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Round Table Discussion of the Project Support to Territorial Public Self-Governance (TOS) as an Effective Instrument of Developing Public Participation
On February 14, 2014, The Department for the Development of Territorial Public Self-Governance at the Nizhny Novgorod City Duma in partnership with the Fund for Sustainable Development organized a round table on the subject of “Territorial Public Self-Governance as an Effective Instrument of Developing Public Participation”.
This event took place under the project Support to Territorial Public Self-Governance as an Effective Instrument of Developing Public Participation, winner of the Open NGO Grant Contest. The discussion was joined by chairpersons of Territorial Public Self-Governance Councils of the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Dzerzhinsk, the staff of the Department for the Development of Territorial Public Self-Governance at the Nizhny Novgorod City Duma, FSD regional representative in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, director of the Housing Education Fund Nizhny Novgorod Homeowners Association, and head of Public and Religious Organizations Affairs and Development of Civic Initiatives at the Dzerzhinsk Mayor’s Office Support Department.
The speakers described the technologies of encouraging citizen participation that they apply in their activities and drew attention to constraints territorial public self-governance bodies are encountering in their work.