DG REGIO is offering technical support by experts from the OECD to managing authorities, intermediate bodies or beneficiaries to work in cooperation with civil society organisations to implement in an innovative way the partnership principle.

If you are from a public authority willing to step-up citizen participation beyond information and consultation, or if you are a civil society organisation willing to improve collaboration with public authorities, you can apply to receive assistance by the Open Government unit of the OECD.

To apply you are invite to create a joint team, to identify an investment area from the 2021-2027 programmes, and to select an innovative participatory process that you would be interested in applying in your specific context. This could include for example, deliberative processes, open innovation, participatory budgeting, civic monitoring, use of emerging technologies for participation.

You can learn more and apply by 30 April 2023 here.