The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, jointly with the City of Mostar, will organise a Citizens’ Assembly, which will be inaugurated on 10 July as part of the first deliberative process of this kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the South East of Europe. During four consecutive weekends, the Citizens’ Assembly will bring together a representative group of 48 randomly selected citizens who will deliberate upon and make recommendations on the topic of the cleanliness of the city and maintenance of public spaces in Mostar. The Assembly is organised on the basis of a tailored methodology that provides for a transparent and inclusive process. The Assembly represents an opportunity for the local authorities in Mostar to genuinely address the concerns of citizens by pioneering an approach of deliberative democracy, and for citizens to be more engaged in the policy development and local decision making.
This activity is organised in the framework of the project “Building democratic participation in the City of Mostar” implemented by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, as part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-2021.