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The Neighbourhood Plans comprise an organised series of measures that focus on the social promotion and protection of society’s most vulnerable sectors.
The Neighbourhood Plans are a tool for participation and territorial intervention. Their aim is to promote Madrid’s territorial rebalancing and social cohesion by taking preferential action in neighbourhoods whose socioeconomic parameters are below the city’s as a whole. It is a matter of defining actions that promote social inclusion, optimising the services that benefit society’s most vulnerable people and groups and coordinating the city’s existing policies and programmes around the concept of preferential attention to neighbourhoods targeted by the Plans. The strategy adopted entails involving citizens by means of a process of participatory budgeting, in the design and implementation of the Neighbourhood Plans. Said citizen participation extends across all the process phases, from the identification of neighbourhoods, actions and programmes to be developed, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of procedures and results, making shared responsibility a fundamental value.