Councils of the Citizen Power (County, District and Municipal Offices)
The Councils of the Citizen Power are organizations based at the regional, urban, rural, district and municipal level in which citizens can participate directly. They can count on up to 150 members per Council, among whom 16 representatives are chosen for predetermined areas and who design, execute and evaluate specific issues within their field of action. They were created with the main purpose of enabling a space for participation and coordination with civil society to combat poverty and social inequality.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision