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In an experiment of citizen participation initiated by the Finnish Ministry for Environment together with the Committee for the Future of the Parliament in Finland, a new law on off-road traffic in Finland has been “crowdsourced” on an online platform. Crowdsourcing in Policy and Lawmaking aims to include citizens in...
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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...
The British Home Office awarded seven areas with the Engaged Communities Hallmark. As part of the Hallmark they must implement PB. The seven areas are Tower Hamlets, Corby, Redcar, Gosport, Bristol, Knowsley and Blaenau Gwent. Corby Hallmark area received £50,000 to help support the areas in implementing different aspects of...
The Department for Communities and Local Government sponsored an Isle of Wight participatory budgeting pilot, UP2U. £20,000 was offered for children and young people in Freshwater and Totland to fund local projects. These projects aimed to improve the health and eating habits of the children and young people in the...
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Gopeshwar was struggling with the issue of cleanliness and viewed as loss of revenue from tourism. Participatory Research In Asia (PRIA) was invited by the municipality to prepare the participatory Detailed Project Report (DPR) on Solid Waste Management (SWM). The objective of the project was to create a model of...
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A citizens assembly designed to assess whether participatory democracy would encourage citizens to participate and feel more involved and to demonstrate a different way of ensuring political legitimacy.
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The new special secretariat for indigenous health was appointed to implement a new model of state-provided health care based on the commitment to differentiated health needs of minority groups and the participation of the indigenous people, and a respect for previous constitutional guarantees of indigenous autonomy.
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The Inclusive Social Media Initiative's objective is to build a network of community Issues Forums that are highly inclusive.
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e-People is a multilingual online portal that integrates e-petitioning, citizen driven proposals, and electronic discussions on policy items of relevance to 303 governmental organizations of South Korea, including central administrative organizations, local autonomous bodies and other public institutions.
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The project involves independent civil monitoring of police detention facilities and conditions and aims at establishing the extent to which legal provisions are being implemented and human rights are being protected. In the long run the project should contribute to promoting the principles of transparency and accountability in police work,...
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