Category Archives: community organizing

Do Moldavska – overiť si čísla

Ročne vraj navštívi Moldavsko len jedenásť tisícok turizmu-chtivých ľudí. Možno polemizovať o tom, či je toto číslo vysoké alebo nízke – na krajinu s 3 a pol miliónovou populáciou, ležiacou za dverami Európskej únie. Alebo pred jej dverami – záleží od uhla pohľadu. … Continue reading

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The beginning of Community organizing in Moldova

Moldova is one of the poorest European countries trying to enter European Union (with a lack of job opportunities and estimated wage around 220 Euros/month). At the end of August Romanian community organizer, Iustina Neagu, conducted the training in Moldova … Continue reading

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Demokratizačné snahy nie sú kratkodobá záležitosť. Ani v Moldavsku

Koncept zapájania verejnosti do rozhodovacích procesov je v moldavských mestách a obciach stále nový. Možno je to aj tým, že si stále časť ľudí a starostov či miestnych poslancov myslí, že voľby sú jediná forma interakcie medzi občanmi a ich volenými zástupcami. S akými problémami … Continue reading

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Keňu nemožno neľúbiť (hoci to má jeden háčik!)

Vo východoafrickej krajine, kam sa za dobrodružstvom vydáva čoraz viac Slovákov, žije polovica populácie pod hranicou extrémnej chudoby. Ako asi vyzerá život ľudí v Keni – čím sa zaoberajú vo dne a v noci, v období sucha i dažďov, bez … Continue reading

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Put a b*t of sh*t on your head in order to grow

Last days at Chicago coalition for the homeless were full of field experiences, listening and also awareness-raising activities in different areas of diverse Chicago city. As a natural part of it few important life-truths (connected to Community organizer’s job) were … Continue reading

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European fellows – part of ‘Taking back Chicago’ history

How was the second week of our internship in Chicago? Full of meetings, de)briefings and direct actions – towards social changes. What an interesting dynamics within ‘Chicago Coalition for the Homeless’. My host organization: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is … Continue reading

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Never do for others what they can do for themselves

Before starting anything I had to read the interview with Saul Alinsky (published in Playboy in 1972) first. It is “must-read” paper (from “to-do” list of every single community organizer). This man was an American community organizer and writer. He is … Continue reading

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