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Workpackage 2: Participatory Budgeting Development

Group of Activities (GoA)

Output title

Partner / Pilot municipality

Short Description

Use / Target group

 

2.1 Analysis of existing approaches

Analysis of existing approaches

2.1.1 Map "Participatory Budgeting in the BSR"

General
Specific long report about Bielsko Biala

Report about PB in the BSR containing a Status Quo Analysis and a comparative study

Transnational use

 

2.1.2 Study "PB type groups"

General

Profiles of PB situations/conditions building on the general PB types exploring similar preconditions to allow clustering of places

Transnational use

 

2.1.3 Guidebook "PB Blueprint"

General

Analysis of existing approaches and best practices will be presented. Role models that serve as a blue print for future PB projects

Transnational use

 

2.2 Specification of the preconditions for the PB via an opinion poll among the citizens in the partner municipalities

Analysis of the needs of the local players and citizens in the PB pilot municipalities

2.2.1 Citizen survey

General

Different sets of questions on which municipal conditions and expenditures are of importance for citizens in the project partner languages

Transnational use

 

2.2.2 Analyses of citizens’ needs

General
Specific analysis for 11 Russian surveys

Statistical guide with simple methods how to analyse the citizen survey
Descriptive analysis of survey data

Transnational use

 

2.3 Development, testing and optimization of PB concepts

Participatory budgeting concepts in 6 municipalities of the BSR region, for later adaptations all over the BSR

2.3.1 Local adaptations: Clustering of municipal preconditions

General

Guide and description of the PB approaches (i.e. the local adaptations) to select a suitable PB approach for their implementation

Municipalities and associations of municipalities in the BSR, already working with PB concept or considering to implement PB

 

2.3.2 1st PB concepts in the pilot municipalities

DE, FI, LT, PL, 2 in LV, 3 in RU

Tangible output: Descriptions on the implementation and success of the pilot

Pilot municipalities

 

2.3.3 PB evaluation scheme for general use

General

Evaluation scheme for assessment of PB processes

Transnational use

 

2.3.4 2nd PB in the pilot municipalities

DE, FI, LT, PL, 2 in LV, 3 in RU

Descriptions on the second implementation and success of the pilot

Pilot municipalities

 

2.3.5 Guidebook to PB implementation

General

Guidebook for practitioners on how to implement PB, printed version & videos

Transnational use also outside the project consortium

 

 

Workpackage 3: Training, Communication and Cooperation

Group of Activities (GoA)

Output title

Partner / Pilot municipality

Short Description

Use / Target group

3.1 Preparation and implementation of a public target-group specific PB communication

Target-group specific communication, dissemination and training guidelines on Participatory Budgeting

3.1.1 Communication and Dissemination Plan

General

The plan is developed in the form of guidelines and is dedicated specifically to the communication and dissemination before, during and after PB process implementation. It can be used by professionals and beginners in the field of Communication and Dissemination providing insights and examples about communication and dissemination activities, specifically explaining the impact on the PB.

Municipalities and associations of municipalities in the BSR, already working with PB concept or considering implementing PB
Transnational use

3.1.2 Curriculum of a training program

General

Adaptable to the needs of the specific municipality, the internationally usable curriculum of training program following the train-the-trainer approach and respective materials (3.1.5)

Municipalities and associations of municipalities in the BSR, already working with PB concept or considering to implement PB
Educational institutions/NGOs /Consultants who are delivering the training within PB process
Transnational use

3.1.3 Documentations of specified pilot training programs

DE, FI, LT, PL, 2 in LV, 3 in RU

Description of the training programs and follow up videos

 

3.1.4 Online manual with the description of the training programs

General

Online Manual provides relevant  and supportive information that  can help the municipalities and associations of municipalities in the BSR, already working with PB concept or considering to implement PB and other stakeholders (e.g. local NGOs who would like to encourage the local municipalities to start PB in their community)  to start, improve or optimize PB implementation.

Municipalities and associations of municipalities in the BSR, already working with PB concept or considering to implement PB
Educational institutions/NGO’s /Consultants who are delivering the training and consultations within PB process
NGOs who would like to encourage the local municipalities to start PB in their community
Transnational use

3.1.5 Training materials

General

Training materials for the local trainers, to support with local communication and involvement work

Municipalities and associations of municipalities in the BSR, already working with PB concept or considering to implement PB
Educational institutions/NGO’s who are delivering the training within PB process
Transnational use

3.2 International network of the pilot partners and third interested municipalities and orgware

International Participatory Budgeting Cooperation Structure

3.2.1 Established network of organisations

General

Online platform for collection of information about PB in BSR municipalities and joint memorandum of cooperation

Platform for exchange and mutual capacity building

3.2.2 Orgware system

General

User manuals, concepts for IT projects and security requirements on a joint

Platform for exchange and mutual capacity building

 

Workpackage 4: Development of Technical Participatory Budgeting Tools

Group of Activities (GoA)

Output title

Partner / Pilot municipality

Short Description

Use / Target group

4.1 Identification of requirements, lessons learnt, best practices and success factors

Comprehensive assessment of available PB tools resulting into best practice recommendations and usability guidelines

4.1.1 PB Tool Feature Matrix

General

Interactive document enabling various filtering capabilities of the matrix with relevant IT tools that enable to compare tools according to the criteria elicited before. The feature matrix is accompanied by a manual.

Municipalities interested in PBs

4.1.2 Report on the current state of usability and accessibility of existing websites and translated set of Usability Criteria

General

Study of selected existing PB webpages in the BSR

Municipalities that have PB initiatives implemented or plan to do so

4.1.3 Catalogue of usability guidelines and selected best practices

General

Guidelines on PB layout, navigation and other features such as social media integration for different PB approaches

Municipalities that plan to implement PBs

4.2 PB tools as the basis for technical implementation of PB structures in municipalities

Comprehensive guidance for municipalities supporting them with the selection and configuration of PB tools for their specific local needs

4.2.1 Validated reference architecture and method for PB tool selection

General

Proposal for the process of PB-feature identification and selection

Municipalities that plan to implement PBs

4.2.2 Best practice and experience reports

General

Identified common used PB-functionalities

Municipalities interested in PB

4.2.3 Consolidated set of tool patterns and success factors

General

Consolidated findings out of GoA 4.1 and 4.2

Municipalities interested in PB