In the 16th edition of the "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" Award, 122 proposals have been submitted from the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Togo, Turkey, United Kingdom
The applications were evaluated by a jury of experts after having passed a first stage of open evaluation through the PARTICIPATE OIDP platform. The aim of this initial phase is to give visibility to all the proposals, as well as to gather the opinions of the members on all the practices submitted.
The Jury decided to grant the 16th IOPD Award to Greater Manchester Combined Authority for its "Legislative Theatre for GM Homelessness Prevention Strategy" experience.
A special mention was also given to seven other experiences that were highly valued by the jury:
This recognition does not imply a reconsideration of the other nominations, some of which have also been highly valued by the jury.
The IOPD Technical Secretariat wants to thank all the local and regional governments that took the time and made the effort to present a nomination, along with all the institutions and partners that have helped us to share this initiative and the network’s collaborating members who, as the Jury, took part in the evaluation of all of the different experiences presented.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
BCN Youth Forum
Union of Dannieh Municipalities (Lebanon):
Engaging the citizen to be part of the Emergency Response Plan to fight against COVID-19
FirenzeProssima – Partecipa al Futuro
Quintana Roo (Mexico):
Citizen eye to tourism: prevention of corruption risks in the approval of tourism projects with environmental impact in the Riviera Maya
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan
Sud-Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo):
Fight against environmental degradation around a National Park: Case of Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo
The jury for the 16th Distinction was composed of:
Senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra
Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation, Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento - CIPPEC
Social anthropology expert; Professor and Researcher, Universidad Nacional del Rosario; Consultant at Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC / United Nations)
Emeritus professor, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit - University College London
Specialist in participatory processes and democratic Governance; Coordinator of alliances of the Justice Programme, México Evalúa, Centre for Public Policy Analysis
Director of Local Democracy, City of Grenoble