We want to provide citizens with the opportunity to contribute to the governance of the city. Through online or presential participation, all citizens can express their opinion. In this area you will find information about various programs and initiatives for participation promoted by the City Council or Lisbon or in partnership with other entities. We make available all the information needed for citizens to express a free and informed opinion, providing various and efficient means of doing so such as public consultations. Good decisions result from a debate of ideas. Get involved, don’t let others decide for you.
Check the investment projects of the City Council which are required by Portuguese law to be subjected to a public consultation procedure (Article DL 154, November 5th 2013). In this area you will find the information you need and will be able to make a contribution.
You can here view or download all files in relation with both current and archived work orders and draft minutes. Registrations for interventions of the public during council meetings shall be done on the Thursday preceding the meeting between 9:30 am and 12:00, at the Paços do Concelho building. Alternatively, registrations can be done by e-mail at the following address email@example.com before 15:00 pm on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Three seats will then be reserved.More information here.
In order to listen closer to what citizens have to say about where they live, the City Council holds public local meetings every month.
Municipal Councils have an important role to play as consultative structures of the City Council, integrating various associations, representatives from communities and representative organizations, promoting active participation within the civic life of the city. In this way, Municipal Councils contribute to the sustainability of a close social and cultural dialogue, using for instance online platforms for citizenship.
Integrated in the concept of Lisboa Cidade de Bairros, the “Uma Praça em cada Bairro – public space interventions” program was adopted during a City Council meeting on May 28th 2014 and constitutes one of the priorities of the term of office 2013/2017. It is promoted by the City Council of Lisbon together with the 24 juntas de freguesias (aggregated parish councils) of Lisbon. The interventions promoted by this program punctuated by various phases of public participation result from the people’s contribution.More information here.
Created by the City Council of Lisbon within the framework of the Local Housing Program (PLH), the BIP ZIP program is a municipal policy which aims at fostering partnerships and small local interventions that improve targeted “habitats”. For this purpose, the program funds actions carried out by juntas de freguesias, local associations, collectivities and NGOs which strengthen the socio-territorial cohesion of the city. The ambitions of this program are :