Launch of the Centre for Citizenship and Community

The Centre for Citizenship and Community is a new collaboration between the RSA, UCLan, and the Royal Society for Public Health. Their aim is to provide excellent support for policy, research, learning and local practice in community engagement and social inclusion using a Connected Communities approach underpinned by co-production principles. (Yay!) It is headed up by Pr. David Morris (UCLan) and Steve Broome (RSA).

The official launch of the Centre in September was attended by people from a diverse range of backgrounds including local government and health organisations, national voluntary and community organisations and Foundations from a wide variety of policy sectors, private sector businesses, professional Colleges, government departments, national think tanks and universities.

“In bringing this broad range of stakeholders together, the event provided the opportunity for discussion on a number of headline topics, based on the current learning from the Connected Communities programme and specific consideration of the challenges and critical success factors for reshaping the relationship of key public sector roles to citizens and communities. These discussions will form an important part of the Centre’s work as we develop its policy and development activity. We intend to engage colleagues as widely as possible in this process starting with our expert seminar series which begin later this year. We look forward to working with you in the coming months on this and in a range of other settings.”

If you wish to be kept up to date on the Centre’s work, please contact Zoe Robinson ( so she can add you to the contacts database.