The consequences of the Corona crisis, climate change, the energy crisis, the guarantee of health care and mobility – these are just a few of the many challenges that municipalities in rural areas are facing today. With the model project "Shaping the Future Together Locally", we are working with five rural municipalities over a period of two years to establish municipal development councils in order to develop strategies for dealing with complex issues of the future together with representatives from civil society, business, politics and administration. The focus is on strengthening the participation competence of the municipality. For this purpose, a local coordination from the administration and local moderation teams are trained within the framework of the project and closely accompanied in the implementation. The Berlin Governance Platform provides each municipality with process support. Together with the municipalities, we aim to test and further develop municipal development councils as an efficient and effective participation instrument at the municipal level.
01/2022 - 12/2023