Plurinational and Intercultural Conference on Food Sovereignty (COPISA)
The Plurinational and Intercultural Conference on Food Sovereignty (Span. COPISA) is a national council of citizen participation, established by the Organic Law of Food Sovereignty in May 2009. It is composed of eight civil society representatives, selected by merit through a contest organized by the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control. In addition, its internal structure is organized from thematic subgroups responsible for a specific theme. This body has the task of promoting a process of dialogue with civil society, to promote research on the issue of food sovereignty and propose policies and approaches for the State in this area.
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
- Citizens Civil Society
- Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision