Agents of Co-Existence

Creating new ways to foster civic participation

01/06/2023 31/12/2025


The main objective of the Agents of Co-Existence Network is to foster innovative approaches to societal challenges and strive for inclusive local policies with active community involvement. To achieve this, the network focuses on strengthening the skills and competences of civil servants and creating new organisational structures and cultures to further boost civic participation and thereby build a stronger foundation for democracy. Through knowledge exchange and study visits, the network explores the possibilities to improve participatory processes and maximise outcomes.


LEAD PARTNER : Municipality of Genk - Belgium
  • Gdańsk - Poland
  • Kekava County - Latvia
  • Budaörs - Hungary
  • Banská Bystrica - Slovakia
  • The Intercommunity Development Association of the Iași Metropolitan Area - Romania
  • Quart de Poblet - Spain
  • Aarhus - Denmark
  • Breda - Netherlands


  • City visits to all network partners from September until the beginning of November 2023
  • First Core Network Meeting on 13-16 November 2023 in Genk, Belgium and Breda, the Netherlands
  • Second Core Network Meeting on 4-7 March 2024 in Budaörs, Hungary and Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Third Core Network Meeting on 12-14 June 2024 in Gdańsk, Poland

Lead Expert

Podcast series: Talks with Change Agents