Voices That Build
Voices That Build was a process carried out in 2014 that sought to enable children and adolescents in the country to propose, vote and comment on proposals for the recognition of their rights and reconciliation as a citizen, as well as to implement the initiatives selected by themselves. The process was developed in the first instance through a web platform, which allowed for proposals and votes. In addition, local workshops were held in 18 municipalities in the country to identify additional proposals. As a result, 80 initiatives by children and adolescents were chosen and self-implemented by them in the national territory.
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 a non-binding decision