“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” (Wenger,2007).
Communities of practice are made up of people in the same profession who have a common sense of purpose.A community of practice is held together by a sense of purpose and a desire to learn from and with each other. What sets communities of practice apart from teams is that the former are defined by an appreciation of the value of new knowledge rather than merely by a task or deadline.
This guide seeks to share tips, tools and stories of change from the project in order to enable others to set up their own communities of practice and strengthen commitments to participatory practice when supporting children and young people affected by sexual violence.
The guide was produced in the framework of the "Life skills, Leadership and Limitless Potential" (LEAP) project, a two-year programme funded by the European Commission, with co-funding from Oak Foundation.