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The City of Grenoble's COVID-19 Convention

Country

France

Organization

City of Grenoble

Initial date

07-11-2020

Final date

03-04-2021

Type of experience

diagonisis space/workshop...

SDGs

SDG 11

Within the framework of the management of the health crisis, Grenoble wished to consult residents and representatives of local actors on the measures implemented to live with the coronavirus.

Objectives

 

The aim of the COVID convention is to express an opinion on some of the measures taken by the city to manage the health crisis, to inform elected representatives and services about the current concerns of residents and to identify future risks, always from the residents' point of view.

 

Otherwise known as the "COVID-19 Citizen Liaison Committee", it will be a body enabling the COVID-19 Coordination Unit of the City of Grenoble to have access to information coming directly from residents in order to help it in its decisions.

 

Participants

Composed of representatives of local actors and inhabitants, this committee will operate both remotely, by submitting specific questions to its members electronically, and in face-to-face meetings once a month from 7 November 2020 to 3 April (up to a limit of two entries per organisation and per inhabitant). The face-to-face sessions will be composed of

members in two separate sets.

 

On the one hand, all residents of Grenoble: 210 residents of the six sectors of the city, drawn at random from telephone lists, without any condition of nationality, with a third of participants under 25 years old.

 

On the other hand, a group of actors representing volunteers working in these different areas of public life (associations, trade unions, collectives, etc.), i.e. :

 

  • Proximity and inhabitants
  • Foreign residents
  • Popular districts 
  • Families - childhood - parenthood
  • Socio-cultural
  • Youth 
  • Sports 
  • Health 
  • Disability and accessibility 
  • People in social difficulty - Precariousness 
  • Seniors 
  • Economy and commerce 

 

You can read here the invitation letter sent to local actors.

 

 

 

Description

The Citizen's Convention COVID-19 is a joint and experimental consultative body for adapting and improving decision-making by involving citizens.

 

In accordance with the recommendations of the COVID-19 Scientific Council, which stressed, in its notes of 20 April 2019 and 26 October 2020, the importance of involving civil society in crisis management via "the creation of a societal liaison committee", the city of Grenoble has created a COVID-19 citizen liaison committee, or COVID Citizens' Convention, to meet this need. Its creation was announced at a press conference on 11 September 2020.

 

As far as the remote modality is concerned, the committee allows the sending of specific questions to all or some of the registered members (residents and representatives), allowing the city council to benefit from a citizen's opinion in order to adapt and improve its decisions.

 

As far as the face-to-face method is concerned, six half-day sessions are scheduled from November 2020 to April 2021. Accompanied by a professional third party, the participants will be invited to debate and dialogue to give their opinion on the measures presented to them and to voice their concerns about the health crisis.

 

 

 

 

Below you can find the past dates (with the minutes of the face-to-face sessions, a summary of the answers to the remote questions and an information note responding to the points raised by the face-to-face and remote sessions of the citizens' convention), as well as the dates to come:

 

 

Sources and more information