In order to support learning across the cities of the European Union, the project is developing a package of Distance Learning materials appropriate for use by political leaders, professionals, and communities in order to increase their capacity to participate in effective governance.
The key elements are:
THEMES AND CONCEPTS Introducing the key concepts underlying the cross-national PLUS research and helping all those involved in urban governance to understand the ideas and language of CULCI
TECHNIQUES: Learning Units designed for use in urban settings explaining how to develop more effective approaches to linking leadership with community involvement
CASE STUDIES: Presenting examples of good – and sometimes not so good – practice, drawing on the national, city, and initiative case studies researched by the team
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Four units addressing issues relating to the long-term performance of urban governance and linking leadership to community involvementThe whole package will be uploaded in September 2004.