We want to address the lack of spaces for meetings and integration in over half of the villages of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship. Existence of a space like that is important for invigorating social and civic life of the village. According to our research, the majority of operating spaces is limited to hosting singular events. They often lack a coordinator that could maintain a regular schedule of events and a varied, interesting offer.
As part of our project, we will recruit five community centers and support them in transforming into a cultural animation centers. The chosen spaces will have a task of engaging the local population, as well as the local government, into the project. We will conduct workshops on the role of a community centers, the evaluation of the local community and potential sources of financing for community center operations. We will also organize workshops on cultural animation and crafts that can be employed when working with children and adults. Together with the selected community centers we will develop long-term plans for the years ahead, including development of the center and its offer, financing, and community engagement. As part of the project, we will finance completion of projects designed by each of the community centers.