The communities from neighborhoods, colonies, cantons and villages are represented through Community Associations. In each municipality, it is possible to form these associations in order to participate in the discussion of social issues, of the problems and needs of the community. The goal is to design and promote solutions and projects to benefit the local community. Associations can address social, economic, cultural, religious, civic, educational or any other issues relevant to the community. The municipalities should promote the incorporation of citizens in community associations and their organized participation through them.
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
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision