Jaume Dulsat, mayor of the town, announced this initiative during the 2nd Congress of Digital Government held in Barcelona on 25th and 26th January.
Lloret de Mar has recently acquired the civic participation platform Civiciti to carry out participatory budgets. Civiciti is an online solution created for towns and entities of any size to have a channel of constant and open communication with its citizens.
Jaume Dulsat emphasized the benefits of using Civiciti; “It’s a tool that integrates every process into one system and we can many types of things like open digital debates, voting proposals to debate, polls, … It has a very fast implementation, access is easy for citizens and for the city council, it’s very intuitive”.
Simple and transparent tool
With Civiciti, citizens can propose, debate and decide the destination of public budgets. They will be able to prioritize projects with total transparency of how the public money is distributed. The mayor of Lloret de Mar emphasized Civiciti as a tool that promotes transparency: “To carry out participatory budgets, the process must be simple and transparent and Civiciti helps us to do so. It has been difficult for us to explain to the citizens the initiative of making participatory budgets because it is something new, so it is fundamental that the digital tool is very simple to use and at the same time, promotes transparency”.
In the presentation, in addition to Jaume Dulsat, participated Albert Robert, first lieutenant of mayor of Lloret de Mar and Pablo Sarrias, general director of OpenSeneca, company that created Civiciti.
2nd Congress of Digital Government: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nwAUrD-qT4
Civiciti Speaker Series: The experience of Lloret de Mar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW8AqcrrjD8