News and Updates

News and Updates

Nov 20, 2023

Youth Climate Summit 2023
In collaboration with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership (ZCCP) , CDEC organized this year’s Youth Climate Summit at Queen Katherine School in Kendal in July. Fifteen schools participated in ...

Sep 19, 2023

Statement of Unity and Solidarity
At CDEC, we are concerned that tensions are rising in Carlisle, and across Cumbria and the UK around people seeking asylum being housed in local hotels. Today, we are asking our communities to unite and support each other in the face of ...

Apr 14, 2023

Connecting Communities – People enabling change
Connecting Communities – People Enabling Change is a 6-month pilot study funded by the United Kingdom Research Institute (UKRI) to set up a Community Research Network. The purpose of this is to gather community wisdom and understand the wider determinants of health in the region. Join us on the 4th of May for our big learning conversation

Mar 29, 2023

Challenge misconceptions about refugees and people seeking asylum
We share a mythbuster document that challenges common misconceptions.

Mar 15, 2023

Men's Diaspora Group
Read about CDEC's work with the Men's Diaspora Group.

Mar 13, 2023

STORYsilience - A Dream of 20
A Dream of 20 performance is the culmination of the Cumbrian part of an international project to help build resilience with young people called STORYsilience. With young people at the helm, STORYsilience aims to uncover stories authored by lesser-heard people in our communities, reinterpreting them into arts performances, and touring the work in cultural institutions (theatres, galleries, libraries, heritage sites) in different locations.