ABCD Europe

Asset-based community development in action, all over Europe.


Latest Activity

Gianluca Zucchelli shared Cormac Russell's group on Twitter
6 hours ago
mrs abiola bawuah updated their profile
Profile IconDavid McGuire, mrs abiola bawuah and Belinda Manning joined ABCD Europe
Mary Nelson is now a member of ABCD Europe
Feb 23
Daniel Flynn is now a member of ABCD Europe
Feb 17
Michelle Dunscombe updated their profile
Feb 15
Gianluca Zucchelli posted a status
"Team plan for LD Wandsworth Community. We moved from needs assessment to asset based community development approach in one day. #priceless"
Feb 12
Gianluca Zucchelli updated their profile
Feb 12

Blog Posts


Posted by Marc Mordey on December 17, 2014 at 12:11

The 7 Tactics of Hidden Persuaders by Cormac Russell

Posted by Laura Byng on October 19, 2014 at 19:30

7 Habits of Institutional Radicals

Posted by Laura Byng on October 5, 2014 at 12:05

A PacMan in the Village

Posted by Nurture Development on August 1, 2014 at 15:59

Just John

Posted by Heather Henry on June 24, 2014 at 21:52

A father's biggest regret

Posted by Heather Henry on June 24, 2014 at 21:42

A Father’s Challenge

Posted by Heather Henry on June 24, 2014 at 21:30

Nursing Fathers in the Last Chance Cafe

Posted by Heather Henry on June 24, 2014 at 21:00


Welcome to ABCD Europe

ABCD Europe is a place to discuss, share and deepen ways to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and other strengths-based approaches.

The idea was hatched at the first ABCD European summit in Liverpool, where we were joined by 150 ABCD enthusiasts from the Netherlands, the UK and Ireland.

Today we know that there are enthusiasts across Europe who recognise that there is more to a good life than services and more at stake than money.

Please let us know if you have any ideas for growing this community - we want it to be a place where all are welcome to share and learn from each other.

Warm regards,
Cormac Russell, International ABCD Institute faculty


ABCD Peer group

HI,We (a group of people from Manchester/Greater Manchester) are in the process of setting up an ABCD Peer group. Anybody interested in coming along and being part of it are welcome!If anybody has set anything like this up or indeed have…Continue

Started by David Ryan Dec 3, 2014.

community development and ABCD

I've always puzzled about the difference between what we understand community development to be and the ABCD approach to community development...To me, community development is way of understanding about and working with people to bring about social…Continue

Started by jill bedford Sep 24, 2014.

ABCD Members Event? 21 Replies

It would be great to have an event and share ideas and energy as members are rolling in thick and fast. Does anyone have a venue that is central within in the UK? We could offer a venue, but Kingston is a bit off the track.Continue

Started by Mario Sobczak. Last reply by Charlie Ferdinando Feb 12, 2014.

contacts in Los Angeles? 1 Reply

Dear Asset Based community! I am applying for a grant to visit Los Angeles and was hoping to get in touch with other ABCD practicioners whilst I am there to learn, discuss and generally share some love.  Does anyone know of any ABCD projects in LA…Continue

Tags: America, ABCD, Angeles, Los, LA

Started by Victoria Kuhr. Last reply by Cormac Russell Jan 12, 2014.


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