Liege2025: approaching the final steps of city’s civic consultation.
On June 6, 2019, the city of Liege (Belgium) brought its civic consultation a step further down the line towards the creation of the city next multiannual strategy.
2019, June 17th
Liege started creating and implementing city strategies back in 2003, which already accounted for its citizens’ opinions and suggestions and was furthered renewed in 2007, 2012 and 2017. This time around, the municipality of Liege increased their citizens’ active participation and suggestions over several weeks before finally creating and implementing their next multiannual strategy- Liege2025. Inspired by Paris’ initiative La nuit des debats (the night of debates), Liege’s municipal college will implement the city’s strategy that is founded on civic participation. In this way, inhabitants have been invited to elaborate and submit projects over a period of 2 months. This first phase is closed by the debate night that included a series of topical roundtables and debates, which sought to inspire citizens with some final ideas before the closure of the submission period.
It was under this context that the PACTE project was invited to share insight and recommendations on the ‘How to enjoy more sport in an urban environment’ panel, alongside Marc Cloes (Sport Pedagogy, University of Leige), Yves Raibaud (Gender geographer, University of Bordeaux-Montaignes) under Francoise Bonivert’s moderation.
Liege2025 strategy is currently undergoing a 3-week voting period, where citizens are invited to vote their favorite suggestions, which will then be analyzed and incorporated into the strategy. Liege2025 is expected to be released early September 2019.
@Ville de Liège E. Denis