Participation and SDG: perspectives from Italy (Palermo and Agrigento)

Radio show. Talk with the Dean of Social Work of the University of Palermo, Roberta Teresa di Rosa, about good practices in the field of participation in local administrations in Italy. The colloquium leads us once again to insist on the importance of materializing participatory processes and “feeling part of” as an exercise of the […]


Your opinion interests us! Share  your current Model of citizen participation and interests with the community. This Questionnaire can be completed at any time by members of the The Participatory Group  Community and will be published on the web (MEMBERS section). The information collected will be the work base for future meetings, Conferences [...]

VI Expert Workshop: Public Participation and Children. Buenos Aires, Bogota and Murcia

On July 26, 2021, the VI Expert Workshop “Good practices in the field of public participation. Public participation and children. The cases of Buenos Aires, Bogota and Murcia” was held. During this Workshop promoted by the Steering Group, different good practices regarding child participation have been shared and analyzed, thanks to the [...]

V Expert Workshop “Participatory experience of the master plans of São Paulo

On May 28, 2021, the V Expert Workshop on Citizen Participation was held, with the participation of Paula Freire Santoro, who spoke to us about public participation in The Master Plans of Sao Paulo. Paula Freire is an urban architect, professor of Planning, Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Through this […]

Journeys “If you participate, you decide Madrid 2021

On May 18, 19 and 20, the Conference “If you participate, you decide Madrid 2021” was held within the framework of the Open Government week, which was held worldwide. The conference was broadcasted live through the Decide Madrid channel in a round table format and topics as [...]

Digitization and Participation

Radio program: Digitization is playing and will play a key role in the participatory inclusion of citizens, but also in their exclusion. Two professionals in digitalization and social work fully immersed in these subjects tell us about this vertiginous and exciting process: Chaime Marcuello Servos, tenured professor of Social Work and Social [...]

Bases and challenges of public participation in the city. SDGs 11 and 17

Training pills. Citizen participation is currently framed in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 11 and 17). Its diffuse conceptualization and implementation are evolving towards systems and modes of participation based on transparency, access to information and good governance. But what is the ultimate purpose of participation? [...]

Public participation and co-design methodology

Radio show. The processes of public participation or citizen participation require an order, an active channeling that manages to unite interests and needs through public impulse and citizen initiative. Raquel Pelta, researcher and design historian, specialist in social design and co-design as a methodology for social work, tells us what the [...]

Participation and social co-design

TV show. In this program, a preliminary reflection is carried out on the conditioning factors, the objective and subjective breeding ground, which can help ensure that Good Practices in the field of public participation are not a casual product of muscle, of political will , of the commitment and personal effort of a group of […]

Public participation in the European Union. The European citizens’ initiative

Radio show. The European Union has entered stealthily at times, at other times very directly, in the configuration of our institutional, political and normative reality. In this program we are going to discover if the right to participation is contemplated. Can European citizens participate in the decision-making sphere of the European Union? How [...]