Participants – Facilitators and Experts
Lenka led a local family centre in Bratislava for four years which gradually turned into a strong community player with a great team of volunteers and very popular community activities.
She decided to enter local politics and was elected to serve as a member of the local government. In addition, she is still very busy with community development and also co-founded the first community urban garden in Bratislava as well as other local projects.
Lenka is the mother of three sons and is interested in good governance, policy making, urbanism and all water sports, especially swimming.
About my project
My project will be focused on community development in Krasnany/Rača, which is an area of Bratislava, the Slovakian capital city. We are working to open a new community centre called Stara Jedalen.
We want Stara jedalen to be a safe, open and creative space for local people where they can implement their ideas as well as our ideas. We need to organise ourselves better, to hear people’s needs better and to give people an opportunity to express their needs.
The main purpose of the project is to include new social groups in our centre/community, especially local youth, local subcultures (such as a skateboarding group, freerunners, senior citizens, and families), local artists and residents from the surrounding area.
We would like to organize community planning sessions to discuss with people what kinds of activities they prefer, what their needs are and what reasons would compel them to leave the comfort of their couches and join us.