Ekerö och Cape Agulhas, Sydafrika

Inclusion through developing dialogue and cooperation between civil society and the municipality

The aim of the project is to investigate how to develop dialogue and cooperation between civil society (non-governmental organisations or networks and citizens) and the respective municipalities. A focus area for the cooperation will be identified, such as developing methods for citizen dialogue, youth involvement or social inclusion.

Both Cape Agulhas and Ekerö municipalities have ongoing processes which aim to develop structured dialogue and cooperation with civil society. Establishing a partnership will therefore be of mutual benefit and enable both partners to learn from each others experiences. The partners aims to create interest and understanding for how dialogue and collaboration with civil society strengthens values such as trust, participation and transparency in the municipalities and ultimately contribute towards building and sustaining democracy.