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.

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

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