Community organizing (OS) is a method that allows to increase participation in public life. Activities related to the promotion of direct democracy are particularly important in the region whose community was particularly shaped by communism experience. Mid-social level vacuum and low level of public participation is characteristic phenomenon of post-communist societies.
The aim of the project „European Community Organising School“ community is to exchange good practices in the field of community organising between partners from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Germany and Bulgaria. By working together methodology of adult education in the field of community organizing will be created, which will serve as a basis to carry out two training cycles (in total 6 meetings). Thanks to training cycles 36 social organizers will raise competences necessary to work more effectively with local initiatives set up by inhabitants.
Direct participants of the project are persons using community organising method in their work, who possesses different level of experience and derives from different social fields. During the project tools will be developed that will enable establishment of professional European Community Organising School (methodology of training), conduct supervision (guide book for supervising the work of the community organisers) and the e-learning platform, through which it will be possible to spread the results to interested beneficiaries.
Indirectly, the project will reach 3600 people, with whom 36 Community Organisers work. Promotion events in each partner country and the closing conference of the entire project will be another opportunity to disseminate the project results among the hundreds of people. Thanks to funding of the European Community Organising School further development of the European Community Organising Network will be possible, which will ensure durability of effects and use of the results even after the completion of the project.