Right to Reyeroord: designing new relationships between government and citizens

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Het Timmerhuis, Halvemaanpassage 1, Rotterdam

How do we ensure that young people feel heard and recognised in Rotterdam? What is needed to create space within the government to facilitate local initiatives? And how do we realize (administrative) innovation?

In 2022, a team from Erasmus University's Vital Cities & Citizens program explored these questions in the Reyeroord district of Rotterdam. On January 24, they will present the research results in collaboration with local partners during the meeting “Recht op Reyeroord: designing new relationships between government and citizens”, in Het Timmerhuis.

The Municipality of Rotterdam has designated Reyeroord as the district where all kinds of innovations can be developed and tested. But despite the enormous dedication of (neighborhood) officials, local organizations and welfare partners, problems cut across government structures in Reyeroord as well. And is there especially a breach of trust when it comes to young people who do not feel recognised and have no “space”. That is why last year it was examined whether and how social innovations and administrative renewal concerning youth (care) in Reyeroord can be looked at in a different way. Researchers have explored and developed new roles, tasks and innovations from the “right to the city” perspective together with civil servants, local organizations and residents.

The event takes place in Dutch! Space is limited so please register via the link below.