The Nancy Citizens' Assembly
The "Nancy Citizens' Assembly" project is based on the"Ma pépinière d'idées" initiative, which aims to expand participatory democracy in Nancy .
Launched in September 2020, the Nancy Citizens' Assembly, made up of Nancy citizens chosen at random (from the electoral lists and from a group of volunteers), had the objective of drafting a municipal constitution to provide a framework for all of the participatory tools, methods and bodies of the city of Nancy: neighbourhood life workshops, participatory budget, neighbourhood bodies and various participatory mechanisms.
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The Assembly worked exclusively in remote mode (videoconferencing), from training webinars to special sessions to finalise the text, including hearings with citizens, elected representatives and academics. Before, during and after these 12 video-conference sessions (!), the Assembly members were accompanied by students (publicists and communicators) at all stages of the process, with theOpen Source Politics team coordinating, organising and preparing the sessions.
The keys to success:
- Full use ofcollaborative and complementarytools, on and off the platform
- Expertise inremote consultation engineering
- A platform that allows asynchronous collaboration on complex text
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The Nancy Citizen Assembly chose Decidim to set up its participative platform. They used a space on the platform to archive the work at each stage.
Thanks to the platform, the Assembly was able to work in a collaborative manner thanks to the collaborative text module. The first version of the text was thus able to be commented on, article by article, paragraph by paragraph, to prepare the examination of the final text and its adoption.
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