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.
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Criteria and Process to select Future Heritage Labs
Future Heritage Labs (FHL) are communities developing AHR processes with potential to uptake the OpenHeritage tools and resources to promote inclusive, just and open governance. In the context of OH, Platoniq will test and present Decidim features useful to implement a transparent, participatory and accessible community governance of such spaces. Does your community identify with OpenHeritage values and have an AHR project in design or development? Do you know a community that is in this process? Talk to us!
Below we detail the criteria to select FHLs to participate in the co-creation demo sessions:
For better results at the co-creation sections, the Future Heritage Labs must have already identified a community and stakeholders with which to develop circular governance processes. This is a necessary condition because without an identified community, the pains and needs mapped in the co-creation session will not be precise and concrete enough to carry out demo and feedback sessions on Decidim components, modules and features, and other resources from the OH toolbox. We propose to select two FHL in each of the three stages of circular governance development: the selected FHLs must be Designing, Implementing or Adhering to processes that uphold at least 3 of the 7 principles of circular governance (CLIC-ICLEI):
Circular (Focused and Iterative)
Fair and Just
Finally, as the last criteria, the FHL must not face hindering conditions (red light in the Transferability Matrix) in the Stakeholder Integration and Governance Mechanisms (Mieg, 2021). That is, they must not face widespread lack of social trust or lack of transparency (See Matrix of Transferability table below in the OpenHeritage deliverable 3.7 for more):