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Osasco, Brazil

Civic Education: teach citizens how the administrations and its process work to promote social participation in decision-making. (BROSC0002)



Action Plan: Action plan – Osasco, Brazil, 2021 – 2024

Inception Report Summary: Inception Report – Action plan – Osasco, Brazil, 2021 – 2024

Commitment Start: Feb 2022
Commitment End: Jul 2023

Institutions involved:

  • Management and Planning Secretary
  • Department of Open Government and Strengthening Citizenship
  • PróCidade
  • Finances Secretary
  • Executive Secretary for Children and Youth Public
  • Information Technology Subsecretary
  • Labora
  • Executive Secretary for Racial Equality Promotion Policies
  • Secretary of Employment, Labor and Income
  • Management and Planning Secretary
  • Controladoria Geral do Município

Primary Policy Area:

Primary Sector:

OGP Value:

  • Civic Participation
  • Access to information

Inception Report Summary

Verifiable: Yes

Relevance to OGP Values: Yes

The commitment is a continuation of ongoing practice in line with existing legislation, policies or requirements.

The commitment activities will result in a change of the rules, practices or policies that govern a policy area, public sector and/or relationship between citizens and is binding or institutionalized across government or specific institution(s).


Commitment ID


Commitment Title

Promoted a new kind of Civic Education, where its purpose is to teach our citizens how the administrations and its process work, once that is done, we will be able to include social participation at the decision-making


This commitment intends to be a part of the citizen education, especially social and political themes, due to the fragile or barely existence of political educational sector, consequently, citizens encounter a lot of difficulties when comes to effective social participation. The commitment co-creation process shows that there isn't a political educational platform to bureaucrats nor to citizens, also, Osasco doesn't use its public spaces to educational activities or any kind that stimulates citizen participation, like partnerships with universities or non-governmental organizations.

Status quo

Political education doesn’t exist nowadays in the city, so we aren’t able to measure this kind of activity. We hope, once the commitment has been made, that we are capable of monitoring and evaluating our action and its efects.


The commitment seeks to create a project that institutes permanent citizen education for bureaucrats and public in general to make public policy more accessible and understandable, guiding the decision by public demands, also, once these stakeholders have this kind of instruments, they will be able to simplify process at the administration and sharing transparency culture. As public point of view, this kind of commitment represents opening space for them be a part of the process, by making flexible hour and location to public participate. Eventually, we expect the administration to open spaces where people could share their knowledge and information about public themes, approximating management and society.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem described above?

As for the products, the expectation is that the implementation of the commitment will enable the creation and execution of citizen education projects throughout the city, with the population and municipal employees as the target audience. In terms of results, it is expected that the implementation of the commitment will inaugurate a citizen education policy, in order to train citizens and bureaucrats in topics that directly dialogue with citizenship, human rights, transparency and participation of the population in municipal public management, mainly with regard to understanding how public administration works.

What long-term goal as identified in your Open Government Strategy does this commitment relate to?

This commitment is intended to transform Osasco into a plural and more democratic city, with solid and strengthened institutions that can turn the economic development into social development to ensure the human rights and the respect for diversity. Since education is the key for a civil society that knowsits rights and duties and this way can be, in fact, elaborating the public policies for the urban and social development. Therefore, citizen education projects can put foward and engage the citizens in the process of understanding and development of the Osasco's city.

Primary Policy Area


Primary Sector


What OGP value is this commitment relevant to?

Civic Participation Citizenship education will be important to seal up the civic participation, once it makes the society more aware of administration process and that is what makes an effective public participation
Access to information The first step to civic participation is the access to government actions, because, the population can influence the policies direction, through oversight or demanding a changing of priorities of public policy


3 Milestones

Create a project with a methodology for educational processes with effective dialogue, providing a multidisciplinary course schedule, with a permanent calendar and adequate infrastructure for public agents and civil society

Start Date05/2022
End Date05/2023
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete

Promote citizenship, human rights and democracy education at all districts including non-governmental organization and university to help the process, especially at periphery

Start Date07/2022
End Date07/2023
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete

Promote playful citizenship education that interacts with children and young adults at public spaces

Start Date07/2022
End Date07/2023
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete


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