A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
The project is part of a wider one that is Co-Roma.it (http://co-roma.it/?page_id=2988) and consists in the launch of a capacity building path that aims to implement new synergies and provide practical tools to those already working in the field of collaboration for sustainable development in Rome. The aim of the capacity building path is to discover and train new "neighborhood cooperators" who can contribute to the implementation of projects already active in the area, or to generate new forms of urban cooperativism.
Co-Roma: we start from the neighborhood cooperation!
Promoted by Luiss LabGov.City within the project Horizon2020 "OpenHeritage" and in collaboration with other Italian National institutions (ENEA and Confcooperative), it aims to stimulate the birth of enterprises for the sustainable development of Rome's ACT district and other neighbourhoods. The objective of the path, structured in a cycle of webinar meetings, is to discover "neighborhood cooperators" who can contribute to the implementation of projects already active or in progress in some districts of the city for the care of the archaeological heritage of the suburbs (as well as for the enhancement of the Tiber, for urban agriculture and sustainable fashion), or generate new forms of urban cooperatives (for example in the field of sustainable mobility, energy flexibility, broadband, etc.).
During the pandemic emergency we have rediscovered the importance of neighbourhood, proximity, the places where we live and that surround us. For this reason we want to identify and support new cooperators willing to work in Rome's neighbourhoods, in order to change the development model of the city and make it more socially, economically, environmentally and culturally sustainable.