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.
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 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.