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L'Aquila (Italy) will host the second edition of the Festival of participation from 6 to 9 July

The festival will be focused on the citizen participation as a condition and resource for a quality democracy.

 

Festival

From 6 to 9 July 2017 L'Aquila is hosting the second edition of the Festival of participation promoted by ActionAid, Cittadinanzattiva and Slow Food.

The festival is focused on the citizen participation as a condition and resource for a quality democracy.

The Festival is a catalyst for tangible and intangible resources related to participation,  brought by the citizens but also their stakeholders and partners; an observatory to define the participation and critically assess the state of health in Italy and beyond; a convenience store where experiences, knowledge, successes and failures, opportunities and risks, new and old challenges can be exchanged, learned and transmitted.

The Purpose

The Festival of the participation is aimed at:

  • Propose and develop a factual, articulated and critical approach to the democratic participation of citizens;
  • Counter reductive, abnormal or dilute visions of the participation;
  • Evaluate the state of democratic participation in Italy and Europe by looking at the problems of world;
  • Promote a confrontation with the great challenges that democracy faces calling citizens to be not only actors in public life, but also agents of change.

 

Concept note 

http://www.festivaldellapartecipazione.org/