EmPaci-project presents: Participatory budgeting in Russia: trends and challenges 09.12.2021

Welcome to the sixth participatory budgeting networking afternoon hosted by the EmPaci – Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region -project on the 9th of December 2021 at 15:00-16.30 Moscow time (UTC+3).  PBbase network is inviting you to join us in an event to discuss Russian participatory budgeting experiences.

The PBbase -event will be hosted by EmPaci-project partner leader Dmitrii Trutnev from ITMO University online on Zoom. A participation link will be sent to all registered participants closer to the date.

The EmPaci-partners would like to warmly invite you to register to this PBbase-event by filling this Google Forms -registration form no latest than the 08 of December:

Link to a registration form: https://forms.gle/2FXHpKc2W88puUgV6

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86110320758

The agenda for the event on 9th of December 2021 at 15:00-16.30 Moscow time (UTC+3) is as follows:
15.00 Opening words, Dmitrii Trutnev (ITMO University, St.Petersburg, Russia)
15.05 Citizens’ participation within a ‘strong state’ regime: challenges and opportunities, Igor Khodachek (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia)
15.35 Experience of municipal district Moskoavskaya Zastava in Participatory Budgeting, Lyudmila Vidiasova (ITMO Univesity – PB Implementation curator, Russia)
15.50 Urbanpinion (Otmetky) participative budgeting experience in Suoyarvi. Instruments, results, insights
15.05 Time for discussion
      The event ends by 15.30

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 from others. Therefore we, the EmPaci – Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region -project are setting up a network: PBbase. The aim of this network is to share information and experiences regarding the implementation of participatory budgeting in different local settings.

EmPaci is an EU Interreg BSR funded project called “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region”. In this Baltic Sea regional project, we will develop and implement participatory budgeting in 9 municipalities in 6 countries (Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Russia).

More information about EmPaci project can be found at http://www.empaci.eu/

If you have any questions regarding the meeting on the 9th of December, please feel free to contact Dmitrii Trutnev from ITMO University, trutnev@egov-center.ru