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Good practice Hungary: participation

Page history last edited by Randolph Preisinger-Kleine 8 years, 12 months ago

Dr. Kleisz Teréz

University of Pecs





Main aspects important for quality assurance in the case of a specific quality area (i.e. Participation)


What might indicate quality in the partnership?


What evidence is available to support the inclusion of the indicators?

Examples of good practice from case study: Pecs Learning City and Region


Relevant key stakeholders are actively engaged in the partnership/network



A stakeholder is any person or organization, who can be positively or negatively impacted by, or cause an impact on the actions of the partnership / network.


Types of stakeholders are:


  • Primary stakeholders : are those ultimately affected, either positively or negatively by the network's actions.


  • Secondary stakeholders : are the ‘intermediaries’, that is, persons or organizations who are indirectly affected by the network's actions.


  • Key stakeholders : (who can also belong to the first two groups) have significant influence upon or importance within the network.



Stakeholders of public and private organisations - including civil society organisations and social partners - are represented in the partnership/network.


Stakeholders are engaged in the partnership with relevant roles and tasks.


Stakeholders assume responsibilities assigned and have initiatives within the partnership/network


Inventories of stakeholders for specific areas (national, regional and local level).


Activity reports and other internal documents produced within the partnership/network.


Activity reports and other internal documents produced by individual stakeholders included in the partnership/network.


Community Foundation Framework ensuring collecting local resources ( human, financial, social)   for community actions  stemming from local identity


Supporting community-led issues and initiatives  through a local Community Foundation approach that directly links local donors  and sponsors ( businesses, civic organisations, local district government and institutions) and grassroot projects in need of support. It helps overcome barriers  of trust-deficits in the given  social  context.  The approach is capable of building on the informed  knowledge of the locality and its actors and of seeking areas of interest (niches)  nobody has paid attention to before . 


The goal is to create the habit of ongoing fundraising and sponsoring and community involvement which lead to  direct results ( outputs and impacts)  from  community projects . The Community Foundation tool may be succesful not only at generating financial and in-kind resources but  also in community development processes as well. Creating a transparent mechanism of donating resources and achieving results expands the social  space for trust and enhanced community involvement.  The Association „Roots and Wings” Developing Civic Competences started the project in 2009 in one district of Budapest (Ferencvaros)





Involves the wider public or community


Strategy, approach and methods to reaching out and involve different target groups are in place


Means of feedback and interactive communication are in place and accessible to different target groups


Website/database open to the public – interactive usage, frequency of visits to website/database


Regular use of social media


Growth of number of learners and contributions


Results gained from audit of outreach and awareness-building actions



An interactive online tool was developed by community developers to enhance people’s participation in their local community. One tool is to suggest potential participants to try to organize meetings with local people about issues they feel relevant enough to do something about., „The Cafehouse of Aranka” is a hungarianized version of the world cafe method, the online program aims to give key pieces of information and encouragement to such workshops. 




Another part of the  interactive online learning  tool puts the potential participant into a role of those being questioned. An  online figure called Laci is asking questions making the  person reflect on his/her sense of belonging to a locality and the depth of  knowledge  of local issues  that call potential partners to action. The method is one of the tools used  to   popularize the civic form of Community Foundation.






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