Vol. 7 No. 2 (2014)

Ideas for Connecting Rural Communities

Published August 6, 2020
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Herbály, K., & West, D. (2020). Ideas for Connecting Rural Communities. Economica, 7(2), 208–214. https://doi.org/10.47282/ECONOMICA/2014/7/2/4359

People may feel alone, especially in the rural parts of modern countries. They may be unemployed or undereducated, or they can have a job and a family. One can find fewer entertainment or other cultural possibilities in a rural area. Connecting those who are disconnected can help them be better members of a community and of a church. The presenters represent two countries (USA and Hungary). It is evident that local USA communities have better internal connections than communities in Hungary. Helping people connect will help them feel important! Here is some useful advice and observations in order to improve the results of the rural communities: choose a logo or slogan (or both) for the community, survey local people, publish a local guidebook, promote local traditions, provide opportunities to participate and learn, provide „best practises”.