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Empowerment Evaluation in Spain: The Critical Friend Role in Working with Rural Communities
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Humanities
Information
Abstract
Rural communities in Cuenca (Spain) are characterized by a great social dislocation, mostly due to the low population density in these areas. In this way, the existence of groups of citizens able to be active agents of their development process is a critical aspect for any community-based development process in this Spanish region. The Institute of Community Development of Cuenca (IDC) has been working with this type of groups for the last 30 years focusing on the organizational empowerment of the rural communities. Main tools in this process have been the empowerment evaluation approach and the critical friend role when helping the groups to achieve their objectives and reinforcing them. This chapter analyses the empowerment process and how the critical friend role is nourished by the facilitator figure.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
ISBN
1877-0428
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
191
From page
984
To page
989
Month
JUNIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: María Jose Fernández Moral (UPM)
  • Autor: Victor Luis De Nicolas De Nicolas (UPM)
  • Autor: Pablo Vidueira Mera (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Diaz Puente (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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