Supporting public participation and engaging locals in projects


In the field of spatial planning and urban design, Spolka understands participation to be all activities that mediate public engagement in the development of public policies. Spolka has been specialised in the field of participation in Slovakia for more than 7 years, and we will be happy to share our experience with you in consultation. Our activity consists mainly in the following mediation of participation for both professional and non-professional public:

- Co-creation of data and inputs, proposals and final documents.
- Involvement in decisions that determine the form, character and function of the area under discussion.
- Strengthening the sense of ownership of projects and embracing learning the knowledge of how to maintain them.
- Involvement in facilitated meetings, conflict moderation, and future visioning workshops.

We are working at the scale of a building, neighbourhood, city or region.

In order to involve the general public in our projects, Spolka is constantly trying to bring new innovative methods. Participation can also have several levels, different projects and objectives require different approaches. Participation, or rather, co-creation is not just a trendy word for us, we consider it a fundamental element of democratic and inclusive design and it is very important for us. We believe that by creating a space for locals to share their ideas and experiences in shaping our cities, both professional and non-professional, it is possible to create sustainable cities for a better life for all of us.

Selected works

*Since its establishment in 2016, Spolka has been involved in many projects. This is only a selection of a few that we consider among the most significant. Other works are published as an archive on the Slovak version of this website. If you are interested in any of the projects that are not translated here and are published only on the Slovak version of the website, please contact us and we will gladly tell you more about them.