(17 March 2022) – DG REGIO is seeking proposals by public authorities and civil society organisations, interested to strengthen citizen participation in cohesion policy through collaborative innovative solutions.
Up to 10 proposals, co-signed by a public authority and a civil society organisation, will receive assistance by the Open Government unit of OECD to test new innovative solutions for engaging citizens.
Such solutions can be in the context of design, implementation and/or monitoring of programme, but also of a strategy specific for one of the five policy objectives, or even of a specific investment under programmes 2021-2027
In 2020-2021, DG REGIO already cooperated with OECD Open Government to provide support to five public authorities, i.e. managing authorities and intermediate bodies, in improving their competences and practices when engaging with citizens. In parallel, DG REGIO offered grants to civil society organisations to promote citizens engagement. The present call for expression of interest builds on the experience from these two previous initiatives.
The deadline for applications is 30.04.2022. A webinar to present the call in details and to reply to your questions is organised by DG REGIO and OECD on 24 March from 10 am to 11 am CET.