Vision and Overview

The vision for the programme is to mobilise the potential for increasingly inter-connected, culturally diverse, communities to enhance participation, prosperity, sustainability, health and well-being by better connecting research, stakeholders, and communities.

This enhanced understanding will also inform the development of more effective ways to support and catalyse community cultures and behaviours that contribute towards flourishing communities and addressing key economic and societal challenges.

Engagement with communities at all stages of the research is a key feature. The programme seeks to connect research expertise, knowledge, understanding, and approaches relevant to communities from across the research base to develop a more holistic understanding of community life.

You can view the Connected Communities brochure for more information (PDF, 2.7MB).

Consultation Workshops in June 2009

Two consultation workshops were held in June 2009 to help to further inform the potential remit, scope, aims and distinctive contribution of the Programme. Reports of these two events are provided below:

Consultation workshop with local government stakeholders organised in partnership with LARCI 1 June 2009.