Community Development

For over 20 years the owner of Oxo Media Paul Oxborough has extensive experience of using technology to work with and empower communities to make a difference. Whether it be a film based project or a community research project we have a track record of working at a local, national and international level. Our team is small but has an extensive network of professional and practitioners.

Local engagement

After many years of travelling across the globe with Momentum World Paul has taken some time out over the last couple of years working back at his home base in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He is a local Parish Councillors and has worked with many different agencies in the North East Derbyshire region. From running technology based projects to grass routes youth outreach work securing better facilities for local people Paul has focussed on connecting with the area he has lived since 2003, whilst still working on national and international programmes. Projects have included:

National engagement

Paul has been working with his other Company Momentum World on many national initiatives, these include:

 

  • The training of young people to become Europeers (promoting the work of Erasmus+)
  • Working with Manchester based Anattic TV on numerous media and film projects
  • Delivering an film based evaluation for the Department of Work & Pensions Ambition Project – (click here to see film)

International engagement

Paul has been a founding member and Creative Director of Momentum World, since 2008 Momentum World has run over 100 EU funded international training programmes and events. Momentum World is highly respected by the National Agency (the British Council) and we are considered one of the countries leading experts in the delivery of international training programmes. These include:

 

  • Organisation of a celebration event involving 23 countries which celebrated the success of the EU Youth in Action Programme and the launch of the Erasmus+ programme
  • Creators of the Time For Tea education programme involving over 25 countries, the programme uses the simple cup of tea as a tool to give young people a voice (www.time4tea.info)
  • Run 5 training events for the European Commission teaching young people to become Europeers – young people who promote the Erasmus+ programme in schools, colleges, Universities and organisations across the UK and Europe (www.europeers.uk)