The Constitutional Council was a body of 25 appointed Icelandic citizens, which was charged with creating a constitutional draft between 6 April and 29 July 2011. Initially the constitution was meant to be revised by a nationally elected assembly, but following a controversial Supreme Court decision to void the assembly elections, the Icelandic parliament (Althingi) appointed the elects to form a council.
The Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) was established jointly by the Minnesota state legislature and the Minneapolis city council in 1990 to revitalize inner city neighborhoods. The NRP represented a procedural innovation, with a focus on empowering local residents to set priorities, design projects and undertake implementation.
Desde el Gobierno de Montevideo se lleva adelante, en el marco de una política de modernización y reforma del estado con participación popular, un amplio proceso de descentralización municipal y participación ciudadana en la toma de decisiones locales, creado por 18 gobiernos zonales de acuerdo a los diferentes distritos en que se dividió el departamento de Montevideo. El mismo fue un aporte fundamental a la democratización de la gestión comunal y a la construcción de ciudadanía, creando canales para la participación popular.
Participatory health councils allow Brazilian citizens to oversee the country's public health system (the Sistema Único de Saúde - Unified Health System or SUS). These councils exist at the municipal, state, and national level, and are supplemented by a national conference on the Brazilian health system held every four years. Though these coucils vary in diversity and in their success in impacting government decisions, citizens generally remain actively involved with the councils.