Annecy: Participation of citizens
Project: Climate Action in Alpine Towns
The French town of Annecy used its participation in the project as an opportunity to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to actively involve citizens. In numerous workshops, a scheme was developed that shows in an easily understandable way how and where residents can get involved in the city’s processes and decisions. Among other things, there is an online platform (jeparticipe.annecy.fr) with projects that are open for participation. There is also a “Budget participatif” where citizens propose projects that receive financial support. In addition, the app “Agate” has been developed, which makes a lot of practical information of the Greater Annecy area available. In the long run, the new governance system should allow for a more effective and qualitative participation of citizens in planning strategies.