New edition of Gdańsk Participatory Budget opens now!

The Participatory Budget is an example of how the local community has been arranging a space close to its place of residence for the past nine editions. Next Monday, the call for applications for the participatory Budget 2022 starts. In total, there will be nearly PLN 21 million Polish zloty at the disposal of the […]

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 […]

EmPaci project involved in the virtual IRSPM Conference 2021 with a panel on participatory budgeting

Panel No. 16 of the virtual IRSPM Conference 2021 will be held on 20 – 23 April 2021 called for papers.  Corresponding chair: Dr. Ellen Haustein, University of Rostock (Germany) – EmPaci Lead Partner .  Panel co-chairs – EmPaci Partners: Peter C. Lorson, Dr., University of Rostock (Germany)  Jaroslav Dvorak, PhD, Klaipėda University (Lithuania)  Lotta-Maria Sinervo, […]

Inspiring read about the participatory budget and participatory democracy #EmPaci

As in our EmPaci Interreg Baltic Sea Region project, we aim to get more municipalities involved and mobilise different types of citizens via building municipal capacities, transnational clusters and cooperation among municipalities and their citizens, we recommend to you this article: “To Support Democracy, Foundations Must Practice Democracy” avaiable here: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/to-support-democracy-foundations-must-practice-democracy/    

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 […]