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Preparation and monitoring of the Palencia Strategic Plan 2012-2020 based on citizen participation.

  • Spain
  • Palencia City Council
This experience was presented as candidate for the IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation 2015


The City of Palencia began in 2011 a process of strategic planning in order to establish a "roadmap" to define the future of the city in a realistic and efficient way. To achieve that mission it was put into operation a management tool, evolving and improving, which would integrate the opinion of the Palencia society (citizens, businesses, social organizations, etc.) in the city government effectively and operational .