In 2020 we carried out a project that made us realise that in Wrocław housing estates there are many activists who do not know who they can turn to with their initiatives. But even those civically engaged individuals know little about engagement options and communal work, including familiarity with Centra Aktywności Lokalnej (CAL) functioning in our city.
We will address these problems by engaging active inhabitants of Wrocław in small-scale projects within their housing estates and getting them familiarised with the CAL activities.
We will recruit volunteers from 11 Wrocław housing estates and will run for them workshops on social consultation moderation, effective event promotion, creative work methods, and creative problem solving. Participants will organise a meeting with housing estate residents to discuss their needs and ideas for social initiatives. Then we will jointly plan and implement initiatives in each housing estate. CAL venues will be utilised for meetings and workshops. Thanks to these projects we will show inhabitants that grassroots initiatives are possible and that they have positive impact on the development of the local community.
The key role in implementing activities included in the project will be played by our partner – an informal group of housing estate leaders called ‘Grupa Lokalnie Zorientowanych’ that will share with us its wide experience in activities within housing estates. The group will help us recruit participants, promote and implement the initiative.