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April 8, 2022


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This course, Empowering communities, discusses the most common forms of community empowerment, and explores the barriers to community empowerment and ways that these can be overcome.

It will conclude by looking at crime and criminality: a particular challenge that can arise if communities are not sufficiently empowered and supported.

This course was produced by The Open University in association with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the various ways in which communities can be empowered
  • Appreciate the key elements of community empowerment
  • Understand the barriers and incentives to community empowerment
  • Reflect on the various forms of stakeholder engagement
  • Consider ways in which empowered communities can deal more effectively with crime and criminality.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
    • Empowering communities to help themselves 00:10:00
    • Key elements of community empowerment 00:15:00
    • Third Sector involvement 00:15:00
    • Examples of the Third Sector in practice 00:07:00
    • Barriers and incentives to community empowerment 00:15:00
    • Active citizenship and stakeholder engagement 00:20:00
    • Volunteering 00:10:00
    • Participatory budgeting 00:20:00
    • Participatory budgeting in action 00:15:00
    • Empowering communities to deal more effectively with crime and criminality 00:15:00
    • The role of government and communities 00:15:00
    • Conclusion 00:05:00

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