Cascais Smart Citizenship Academy Cascais starts in October! Smart Citizenship Academy Cascais is setting up a true "School of Participation" to be launched in autumn 2018. With specialists from around the world, the first course will be held from October 10 to 13 in the brand new Carcavelos Campus of Nova School of Business & Economics University, a partner of Cascais municipality for this program. In order to fill each one of the 50 vacancies, candidates must first present their motivation.
Authentic 4-Day Marathon, the “Smart Citizenship Academy Fall Course” will seek answers to complex problems such as measuring the quality of Participatory Budgets by proposing students to develop a benchmark of indicators.
At the same time, it will be asked them to come up with a storyline for an educational video to help explain the participatory democracy to young people. In a true test of each other's democratic self, students will be called upon to play roles in an imaginary society under “Plan B”, a participatory democracy workshop designed to stimulate participation through decision-making.
Discussing "The Future of Democracy" with the help of Daniel Innerarity and Manuel Castels, or Participatory Budgets with Stephanie McNulty, Nelson Dias, and Giovanni Allegretti are the proposals for the opening of the course.
These specialists will also present and analyze models and challenges of Participatory Budgets in Cascais (Portugal), Madrid (Spain), Paris (France) and Sakhalin (Russian Federation).
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