The INTERFACE project aims for the project partners to develop and test a pilot community training programme to enhance community innovation and entrepreneurship in a small number of selected fragile communities in each project partner country. Fragile communities are considered to be ones which have been experiencing some form of economic decline and de-population in recent years, resulting in demographic, economic and social challenges for the community. But equally, a fragile community is also seen as one which has the potential to work towards the betterment of their community through engagement and participation by members of a community in a training programme.
It is hoped, through the project activities, to develop a high-quality practically-oriented community workshop and training of community coaches’ programme, which can then be made available for use across the E.U. to enable fragile community members to acquire skills/competencies which will assist in solving their community issues, thus empowering their communities.