Local residents can now propose points for the order of business in neighbourhood council sessions, through the city's digital-participation platform.
Now neighbourhood councils also have a digital-participation tool: a space on the decidim.barcelona participation platform. Every city district has their own space, which contains all the information about how each neighbourhood council works, as well as presented documents, orders of business and the minutes of previous sessions.
There is also a function that enables local residents to make proposals on subjects to be discussed at the Council, which are then sent to the Monitoring Committee for approval, so that they can be included in order of business for the following session.
In order to be able to actively participate, you must create a profile on the digital platform. This video explains how to register, step by step.Once you have a participant’s profile , decidim.barcelona also keeps you up to date with the latest news and activities concerning the neighbourhood councils. By using the “Segueix” [Follow] option, you will receive notifications, as this other tutorial shows.
Barcelona City Council is promoting the use of the city’s participation channels by making them more accessible, open and transparent, making improvements and adapting them to both face-to-face and digital channels. The aim is to foster citizen participation in developing public policies, as well as guaranteeing a plurality of voices and opinions, which is a characteristic of a city like Barcelona.
Participatory bodies may be territorial (according to the geographical area, neighbourhood, district, city) or sectorial (scope of action according to the subject to be dealt with or discussed: women, social welfare, etc.). Neighbourhood councils are the main participation and community-support bodies in that territorial area, and their sessions are open to all local residents, as well as local groups and platforms.