4th April 2019
In 2014, Bologna’s City Council officially adopted the regulation on the collaboration between citizens and the public administration on activities aiming at the care and regeneration of urban commons. The regulation acts as a general framework within which citizens, both individuals or groups, can submit proposals for projects to be developed on a spontaneous basis with voluntary effort for the involved parties, putting competences, resources and energy available to the collective good. Such projects are disciplined by the regulation through a series of specific agreements, called collaborations pacts, in which both the citizens and the public administration agree to the terms of their cooperation for the safeguarding of the commons. The commons targeted by this regulation are material spaces as public squares, green areas or schools, immaterial commons, such as education and social inclusion, and digital commons, such as applications and digital alphabetisation.