Right to Challenge

Based on English examples the city of Rotterdam included the Right to Challenge. If a neighborhood thinks that they can organize something better or more effective than the government, the residents get the right to take over these local facilities. The Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative is the first party that succesfully challenged the Rotterdam government in order to find out how such a challenge can work in practice. The case the coop brought in is the cleaning of the Afrikaandermarket. Since March 2017 the market is cleaned via the cooperative, which generates multiple results such as local jobs, separating the waste is more sustainable, the market is cleaner during the day.