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Looking for info on participatory budgeting “PB”?  PBbase is here to help!

 

What it is? Why should it be run? Who is it for? How to set one up or develop an existing process? Who else is doing it already?

These are some of the questions many people working in municipalities, government, NGOs’ or other organizations in democracy and area development are tackling today. The PBbase –network is a good place to start!

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.

PBbase will work as a networking tool in bringing PB experts, municipalities and other interested parties together. The aim is to build a way to communicate easily and work as a data base that offers easy and accessible information regarding planning, implementing and evaluating PB. Learning from others is a valuable experience and PBbase will happily provide people interested in PB an opportunity to share information and experiences.

For more information contact:

Lotta-Maria Sinervo
Tampere University
lotta-maria.sinervo@tuni.fi

Meri Pulkkinen
Tampere University
meri.pulkkinen@tuni.fi

 

 

Future Events

EmPaci-project presents: Participatory budgeting at schools: trends and challenges 27.10.2021

Welcome to the fourth participatory budgeting networking afternoon hosted by the EmPaci - Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region -project on the 27th of October 2021 at 14-15.30 Lithuanian time (UTC+3).  PBbase network is inviting you to join us in an event to discuss participatory budgeting experiences in schools.

The PBbase -event will be hosted by EmPaci-project partner leader Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak from Klaipėda 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 26 of October:

https://forms.gle/EVy5fD7MyVwtVJUq6

The agenda for the event on the 27th of October 2021 at 14-15.30 Lithuanian time (UTC+3) is as follows:

  • 14.00 Opening words, Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak (Klaipeda University, Lithuania)
  • 14.05 Promoting inclusion of young people with PB, Dr. Pauliina Lehtonen (Tampere University, Finland) and Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak (University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Poland)
  • 14.25 Participatory budgeting as mechanism to involve students in decision making processes with Aleksandra Ilijin (OPENS, Novi sad, Serbia)
  • 14.45 „Schüler*innenHaushalt Berlin (Student Budget - Participatory Budgeting in schools)“  with Victoria Mrowetz (Schüler*innenHaushalt Servicestelle Jugendbeteiligung e.V., Berlin, Germany)
  • 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 the EmPaci-project is available at www.empaci.eu, and the Lithuanian PB case examples can be found at LT-EmPaci (only in English).

If you have any questions regarding the meeting on the 27th of October, please feel free to contact:

Jaroslav Dvorak from Klaipėda University (jaroslav.dvorak@ku.lt)


Past Events

EmPaci-project presents: PBbase – Participatory budgeting networking afternoon 16.6.2021

The second participatory budgeting networking afternoon hosted by the EmPaci - Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region -project on the 16th of June 2021 at 14-15.30 Finnish time (UTC+3). 
The newly named participatory budgeting network PBbase is inviting you to join us in an event to discuss smaller scale participatory budgeting experiences in smaller scale municipalities.

The PBbase -event was hosted by EmPaci-project partner leader Dr. Lotta-Maria Sinervo from Tampere University online on Zoom. 

The agenda for the event on the 16th of June 2021 at 14-15.30 Finnish time (UTC+3) is as follows:

14.00 Opening words, Lotta-Maria Sinervo (Tampere University)
14.05 Researching smaller scale PBs, Pauliina Lehtonen (Tampere University)
14.30 Participatory budgeting experiences from Rietavas, Lithuania, Laima Dockevičienė and Rasa Baliulevičienė (Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Centre)
14.45 Participatory budgeting experiences in a distant and sparsely populated municipality in Inari, Finland, Verena Kortelainen (Municipality of Inari)
15.00 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). We will develop guidance and support on how participatory budgeting can be implemented together with country specific documentation.  Also, we have developed a participatory budgeting training programme for local governments on how to develop the participatory budgeting processes.