Community Empowerment Proposals Wanted
Do you have a unique perspective and keen observations about your neighborhood? The Community Empowerment Network of Taipei has launched an initiative encouraging members of the public to submit proposals which contribute to improving of public affairs and resolving challenges to the community.Proposals are accepted between now and August 15. A judge panel will decide which proposals to be implemented based on criteria such as the level of community momentum and participation, resource management, creativity, sustainability, and the ability to make an impact. Up to eight proposals will be selected, each to receive a maximum of NT$150,000 in subsidies. The content of the proposal can include plans on enhancing community empowerment, establishing a vision for a neighborhood, addressing public issues, or holding campaigns. The organizers also suggest that interested individuals focus on broader causes to echo government policies such as participatory budgeting; public housing; community empowerment for new immigrants, and others. Those who need assistance in putting their thoughts and ideas into words are welcome to seek advice from the Community Empowerment Network of Taipei’s consultation services. For details on the program, please visit the Chinese official website of the facility at http://www.community-taipei.tw or Facebook fan page titled “臺北市社區營造中心.” Inquires can also be directed to TEL: 02-25575679 or 02-27815696, extension 3186.