Citizen Innovation Lab of Montevideo
The Citizen Innovation Lab of Montevideo (MVDLAB) is an initiative implemented by the Montevideo City Council with the aim of developing collaborative projects through active citizen participation. Through the use of different platforms that promote various forms of citizen participation, the MVDLAB fosters the exchange of ideas between authorities and citizens, to derive this interchange in collaborative projects to be experimented and developed. The MVDLAB launches different calls that focus on various topics; however, most of the topics are directed towards the solution of the urban challenges of Montevideo, as well as other community-related problems.
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 a non-binding decision