The Municipality of Lagoa is preparing to launch an App that allows voting and submitting proposals. It is called "Mypolis", the name of the Application that when installed in the Lagoenses mobile phones will allow them to participate in public life, in two senses: on the one hand, vote on proposals presented by the political leaders, and on the other, submit their own. proposals for consideration by the community.
The municipality explains that this will be "a digital tool of technical responsibility of the specialized team of" Mypolis ", in cooperation with the computer scientists of the Municipality of Lagoa». The platform's back office co-development work kicked off on April 11.
The App "mypolis" will be another instrument for the exercise of citizenship. "It is intended to be used by all people, but it is to be admitted that it is more readily adopted by younger people, or by those who move very easily in digital environments," suggests the local authority.
"Mypolis" reinforces a set of other participation mechanisms, already existing in Lagoa, Algarve, among which the Smart City platform, the participatory municipal budget process, the open presidencies in the parishes of the county, or the youth municipal assemblies stand out.
The main functionalities of the new platform "Mypolis" are the voting of political proposals, the submission of citizens' proposals to the community, and a citizenship profile that encourages civic participation.