According to the research conducted in Cracow, citizens of the city have a low sense of agency and are not actively engaging in civic initiatives.
We would like to address this issue by creating a pilot program called the “Space for Active Citizens” in Cracow. We would like to include local population of the Kozłówka neighborhood, as well as other citizens and local organizations and institutions in the designing process. We will try different methods and different forms of civic engagement. In collaboration with our partners, we will create a model for a civic center that the city could implement as a permanent element of its development policy.
The city of Cracow will be our partner and it will provide a space for the creation of the civic engagement center, while supporting the design process to assure it is attractive and useful for the city’s population. A Norwegian organization, Phronesis SA, will be our second partner and will host a working visit. During the visit we will tour three to four civic centers operating in Oslo that will serve as an inspiration for the future development of the Cracow’s facility.