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North West Citizenship Network 

The Network has grown from the Greater Manchester Active Learning for Active Citizenship Hub, and is a loose collection of organisations, facilitators, participants and individuals focused on developing, supporting and delivering active learning opportunities for active citizenship.

The North West Citizenship Network responds to the need for active learning for citizens from all aspects of society to be able to fully engage in shaping and influencing public authorities' services collectively; whether by engaging in public agencies activities or by creating their own spaces to shape and influence.

The Network acts as an information hub, provides regular ebulletins, and facilitates seminars and conferences.

For more information contact:
Tel: 0161 247 2152 or 0161 247 2114

Active Learning for Active Citizenship/Takepart 

Since 2004 we have been leading on the Home Office, now Department of Communities and Local Government funded, programmes to encourage community involvement in decision making. Following our lead on the initial Greater Manchester ALAC pilot hub, we are now working with our partners Community Pride, and the GAP unit to deliver activities in Salford as part of the national Takepart Pathfinder programme. The work aims to support the Local Authority to meet their targets in relation to community involvement in decision making at a local and civic level (N13/N14). We are facilitating Schools of Participation, Participatory Budgeting projects, training the trainers programmes, and tailored training for groups and officers e.g. in relation to participation, governance and gender awareness. We are working with the Workers Education Association to disseminate the approach regionally, and are part of the Takepart Network, who is taking the work forward nationally.

For more information contact:
The Takepart Co-ordinator
Dave Eatock
email: d.eatock
Tel: 0161 247 2152 or 0161 247 2114
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