ASAEL WILL COLLABORATE ACTIVELY IN THE DISCUSSIONS OF THE II CONFERENCE OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN THE LOCAL FIELD, ORGANIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ARAGON.25. May 2009 – 16:07 by ASAEL
ASAEL will actively collaborate in the debates of the II Conference of citizen participation which will be held on May 27th, 2009 in the Center Joaquin Roncal of Zaragoza. ASAEL’s goal is to provide the experience learned through Pep-Net Project for Citizen Participation, set in the European Program Competitiveness and Innovation.
The II Conference about citizen’s participation at local level are addressed to Local Governments, Municipalities, Counties, Technicians associated to these authorities and citizen participation representatives of social organizations working in the local level and the citizen in general.
The objectives of the Conference are:
• Reflecting on the challenges and opportunities associated with the approval and adoption of rules that promote public participation in the construction of public policies.
• Analyze the existing legal regime concerning citizen participation at local level.
• Establish a framework for analysis and learning from the experiences of local entities.
The conclusions from this seminar about Citizen Participation will be very relevant to the citizenship of the Aragon region, especially at the local level, since they cover topics such as the regulatory framework for public participation at local level and Regulations for Citizen Participation. It is essential to understand the frameworks that promote the participation of citizens.
The development of governing mechanisms rules for citizen participation requires a prior process of experimentation and a high degree of participation of all actors involved. The end result will be the key to effective management of local affairs.
“Today we can not govern without the cooperation, the voices and the complicity of citizens and their organizations.” By Marcelino Iglesias. Head President of the Government of Aragon.