We set up in 2006 on the belief that public decisions must be taken in a participatory way. Meaning that, the mayor, the minister, the school principal – or anyone with decision-making power – must listen to people when taking a decision.
By public participation we understand the process by which citizens and organizations:
- Express their needs and desires
- Defend their interests and rights
- Contribute to public policy making and public decision-making
- React and demand accountability to officials and public institutions