Civic Pride

Belonging in a community/city is about sharing common memories, emotions, beliefs with other people. It’s about being members of a larger group, be it a community, a neighbourhood, or a city, that share similar or common experiences, cherish common things, share common backgrounds. Civic Pride is about active engagement in various types of social and civic activities, promoting the development and the wellbeing of a community and its members.

What's in it for me?
  • I’ll be focused on the positive civic events that make my town unique.
  • I’ll cherish the elements of my city/community that make me nurture my sense of belonging.
  • I’ll feel the importance of civic identity and civic pride.

What makes our city unique?

By completing this activity, you will be able to focus on the positive civic events that make my town unique, to cherish the elements of your city/community, which make you feel a strong sense of belonging. You will experience the meaning of civic identity and civic pride.

What will I learn?

  • Leadership
  • Digital Communication
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal skills

What will I need?

  1. Internet connection; online platform to submit their choices and answers.
  2. If the activity is performed face-to-face in a seminar room participants can present their answers and discuss them in groups or in plenary with the help of a facilitator.
  3. Make use of the links provided, exercise sheets, google form questionnaire, online platform/forum.

Download worksheet A
Download worksheet B

What are your thoughts?

  • Think about the similarities you had in your answers with your fellow citizens. Why do you think you may have similar choices and share common emotions or beliefs?

“Belonging in a community/city is about sharing common memories, emotions, beliefs with other people. It’s about being members of a larger group, be it community, a neighbourhood, or a city, that share similar or common experiences, cherish common things, share common backgrounds. Civic Pride is about active engagement in various types of social and civic activities, promoting the development and the wellbeing of a community and its members”.

What is Civic Pride?

In this exercise you will understand the basics of civic identity and civic pride and understand the importance of civic pride.

What will I learn?

  • Leadership
  • Digital Communication

What will I need?

  1. Internet connection [in a seminar room: laptop, projector]

Download the worksheet

What are your thoughts?

  • Did you find the video interesting?
  • Did you find a common ground with your cities and the experience you have as a citizen?
  • Did you understand the importance of Civic Pride in your personal life and your community’s life?
  • [If participants watch this video in a seminar room they could have a group discussion on these questions facilitated by the c.p]

City Tour Challenge

Taking this challenge, you’ll be able to identify, discover and know the main cultural places and points of interest of your city, to improve your civic pride through a bigger cultural awareness and hidden heritage of your city and learn how to design a city tour that includes key locations featuring your city's history.

What will I learn?

  • Communication
  • Community Engagement
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Digital communication

What will I need?

  1. Computer or laptop with Internet
  2. Smartphones with Internet
  3. Printer (optional)
  4. Kahoot! App and Kahoot! Tutorial
  5. GoogleMaps
  6. Tripadvisor

Download the worksheet

What are your thoughts?

Ask participants:

  • Did you have a good time?
  • What did you learn?
  • What could be improved?

It’s all about the details

By completing this exercise, you’ll be inspired and motivated to learn in the community.

What will I learn?

  • Leadership
  • Digital Communication
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal skills

What will I need?

  1. Internet connection; [if in a seminar room, laptops/pc, projector or/and printer]. If the activity is performed in a seminar room participants can present their answers and discuss them in groups or in plenary with the help of the educator/facilitator;
  2. Links provided, worksheet, online platform/forum.

Download the worksheet

Marketplace

The purpose of this activity is to observe the people who visit your city's marketplace and analyze the different types of people that can be found there.

⚠ If your city does not have a marketplace, you can adapt this exercise by going to a visited place.

What will I learn?

  • Communication
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Digital communication

What will I need?

  1. Material for taking notes of the observations.
  2. If necessary, digital devices, audio recorder, sketchbook, notebook and pen.
  3. The observations table template.
  4. Depending the material for observations selected and the final product, here are applications to synthesize the activity:
    1. Eportfolio: Padlet, Smore, Artsepts
    2. Presentation: Canva,
    3. Creative writing: Wordart
    4. Comics: Pixton

Download the worksheet

Community Garden

Embracing this challenge, you’ll promote intergenerational and intercultural exchanges between residents and newcomers; to build a sense of community by empowering citizens and support social cohesion and to contribute to a healthy community.

What will I learn?

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal skills
  • Community Engagement
  • Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Digital communication

What will I need?

  1. Some prompts:
    https://www.assistedhousinginsider.com/article/take-10-steps-create-successful-community-garden-residents

Download the worksheet

What are your thoughts?
  • Did you find this type of initiative interesting?
  • Do you understand the importance of building a sense of community and social cohesion through this type of initiative?
  • Was it feasible in your area?