We recommend a new training: of Involvement
This training combines theoretical and practical elements of public policy with theoretical and practical elements of participatory democracy. It is useful when participants want to solve public issues at local, national and European Level.
Duration: 2 days
Organization: two modules of 1.5 hours the first day and two modules of 1.5 hours on day two.
Number of participants: from 8 to 50
Preparation: organizers set the problems that need to be resolved. When a small number of participants (8-20), we recommend addressing a single issue. On a larger number of participants there can be addressed two or more problems, dividing participants into different workspaces. During the training preparation, organizers create a presentation and explanation text that they publish on www.politicipublice.ro if the issue is of local and national interest or on the www.public-policies.eu if they are of European interest. For it’s publication, the NGO should prepare a suggestive picture with the association logo, both in electronic format.
Module 1, Theoretical elements of active participation and public policy: discussions about participation issues, about the basics of achieving public policy proposals and about the involvement training. Participants are divided into working groups, each one with a reporter. Reporters receive a form with the following: name, profession, education, email, phone, website solutions to be debated.
Module 2, Public cafe: each working group debates for 20 minutes the group theme, seeking solutions. Every 20 minutes, participants change their working groups, having the opportunity to share ideas to other subtopics. Only reporters remain motionless. After 60 minutes, reporters present the identified solutions and give the completed forms.
Module 3, The SMART method of Public Policies: the trainer together with the participants decide to which public institution draw up the proposal for public policy, and they give the proposal a title.
Module 4, Public policies and promotion: participants are invited to promote online their solutions, and an official address will be also published and will be emailed to the public institution, entitled to put into practice the solutions proposed.
Trainer: Radu Oprea