Citizen Participation & Inclusion

For years, citizen participation has been a popular buzzword. However, often citizens are not actually involved in complex issues in a participatory way. Perspectivity designs and facilitates processes that involve the whole system. Examples of our work with citizen participation can be found below.
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Participatory policy design in Maastricht

Participatory policy design in Maastricht

On June 14, the new subsidy system for volunteer work was approved by the Maastricht city council, with "extensive compliments to everyone" by the council. The new regulation has been developed through a participatory process with a wide representation of various...

Senior citizen dialogue in Maastricht

Senior citizen dialogue in Maastricht

The municipality of Maastricht is strengthening the position of senior citizens with a positive approach to health.  More info?  Newspaper Seniorendialoog (in Dutch) Positive health Contact: Elien Rogaar

Working towards a new inclusive peace and security policy!

Working towards a new inclusive peace and security policy!

Events like the attacks in Brussels and Ankara, the fight against ISIS and the increasing numbers of refugees make the challenge we face in the field of peace and security very clear. That was partly why it was so inspiring and challenging to facilitate the creation...

City Circle Decentralisation Social Domain Maastricht

City Circle Decentralisation Social Domain Maastricht

On Tuesday the 15th of September 2015, the Mosae Forum in Maastricht fills up with people for the City Round on the Social Domain. These people come to talk about the three decentralisations: social support (Wmo), youth welfare and work & income. These...

Community Platforms Make new Arrangements with the City

Community Platforms Make new Arrangements with the City

Participation in Maastricht Han Rakels facilitated a few dialogue sessions to make new agreements about the role of community platforms and their collaboration with the community. During these meetings, people reflected on the status of current collaboration and all...

Maastricht Designs New Volunteer Policy together with Stakeholders

Maastricht Designs New Volunteer Policy together with Stakeholders

The volunteer policy of the city of Maastricht needs an overhaul. The budget will be reduced, while responsibilities of citizens are increasing. Due to the decentralizations in the social domain, their responsibilities will increase even more in the future....

Future Search Training for Women of Conflict Regions

Future Search Training for Women of Conflict Regions

Representatives from women networks and organisations in (post)conflict countries gathered in The Hague for a Future Search training. The training was organised by Cordaid and facilitated by Perspectivity. The women represented women's rights organisations in...

Shared Economic Vision Maastricht

Shared Economic Vision Maastricht

The city council of Maastricht is responsible for framing and monitoring city policy. The Council Committee on Economic and Social Affairs has taken the initiative to invite a broad group of stakeholders to formulate the New Economic Vision Maastricht 2020...

Maastricht Unanimous About Future

Maastricht Unanimous About Future

"Political Maastricht is headed united towards the future. The entire council - a rarity - endorsed the economic vision the city has outlined for the next fifteen years." Dagblad De Limburger, Thursday, February 21, 2013 The economic vision was developed through an...

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