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Innovating Communities Project

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys led the launch of the LEADER Cooperation border region project ‘Innovating Communities’. This project, valued at over €1m, involves Monaghan Integrated Development, Donegal Local Development CLG, Sligo LEADER Partnership, Leitrim Development Company, Cavan County Development and Louth LEADER Partnership.

Innovating Communities is a training programme which will help strengthen community development and enhance capacity within the border region using design thinking. This will help communities in these counties to develop new ways of thinking, new ways of working in order to build confidence and their ability to develop and implement new ideas. The project will deliver over 100 different training courses and a number of different training modules. Interestingly, this project will also have physical creative spaces called ‘LEADER Living Labs’ to allow communities to network, co-create and design solutions and ideas together.

Innovating Communities are asking communities in the participating counties to log on to www.innovating.ie to learn more about the project and register their interest in becoming involved.

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