A participatory model of creating revitalisation programmes in Poland – challenges and barriers

Dominika Hołuj, Paulina Legutko-Kobus

DOI: 10.21858/msr.26.02

Vol no: 26

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Participation is an indispensable element of the development and implementation of revitalisation programmes. It allows for a correct diagnosis of problems and for the development of revitalisation projects that will aim at solving them. The implementation of the Revitalisation Act in Poland obliged local governments to involve stakeholders more actively in the process of preparation and implementation of revitalisation programmes. The Act guarantees participation at every key stage of the process. In current Polish circumstances this is a change in the right direction, as such participation was not always ensured in previous financial perspectives.