A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
This process was started as a practice for the OH lab partners in the Barcelona training workshop in 2018, so that they would be able to implement their own digital platforms later on. This is OH Lisbon's current website.
CHL Lisboa seeks to create community centers which will lobby in favor of citizens.
As a CHL Lisboa city hall we seek to create a local action group so that we could reinforce the already existing network, stimulate local participation, achieve organization, and also create partnership with the private and public sector.
We plan to use online and offline tools, creative and innovative services of financing so that we can create community centers and a new community of stakeholders as a direct lobby for voice of local citizens.
The participatory process is defined through a timeline of 6 phases: 1. Public ignition CHL- local partners (using the meetings component), 2. public community mapping with actors to manifest some interest and create a wider group (using the following components: meetings, debates, surveys), 3. Ideas - we will ask for participation (debates, proposals), 4. Decision making for action plan construction (it is a kind of participatory decision making, it will be done based on voting), 5. action plan and 6. Communication (surveys).