The public administration in San Donà di Piave, one of our three pilot sites, and the local high schools Liceo Scientifico Galilei, Liceo Statale E. Montale and Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Statale Volterra have concluded a formal agreement enabling 30 students to work as WeGovNow ambassadors. In the framework of an internship program, the agreement enables each student ambassador to spend 30 hours per week on promoting WeGovNow in the local community over the coming months.
As a preparatory measure, the young ambassadors underwent an online training programme provided by the WeGovNow project which enables them to support the local administration as well as non-government organisations, businesses and citizens in making effective use of our pilot platform under day-to-day conditions.
“We are very happy that so many young people have taken up our offer to work as a WeGovNow ambassador” said Dr. Giulio Antonini, head of the WeGovNow project team in San Donà di Piave. “We are convinced that the ambassador programme will further increase the general awareness of WeGovNow throughout the community. Not at least we hope that, beyond providing hands-on support to others, the young ambassadors will intensively use the pilot platform themselves in their role as citizens, thereby accelerating the emergence of a new culture of civil participation in San Donà. The latter may perhaps be most important” he added.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693514.