Discover the use cases

In order to test the new iDEM democratic spaces three use cases will be co-created and developed in three cities with our organizations working for the rights of the user groups, ONGs working with marginalized people, and government institutions committed to democracy and human rights.

Use case 1

The urban area of Las Rozas near Madrid runs several participatory processes every year, however due to language barriers, people with disabilities and migrants are left excluded from these processes. iDEM will assist in a piloting activity to be carried out in Las Rozas in order to design and implement an accessible and inclusive participatory space in a Web-based platform to run a consultation process. iDEM will design and implement a top-down (from the institution to the people) use case in which topics of government interest (e.g. mobility, pollution, sustainability) are proposed by the democratic organisation for public deliberation to which citizens are invited to participate and deliberate.

Spanish language
The urban area of Las Rozas near Madrid
People with reading and writing disabilities and migrants with limited Spanish proficiency

Use case 2

Several cities and regions in Italy have been applying deliberative processes such as Mini-publics or Civic assemblies on matters of public interest. iDEM will use theoretical and practical knowledge in participatory and deliberative processes to monitor the level of inclusiveness of several current processes in Italy to identify current topics of debate. A parallel bottom-up (from the people to representatives) deliberative democratic space will be piloted which will contain in addition to all identified features in the analysis, text accessibility and text production tools to enhance participation of less representative groups.

Italian language
Emilia Romagna Region
People with reading/writing disabilities and migrants

Use case 3

People with disabilities would like to discuss issues affecting their lives as neighbours of Barcelona and inform the Barcelona Ombudsman office to take care of their needs. Using a transversal (from both the people and the institution to the government) approach iDEM will first provide an accessible and inclusive space, with text accessibility and text production tools, for the selection of issues affecting the community. The Ombudsman office will consider the identified problems and, applying an intersectional approach, use the iDEM deliberative spaces to debate the identified issues with a broader sample of the Citizenship. Conclusions and recommendations will be compiled in order to inform policies.

Catalan and Spanish languages
Barcelona
People with disabilities, the elderly and migrants together with representatives of the general population

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