will however, not go into the root causes for this situation. Instead, what I’d…Continue