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Community Development Education and the Role of the State in Russia

Practice-Insights, Великобритания. 2019. No. 13. P. 32-33.

Modern Russian history of community development, The nature of our TOSs is voluntary activities on a local level and initiatives inspired by local residents a transformation in the relationships between TOSs and local authorities. This includes moving from conflicts, lack of understanding and lack of support, to invitations to deliberate, share information, and the inclusion of representatives of TOSs in different municipal commissions and the working groups. Now the state tolerates, needs, and encourages community work in many ways, Our new and very important task is the expansion of formal education to address community issues, and the creation of a new specialty of community organizer. This will be similar to the Western Bachelor of Arts in Community Development with new competences (capacity to listen, explain, and help people to learn about and deal with local issues) and new skills (proposal writing, fundraising, crowdfunding, participatory methods of working with local constituents, and collaboration with local authorities on tasks such as participation in decision-making, negotiations, conflict resolution, and moderation). This education is for community leaders and activists,.