The Brussels Environmental Administration intends to launch a 'resilience day'. 150 randomly selected citizens will deliberate during 3 days on the question 'how to make Brussels a more resilient city' in order to provide public authorities with policy recommendations.
Problems and Purpose
Following the COVID-19 crisis, the Brussels Regional Administration for the Environment (Bruxelles Environnment) is implementing a participatory process in order to ask its citizens 'how to make the City of Brussels more resilient'.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The process is organized by the Brussels Regional Administration for the Environment under the responsibility of Alain Maron (Green Party 'Ecolo'), Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Participatory Democracy
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
The administration has already launched a survey in which it asks citizens how they experienced the lockdown and, in particular, its implications in terms of alimentation, public space and health.
The result of this survey will serve as a base for the Resilient Day (Journée de la Résilience). The Resilient Day will see 150 randomly selected citizens deliberate on the survey's results and formulate recommendations to Bruxelles Environnement and other decision-makers.
To data (April 2021), it is still unclear whether the deliberative process will take place. The minister has not communicated anything concrete.
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned