Municipal Council Membership Rotterdam


Municipality of Rotterdam


Oct 2018 – Present

The Project

Currently the municipal council of Rotterdam is considerably homogeneous and clearly does not represent the heterogeneity of this melting pot of cultures. For the municipality of Rotterdam Рand many other Dutch municipalities alike Рit is rather challenging to attract a diversity of people for membership of the municipal council. The Erasmus Governance Design Studio is asked to generate insights about people’s motivations for such a position and design instruments to attract a broader audience accordingly.

EGDS activities

As of yet the analysis phase of the project has been concluded. During the analysis phase a literature study, interviews with current and former council members, members of local political parties, as well as a diversity of citizens were conducted. Additionally, a large-scale panel survey study with a representative group of Dutch citizens was carried out – the report thereof can be found via the link below.