On the 3rd of October, 2018, in Gent the 3 municipalities of Deinze, Herzele and Sint-Niklaas signed the European Charter on Participatory Democracy published by the ECTP-CEU.
Mrs Martine Verhoeve, deputy of spatial planning of the Province of East Flanders already signed the document on March 1st 2018, calling on other East Flemish authorities to do the same.
The Province is pleased these three East Flemish authorities have also embedded the practice of civil participation into their policy. It’s a clear sign that collaborating by participation is a very constructive way to reach many satisfactory goals, because you don’t make plans on your own.
The province definitely hopes that other municipalities from the Region will follow and also engage by signing the European Council of Spatial Planning's Charter.
Marijke Henne, Joris Scheers, Martine Verhoeve, Jan Vermeulen and Jan Van Damme
Province of East Flanders
Mrs Martine Verhoeve
deputy of spatial planning of the Province of East Flander
Mrs Marijke Henne
schepen voor stedelijk basisonderwijs en kinderopvang, wonen, inburgering en participatie, stad Sint-Niklaas
Mr Jan Vermeulen
Burgemeester stad Deinze
Mr Jan Van DammeMrs Martine Verhoeve, deputy of spatial planning of the Province of East Flanders
schepen van Stedenbouw gemeente Herzele
Mr Joris Scheers, ECTP-CEU Secretary General