“Empower your city transition – Citizen Engagement learnings from SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz” is the title of an article about how to create society engagement. For the development of a citizen engagement strategy for Vitoria-Gasteiz, the CES Model has been applied. This tool is the product of five years of practice and research on collaborative projects, done by H-ENEA.
“The world is full of technical solutions but they won’t happen without a movement in the society” is the key message of the article. Innovative solutions can only realize their full potential if citizen are willing to adopt them The purpose of the Citizen Engagement Strategy Model is to design and implement processes in order to support this participative process.
H-ENEA have identfied nine key elements of a successfull citizen engagement:
With SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitora-Gasteiz serving as a testbed for cititzen engagement activities, these key factors have been applied, leading into a Citizen Engagement Strategy for Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Follow Vitoria-Gasteiz step by step by reading this article and get an insight of the processes behind a successful citizen involvement.