City Monday is a citizens' initiative that seeks to strengthen democracy by facilitating dialogue among citizens while connecting them with decision-makers.
Problems and Purpose
Founded in Medellin in 2013, City Monday operates weekly in eleven cities in Colombia, as well as in Ecuador, Mexico, France and the United States. Boosted by independent citizens, City Mondays promotes periodic Monday conversations to highlight city-wide issues and concerns, as well as to oversee decisions made by city officials. This dialogue allows citizens to discuss the challenges facing the city's projects and encourage informed debate. These regular meetings also drive a community network that often results in collaborative action plans for effective collective action.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned