Rafaela Youth Parliament

The Youth Parliament of the Municipality of Rafaela is a participation space intended for all young people under 30 years of age, dependent on the Secretariat for Management and Participation and the Subsecretariat for Institutional Strengthening. For its establishment, open meetings were convened, where volunteer participants were able to form their own Organization and Functioning Regulations. By means of the election of representatives, this space allows the analysis and the debate of diverse subjects of work, and it meets periodically to collaborate with the construction of a vision of an inclusive city in close collaboration with the municipal government. It is also a space designed for the political and civic formation of the youth of this locality.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields no decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation

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