According to our observations, Żyrardów (Mazowieckie province) inhabitants do not engage in social activities much. No form of social dialogue is present here – there are no youth, senior or non-governmental boards or councils, while the Town Hall does not run any qualitative social consultations.
We will address these problems by running an info campaign on social engagement with support from our partner – the Żyrardów Town Hall. Its presence will enhance the impact of the campaign, will demonstrate the readiness and openness of local authorities to act and will ensure wide reach for the venture. We will present examples of cities with high level of social participation, consequences of low level of activism, and benefits of participatory initiatives. We will organise educational workshops for the city inhabitants on active social consultations, functioning of social dialogue bodies or active public debate practices. Participants will utilise their knowledge in practice by organising 4 participatory initiatives – appointing public dialogue bodies, consulting a selected document, preparing a developmental document, and running a public debate.