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OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS’ HEROES 2.0 – Tools and practices of citizen participation in European cities

The current handbook is the first element of the Eurbanities 2.0 toolkit. It is the result of research implemented during the first year of the project. Its aim is, on the one hand to introduce the reader to the main objectives of participatory processes, to the conceptual background and the most popular and widely-acknowledged tools of citizen participation in European cities, and on the other, to present some specific participatory tools and their practical use on a local level through the description of 10 local experiences realised and/or analysed by organisations participating in the project. The handbook is designed to address a wide circle of readers: from people having no or just fundamental knowledge on citizen participation in neighbourhoods, through educators and representatives of NGOs working in citizen education, through to students, teachers or experts in social and urban studies willing to learn about some experiences in neighbourhood level citizen participation.

Krisztina Keresztély, Karolina Małochleb, Agnieszka Świgost-Kapocsi (editors) Co-authors: Krisztina Keresztély, Comparative Research Network e.V, Germany Martin Barthel, Comparative Research Network e.V, Germany Zélie Cam, Comparative Research Network e.V, Germany Karolina Małochleb, Jagellonian University, Poland Agnieszka Świgost-Kapocsi, Jagellonian University, Poland Karlheinz Gürtl, Stadtlabor, Austria Vera Marin, Association for Urban Transformations, Romania Francesca Olivier, Changemaker, Sweden Sonia Angiolin, Mine Vaganti NGO, Italy Language editing: Alick Sethi