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Encourage participation of children and teens in Navarra (ES0083)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2020-2024

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Navarra Autonomous Community

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved (Public) Local Entities of Navarra FNMC Other actors involved (Civil Society) UNICEF (pending confirmation) FNMC – Local Entities of Navarra

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Local Commitments, Marginalized Communities, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the problem/need that is desired to resolve with the commitment? The entire citizenship cannot access to participate in the management of public affairs, either because they do not have the information necessary to do so, or because the participation channel established is not accessible. It is necessary to facilitate the participation of the citizenship in public affairs. It is necessary to have an active citizenship, especially in those sectors where it is most difficult. In the concept of citizenship, it is essential to take into account that childhood and adolescence are active subjects and have full rights. Currently, child participation is a key element in the environment of citizenship and education. It is sustained on solid legislative bases that recognise, defend and promote it. However, it must cease to be a discussion to become a reality that forms part of everyday life where childhood reaches the maximum autonomous exercise of the citizenship.

Objectives of the commitment To contribute to promote the participation of the citizenship in general and particularly children and teens, in building public policies, configuring mechanisms and channels that allow the participation of the citizenship and thus guaranteeing a more effective public management, at both the autonomous region level and locally To guarantee that all components of the citizenship have the adequate information and channels to guarantee their active participation in the management of public affairs and in all actions and decisions that affect them.

Brief description of the commitment To recognise the right of children and teens that are in Navarra to actively and adequately participate in its evolutionary development, adapted to functional diversity, in building a more just, supportive and democratic society, and to know the reality that they live, to discover the problems that affect them most and to provide solutions to them, progressively incorporating into the active citizenship.

How does the commitment contribute to solve the problem or cover the need? The effectiveness of recognising the right represents the incorporation of an important sector into the current citizenship and training in these values for the adults of the future

Why is the commitment relevant with respect to the values of Open Government? It promotes, strengthens and improves the quality of participation in the public management, allowing the citizenship to participate in making public decisions with the objective of achieving better results and better democratic quality. It raises awareness among society and civil servants about the values of Open Government, contributing to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda in order to advance towards a just, peaceful and inclusive society. 199

Additional information In 2018, the Navarra Autonomous Community started a pilot project to promote child and teen participation in the municipalities of the Autonomous Community. To do so, it collaborated with 6 city councils of Navarra in the design and implementation of one of the main actions of the process of recognising a municipality as a UNICEF Child Friendly City, and it is the creation of a permanent participation body and representation of the childhood and adolescence of the municipality. In association with this pilot project, in 2019, a youth participation session was organised in order to exchange experiences of Navarra and other autonomous regions as well as the participation of children. As a fruit of that pilot process, the Guide for designing child and teen participation bodies at the local level was recently published (March 2020). It can be consulted at this link Another notable achievement was the approval of Regional Law 12/2019 of 22 March on the democratic participation in Navarra, which includes in its TITLE VI: THE PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN AND TEENS, which requires the institutions of Navarra to adopt the necessary provisions to enforce this law on the participation of children and teens, and they will be developed in the coming years.

