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...
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 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.
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.
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.
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.