Citizen Participation in Legazpi


Within its participatory process, carried out both face-to-face and digitally, the approach has been to involve different agents, from citizens in general to associations (neighborhood, gastronomy of housewives, etc.), specific groups (retired people, merchants, people with physical disabilities, teenagers), experts, and political groups.In the municipality of Legazpi, work was carried out in the public space and the buildings of the demonstration districts San Ignacio, San Martín, Arantzazu and San José.

The face-to-face participatory process was divided into two sessions, the S01 diagnostic focused on contrasting, consensus and prioritize, with its participants, the needs and opportunities detected, for a second S02 propositive session, focused on specifying and working on the detected proposals, analyzing its viability and agents involved in its implementation.

The first session S01 was held on March 7, 2018 in the social center (Retirement Home) of Legazpi, with 34 participants, of which 16 were women and 18 men, and the second session S02 took place on April 18 in the same space, with 47 participants.

The digital participation was carried out through the Citizen web platform developed by Createlli, open to the public from March 1 to May 15.

The participants, after completing their profile, accessed the consultation on different issues related to the central themes of the public space and the buildings of the four demonstration districts (San Ignacio, San Martín, Arantzazu and San José), with an affirmation format before which show a degree of agreement.

We can conclude with the affirmation that the participatory process has fulfilled the established expectations. The public has been very active and participatory and they have come to define very interesting concrete measures to be considered by the town halls. On the other hand, citizens have known other experiences that have been carried out at a European level, valuing their replicability in their neighborhoods positively, coming to value the participatory process very positively.

Finally, we must highlight very positively the involvement throughout the participatory process of different types of agents, citizens, associations and municipal technicians, so that the adaptation measures proposed by the citizens have the direct involvement of the agents that must apply them.



SESSION 1. [March 7 2018] A workshop to work needs and opportunities together with the citizens.

SESSION 2. [April 12 2018] A workshop to work on proposals together with the citizens.