Citizen Participation in Amurrio



In the municipality of Amurrio, work was carried out in the public space of the demonstration districts Landako and Goikolarra.

Within its participatory process, carried out both face-to-face and digitally, it has tried to involve different agents, from citizens in general to associations, specific groups (children, youth, elderly people, women, etc.), experts, and groups politicians.

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 April 24, 2018 on the 2nd floor of the Catechesis, with 10 participants, of which 7 were women and 3 men, and the second session S02 took place on May 2 in the same space, with 7 participants of which 5 were women and 2 men.

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 theme of the public space of the two demonstrative neighborhoods of Landako and Goikolarra, with an affirmation format to 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 they must apply them.

SESSION 1. [April 10 2018]  A workshop to work needs and opportunities together with the citizens.

SESSION 2. [April 24 2018]  A workshop to work on proposals together with the citizens.