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

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03-09-2019

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, 22-23 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.

EVENT REGISTRATION

Registrations are now open via the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-do-it-together-citizens-engagement-at-local-level-tickets-65649963809
Deadline is on 4 October 2019

PROFESSIONAL FAIR - SHARE YOUR CITY EXPERIENCE

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 by 1 October 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 Introduction by Jean-Paul Judson, event moderator

14.00 – 14.10 Welcome - Hermano Sanches Ruivo (Paris deputy mayor) and Bassem Asseh (Nantes deputy mayor)

14.10 – 14.30 EUROCITIES strategy on citizens engagement - Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES secretary general

14.30 - 14.45 EUROCITIES principles on citizens engagement at local level - chairs of EUROCITIES WG creative citizenship and TF digital citizenship

14.45 – 15.00 Democracy and participation in Europe: Trends and Challenges - Dominik Hierlemann, Senior Expert Bertelsmann Stiftung

15.00 - 15.15 Inspiration example from Cato Leonard, Glassroots 

15.15 - 15.30 Professional fair - Presentation of 10 outstanding experiences

15.30 - 16.10 Professional fair – What city administrations do on citizens engagement at local level – groups discussions - PART I

16.10 – 16.30 Break  

16.30 – 17.10 Professional Fair – What city administrations do on citizens engagement at local level – groups discussions - PART II

17.10 – 17.55 EUROCITIES principles on citizens engagement at local level - Plenary session moderated by Anna Lisa Boni and Jean-Paul Judson

17.55 – 18.00 Summing up day 1

20.00 - Dinner (at participants' cost)

  
 PARIS, WEDNESDAY 23 October 09.00 – 13.00  

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

09.15 - 09.25 Day 1 recap - Jean Paul Judson 

09.25 - 09-40 Presenting the 10 revised EUROCITIES principles - chairs of EUROCITIES WG creative citizenship and TF digital citizenship

09.40 – 11.30 Plenary session on EUROCITIES principles on citizens engagement at local level
Input from external experts (OECD, Friends of Europe, La 27e Region and more!) on how to foster citizens engagement at local level + open discussion with participants moderated by Jean-Paul Judson

11.30 – 12.00 break   

12.00 – 12.45 EUROCITES and citizens engagement - Next steps! modearted by Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES secretary general

12.45 - 13.00 Conclusions - Hermano Sanches Ruivo (Paris deputy mayor) and Bassem Asseh (Nantes deputy mayor)

  

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 14.30 – 16.30   

Public event – INCLUDE final conference   

EUROCITIES staff contact

Federico Guerrieri
federico.guerrieri@eurocities.eu