Participatory democracy

Introduction The 1st Teenagers’ Municipal Council, held in the city of Ilion, Greece in 2015, was a simulation of the Ilion Municipal Council intended to familiarize high school-aged constituents with local democratic institutions. The event was held within the framework of the European Local Democracy Week — an annual a...
The Gadaa system is an indigenous egalitarian democratic system being practiced among the Oromo nation of East Africa for the last six hundred years. Among other structural elements of Gadaa system is its legislative body commonly known as Gadaa General Assembly. The assembly takes place under a sycamore tree -...
Participatory democracy among the Oromo is an endogenous custom. Gadaa General Assembly takes place once every eight years. The last assembly took place at Me´ee Bokko passed a decision on environmental protection. The assembly was marked with the power transfer to the incoming Gadaa party who will serve for the...
Kadıköy Municipality opened up its 2015-2019 Strategic Plan for discussion by the citizens and the people of relevance (experts, academics, professionals etc.) with a participatory process of management. The plan was developed through discussions and then approved by the municipal council on October 2, 2014. Throughout a period of about...
An example of a possible implementation of Fundamental human needs in a process of political decision-making.
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VouliWatch.gr (Vouli=Parliament in Greek) is a collaborative Internet project aimed at bridging the divide between citizens and Greek representatives. It of­fers Greek cit­i­zens the pos­si­bil­ity to ask pub­lic ques­tions to Greek MP’s and MEP’s, as well as well as crowd­sourc­ing cit­i­zen data for leg­is­la­tion.

Organization: My City Market

I launched My City Market on October 10th, 2014 as a new project (and initiative) dedicated to the promotion of locally-owned small businesses, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and sustainable economic practices focused on the concepts of shared prosperity, fairness, and democracy in the workplace.
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This case study illustrates the empowerment of marginalised sectors in Venezuela through the development of communal councils. This mechanism not only provides citizens with a horizontal link to the state, but it affords them the opportunity to adequately manage their own affairs. Their institutionalisation by the Venezuelan government is part...
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