Municipal Councils for Children and Adolescents

The Municipal Councils for the Defense of the Rights of Children and Adolescents, provided for by the Statute of the Child and Adolescent of 1990, aims to formulate and deliberate on public policies related to children and adolescents together with the areas of health, environment, social assistance, education, among others. The councils control actions at all levels and organize support networks for children and adolescents, promoting the coordination of actions, of organizations and of civil society and government programs. The councils are, in general, formed equally by members of the government and civil society, chosen in their own forum.

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?

embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
civil society  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding 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

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