Activities of the commitment Start date End date Organisation and celebration of the presentation and distribution session of the Guide for the design of child and teen participation bodies. Local entities of Navarra will be invited in order to continue promoting the participation in order to create child and teen participation bodies. 01/10/2020 15/11/2020 Diagnostic study of child and teen participation (CTP) in Navarra. The diagnosis includes the detection and mapping of experiences and good practises in the municipalities: ‐ In Navarra ‐ Outside Navarra 01/10/2020 31/12/2020 Constitution of an Engine Group with members from the administration of Navarra, local entities, FNMyC and with the collaboration of UNICEF to promote the CTP. 15/11/2020 31/12/2020 To promote and organise training actions regarding child and teen participation intended for local entities and staff of the Navarra Autonomous Community related both to the knowledge of the rights of participation of children and teens and to raising awareness about the obligations that the public powers have acquired in this regard 01/01/2021 30/04/2021 Support and monitoring of the municipalities of Navarra that promote the child and teen participation (CTP) through the creation of local councils and stable structures of participation integrated by children and teens with consultative and participation functions in all affairs that affect them, directly or indirectly, at the municipal level 01/10/2020 30/09/2024 Preparation of materials, resources and guides and adaptation of information and proposals to the circumstances of children and teens, according to their evolutionary development and maturity. ‐Publishing of material of the regional law and democratic participation in Navarra adapted to children ‐ The initiatives of citizen participation promoted by the Public Administrations that affect the rights of children and teens will involve the necessary adaptations, both in the information offered, and in the communication channels, so that children and teens can participate in them. 15/11/2020 30/09/2024 Creation and development of virtual participation spaces that are accessible to children and teens where in addition to expressing their opinions, they can make improvement proposals and suggestions about the actions of different Public Administrations. 01/03/2021 30/09/2024 200 Development of pilot experiences in the educational centres that promote participatory processes, encouraging the assumption of proposals that improve both the educational, municipal and regional environment and the development of attitudes and values that build the democratic and citizen competence for the child and teen participation by the educational community. To do so, it will collaborate closely with the local entities. 01/05/2021 31/12/2022 Regulatory development of the law on democratic participation in Navarra, which includes the CTP ‐ Prior public consultation, drafting of regional decree, report, participation process, public exhibition, etc. ‐ The composition and functions of the Council of Navarra of children and teens will be determined via regulation, taking into account the contributions for its conformation of the children and teens themselves. 01/10/2020 31/12/2021 Constitution of the Council of Navarra of child and teen participation. 01/01/2022 30/06/2022 Incorporation of the Council of Navarra of child and teen participation into the processes of participation promoted by the public administrations. 30/06/2022 30/09/2024 Carrying out an evaluation of the measures and actions proposed to push forward and promote the CTP ‐ Creation of child participation bodies in local entities ‐ Pilot experiences in educational centres ‐ Specialised training in child participation ‐ Creation of the child participation council ‐ Virtual participation spaces and adaptation of materials to the language accessible to children and teens ‐ Creation of mechanisms to have timely and adequate accountability towards the processes of child and teen participation that it promotes, especially linked with the Council of Navarra of child and teen participation 01/01/2024 30/09/2024


  1. Reform laws related to transparency and access to information

    ES0044, 2020, Access to Information

  2. Transparency and Accountability Improvement and Reinforcement Plan

    ES0045, 2020, Access to Information

  3. Promote citizen participation in public affairs

    ES0046, 2020, Capacity Building

  4. Improve traceability of regulatory draft and approval processes

    ES0047, 2020, Capacity Building

  5. Public Integrity Systems

    ES0048, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  6. Establish legal whistleblower protections

    ES0049, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  7. Education and Training in Open Government

    ES0050, 2020, Capacity Building

  8. Inclusive Communication about Open Government

    ES0051, 2020, Capacity Building

  9. Observatory of Open Government

    ES0052, 2020, Access to Information

  10. Publish mandate commitments to allow for social auditing

    ES0053, 2020, E-Government

  11. Encourage citizen participation through online platform

    ES0054, 2020, Capacity Building

  12. Create citizen Monitoring Space for anti-corruption strategy

    ES0055, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  13. Publish open data to promote gender equality policies

    ES0056, 2020, Access to Information

  14. Develop regulation for evaluating public service quality

    ES0057, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  15. Draft Institutional Integrity Framework Programme

    ES0058, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  16. Develop and monitor ICSS platform for citizen feedback and information requests

    ES0059, 2020, Access to Information

  17. Offer electronic administrative services and channels for citizen participation

    ES0060, 2020, E-Government

  18. Improve transparency and accessiblity of open government website

    ES0061, 2020, E-Government

  19. Implement open government training plan for civil servants

    ES0062, 2020, Capacity Building

  20. Publish data on Open Data Website

    ES0063, 2020, Access to Information

  21. Draft Strategic Transparency Plan

    ES0064, 2020, Capacity Building

  22. Draft citizen participation law

    ES0065, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  23. Draft code of ethics for administration

    ES0066, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  24. Improve public access to transparency and open data websites

    ES0067, 2020, Access to Information

  25. Create catalogue of public information for transparency and open data websites

    ES0068, 2020, Access to Information

  26. Strengthen institutional integrity of Murcia region

    ES0069, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  27. Promote youth participation in designing public policies

    ES0070, 2020, E-Government

  28. Preparation and implementation of a Valencian strategy of open data

    ES0071, 2020, Access to Information

  29. Promote citizen participation in developing budgets

    ES0072, 2020, E-Government

  30. Strengthen institutional integrity in Valencia

    ES0073, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  31. Increase citizen participation in designing public services

