Welcome to the PEOPLES’ homepage

The Observatory on Participation, Innovation and Local Government (PEOPLES') - founded and coordinated by the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDE) of the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra - is a meeting and exchange place on topics related to the participation of citizens in the construction of policies and projects for the territory. It is place to provide reflections on innovations that transform the structure, powers and organizational and political culture of the levels of government closest to the citizen.

We wish everyone a good participatory navigation.