The Council of Europe invitations practitioners from regional authorities and civil modern society from Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo*, who desire to broaden their know-how of participatory democracy principles and instruments at area stage to attend the next Council of Europe Faculty on Participatory Democracy Instruments.
The School on Participatory Democracy Instruments is organised by the Division of Elections and Participatory Democracy of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the College of Belgrade/Serbia and the College of Rijeka/Croatia. Criteria and devices of the Council of Europe on participatory democracy will be presented by international experts with extended-standing expertise in the discipline. An interactive learning ecosystem will give prospects to discover about excellent observe examples, to share ordeals and to interact with industry experts and other practitioners on how to efficiently have interaction citizens in political choice-generating. The first School on Participatory Democracy Tools was organised in Wintertime 2021/22 with a one-week instruction in Tbilisi/Georgia and a closure occasion in Tirana/Albania.
The training contains an on the web introduction meeting, a facial area-to-encounter education in the University of Rijeka on Cres Island/Croatia, numerous follow-up in-depth on the net trainings and a closure celebration (tbd).
The Introduction Meeting will offer the members with concepts and values underlying civil participation in political final decision-making and share Council of Europe criteria and recommendations on civil participation. It will tackle some of the most commonplace problems that the members experience in raising citizen engagement and introduce the agenda for the experience-to-deal with schooling on Cres Island/Croatia.
At the College on Participatory Democracy Resources on Cres Island/ Croatia members will meet up with for a schooling that will blend shows of concepts, scenario scientific tests, resources and designs for inclusive citizen engagement with interactive team workouts and roundtable conversations. The sessions will address a wide variety of strategies to citizen engagement at the local level, approaches for maximising inclusion, workout routines for building public consultations options, and consist of toolkits and scenario scientific studies on a assortment of themes pertinent to participatory policymaking at the local degree, which includes general public house setting up and participatory budgeting.
Quite a few tailor-made on-line stick to-up trainings will be presented immediately after the party in Cres to deepen the knowledge of precise equipment together precise plan locations.
A final closure event will deliver room to finalise the studying approach and for expertise-sharing.
Who can take part?
Community officers (which include elected officers) from regional authorities and associates of civil society organisations (CSO) from Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo*. Performing language will be English, the members are essential to converse enough English to specific by themselves and share their working experience. Individuals from the facet of authorities and civil culture really should be previously performing or setting up to get the job done on shaping or utilizing coverage selections the place citizen engagement is an vital driver of educated, efficient, and sustainable policymaking. Contributors from an establishment and a CSO of the exact municipality will have the prospect to jointly acquire a functional strategy to be implemented in their group
What to anticipate of the school?
The goal is to produce a shared being familiar with and understanding of Council of Europe’s values and specifications on civil participation and suitable tools to be carried out in participants’ particular area contexts. (The draft agenda for the Introduction Conference and the Council of Europe Faculty on Participatory Democracy Equipment on Cres Island/Croatia are available here)
The education cycle will be moderated by Jeff Lovitt, who developed between other the Council of Europe’s Winter season School on Participatory Applications 2021/22 and the Council of Europe’s Participatory Democracy Academy, which has been executed considering the fact that 2019 in a number of Council of Europe member States. He is the creator of two Council of Europe guides on Civil Participation in Political Determination-Making in the Japanese Partnership nations and is a member of the Intercontinental Professionals Panel of the Open up Authorities Partnership (OGP).
Other specialists and authors of Council of Europe instruments for fostering civic participation will reveal their expertise and applications to interact citizens in selection-generating processes.
Logistics and expenditures:
The expenses of participation (lodging and journey) will be lined by the Council of Europe in accordance to the policies and regulations.
Working Language: English
On the internet induction conference: 19 September 2022, 9h-12h (CET)
Council of Europe University on Participatory Democracy Tools: 3 -7 Oct 2022
Instruction requirements evaluation: November 2022
Focal group conference: December 2022
6 on the web programs: Feb 2023
Closure assembly: March 2023
How to use?
We invite intrigued practitioners of neighborhood authorities and civil society to fill out this software kind in buy to utilize for the Council of Europe College. The software deadline is 7 August 2022. Chosen individuals will receive penned notification and logistical data by 7 September 2022.
Contact and information: cornelia.perle[at]coe.int or fabienne.deyrolles[at]coe.int
*All references to Kosovo, no matter whether the territory, institutions or inhabitants, in this text shall be understood in complete compliance with United Nations’ Security Council Resolution 1244 and with out prejudice to the position of Kosovo.