Participatório ? Participatory Observatory of the Youth

Participatório ? Observatório Participativo da Juventude (lit. Participatory Observatory of the Youth) was created in 2012 by the Federal Government?s National Secretariat for the Youth with the goal of functioning as a virtual environment of interaction among Brazilian youth, networks, groups, social movements, managers, researchers and parliamentarians related to issues of youth in knowledge production, the proposition of public policies and social mobilization. The National Secretariat of Youth describes the observatory?s objectives as an initiative that ?responds to the internal need for the mapping and systematization of information and data that can support the formulation of policies for the youth and is also a demand of the youth for a qualified space that provides reliable information, in which one can participate and discuss with other young people, with researchers and managers on their topics of interest and therefore be able to influence the agenda for the youth". It has six different environments for participation: (i) Thematic Bulletins; (ii) Electronic Youth and Public Policies Magazine; (iii) Digital Library; (iv) Center for Documentation and Research on Youth and Public Policies (CEDOC-PPJ); (v) Network of Researchers of the Youth; (vi) Data and indicators.

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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