Milan focuses on citizen participation: the new regulation
The collection of observations by associations and citizens on the new Regulation for the implementation of participation rights that the Municipality of Milan closes on Saturday 3 July. It is an instrument of “deliberative democracy – explains the councilor for Participation, Active Citizenship and Open data, Lorenzo Lipparini – which innovates relations between citizens and institutions by offering a new model of shared administration based on the culture of participation “.
The text of the provision was approved by the Executive on 28 May last and continued its process with the city consultation that will end on Saturday, the opinion of the Municipalities, a new presentation in the Council Commission and, to conclude, the debate in the City Council before of the final go-ahead. Citizens and citizens can therefore still consult the text on the Milano Partecipa online platform and enter comments and proposed changes. Anyone over 16 years old, resident or domiciled in Milan, Italian and foreign citizens, even with only a residence permit, and city users who frequent the city for study or work reasons can participate. Identification takes place with the Spid system or with the procedure dedicated to those who cannot activate it.
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Participation, over 80 collaboration agreements in three years
Urban care and regeneration, open squares, cleaning from vandalism and graffiti, shared gardens, social activities, enhancement of open data and spiritual assistance: there are 86 – among those signed (50), in progress (18) and suspended (18) – the Collaboration Pacts between the Municipality and active citizens that have made it possible to develop projects and share responsibilities in the shared care and administration of the Common Goods in all the districts of Milan.
Good practices, made possible by the synergy between the various departments involved in the Pacts with the realities present in the area and the supporters who have been going on since, in 2018, the municipal administration drew up the guidelines for the experimentation then landed, a year later, in the “Regulations governing the participation of active citizens in the care, shared management and regeneration of urban commons”.
The Councilor for Participation, Active Citizenship and Open Data, Lorenzo Lipparini, will talk about it this evening at 7:30 pm at Lido Milano, at the inauguration of the review on common goods “The city that collaborates”, as part of the Lido Milano Live 2021 schedule of La Bella Estate.
“Three years after the introduction of the collaboration agreements between the Municipality and active citizens – says Councilor Lipparini – we can make a very positive assessment of the spread of this shared administration tool, which has not seen a slowdown during the pandemic but which indeed it has spread more and more throughout the city with very diversified activities. The exhibition we are inaugurating today aims to present the stories and faces of the many citizens committed to improving their neighborhoods and to bring together realities that are often distant but united by a common vision of commitment and civic activism.
The program of meetings will be developed throughout the month of July and is available online: https://www.lidomilanolive.it/patti-di-collaborazione