Participa Fundation member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO)
Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) is the largest academic network in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was created in 1967 by an initiative of UNESCO, an organization with which it now maintains an advisory status. It brings together 668 research and postgraduate institutions from 51 countries of the continent and also from Europe, the United States, Australia and Russia. Among its objectives is to promote social research to combat poverty and inequality, the strengthening of human rights and democratic participation. As well as building bridges between social research and public policies, promoting innovative, creative and viable actions in the face of the great social, educational, cultural and environmental challenges of Latin America and the Caribbean. And one of its central axes is the promotion of participation, citizen mobilization and the strengthening of democracy.
Gloria Ostos, president of Participa Foundation is a member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) as a researcher in the IX Call for the formation of the CLACSO 2019-2022 Working Groups in the area of State and Public Policies. According to the Go to Think Tank world ranking prepared by the University of Pennsylvania, CLACSO is the third Think Tank in Latin America with the most innovative ideas and proposals for public policies.
Participa Foundation promotes the study of an innovative model of Citizen Participation, OCI of Los Cabos
Participa Fundation promotes the study of the Integral Citizen Observatory of Los Cabos (OCI) in Baja California, Mexico as an innovative model of citizen participation for comprehensive observation, under the international standard ISO 18091. The OCI of Los Cabos, evaluates municipal management and presents comprehensive proposals, in each of the areas, through annual Diagnostics. Gloria Ostos, Participa Fundation president, carried out in 2018 the field of the study case of this innovative project of citizen participation, OCI Los Cabos.
Participa Foundation in the XXXI AISOC International Seminar: Participation, Integral Citizen Observatories and Transparency in the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations in Madrid
Participa Fundation, invited in the XXXI AISOC International Seminar organized by the Ibero-American Association of Sociology of Organizations and Communication (AISOC), International Sociological Association (ISA): RC 14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture and the Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia (UNED) under the title Communication and Technology: opportunities for participation and democratization of organizations that was held in Madrid, July 10-12, 2019. At the thematic table: Participation, Integral Citizen Observatories and Transparency in the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations included 19 speakers from 14 different experiences and networks (two mayors, three municipal governments, five citizen observatories, two observatory networks, one university observatory, one United Nations agency from the perspective of local governments and the citizens presented their experience in the implementation of ISO 18091: 2014 with the new adaptation to the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.
Participa Foundation invited to the International Symposium: A new way for Public Administration is possible held in Loro Ciuffena, Italy
Participa Foundation invited to the International Symposium: A new way for Public Administration is possible held in Loro Ciuffena, Tuscany, Italy, on June 28, 2018. It involved more than a hundred municipal public servants and they discussed the possibilities of the international standard ISO 18091:2019 as a new model of municipal management system for municipalities in Italy. Dr. Carlos Gadsden, president of FIDEGOC and member of the Advisory Council of Participa Foundation, presented the novelties of the future standar ISO 18091:2019 in its adaptation to the 2030 Agenda. Thus Sergio Chienni, Vicepresident of the National Association of Italian Municipalities and Ruggeno Lensi, CEO of Italian Association for Standardization (UNI) bet for an innovation way in municipal management.
Participa Foundation speaker at the World Conference on Citizen Participation in the 21st Century in Lisbon
The Foundation Participates in the World Conference on «CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY», organized by the International Sociological Association, (ISA) in Lisbon from July 12 to 15, 2017. In this international meeting where more than 200 speakers from the 5 continents participated, Gloria Ostos, ParticipaFundation president presented an investigation about new models of citizen participation, through new technologies, to make effective the right of participation, transparency and good governance and she was approved to be a speaker and participate as a speaker at a round table on Civic Participation «POPULAR PARTICIPATION» with two professors, Dr. GyörgySzéll, University of Osnabrück, Germany, and Dr. Dasarath Chetty, University of South Africa.
Participa Foundation with FIDEGOC Foundation and the University of Osnabrück present the ISO 18091: 2014 in the University of Osnabrueck in Germany
Participa Foundation promotes the dissemination and research on innovative models of citizen participation for this reason on February 28, 2016 Participa Foundation together with FIDEGOC Foundation, and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Osnabrück in Germany organized a Conference for the diffusion of the ISO 18091:2014 international standard for Quality Management Systems for local governments as an innovative model of citizen participation.
Participa Foundation member of the Spanish Association of Normalization (AENOR) in the Technical Committee of Normalization CTN 178 on Smart Cities
The Technical Committee CTN 178 «INTELLIGENT CITIES» of AENOR , promoted by the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and for the Information Society (SETSI), aims to facilitate the implementation of technological infrastructures that allow to develop a new management model for urban services based on efficiency, sustainability and resilience. Since 2016, the Participa Foundation is involved in the standardization of the national standards of municipal public policies, good governance and Citizen Participation.
Foundation Participates member of the ONLBG Technical Standardization Committee to measure the Social Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility projects
Another of the research activities in the area of social innovation of the Participa Fundation is to have been part of the Technical Committee since 2017 to adapt and revise the ONLBG model which is a standard model for management and measurement of the social impact of collaborative projects of social responsibility. The ONLBG model has been developed based on the LBG methodology, which is used internationally and recognized by the DJSI. LBG. It is a rigorous methodology that provides reliable data on the contributions, achievements and impacts of the Corporate Social Action. Fundación Participa is a member of the Technical Committee of ONLBG with other foundations such as Ayuda en Acción, Carmen Pardo-Valcarce Fundation, Commitment and Transparency, Ecodes, Entreculturas, Mas familia, Plataforma Educativa, F. Santa María la Real, Gypsy Secretariat, SEO and F. Thyme.
The Foundation Participates in the World Smart City Forum organized by ISO, ITU, IEC.
On November 15, 2017, in Barcelona, Gloria Ostos, Partipa Fundación president, as a member of the Technical Committee 176 WG 04 of ISO 18091 participated in the working meeting of the World Smart City Forum, organized by ISO, ITU , IEC that went under the title «FUTURE OF THE CITIES: SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON CHALLENGES». We studied how the international standards can help the Development of Sustainable and Intelligent Cities. Experts from more than 25 countries from the five continents participated in the event.
Participa Fundation participates in the III Smart Cities Congress, through a communication on Citizen Participation and Social Innovation
Participa Fundation presented together with LÍNEA CIUDADANA and the mayor of Lucena City Council a Communication under the title “CITIZEN LINE: SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNANCE“. It was one of the 129 final communications selected for publication by the Technical Committee of the III Smart Cities Congress 2017. Contributing, therefore, from the Foundation Participate’s knowledge for the dissemination of the best practices of citizen participation and innovation, from a case study on success in the municipality of Lucena in Spain.