Let's do it together! Citizens engagement at local level

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16-07-2019

With the goal of supporting local governments in their work on participatory democracy, EUROCITIES, our WG creative citizenship, and the city of Paris are pleased to invite you to attend our conference on citizens engagement at local level

In the past year, EUROCITIES has been working intensively on citizens engagement, in particular through our ‘Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens’ campaign, the work conducted by our working group creative citizenship and by the task force digital citizenship, as well as through the ROCK and Sharing Cities projects.

Recently, 76 cities have adopted the EUROCITIES Declaration on citizens engagement. It is now time for EUROCITIES and its members to define principle and actions to put this Declaration into practice. 

With the goal of supporting local governments in their work on participatory democracy, EUROCITIES, our WG creative citizenship, and the city of Paris are pleased to invite you to attend our conference on citizens engagement at local level:

Let's do it together! Citizens engagement at local level – Paris, 22 and 23 October 2019

This event is aimed at representatives from cities that are working, or are planning to work, on citizens engagement. Renowned experts in the field will share their knowledge, while city representatives will have the opportunity to talk and learn about initiatives and tools aimed at fostering citizens participation in local decision making, with the ultimate goal of strengthening participatory governance in our cities.

  • Title: Let's do it together! Citizens engagement at local level
  • Where: Hotel de Ville, Paris
  • Why attend: after having adopted the EUROCITIES Declaration on Citizens Engagement, you will now have the opportunity to co-create the EUROCITIES principles on citizens engagement at local level. You can expect to leave the conference with new ideas, be part of a new community of cities working on citizens engagement and with new connections to other stakeholders
  • Target audience: city representatives involved in citizen engagement policies and programmes
  • How: debates with external experts; thematic tables led by city representatives and external experts; professional fair, etc.

Registrations are now open via the following link 
Deadline is on 22 September 2019

If you're interested in sharing your city’s practices on citizens engagement during the Professional Fair taking place on 22 October, please complete the following online form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8GDXFHS

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact EUROCITIES citizens engagement coordinator at federico.guerrieri@eurocities.eu 

 

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER – 14.00 – 18.00

14.00 – 14.10 Welcoming  

14.10 – 14.30 EUROCITIES strategy on citizens engagement

14.30 - 14.45 EUROCITIES principles on citizens engagement at local level

14.45 – 15.15 Inspirational examples from external guests 

15.15 - 16.05 Professional fair – What city administrations do on citizens engagement at local level – Groups discussions - PART I

16.05 – 16.35 Break  

16.35 – 17.25 Professional Fair – What city administrations do on citizens engagement at local level – Groups discussions - PART II

17.25 – 17.55 Professional Fair – Plenary session

17.55 – 18.00 Conclusions

  
 PARIS, WEDNESDAY 23 October 09.00 – 13.00  

 09.00 – 09.15 Welcoming by Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris (TBC)   

09.15 - 09.30 Day 1 recap

09.30 – 11.00 Debate with experts on citizens engagement (OECD, Friends of Europe, Bertelsmann Stiftung and more!)

11.00 – 11.30 break   

11.30 – 12.15 Plenary discussion on the EUROCITIES principles on citizens engagement at local level  

12.15 – 12.45 Recommendation on 10 EUROCITIES principles on citizens engagement at local level 

12.45 – 13.00 Conclusions
   

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 14.30 – 16.00   

Public event – INCLUDE final conference   

EUROCITIES staff contact

Federico Guerrieri
federico.guerrieri@eurocities.eu