If it is needed, it is possible: the experience of O Viso's CDR

In 1985 “Asociación Cultural o Cruceiro” (Crossroad Cultural Association) was created, and, in 1990, it turned into O Viso's CDR. Its main goal was to recover the community spirit that used to be present in rural areas. The school, which was abandoned, was recovered and turned into a social centre. Festivals such as “Entroido” (Carnival) or “Magosto” (a Galician Autumn feast) were also recovered.

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O Visos's CDR always attempted to provide a community response to different necessities and challenges that emerged progressively. Currently, its initiatives cover a provision of a proximity service for the elderly, educational intergenerational activities organised in the village-school, a community home, employability and training promotion, and cultural and patrimony recovering activities, among others.


Main issues to be discussed
  • Local community's leading role and its traditional knowledge.
  • Technical staff's challenge: to provide a service suitable for a rural area and identity.