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Uchange&Civiclab: digital breakthrough in effective civil participation in Ukraine and beyond

15 September 2020

Innovations, digitization, effective civil participation: in response to a new reality of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the Elections and Civil Society Division within the project “Promoting civil participation in democratic decision-making in Ukraine” introduced an ambitious aim to combine...

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Online meetup "From dreams to actions": the Ukrainian youth speaks

16 July 2020

On July 16, 2020 the Council of Europe project “Promoting civil participation in democratic decision-making in Ukraine” organised the interregional online meetup which brought together 60 practitioners in youth participation from 19 cities and towns of Ukraine, most of them – the representatives...

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Children and young people under 18: agents of change for modern democracies

10 July 2020 online

The decorrelation between citizens’ preferences and decisions taken by public authorities, the decreasing electoral turnout and the lowering trust in public authorities represent main problems that modern representative democracies are facing nowadays. In her keynote speech Claudia Luciani,...

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Join the webinar “Involving children and young people under 18 in civil participation mechanisms and decision-making”

8 July 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET) Online

On July,8 2020 10:00 - 12:00 (CET) Elections and Civil Society Division within the Council of Europe project “Promoting civil participation in democratic decision-making in Ukraine” is organasing an international webinar “Involving children and young people under 18 in civil participation...

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Ukrainian project on civil participation: inspiring success stories

The Ukrainian project “Promoting civil participation in democratic decision-making” is presenting its second edition of the UCHANGE Project Journal: Stories that change Ukraine. In this edition you will get acquainted with 6 success stories of innovators, civil society leaders, authors of...

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New Council of Europe project “Strengthening Participatory Democracy” is being finalised with the Tbilisi City Hall

26 June 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe is about to finalise the mini-project “Strengthening Participatory Democracy in Tbilisi City Hall in Georgia”, which results from the pilot project “Supporting Citizen Participation in Tbilisi” that was launched in September 2019 to help the largest municipality – Tbilisi...

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COVID-19 response: оnline academy of civil participation launched in Ukraine

Drohobych City, Ukraine, 6 June 2020. After only ten days since the launch event, that was followed online by more than 1100 people, 329 participants, representing Drohobych citizens and local officials, enrolled in the online Academy of Civil Participation that was designed as part of the CoE...

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Drohobych: ensuring continuous citizens’ engagement in the time of COVID-19

In order to ensure effective citizens’ engagement in the decision-making in the time of COVID-19 constraints, recently the CoE Project has been assisting Drohobych in planning and conducting online consultations for the reconstruction of a street in the city Center. The Project was guiding...

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What are the challenges and innovative experiences in ensuring a meaningful civil participation in decision-making?

6-7 May 2020 online event

Increasing the level of input from civil society and citizens to guide public decisions can be one way of combating the new challenges that have been facing our representative democracies, such as the decorrelation between citizens’ preferences and decisions taken by public authorities, the...

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COVID-19 Response: supporting ‘no-touch’ online public consultations in Ukraine

At the time of Coronavirus quarantine constraints, one of the major challenges for the local public authorities is to engage citizens in the decision-making process in urban planning. “As a rule, people of all ages take part in public events on this topic, and young people use the internet more....

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