Neighbor's Chair

The Neighbor's Chair is a mechanism of participation implemented in the city of Bariloche, through which it is sought that any citizen can present proposals, denunciations and opinions within the Deliberative Council of the city. The Bank can be used by any neighbor or resident, either on their own behalf or on behalf of an institution. Preference is given to citizens between the ages of 18 and 25. The development of the participatory instance consists of the opportunity to be able to exhibit for a maximum of 30 minutes on the subject or problem that it is desired to present, at any time during the course of the regular sessions of the Deliberative Council.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society  
democratic innovation yields no decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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