Community Development

‘Community Development’ is a methodological guide of the flagship project ‘Acting Communities – Active Community Involvement’ (EFOP -1.3.1-15-2016-00001), offering methodological support to workers, experts, volunteers, organizations and institutions at local communities implementing the TOP-5.3.1-16 and TOP-6.9.2-16 programmes entitled ‘Strengthening Local Identity and Cohesion’.

Community planning Definition Community planning is the process in which the people affected are involved in the planning process at a very early stage. A key element in community planning is to involve the affected locals and communities in the development of a shared vision of the future and of a strategy to make sureContinue reading

Definition The community exhibition is one way to reach out to and involve the citizens, as it is created at the initiative of the given community, it focuses on local culture, local history, traditions, (individual or community) performances, natural and social values, well-being, the relationship between the individual and the community and the content ofContinue reading

Community action has a twofold meaning in this guide: on the one hand, it refers to a community activity intended to achieve a single goal using a single method. An activity is also considered an action when the impact is significantly more complex than the goal (e.g. the goal is to arrange a community exhibition;Continue reading

Definition Neighbourhood festivals are an important method of reaching out to individuals and involving them. Genuine neighbourhood festivals are an addition to the predetermined initiatives of the stakeholders, as an externally added programme contributing to local intentions. Such an occasion provides an opportunity for meeting each other, gathering information and finding points of connection atContinue reading

Definition For the purposes of this guide, anything achieved as a result of the activity or collaboration of the locals or their communities in the process of community development will be called a community achievement, regardless of whether it is part of the community action plan. Any event or activity organized by the local communityContinue reading

Community Development is a methodological guide of the flagship project Acting Communities – Active Community Involvement (EFOP -1.3.1-15-2016-00001), offering methodological support to workers, experts, volunteers, organizations and institutions at local communities implementing the TOP-5.3.1-16 and TOP-6.9.2-16 programmes entitled Strengthening Local Identity and Cohesion. Before looking at the building blocks of methodology, let us clarify theContinue reading

Situation analysis Community discussion Definition Community discussions (or a series of them) are meant to uncover the experiences, values and community problems noted during the community interviews, to be adopted and discussed by the community. These community discussions are to be arranged among the interviewees, the neighbours and acquaintances they want to involve, and theContinue reading

Situation analysis Community interview Definition Community interviews are an important method of initiation, of addressing and involving the population. Although conducted one-on-one, the term ‘community’ is used because the subject of these interviews is the local atmosphere, the connection between individuals and the community, the content of local identity, development plans and the capacity toContinue reading

Situation analysis Community survey Definition The community survey is a door-to-door community-building and activating method actively involving the locals, which addresses (and involves) everyone in the municipality, thus extending the number of people acting for the public good. Purpose of the activity To extend the group of local activists. To collect of a wide rangeContinue reading