On February 28th, 2020, the Clube Intercultural Europeu from Lisbon, Portugal organised three separate sessions to address the three different topics of the RECOV project. The participants were mainly members of Clube Intercultural Europeu and residents of the priority intervention neighbourhood.

The topic of the 1st session was “How ICT could enforce Open-Government” and focused mainly on the ICT tools available for citizens to participate in co-governance processes and asked both NGOs and citizens to evaluate them. Moreover, a workshop was implemented using one specific tool, i.e. participatory budget, as an example and the participants had the occasion to test it and evaluate it.

The topic of the 2nd session was “Collaborative Public Services: doing it together”. Within this topic, the participants did a diagnosis exercise with the aim to identify the existing public services available in the territory. Afterwards, there was a brainstorming activity where everybody freely gave suggestions and recommendations to improve the collaborative values and participatory processes of the mentioned public services.

The topic of the 3rd session was “Local Innovative financial instruments: doing it together” and it focused on specific financial instruments that were used at the local level and their impact in the neighbourhoods CLUBE is working in. The participants identified the different instruments and, while the members of NGOs were immediately drawn to the BIPZIP programme (Lisbon’s city hall financial instrument for priority intervention areas or neighbourhood), most of the citizens identified the PIC tool as their favourite instrument for financing projects, since it has less bureaucracy involved and the projects have a direct impact on the residents who promote them and the territory itself.

At the end of the meeting, the participants discussed other and new financing instruments that could be put in place, but no agreement was reached.
This activity was organised within the RECOV project, which is funded by the Europe for Citizens project.

On February 28th, 2020, the Clube Intercultural Europeu from Lisbon, Portugal organised three separate sessions to address the three different topics of the RECOV project. The participants were mainly members of Clube Intercultural Europeu and residents of the priority intervention neighbourhood.

The topic of the 1st session was “How ICT could enforce Open-Government” and focused mainly on the ICT tools available for citizens to participate in co-governance processes and asked both NGOs and citizens to evaluate them. Moreover, a workshop was implemented using one specific tool, i.e. participatory budget, as an example and the participants had the occasion to test it and evaluate it.

The topic of the 2nd session was “Collaborative Public Services: doing it together”. Within this topic, the participants did a diagnosis exercise with the aim to identify the existing public services available in the territory. Afterwards, there was a brainstorming activity where everybody freely gave suggestions and recommendations to improve the collaborative values and participatory processes of the mentioned public services.

The topic of the 3rd session was “Local Innovative financial instruments: doing it together” and it focused on specific financial instruments that were used at the local level and their impact in the neighbourhoods CLUBE is working in. The participants identified the different instruments and, while the members of NGOs were immediately drawn to the BIPZIP programme (Lisbon’s city hall financial instrument for priority intervention areas or neighbourhood), most of the citizens identified the PIC tool as their favourite instrument for financing projects, since it has less bureaucracy involved and the projects have a direct impact on the residents who promote them and the territory itself.

At the end of the meeting, the participants discussed other and new financing instruments that could be put in place, but no agreement was reached.
This activity was organised within the RECOV project, which is funded by the Europe for Citizens project.