Participation: The event involved 29 citizens, including 4 participants from the city of Dublin (Ireland), 1 participants from the city of Turin (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Iasi (Romania), 2 participants from the city of Brussels (Belgium).
Location/ Dates: The event took place in Consorzio Sociale Abele Lavoro (Turin, Italy), from 25/02/2015 to 26/02/2015
Short description: The aim of the event was The Kick off Meeting
During the kick off meeting project objectives were clarified, and needs in partner countries were recognised. Partners engaged in a half day study visit of best practices of civic engagement in Italy. Using a peer review methodology partners identified the features of best practice, which will advise the project and support the development of a model of practice of civic participation.
Each partner gave a short overview of their organisation. An overview of the project was given along with financial and administrative aspects. A group discussion took place regarding Civic Participation and the meeting ended with the Study Visit of Turin Best Practice.
Planning the direction of the project and discussion of activities and deadlines took place following the Identification of Needs in Partner Countries. The Kick off Meeting ended with a Peer Review of the Study Visit Good Practice and identifying the best practice aspects which will inform the project and development of a model of practice followed by a summary and conclusion.