As an alternative to paying directly to the Municipality, taxpayers can voluntarily settle unpaid fees by working for the community.
The City of Mannheim sets the pace for respectful, intercultural urban coexistence, with a round table on diversity management and strategies, such as anonymous application procedures.
Handicap Equality Mission
A programme aims to simplify government procedures for disabled people, created for and alongside the people with disabilities and their families.
Communecter – Connect with your Municipality
An exchange platform for feedback and proposals intends to enable each citizen to contribute directly to projects and the governance of a territory, at the neighbourhood, municipal, and regional level.
Introducing the Smart City: citizen engagement
The pioneer smart city of Rzeszów offers one-stop-shops for public services, such as car registrations and obtaining IDs, sets up a helpline for the same purpose, and introduces a participatory budget.
Vienna Urbanites / Guidance through the Network of Social Services
Urban volunteers at six locations guide people in need through the extensive social services network of the city, help make appointments, and assist in applying for financial support.
Engaging the Long Term Unemployed by Greening Public Spaces and Training
The city’s public green spaces are in this programme maintained by the long-term unemployed, such as people without education or war veterans, who in return get to choose from a range of training and educational courses.
One-Day Labour Contracts
Working conditions are protected in Bulgaria by a recent law, guaranteeing farm labourers proper pay and insurance through short-term work contracts.
Integrated System of Solidary Social Economy in Częstochowa
This project aims to provide better social services based on a system that allows residents to participate in its development on a case-by-case basis.
A system in Brussels engages citizens, allowing residents from different language groups to discuss their ideas and perceptions of the city, and to bring them into the political decision-making process.
Spilamberto and Us: Active Citizens for the Common Good
A Municipality offers several cooperations with citizens, such as gardening and maintaining public spaces, to create a more connected way of living in Spilamberto.
Bonn Participates! – Bonn Macht Mit!
An online platform in Bonn encourages civic participation in a simple manner, on topics ranging from bike pathways, to problem reporting, to budget planning.
Building Trust and Social Inclusion with Digital Identities
A system developed in Switzerland creates trustworthy government communication channels and digital identities for citizens.
A New Public Library Strategy: Inspiring, Connecting, and Empowering Communities
Irish libraries evolve into accessible community hubs that meet the needs of their communities.
A community of 34,000 people, including city authorities and residents, come together to help the municipality recover and develop – both during and in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Can Do Bristol – Give, Live, Love Bristol
Bristol’s unique “One City” governance structure allows the city to face the corona crisis with resilience, as volunteers, politicians, communities, and the public and private sector work together holistically.
Resident’s Account – Gdynia e-services Centre
An interactive tool combines multiple municipal services, to allow people to settle administrative affairs from the convenience of their homes.