Community empowerment refers to empowering the people. By getting members of society involved, the Ministry is helping local communities to:
The three main objectives of the Ministry's Community Empowerment Project are:
In developing a community that is bonded by more than simply geographical proximity, residents can collectively promote and strengthen their local culture, heritage, environment, tourism and economy. Log onto the Ministry's bilingual Taiwan Community Interaction Website for eyewitness accounts of community transformation and the establishment of so-called "new hometowns."