Cooperative Advisory Council
The Cooperative Advisory Council of the Province of Buenos Aires was created in 2010, as part of the initiative of the Undersecretariat of Cooperative Action in the sphere of the Secretariat of Citizen Participation. Its objective is to generate a consultation space regarding cooperative activity in the provincial arena. The Council is made up of representatives of the cooperative sector and the government. Monthly meetings are held to discuss social economy and associative policies. In particular, it has the power to establish the criteria for the feasibility of projects under the Fund for Cooperative Education and Promotion. It also functions as a specialized consultation body for bills and decrees related to Cooperatives, distribution of resources, development and subsidies.
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
- civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields no decision