Energy Route 2018-2022. Leading the modernization with citizen stamp
The “Energy Route 2018-2022: Leading Modernization with Citizen Initiatives” is an initiative launched by Chile’s Ministry of Energy through which a citizens’ participatory process was coordinated in 15 regions around the country, and in which citizens were figured by numerous representatives from various groups. The aim of this action was the collection of information and inputs, based on the citizens’ perceptions and opinions, regarding the modernization of energy infrastructures in order for these to be incorporated in concrete engagements to be pursued by the Ministry of Energy. Regarding its functioning, five thematic panels were organized; each had a moderator in charge of the discussion and exchange of ideas, which resulted in the definition of priorities that were later discussed to be incorporated as inputs for the elaboration of the programs and policies focused in the energetic sector in Chile.
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
- citizens civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision