Municipal Development Councils

Making communication in municipalities more transparent and sustainable

Rottenburg Municipal Development Council presents recommendations - Deutschlandfunk reports.

Kalletal Municipal Development Council Presents Recommendations

Development Council formulates goals and recommends specific measures to improve local healthcare.

Gesine Schwan on Municipal Development Councils in the Citizen Participation Handbook

Gesine Schwan has contributed an article on municipal development councils to the new edition of the Kursbuch Bürgerbeteiligung.

Democracy requires democrats

How can we support citizens in their self-efficacy as political subjects and arm them against the simplistic populism of the AFD? In the podcast "Politisches Feuilleton" by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Daphne Büllesbach presents the model of municipal development councils and describes how they become places of political education and activation where democratic...

Municipal Development Councils - four new municipalities chosen!

On 6 June 2023, our expert jury selected four municipalities for the new project cycle 2023 - 2025. Until April 2025, the Berlin Governance Platform will support the cities of Cottbus, Duisburg, Frankfurt (Oder) and the joint municipality of Meinersen in establishing the new participatory approach "Municipal Development Advisory Board" on site.

Hoyerswerda Municipal Development Council: plans for the "Grüner Saum"

Hoyerswerda is a partner municipality in the pilot project Municipal Development Councils. Since January 2023, around 30 volunteer councillors in Hoyerswerda have been working on an overall concept for the green seam.

Westfalen-Blatt: Kalletal takes a closer look at health care

The Kalletal Municipal Development Advisory Board (KEB) has now met for the first of four meetings in the Kalldorf village community centre. The discussions focussed on healthcare provision in the community.

Municipal Development Councils Pilot Project: Partner Municipalities Selected

Between May 2022 and October 2023, the pilot project will accompany and support the five selected partner municipalities in setting up and implementing a Municipal Development Advisory Board. In this participation format, representatives from politics/administration, civil society and business will jointly discuss a topic relevant to the future and develop concrete recommendations for action for local decision-making bodies.

Municipal Development Councils - application phase has begun!

Municipalities with up to 50,000 inhabitants can now apply to take part in the pilot project Municipal Development Councils. Between May 2022 and October 2023, the pilot project will support four partner municipalities in setting up a Municipal Development Advisory Council.