Local community – it is a group of people living within a relatively small, designated area, including for example a parish, or a village, in which there are strong ties resulting from common interests and needs, as well as a sense of being rooted and belonging to the place they live in.
The elements that have a great impact on implementing the common interests of a local community include the associations, non-governmental organisations and social groups operating over the community’s area and expressing such common interests. In traditional societies, local communities have more autonomy and their own social norms that regulate their activities. The factor that accelerates the transformation of territorial groups into local communities is the participation of residents from a given territory in social actions, where the likelihood of such participation is higher in the case of individuals of a higher social status and broader perception of the group’s common interests.
The area of “Local Community” currently offers access to the following lectures:
- Local Community
- Proper Reduction of the Conflict Sources with the Local Community