6.2. Proposal Phase

Another phase of participation, which can be combined with the previous one, or used independently, is the proposals phase. In this case it is not about answering a question, but about proposing ideas on a topic. Ideas can come from the institution, the users, or both, depending on how the process is configured. All ideas can be supported, in order to detect which ones have more citizen support.

One possible use of this phase that we see below is the Open Plenary. This process consisted of the possibility for citizens to send proposals to the City Council Plenary. The most supported were those selected and their authors were given the opportunity to present their proposals in person at the Plenary, where the spokespersons of the political groups would respond to the proposals

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