Right to Cooperate


Municipality of Rotterdam


Jan 2020 – Jul 2020

The Project

Community-based initiatives provide various services in the area of health and social care and hereby complement the services of the municipality of Rotterdam. As such, they are of great value to the city and the municipality. However, collaboration between the initiatives and the municipality is not always as fruitful as they would want. In order to enhance collaboration, the municipality is designing a new policy instrument: the Right to Cooperate.

EGDS activities

In an intensive co-design trajectory between civil servants, initiatives and the EGDS it was explored how this Right to Cooperate can take shape. Throughout the trajectory, the EGDS organised and facilitated co-creation sessions, conducted additional research, and tied things together in a concrete design proposal. More information about the design trajectory and the final solution can be found in the report that is provided in the link below (Dutch).