What is a citizen initiative?
A citizen initiative is the means by which the general public influences the development of the City of Barcelona's public policies, through the collection of signatures.
This is an intervention by a group of people (a minimum of three) who demonstrate that their proposal is not just personal interest, by means of collecting a certain number of signatures to prove it. A citizen initiative may convene a Neighbourhood Council, request a public consultation on a specific question or hold a participatory process, among others.
Therefore, the initiative recognises people's ability to become active players in matters that affect the community as a whole.