Civil society in the face of the essential need for genuine civic participation

Civil society in the face of the essential need for genuine civic participation

Active civic participation means an individual or group action, in order to identify and address issues of public interest. Civic participation is a process where citizens organize themselves and their goals on a practical level and work together, either individually or through civil society organizations, to influence decision-making processes.

A democratic society cannot develop at all its levels if it does not enable the full involvement of all stakeholders. Participation in decision-making processes means opportunities for citizens, civic organizations and other stakeholders to influence the development of policies and laws that affect them. Citizen involvement means the opportunity to persuade citizens to have greater trust in local institutions, which later becomes a precondition for the sustainable establishment of democratic processes. This element leads to more transparency and at the same time makes different officials more prepared when making decisions.

So this is a permanent process, and should continue to function throughout the period between the two election cycles, so that citizens will be informed about all issues that affect them.

Although civic participation is mandatory, its practical implementation in most cases is accompanied by difficulties and challenges, so it is mandatory for civic activism to make a difference in the community through a combination of knowledge, skills, values ​​and motivation for change, which means promoting a better quality of life in the community, through the interaction of political and non-political processes.

Albina Hyseni Studied Public Administration, International Relations and European Studies. Extensive Psychological and Pharmaceutical Technical Knowledge.