Developed by the organization Democracy 21, the Participation rate index evaluates the activities of towns in relation to public involvement, communication and transparency. The index evaluates the situation of the years 2015 - 2016 in the largest municipalities of the Czech Republic (Prague + 100 largest cities + 50 municipal districts with over 10,000 inhabitants). The resulting index value is the sum of assessments of 21 indicators. They are interconnected and cover 6 categories (transparency, communication, involvement, inclusion, implementation, evaluation).
We are pleased that the results indicate that Healthy Cities are leaders in participatory processes and involvement of citizens in decision making about their place of living, and that they make full use of their experience, provide continuous training and cooperate with expert partners. The top 50 positions of this independent rating mainly consist of Czech Healthy Cities (64%).