This paper introduces an example of a best practice in the design of public policies through participation of citizens and social agents. This initiative was conducted by the Vice-Presidency and the Department for Equality and Inclusive Policies of the Government of Valencia through the drafting of the Valencia Covenant for combating Male and Gender-based Violence of the Valencia Region (2017).
Once the Catalan Board for Childhood and, subsequently, the six regional boards were set up, we had no knowledge of the number of and situation surrounding regional boards, or indeed the number of and situation surrounding childhood and adolescence networks.
The restructuring and responsibility distribution processes to which European welfare systems are being subjected place the third sector in a prominent position. In this respect, the relational and representational procedures established between the third sector and the public administration play an important role in this debate.