Local Advisory Group meeting in Rauna, Latvia
The First meeting with the working group to raise awareness of the RECOV project in Rauna Municipality Latvia was held on 19 June 2018. On this meeting there was a debate on the need to involve the public and the citizens in the development of services and democratic governance.
During the meeting, the participants decided to develop an action plan with the focus on involvement of the different stakeholders in the project activities. In addition, problematic issues were identified as well as solutions to detect more successfully the needs of the citizens for social activity, not only in cultural events and activities, but also in decision-making and development of cooperation with the municipality.
As the result of this meeting, the participants decided to develop a set of questions to conduct a population survey. Therefore, the residents were asked how they get informations, which channels do they use (newspapers, internet, social networks, etc.), which of these they use more often and which are more convenient. They were also the question on how active the population is in general.
The project team members which is composed of 15 members, expressed their personal views on experiences of existing collaboration, awareness and initiative. We were debating how the municipality needs to be more open and how to find ways to inform the public sector in unconventional form to generate interest.
The meeting was organized in the framework of the project RECOV: REthinking COllaborative Values for Public Services, supported by the European programme Europe for Citizens.