London Metropolitan University is proud to be delivering the 2020 Social Integration and Regeneration Learning Network, thanks to funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Professor Diana Stirbu, who specialises in policy and governance at the School of Social Professions, will lead a team of experts across a range of academic disciplines to curate and deliver a programme of activities throughout 2020. Professor Stirbu said: “We’re delighted to have won a grant from the GLA to deliver this innovative programme, and we are very proud of the significant work we have planned around social integration in London. This project speaks closely to London Met’s commitment to social inclusion and our ambitions to give back to the city by engaging with our local communities and partners."
What is the Social Integration and Regeneration Network?
The Social Integration & Regeneration Learning Network brings together urban regeneration and social integration professionals, experts and academics with the aim to share and develop learning across London boroughs. Our primary focus is on providing space, time and skilled facilitation to local authority regeneration teams to come together and learn from one another. With an exciting programme of networking and training events, supplemented by focused peer exchange sessions that will run throughout 2020, the network promises to build participants’ confidence and capacity in embedding social integration principles into their work on regeneration. The network builds on the 2019 Social Integration Design Lab (delivered in partnership by We are Snook, NEF Consulting and London Metropolitan University) but also offers new opportunities and tools, so it is open to participants from the 2019 Lab as well as to local authority teams who are new to this programme.