Today more than ever politicians must deal with the people, and not shelter behind the walls of their palaces: better policies require dialogue and attention to the citizens.
For that reason, the Emilia Romagna Region (Northern Italy) designed and implemented a participatory ecosystem where “ioPartecipo+” (ioPartecipo means “I partecipate”) is the Plone-based tool enabling citizens, authorities, as well as other stakeholders, to contribute to the policies of the Region by discussing them in “virtual town squares”.
The Emilia-Romagna Regions aims to increase and improve the participatory processes in its territory. It does this by renewing and activating a channel for listening and dialogue with citizens through its new service portal for participation, ioPartecipo+.
This talk will show how Plone’s flexibility and reusability provided the ideal technological platform for an innovative approach to collaborative design, that allows a multidisciplinary project team (including process experts from Regional services, facilitators, participatory processes designers, UX designers, institutional content authors) to travel quickly all the phases of a co-design project.