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 […]

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 […]

Best practices on #participatorybudgeting discussed during #EmPaci project meeting

On June 30th EmPaci Interreg Baltic Sea Region project partners met online to discuss the pilot participatory budgets run in Lithuania, Poland and Germany, as well as to share the best practices from the BSR municipalities, where PB already exists.  BISER, coming from Gdynia, Poland shared the best practice from Gdynia Participatory Budget 2020, since […]

PB practices from Germany! EmPaci project

Our project partner from city of Butzow shares their participatoru budgeting experience: There is a Role for Everyone in the PB Puzzle Today: … the proposal phase for the 1st Bützow participatory budget ended. For a municipality with just about 7 500 inhabitants the received 133 proposals are outstanding and a great start! The next step: […]

Feature matrix of relevant Participatory Budgeting IT tools

On our Interreg Baltic Sea Region project EMPACI website you can now find the Feature matrix of relevant Participatory Budgeting IT tools – http://cities.empaci.eu/ The following table contains an overview of possible Participatory Budgeting (PB) capabilities. It acts as a repository of implantable features. Further, over 50 PB-initiatives around the world were analyzed regarding the […]