Enable Participatory Budgeting through Information Technology

Setting up a new Participatory Budgeting (PB) process is challenging – and many decisions need to be made. No PB is like another, and each process is highly adapted to local laws, political goals, or the demography of citizens. However, this does not mean that it is not possible to learn from other initiatives. Photo […]

EmPaci “Municipal Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” -online session on 18th of March

Welcome to the first ever “Municipal Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” -online networking afternoon on the 18th of March (18.3.2021) at 13.00-16:30 (UTC +2). Many municipalities and other stakeholders are currently planning or implementing participatory budgeting (PB) in the Baltic Sea Region. As PB is a joint effort, it is important to learn […]

Sharpen The Focus: Identify Process Steps Of Participatory Budgeting #EmPaci

Following a Status Quo Analysis of participatory budgeting (PB) in the Baltic Sea Region, the “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” (EmPaci) project introduces its second project output targeting administrative staff, local councillors and other decision-makers in local governments in the BSR. The document “PB Type Groups” aims to provide insights into design […]

“Participatory Budgeting in the BSR: Status Quo Analysis” is ready #EmPaci

After long and detailed work on the #EmPaci the first results are ready to be presented – the Analysis of the Status Quo of the Civic Budget in the Baltic Sea Region countries!To give an idea of how participatory budgeting can be implemented, this report provides information on the current state of play and focuses on each […]

Another on-line meeting of #EmPaci Interreg BSR project

On 26th Nov 2020 our EmPaci project consortium had yet another meeting to discuss the latest outcomes of our project. Since we entered the strategic project phase, where many cities already had their PB pilots, we definitely had a lot to talk about. After the Project Partners meeting in October 2020 we also decided, it […]

#EmPaci project recommends: What can we learn from different models of participatory budgeting? session on 19th Nov online!

On 19-21st Nov UrbCultural Planning Interreg BSR project partner – Pomorskie Region will organise a conference, where 1st day will concentrate on the „Cities and Citizenship. How do inclusive models for participation offer novel ways to engage citizens in their communities?”. There will be three breakout sessions: 16.30 – 17.30: Breakout 1: Is active citizenship prerequisite […]

How to engage disabled people in PB Info sheet – #EmPaci project recommends

How to engage disabled people in PB Info sheet A four-page, user-friendly guide that provides recommendations to engage disabled people in your PB process. At its best, participatory budgeting (PB) is a transformative way to more equally distribute power and resources. PB enables community members to decide how to allocate public funds, and to ensure […]

Online Course: How to Engage People with Disabilities in Participatory Budgeting

Our Partners from EmPaci “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” Interreg Baltic Sea Region project suggested a great online event on participatory budgeting, that we wish to join and we share the word with everyone interested. please read info below, register and join us too.  Do we really need more webinars? We think it’s […]

EmPaci project present at the Social Innovation Seminar

Social Innovation Centre, our project partner from Latvia, participated yesterday in the Social Innovation Seminar, where they represented the European Union’s INTERREG project “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” (EmPaci) www.empaci.eu. The workshop was organised with the support of the Interreg Joint Secretariat and was dedicated to discussing the role of social innovation […]

EmPaci news from Telsiai district on participatory budgeting

Telšiai district municipality is going to start implementing participatory budgeting initiative from 1 of July 2020 Telšiai district municipality politicians and administration aim to be more open, more citizen-oriented, seek for greater transparency in decision-making, the greater trust of the residents, using competence, knowledge and willingness to participate in the life of the district. The result […]