COMMUNITY

A group of interacting humans sharing an environment is called a community. Community is vital for humans. Intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness, the strength of the ties between the group, of whatever nature—cultural, ethnic, or moral—they may be.

True community is achieved when it comes to deep respect and true listening for the needs of the other people in this community. This stage can only be described as "glory" and reflects a deep yearning in every human soul for compassionate understanding from one's fellows. During the progression, they form personal and cultural values, a world view, and attitudes toward the larger society. Community development is often formally conducted by NGOs, universities or government agencies to improve the social well-being of local, regional and, sometimes, national communities. Innovation plays an important role in the development.

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If community exists, both freedom and security exist as well. The community then takes on a life of its own, as people become free enough to share and secure enough to get along. As people grow, they learn about and form perceptions of social structures:
Society has become the object of an organized body of knowledge which can be standardized and taught objectively, while following its own rules and methodology in the field of formal science, the branch of knowledge that is concerned with formal systems, for instance, logic, mathematics, systems theory and theoretical aspects of computer science & information theory, statistics.
Community is vital for humans. Intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness, the strength of the ties between the group, of whatever nature—cultural, ethnic, or moral—they may be literature

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In the wake of prolonged economic stagnation, a massive influx of refugees, terrorist attacks and a strategic challenge posed by Russia, many Europeans are weary – and perhaps wary – of foreign entanglements, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Views of their respective countries’ place in the world vary widely, but few see the past decade as a time of growing national importance. And across the continent publics are divided: Many favor looking inward to focus on domestic issues, while others question whether commitments to allies should take precedence over national interests.

Yet Europeans have not completely turned their backs on the world. Although deeply critical of how the European Union has handled the refugee crisis, the economy and Russia, they acknowledge the Brussels-based institution’s rising international prominence and want it to take a more active role in world affairs. Involvement in the international economy is also widely supported and Europeans generally feel an obligation to help developing nations.

According to Article 11 (2) TEU in the current version of the Treaty of Lisbon, „the institutions shall maintain an open, transparent and regular dialogue with representative associations and civil society.“

Already in the past, and without this specific provision, some sort of dialogue had been maintained between at least the main institutions and some representative associations of civil society.

In particular, already from the very beginning of the (now) European Union the „Economic and Social Committee“ and, some decades later, also the Committee of Regions had been established.

The crucial question is: Which specific value is added by this provision?

EU Civil Society Contact Group paid two days long attention with a Citizens Summit 2013 on the direction of the European Union, its impact on people living within its borders as well as its impact on global developments and democracy.

Leading civil society thinkers from across the EU fostered a dialogue to create a common sense of ownership and exchanged views on what Europe means for the people, and discussed how Europe can move to a Europe that is delivering values and real progress for the people, democracy and its role in the world.

Subjects as inequalities, xenophobia, populism as well as the underlying drivers and hoped-for outcomes from the political

developments.
But what do we really want with Europe? And can Europe reach its people and will people connect to Europe?

Representatives of the main Union institutions deliberated together at the end of 2011 with representatives of the different sectors of "civil society".

Three workshops, composed of dialogues with the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of Regions, Related Interest Groups, Non-governmental and Religious / Philosophical Organisations and non-organized Citizens, were followed by a final presentation. This gathering however, was not the only event, several more followed.


Liberty Leading the People, a personification of Liberty.

Human nature is to be regarded as a repository of tools that can shape life for each individual. This freedom of choice, together with the associated responsibilities, constitute the dignity of man