#VamosADialogar (lit. Let's talk) is an invitation made in 2017 by 70 civil society organizations to a national dialogue with the two finalist candidates for the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador. The debate agenda included issues that affect actions and programs promoted by more than 36,000 social organizations and foundations in the country. The purpose of this initiative is for society to be more actively engaged with key issues of everyday lives of Ecuadorians. Thus, the #VamosADialogar initiative seeks to foster joint work between civil society organizations and the next government of Ecuador, in order to find answers to the challenges that the country faces on issues such as: Eradication of Poverty, Inclusive Education, Environment, Catastrophic Illnesses and Combating Violence in all its manifestations.
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?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields no decision