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Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie Orzeł i Reszka
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 28 056,00 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.11.2021-31.03.2023

The project responds to the diagnosed problems of the city of Radom and its inhabitants: the lack of a strategy for sustainable development of the city, including the role that green areas can play in it, and the failure of the municipal authorities to notice the needs of the inhabitants. The lack of the sense of agency among the inhabitants who cannot effectively influence the local authorities and the lack of space for engagement in local issues is also a challenge. Analysis of strategic documents and activities of the local government reveals contradictions between the proposals of the authorities and the needs of the inhabitants. The city does not have an up-to-date strategy for sustainable development and in the previous strategy the environmental protection was not taken into account. At the same time, the inhabitants of Radom perceive the importance of sustainable development, which is proved by the topics of the projects submitted to the civic budget. In 2021, 208 applications were submitted and most of them concerned sustainable development, but only 46 projects were funded, including 18 applications on topics such as building cycle lanes, environmental protection or ecology. Therefore, in our project, we want to improve communication between the residents and the authorities, and we also take up the challenge of creating a model for intersectoral cooperation. We started the project with training sessions on dialogue and critical thinking for citizens and officials (20 people). We conduct two social campaigns under the slogans: Greenery in Radom and The Power of Social Organizations. We publish materials from the campaigns in three paper editions of the Social Broadcaster and on our website. The project is addressed to the Radom residents (at least 180 people). We want to encourage people to get more involved in discussions about the appearance and character of the city, as well as in activities aimed at improving the aesthetics and functionality of urban space, with particular emphasis on urban greenery.