DemoCU Project aims at delivering the following products:
a) Cultural Participatory Democracy e-Platform for the Municipality of Korydallos
The Project e-Platform consists of the central pole of communication of the Project’s goal, objectives, deliverables, material etc., but also a point of reference for the interaction of the Project with associations and citizens of the Municipality of Korydallos. In such a context, it will be used for promoting the Project’s approach both within and outside the study region. Within the study region (Municipality of Korydallos), the e-Platform will serve interaction of the Project with local associations and citizens, for gathering their views on the cultural and sports sectors and embedding them into the Integrated Plan for the Management of Cultural Structures and Infrastructures of the Municipality of Korydallos. Outside the study region, the e-Platform will consist of a node for diffusing information and experience on participatory democracy and processes; and promoting the Korydallos paradigm, as an example of the application of socially innovative and participatory approaches in the decision-making processes at the municipality level.
By the end of the project, DemoCU e-Platform will remain to the Korydallos Municipality premises, for the continuation of its functioning in the context of cultural/sports sectors decision-making, while its role as a tool enhancing e-democracy could potentially be further enhanced by expanding to other local decision-making fields as well.
b) Integrated Plan for Managing the Cultural Structures and Infrastructures of the Municipality of Korydallos
Through the multi-level participatory processes carried out in the DemoCU Project, it is elaborated and finalized an Integrated Plan for Managing the Cultural Structures and Infrastructures of the Municipality of Korydallos. Finalization of this Plan is accomplished by close cooperation of the research group of the Project, the municipality of Korydallos, the local cultural and sports associations as well as the citizens of this municipality. In this respect, the final Plan produced out of the participatory process represents the proposal of the local community to the administration for a more effective management of the cultural and sports sectors in Korydallos municipality.
c) “Best Practice Guide” for deepening participatory democracy and participatory approaches in decision-making processes at the local level
The deliveravle aims to capitalize on the experience gained from the application of participatory approaches in the culture and sports sectors in the study region; and systematically present the steps of the participatory processes and respective outcomes carried out in the Project. This is reflected by the creation of a “Best Practice Guide”, aiming to spread experience and results of the project. The scope of this Guide is to promote participatory democracy and decision-making at the local level, by providing information on the DemoCU Project experience to those interested in dealing with the cultural and sports sectors or adopting participatory approaches in other fields.