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Democratic participation in urban governance

Objective

The DEMOS project will address the need for innovation and sustainability in urban governance in a European society suffering increasingly from democratic deficit, citizen dissatisfaction and policy fragmentation. Project partners form 3 interlinked spheres of action research: city test sites, research & evaluation framework, and advisory & dissemination forum. Core partner cities will implement & test innovatory mechanisms for participatory local governance, using an Innovation Development Fund. Research partners will continuously assess & feed back on the partner cities' organisational processes and outcomes & provide them with training. Associate partners will contribute to the project's audit of existing good practice & the pool of ideas for innovative actions to be piloted. All core, research & associate partners, jointly with a wider network of interested authorities, will disseminate the transferable project results, aiming to build the findings into integrated policy-making.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL
Address
St Giles Street 12
EH1 1PT Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Town House, Broad Street
AB10 1AQ Aberdeen
CITY OF TURKU
Finland
Address
Kristiinankatu 1
20100 Turku / Abo
CITY OF UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address

3503 RJ Utrecht
CONVENTION OF SCOTTISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES
United Kingdom
Address
Rosbery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5XZ Edinburgh
DEUTSCHER STAEDTETAG
Germany
Address
Lindenallee 13-17
50968 Koeln
ENA CHIOS SA
Greece
Address
Kountouriotou 16
82100 Chios
EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
Address
Square De Meeus 18
1050 Bruxelles
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
KATHOLIEKE HOGERSCHOOL MECHELEN
Belgium
Address
Raghenoplein 21
2800 Mechelen/malines
MUNICIPALITY OF KRAKOW
Poland
Address
Plac Wszystkich Swietych 3/4
Krakow
PATHWAYS
United Kingdom
Address
Hilton Centre, Hilton Avenue
AB24 4RE Aberdeen
STDAT SOLINGEN
Germany
Address
Cronenberger Strasse 59-61
42651 Solingen
STICHTING VERWEY-JONKER INSTITUUT
Netherlands
Address
Kromme Nieuwegracht 6
3512 HG Utrecht
UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
Greece
Address
M. Livanou Street 54
82100 Chios