Citizen engagement and transparency

Image of the facade of the Madrid City Hall with the Cibeles fountain in the foreground.

1 March 2019

The City Council receives an award for Transparency, Good Governance and Participation

The City Council of Madrid has recently received the award for the best project in Transparency,…

Image of a group of people walking along one of the roads of Madrid Río.

9 January 2019

Madrid is the Spanish municipality that grew the most in 2018 with 40,000 new inhabitants

Madrid gained 40,353 inhabitants in 2018 and became the Spanish city that grew the most between…

Eloy Cuellar, city manager of Madrid, at one of the offices of the city hall.

17 December 2018

"The City Council has the best professionals in each area”

The management of the city is one of the least well-known areas of Madrid City Council but also one…

The director of The Goverment Lab, Beth Noveck, together with Manuela Carmena, mayor of Madrid, during the CONSULCon18.

11 December 2018

Madrid will host the first urban innovation laboratory of The GovLab in Europe

The Madrid City Council has signed a collaboration agreement with The GovLab to create an urban…

Aerial image of the Gran Vía of Madrid with several people crossing a pedestrian crossing.

28 November 2018

Madrid consolidates its international model of direct democracy

Madrid City Council has consolidated its international model of direct democracy with CONSULCon and…

Pablo Soto, delagate of Citizen Participation, Transparency and Open Government, smiles during a press conference.

7 October 2018

“The Decide Madrid platform is already in 93 institutions in 18 countries”

Citizens now have a key role to play in the decision-making process of the Madrid City Council.…

The delegate of Citizen Participation, Transparency and Open Government, Pablo Soto, along with another participant of the Global Forum in Rome.

1 October 2018

Soto defends in Rome the participation of citizens in decision making

The delegate of Citizen Participation, Transparency and Open Government, Pablo Soto, has defended…