With the regional law 28/2017, the Puglia (Apulia) Region has established a participation office tasked with promoting, coordinating, and supporting regional and local participatory processes.
Mission and purpose
The Puglia Region's Participation Office is a structure with organizational, promotional and supportive functions for citizens' participation in regional policy, with particular reference to the implementation of strategic planning. It supports the Regional Council and the Departments in the practice of participation in the planning and implementation phases of their programs. 
Origins and Development
It was established by regional law 28 of 17/7/2017.
Organizational structure and financing
The structure was made operational by two employees and an external consultant, Micaela Deriu; as of 2019, it was directed by Antonella Bisceglia. 
Specializations and tools
Main projects and events
Analysis and lessons learned
 #Pugliapartecipa, https://partecipazione.regione.puglia.it/
 Regione Puglia, Struttura di staff ufficio partecipazione, http://www.regione.puglia.it/schedastruttura?p_p_id=schedastruttura_WAR_Organizationportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column= 2 & amp; _sheet_WAR_Organizationpor tlet_organizationId = 39481704 (ril. 10/11/19). [DEAD LINK]