The Communal Action Workshop (TAC) ?Building a Better Life Together? strengthens community ties through the participation of local neighbors in the urban development of the area, as well as in the promotion of capacities of such people. The project, initiated in 1989, has progressed over time, creating spaces for dialogue and carrying out collective actions for effective transformation. At all times, it seeks to incorporate children as key players in the recreation of community practices. Among its various activities, the project has counted on the participation of more than 3000 volunteers, while more than 700 children attend the program weekly. Finally, it should be noted that the project has yielded an important amount of results, such as community gardens, meeting spaces and others.

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
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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