What is Participatory Democracy?. Cristina Barna Pro Global Science Association. Do you know? Etymological roots of democracy. What is a participatory approach ?. Actively involving “the public” in decision – making processes. Why government – citizen relations?.
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What is Participatory Democracy?
Pro Global Science Association
Actively involving “the public” in decision – making processes.
Why government – citizen relations?
How to strengthen government – citizen relations?
EU members states terms:
Civil Dialogue, NGOs, Active Citizenship, Participatory Democracy
Citizens as partners in the decision and policy making!
(P2P Foundation) – participatory democracy is a deliberative dialogue and decision making process which hears all voices and diverse perspective to enact meaningful change.
(OECD) - participatory democracy does not take away governments elected ‘right and duty’ to make policy decisions; it gives new ways to exercise it and increased legitimacy to decisions made.
EESC: “Effective participatory democracy is needed to restore credibility of the EU”
Results on Citizens’ engagement in influencing political decision-making
Results at EU level, country cases
Forms of engagement:
- to sign a petition
- to express views online
- to express views with an elected local representative
- to take part in a public debate at local or regional level
- participation in NGOs and associations
YOU GET INVOLVED!
What is participatory democracy?
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