Community development

Back to the roots. Retirees are moving to home

Former residents of the village who moved away from the village for work will be called home by the village. They should live their retirement years at home in their home village.


Who is behind this?

Gusztáv Ványai

Diligent field farm foundation



Idea pitch

The repatriates force the cultural, health, civic development of the village and provide jobs for those involved in human services. Due to their age and existence, retirees have higher demands than those living in the village. These higher expectations have a positive effect on both the older and younger age groups still living in the village.
We would use a special form of job creation. We would use human service when service users are called home, back to the village.

Where will your project idea take place?

Nagyrábé, eastern Hungary

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

The village can only be saved if it becomes a job for young people. The infrastructure, location and social composition of the village are not attractive to an assembly or supplier company. We can only solve a local problem with local people.

Who are you doing it for?

The environment and living conditions in the village must be created in such a way that comfort, safety, health care, environmental protection, proximity to nature and tranquility are tempting for retirees returning home.

How do you plan to get there?

Descendant needs assessment. Mapping and condition assessment of empty houses in the village.

What are the expected results?

The current population should not be reduced, empty houses should be full of life.

How does your idea strengthen active citizenship at a local and community level?

The fate of the people living in the village depends on it, the population will increase or the population will run out. Every year there are far more funerals than baptisms.

Why is this idea important to you?

My great-grandfather already lived here, serving the community.

€ 50000,-

Total budget

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

Office: 10 000 EUR
Accommodation: 3 000 EUR
Conference: 10 000 EUR
Travel: 3 000 EUR
Expert fee: 5 000 EUR
Printing: 5 000 EUR
Public relations: 9 000 EUR
Personal: 5 000 EUR

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

Does caring for the elderly create a job in their home village in another European village?





Idea created on May 23, 2020
Last edit on May 25, 2020

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