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

Klaus D. Plümer
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Read Heather's blog for the NHS Alliance where she is referring to Bengt Lindström: ‘Politicians do not want empowered communities.’…Continue

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Heather's blog for the NHS Alliance

Read Heather's blog for the NHS Alliance where she is referring to Bengt Lindström: ‘Politicians do not want empowered communities.’ The Manifesto for Primary Care initiative is to overcome the boundaries between professional and communities.Cormac Russell and Bengt Lindström will both give a keynote on our next ETC Course in Girona in July. There we will also focus on community resilience under the headline: »Building…See More
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Building Bridges - Creating Synergies for Health at University of Girona, Faculty of Nursing

July 14, 2013 to July 26, 2013
The aim of the residential Summer School in Girona is to showcase and explore current and innovative knowledge, skills and resources – such as social media technologies – leading to greater synergy between professionals, people and communities for improving health and well-being. This course will provide opportunity for developing new ways of working, creating new networks and find resources for 'Building Bridges' facilitating the dialogue and knowledge co-production between agencies and…See More
Mar 9, 2013
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"European Symposium 'Assets for Health', @GlyndwrUni Wrexham, Monday: July 30, 2012"
May 30, 2012
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ETC Summer Course 2012 'ASSETS FOR HEALTH' at Glyndŵr University

July 29, 2012 to August 10, 2012
During this summer course we will explore the theory and practical approaches to assets based approach to health. Assets based approaches are associated with the salutogenic perspective of health, which focus on the health enhancing resources and protective factors within people and societies that create health and wellbeing and increase control over the determinants of health.Programm: www.etc-summerschool.euSee More
Apr 18, 2012
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Apr 18, 2012

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I am currently an independent Health Promotion & Public Health Consultant and international Network Coordinator and have an university degree as Socio-Economist, studied sociology, economy and politi¬cal sciences. Have worked as specialist for scientific further education at the Hamburger University for Economics and Politics (topic: new technologies and social change); From 1989 to 2011 I was working as senior lecturer for health promotion and management at the Academy of Public Health in Düsseldorf. My main working areas were: community health promotion, professional training in health promotion, management and leadership training. Areas of interests: health policy, salutogenetic concept of health, quality of life, social capital and health inequalities, equity in health and equality of opportunity for health.
In 1990 I was involved in several WHO/ASPHER activities where they begun to develop a common curriculum in order to create a European Master of Public Health (EMPH); 1991 I participated in the first ETC Health Promotion Training Course; since 2001 as lecturer and tutor in several ETC-PHHP Summer Courses. I retired in April 2011 but am still active as Independent Public Health & Health Promotion Consultant and international ETC-Coordinator (since 2010). I am also member of the international EnRiCH Network (EnRiCH stands for Enhancing Resilience and Capacity for Health).
I have some international teaching experiences at the Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden, and at Wageningen University, Netherlands. Furthermore I was engaged as external expert and lecturer for health promotion in Latvia, Albania and South Korea. For the University of Liverpool I have developed an 8-week-online module (Health Promotion) as part of their MPH online program.
He was speaker of the working group »Health Promotion at the community level« in the German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP) and is still consultant for the Federal Centre of Health Education, Germany (BZgA). He is member of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).
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Where are you based?
Düsseldorf, Germany
What brings you to ABCD Europe?
Initially it was the 21st ETC-PHHP Summer Course 2012 'Assets for Health' in Wrexham, UK and the participatory approach in community health promotion (e.g. Healthy Cities project). This year, Cormac Russell was invited keynote speaker of our 22nd ETC Summer Course in Girona, Spain.
did someone recomend us to you?
No, I found you in the Internet. Later on Lynne Kennedy a friend and colleague of mine attended the Haygarth Lecture of Cormac at the Chester University.2012.
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Empowerment and Respect


»Empowerment aims to reduce the number of people who are powerless.«

»Empowerment, in its most general sense, refers to the ability of people to gain understanding and control over personal, social, economic and political forces in order to take action to improve their life situations.«

Michael Marmot (2005) Status…


Posted on March 13, 2013 at 13:05

Civil Society

»Civil society ought to aim at empowerment, and democratization, that is, expanding to the limits the capacity of the people to participate in making the decisions that affect their own lives, their communities and the world. That is the task for civil society.« That's the core element of all ABCD activities!

Noam Chomsky ‏@daily_chomsky



Posted on March 13, 2013 at 11:34

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