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The Municipality of Madrid has launched “The Participatory Group”, a community of practice whose members are local and regional governments that share knowledge and experiences in citizen participation.

What is The Participatory Group

It’s a community of practice: a group where knowledge and experiences on citizen participation are shared.

It’s not a city network, and it doesn’t intend to compete with them. On the contrary, the idea is to work together and join efforts with present structures of cities collaboration.


“The Participatory Group” is born in order to encourage mutual collaboration/interaction among its members for the exchange of best practices, coworking to design new ways of participation and improve existing ones, as well as promoting and disseminate knowledge about citizen participation.