Consultancy Cabildo Gran Canaria

The island of Gran Canaria assumes, given the times in which it lives, the challenge of creating and promoting new ways of innovation for the generation of public policies and spaces for citizen collaboration. An example of this is its platform Participa Gran Canaria, a digital participation platform for the opening of new channels for debate, proposals and citizen decision-making.

Participation is the open will to be part of the construction and management of a common resource, but also an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and knowledge. An anomaly in the current relationship contexts for co-learning. A possibility generated in a common way to imagine collectively.

This document is written with the aim of setting the main ideas, needs, challenges, opportunities and/or improvements that emerged during a day of workshops focused on the co-diagnosis and the promotion of the Participa Gran Canaria platform, within the framework of the last Glocal Camp event organized and coordinated by the international network CivicWise.

The document, far from presenting closed solutions, aims to present the diversity of concerns, the multiplicity of challenges and the immensity of opportunities that could be heard, seen and built during the aforementioned open working day, together with neighbors, neighbors and technicians of the public administration last April 6, 2018.

It is not therefore a simple presentation of results or the completion of a process, but the generation of one more piece that enables the continuity and improvement of the Participa GC platform within the complex and long road ahead.