The European institutions are the driving force in European policy making. Their decisions have leverage over big constituencies and need to be flawless. SMART Method of Public Policy helps enhance the understanding and the roles of the European institutions and how they function and encourages wide public interest and participation in the decision-making process. Moreover, the Method provides a participation platform called SolveNet that allows citizens to raise issues of importance to them but at the same time makes people more accountable by engaging them in providing solutions to those issues.
The partnership that we propose to the European institutions is based on a methodology that enables citizens to exercise their right to participate in the democratic life of Europe and also to exercise their right to express constructive views on important issues. SMART Method of Public Policy brings to the policy-making table the most important player – the CITIZEN. The core activities of our partnership are:
We are looking for NGOs to implement SMART Method of Public Policy in other countries. The national partner will nominate a person to coordinate the country's citizen engagement platform. The main activities consist in approving problems of public concern proposed by citizens, approving solutions, issuing policy papers under the legal status of the NGO, publishing the policy papers on the national and local platforms, receiving the answers from the public institutions, and publishing the answers on the platform. Our mission is to generate many success stories of civic engagement.
Every partner NGO will receive acces to the administration panel of the country platform. This is designed to save time to accept problems, to publish solutions, to publish policy papers, and the answers from the public institutions. Moreover, our partner has the possibility to promote important community events. In order to start a collaboration, interested NGOs must first contact us by email or phone.
If you represent a company and want to engage in Community Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, then you may want to check out our partnership proposal. Reaching out to your target group is both simple and fun, with SMART Method of Public Policy.
Regardless of the size of your business, you may start a campaign to identify the best solutions to the problems that your company is addressing. This campaign would engage citizens in giving solutions to the problem/s you are interested in, putting them in contact with your business. To make things more enjoyable, we advise you to offer a prize or prizes to the citizens that participate in the campaign. The methodology is summed up below:
All these steps may be adjusted to suit your needs and to meet the criteria of SMART Method of Public Policy:
If you are an individual who cares about a certain problem in the community, we can collaborate to make an endowment for a prize that we would offer in your name. The partnership that we propose is aimed at offering the prize (eg “Your Name” Prize for "Your cause") at the same date every year, for a number of years that we decide together.
The methodology is based on the following steps:
The advantages of our partnership are based on the little amount needed for the prize endowment, the great promotion that we make for your name and the fact that each year we secure the same day to award the prize.
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