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2021-06-09

NEWS FROM TELŠIAI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

A meeting of the participatory budget advisory working group took place in the Telšiai district municipality administration. During the year of the meeting, it was decided to propose to change the description, stipulating that any person over 18 could submit ideas for the participatory budget (not necessarily declaring residence in Telšiai district municipality), but requires the approval of 15 residents declaring residence in the respective eldership.

Residents are invited to submit any feasible idea that meets the submission conditions specified in the call - no specific topic is specified. Invitation and other information on the municipal administration website https://www.telsiai.lt/go.php/lit/Kvietimai-teikti-gyventoju

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2021-05-12

NEWS FROM RIETAVAS MUNICIPALITY 

The participatory budget voting phase has started with the implementation of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Program project EmPaci.

In May 2021, Rietavas municipality is conducting an online public vote for the most popular citizens' initiatives. 9 applications of Rietavas municipality residents were submitted. There are 3 project proposals for voting: Diskgolf in Rietavas Park, Dog Guide-Training Ground and Benches and Trash Cans in Rietavas Park Alley. 6 applications were declared ineligible by the Consultative Working Group due to the description of the DB Project Selection and Funding Procedures 3.3. point of non-compliance.

Voting link: https://www.rietavas.lt/go.php/lit/Kvieciame-balsuoti-uz-jums-labiausiai-patikusia-ideja/2

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2021-02-25

NEWS FROM RIETAVAS MUNICIPALITY 

On February 25, 2021, a call for project proposals for the participatory budget was published. Information and documents are published on the official website of Rietavas municipality www.rietavas.lt. Citizens' initiatives for Rietavas municipality. The deadline for applications is March 31. In April, the advisory group will carry out an initial check of the eligibility of applications, assess the feasibility and prepare documents for online voting of Rietavas municipality residents on the google platform. Publicity and dissemination of information about the 2nd Pilot participatory budget has been carried out since the first simulation pilot on social networks on Facebook Rietavas, My city Rietavas, RLIG community, Rietavas tourism and business information website www.rietavovic.lt

During the second pilot participatory budget, a video and a participatory budget logo will be created, which will be used for the further development of citizens' initiatives.

More information on the poster.

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-12-18

NEWS FROM TELŠIAI

On December 1, 2020, the voting for project ideas submitted by the residents of Telšiai district municipality ended. The majority of votes were cast by the residents for the project "Installation of the Anulėnai pond beach with a resort". 938 residents of the municipality voted for this project.

After the implementation of the project, an active recreation area with a beach volleyball court, exercise machines and a children's play area will be restored near the Anulėnai pond in Degaičiai. The project will be implemented in 2021, 20 thousand Eur of municipal budget funds will be allocated for its implementation.

Thanks to the active population, we hope to successfully implement the first participatory budget of the Municipality, the aim of which is to take into account the wishes and opinions of the population when allocating budget funds.

Rietavas by Gintaras Lecas

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-11-18

NEWS FROM TELŠIAI

The Rietavas Municipal Council approved a description of the selection and financing of ideas for citizens' initiative projects

On October 29, 2020, the Rietavas Municipal Council approved a description of the selection and financing of ideas for citizens' initiative projects. According to the established procedure, the implementation of the simulation (pilot) participatory budget initiative will start next week in Rietavas Laurynas Ivinskis Gymnasium.

Link to the approved description (in Lithuanian): https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/90428a821db811eb9604df942ee8e443

Rietavas by Gintaras Lecas

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-10-20

NEWS FROM TELŠIAI

The Administration of Telšiai District Municipality is implementing the first participatory budget

The municipality has adopted legal acts, and information on the implementation of the participatory budget is published on the Telšiai District Municipality website: http://www.telsiai.lt/go.php/lit/img/532

Residents of the municipality were invited to submit project ideas in any field, as the goal was to find out more about the thoughts, desires and suggestions of the population. The municipality received eight project proposals, such as a “Mobile Biotechnology Class” that travels around all towns and villages in the municipality, a “seven-day path for women’s development” with seminars for women in psychology, business organization, self-realization and other areas and infrastructure management projects. The working group for the assessment of project ideas selected five eligible projects for which a public vote was announced. The project idea which receives the largest number of votes from the residents is scheduled to be implemented in 2021. The representatives of the elderships expressed the wish that a certain amount of funds could be allocated to each eldership every year, and that the residents of that eldership would decide how to use them.

