In 2016 the Governance model of the City of Rotterdam was evaluated by researchers of the RePolis program, together with reserachers from DRIFT and the University of Groningen. Some of the questions in this evaluation were: how do the area committees stimulate and facilitate citizen initiatives? What do they contribute to the relation between citizen and city? Based upon the report, the city council decided to adjust the model quite significantly to give citizens more opportunities to organize themselves and to influence the agenda of the city government.
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