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More than 183 thousand “active citizens” shared their opinions.

In project “Active citizen”The voting ended, with the help of which the residents of the capital chose the current directions for the development of the volunteer movement in Moscow and the most convenient channels for informing about the activities of volunteers. 183 086 people took part in the voting.

First of all, according to “active citizens”, it is necessary to increase the work of volunteers in the social sphere. 24.89 percent of the participants voted for this. The second place is taken by the environmental direction with 13.28 percent of the vote. The three leaders are closed by medicine and healthcare – this option received 11.67 percent of the vote.

Less than 10 percent of the votes of “active citizens” received the following directions: culture (8.83 percent), sports (8.51 percent), patriotic direction (7.91 percent), donation (7.64 percent), public safety (6, 07 percent), urban events (3.95 percent), and media volunteering (1.15 percent).

Less than one percent of the voters wrote their own version. Many of them suggested the topic of animal protection, among the versions were also the provision of legal assistance to the population and voluntary fire protection. Only 5.75 percent of the voting participants noted that they were not interested in the development of the volunteer movement.

“Active Citizens” named the portal the most preferred channel for informing the population about the volunteer movement in Moscow. This option was voted for by 24.19 percent. In second place is television with 17.58 percent of the vote.

Social networks (VKontakte, Instagram and Facebook) ranked third with 15.18 percent of the vote. Then there are the following options: sending messages in WhatsApp or Viber messengers (10.81 percent), SMS sending (10.75 percent), Telegram channels (8.79 percent), radio (5.3 percent) and print media ( 4.27 percent). Also, the townspeople want to receive information about volunteering by e-mail and in the “Active Citizen” project. Found it difficult to answer 2.57 percent of voting participants.

To date, more than half a million citizens are involved in volunteer activities in Moscow. The permanent asset of the Mosvolonter resource center is about 100 thousand people. Volunteer actions in the capital are held regularly. Currently, more than 500 volunteers are helping Muscovites in the centers where vaccinations against coronavirus take place. During the New Year holidays, volunteers, as part of the #WeTogether campaign, delivered food and medicine to the elderly, congratulated the children of medical workers on the holiday.

The Active Citizen project for online voting on urban development was launched in 2014. Since then, more than 4.8 million people have joined it, almost two million of which in 2020. Participants determine which streets, courtyards and park areas need to be improved, how city clinics, libraries, multifunctional centers should operate, and also choose events for festivals and celebrations. Muscovites have already taken part in more than 4.8 thousand votes, in which they collected more than 153 million opinions.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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