Municipal Communication Council
Sectorial councils of citizen participation
An participatory committee is a group of members of an organization who meet periodically to make decisions about a specific area or scope of the organization.
Participatory committees hold meetings, some are private and some are open. If they are open, it is possible to participate in them (for example: attending if the capacity allows it, adding points to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by this organ).
Examples: A general participatory committee (which meets once a year to define the organisation's main lines of action as well as its executive bodies by vote), an equality advisory council (which meets every two months to make proposals on how to improve gender relations in the organisation), an evaluation commission (which meets every month to monitor a process) or a guarantee body (which collects incidents, abuses or proposals to improve decision-making procedures) are all examples of participatory committees.
The Municipal Communication Council is a consultative body in the field of communication established with the aim of ensuring the continuity, plurality and independence of the municipal media. At the same time, the Council aims to generate debate about the local communication space and channel citizen participation in this area.
The main objectives of the council for this mandate are:
- Guarantee independence, neutrality, as well as the political, social and cultural plurality of the municipal media and the professionals working there.
- Guarantee the professionalism and the quality of the contents of the municipal media, as well as that they have the necessary technical, human and economic resources to do their job well.
- Ensure the use of the Catalan language as a vehicular language in the municipal media.
- Analyze the media situation of Sant Feliu de Llobregat and raise new proposals.
Report from the Autonomous University of Barcelona
The Town Council of Sant Feliu, at the request of the Communication Council, commissioned a report on the municipal publication on paper The Bulletin to commission the Journalism and Communication Laboratory for the Plural Citizenship of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
The report offers a series of recommendations to the City Council in order to improve the publication to make it more effective, encourage citizen participation and comply with the principles of transparency in public local communication.
Report presented by the UAB:
- Report and graphic presentation of El Butlletí, municipal magazine of the City Council of Sant Feliu de Llobregat