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  • TRANSNATIONAL MEETING IN DINSLAKEN: AGEN, LEAD OF THE ACTIVE CITIZENS NETWORK, BRINGS PARTICIPATIVE DEMOCRACY TO THE HEART OF EUROPE

    As part of the European Urbact program, the “Active Citizens” delegation from the city of Agen took part, on March 30 and 31st, 2022, in the 3rd Transnational Meeting in Dinslaken, Germany. During these 2 days of meeting, the 8 European cities, members of the “Active Citizens” network, were able to discuss feedback from the participatory democracy experiments implemented at the local level. Interventions and workshops, the particularity of this meeting is based on the first feedback from the experimental phases set up in each country. A moment of sharing that will make it possible to build the IAP (Integrated Action Plan) grouping together good practices and applying them on a local level beyond the URBACT program.

    Barbara Gautherie

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  • The Vilawatt project continues efforts in the city of Trikala to promote the energy transition

    https://bit.ly/3bk5SmhThe 4th Vilawatt-UTM Transnational Meeting was held on 2 and 3 March and hosted by the city of Trikala. The two-days online sessions allowed the partner cities to make further progress in the Vilawatt project transfer.

     

     

    Miriam Martín

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  • SDG Story: Manresa

    Do we all really share a common positive vision of the future of our city?

    Karin Luhaäär

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  • Local governmental committees (LGC) as a flagship of a democracy Our planned small-scale action with a long-term impact

    There is an ongoing discussion of how to encourage people to take care about their town, neighborhoods or park, which they use every day while walking to the job. On that account one has to ask: Why do we not care about public spaces in the same way we tend to care about our flats or gardens? This question points to the very important fact, which is our sense for a common world, the one we all share together, and where “I and they” merge into one. Thus, the key role of Active citizens I see in advocating for this sense of common. To understand this will help us to build a stronger sense for participative principles and democracy. Who I perceive as a useful ally in this task are local governmental committees (Komise místní samosprávy in Czech). In response to that, our ULG sets as one of our long-term goals, to create a strong partnership with LGC in Hradec Králové. In the following lines, I would like to describe our tactics of how to involve members of LGC in Active citizens’projects and what pros we see in this cooperation.

    Barbara Gautherie

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  • FOCUS ON: Trapani - how the city is building on its strengths

    In the last article about Trapani, we gave a snapshot of this fascinating but relatively little known city.  In this article, we focus on how Trapani is building on it's strengths going forward.  

    James Carless

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  • Major Development Agency Thessaloniki

    Our Greek partner empowers the Thessaloniki metropolis and supports municipalities in managing and implementing sustainable urban development, mobility and accessibility plans and projects

    Mikel Berra-Sandín

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