However, experience has shown that money can be used more efficiently by providing district-wide projects and a larger amount of funding. For example, the establishment of a mobile biotechnology class requires a larger amount of funds, but would benefit the children and youth of all district elderships. By contrast, each eldership acting independently, with a smaller amount of funds, would not be able to implement such a project. Therefore, the implementation of the participatory budget is an interesting exercise, requiring reflection, consensus and good decision-making, between the community, politicians and local government administration.

The EmPaci project team - project implemented by the Telšiai district municipality administration

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-07-03

NEWS FROM TELŠIAI

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 of cooperation between the municipal council, the administration and the residents in decision-making is more appropriate services, the expectations of the residents have been fulfilled and mutual trust has been strengthened. In 2020, the Telšiai district municipality administration will start implementing the first participatory budget in the district.

In order to implement the ideas proposed by the public, the Telšiai District Municipal Council approved the decision  “On Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Selection and Funding Community Initiative Projects”. Following this procedure, the residents of the municipality will be able to submit their proposals, project ideas, which they believe are useful and necessary for the municipal community.

The trainings held on June 30, 2020 were intended for all residents of the district, representatives of communities, groups, non-governmental organizations.

During the training, the presentation and implementation of the ideas of community initiative projects and the pilot survey of the opinion of the residents of Telšiai district municipality and its results were presented by the Head of the Department of Public Administration and Political Science of Klaipėda University assoc. professor dr. Jaroslav Dvorak and lecturer Gabrielė Burbulytė-Tsiskarishvili.

The training was attended by the Mayor of Telšiai District Municipality Kęstutis Gusarovas, members of the Council Linas Šedvilas, Tomas Katkus, Evelina Zelbaitė and Algirdas Bacevičius, administrative staff.

You can find the video here

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-06-23

NEWS FROM RIETAVAS

On 18 of June 2020 EmPaci project partners Rietavas municipality, Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Centre, Klaipeda University organized the trainings to the civil servants of the Rietavas municipality.

Project partners presented lectures on the participatory budgeting status quo, origin, current models and project implementation plan.

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-06-08

NEWS FROM TELŠIAI

On 28 May 2020, the Telšiai District Municipality council approved decision No. 20-7044 “On Approval of THE Description of the Procedure for Selection and Funding Community Initiative Projects”.

According to the decision the proposals of project ideas can be submitted by residents not younger than 18 years of age who have declared their place of residence in the territory of Telšiai district municipality. In addition, the project applicant needs to provide the fifteen signatures of the eldership residents where the project will be implemented.

The municipality council approved an advisory working group. The advisory working group will evaluate residents’ proposals of project ideas and preliminary project estimates before the residents voting. The group consists of one delegated representative of the fractions of the municipal council, one delegated representative of the Council of Non-Governmental Organizations, six civil servants of the municipal administration divisions and one representative of the elderships of the municipal administration. Once it has been established that the submitted proposal meets all the requirements specified in the call, the eligibility of the project is assessed and a list of selected projects is drawn up and a protocol drawn up.

The links to the decisions: https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAP/dc7eff80969711eaa51db668f0092944

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-03-05

NEWS FROM TELŠIAI

In the Lithuanian Telšiai district municipality the presentation of the results of the EmPaci population survey took place on 27 of February 2020.

Klaipeda University researchers dr. Jaroslav Dvorak and Gabrielė Burbulytė-Tsiskarishvili presented the survey results for the municipality mayor Mr. Kęstutis Gusarovas and members of the council.
You can watch the presentation from 3:45 - 21:25 at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUBYSrBmxVA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR058F24Rls6avKmSwmdF8R-4YZXBPG-E1yKfJu6XZlTdNyYeB_kUO-kqUY 

   

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University


2020-02-17

NEWS FROM RIETAVAS

In the Lithuanian Rietavas municipality the presentation of the results of the EmPaci population survey took place on 17 of February 2020.News from Rietavas-1

Klaipeda University researchers dr. Jaroslav Dvorak and Gabrielė Burbulytė-Tsiskarishvili presented the survey results for the municipality politicians and administration. The presentation was attended by Antanas Cerneckis, Mayor of Rietavas Municipality, Vytautas Dičiūnas, Director of Municipal Administration, Antanas Aužbikavičius, Deputy Director, Egidijus Gricius, Youth Coordinator, Daiva Jackūnienė, EmPaci Project Coordinator, director of Rietavas Tourism and Business information centre director Laima Dockevičienė and manager Rasa Baliulevičienė.

   

For more information:
https://www.ku.lt
www.empaci.eu
Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak
Project manager, EmPaci, Klaipėda University