    ES0074, 2020, Local Commitments

  32. Ensure greater accessibility in participating in public decisions

    ES0075, 2020, E-Government

  33. Improve youth participation in Aragón

    ES0076, 2020, Capacity Building

  34. Increase democratic innovation and participation through LAAAB Space

    ES0077, 2020, E-Government

  35. Improve citizen participation in drafting public policies

    ES0078, 2020, E-Government

  36. Develop transparency training course for civil servants

    ES0079, 2020, Access to Information

  37. Centralize open data catalogues through website

    ES0080, 2020, Access to Information

  38. Create Canary Islands Network of Open Government

    ES0081, 2020, Local Commitments

  39. Publish and encourage use of open data

    ES0082, 2020, Access to Information

  40. Encourage participation of children and teens in Navarra

    ES0083, 2020, Capacity Building

  41. Streamline processing of right to information requests

    ES0084, 2020, Access to Information

  42. Create citizen laboratories for improving public services

    ES0085, 2020, E-Government

  43. Implement electronic processing of conflict of interest reporting

    ES0086, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  44. Open participation channels for citizen evaluation of public services

    ES0087, 2020, Capacity Building

  45. Analyze and simplify regulations on open government

    ES0088, 2020, Local Commitments

  46. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0089, 2020, Capacity Building

  47. Draft and approve law on transparency

    ES0090, 2020, Access to Information

  48. Draft and approve regulations regarding transparency and right to information

    ES0091, 2020, Access to Information

  49. Design online platform for local citizen participation

    ES0092, 2020, E-Government

  50. Design and implement public hearings for matters of general interest

    ES0093, 2020, Local Commitments

  51. Implement indicators to evaluate public policy

    ES0094, 2020, E-Government

  52. Design tools to improve transparency website

    ES0095, 2020, Capacity Building

  53. Ensure clear and transparent communication to citizens

    ES0096, 2020, Capacity Building

  54. Create online catalogue of public information

    ES0097, 2020, E-Government

  55. Draft and approve law on transparency and right to information

    ES0098, 2020, Access to Information

  56. Publish all information related to drafting regulations

    ES0099, 2020, E-Government

  57. Update design of transparency website

    ES0100, 2020, E-Government

  58. Approve regulation related to transparency and open government

    ES0101, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  59. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0102, 2020, Capacity Building

  60. Raise awareness among civil society on participating in transparency efforts

    ES0103, 2020, Local Commitments

  61. Promote commitment of youth in citizen participation

    ES0104, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  62. Create plan to strengthen the Network of Local Entities in Transparency and Participation

    ES0105, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  63. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, Public Participation

  64. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  65. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Access to Information

  66. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  67. Participatory Web Space on Open Government

    ES0028, 2017, Capacity Building

  68. Observatory on Participation

    ES0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  69. Participatory Budgeting

    ES0030, 2017, E-Government

  70. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  71. Transparency Portal and the Right of Access

    ES0032, 2017, Access to Information

  72. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Access to Information

  73. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  74. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Access to Information

  75. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, Access to Information

  76. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, Access to Information

  77. Coordination of the Cadastre and the Land Registry

    ES0038, 2017, Capacity Building

  78. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Gender

  79. Training of Public Employees

    ES0040, 2017, Capacity Building

  80. Awareness-Raising and Training of Civil Society

    ES0041, 2017, Capacity Building

  81. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  82. Open Justice in Spain

    ES0043, 2017, Access to Information

  83. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, Access to Information

  84. Spanish Archives Portal, PARES

    ES0015, 2014, E-Government

  85. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  86. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Access to Information

  87. Access to and Re-Use of Geographic Information

    ES0018, 2014, Public Participation

  88. Programmes on Opening up Information and Its Re-Use in the Public Sector

    ES0019, 2014, Access to Information

  89. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Access to Information

  90. Starred commitment Greater Control and Transparency in Public Grants

    ES0021, 2014, Civic Space

  91. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

  92. Increased Participation of Sector Stakeholders in Defining the Goals of the National Maritime Rescue Plans.

    ES0023, 2014, Environment and Climate

  93. Starred commitment Law on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance

    ES0001, 2012, Access to Information

  94. Starred commitment Transparency and Accountability in the Official Development Assistance

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  95. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  96. Law Reform Grants

    ES0004, 2012, Civic Space

  97. E-Justice

    ES0005, 2012, E-Government

  98. Promotion of Social Networks to Facilitate Citizen Participation

    ES0006, 2012, E-Government

  99. Publication of Statistical Data on Crime

    ES0007, 2012, E-Government

  100. Review and Regulatory Simplification

    ES0008, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  101. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  102. RED System

    ES0010, 2012, E-Government

  103. Streamlining Environmental Assessment Procedures

    ES0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  104. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  105. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Local Commitments

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