School IGOP has hosted the conference "Citizen participation in debate. Contributions from Brazil ", the past 26 November. We have to learn from the expertise of Deputies of the Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul Pepe Vargas, Luiz Fernando Mainardi the Brown Fernando, of the journalist Joao Ferrer, Brazil also, Catalan lawyer and expert in citizen participation, Fernando Pindado.

Through a rich debate, we tried to understand innovation initiatives for democracy have so many limitations in generating political awareness in the population and their collective empowerment. In addition to internal causes own processes, and other factors identified the important role of media in building "political reality", economic and conditioners that are subject to this production of large media corporations.

remember that processes more successful participation came about 3% Population actively involved, the Porto Alegre mobilized more 30.000 people during an annual cycle.