The participatory budgeting focus group provides an international-wide platform that is designed to promote the exchange of information and experience and the learning of good models of participatory budgeting.
The Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) have been running the online platform www.buergerhaushalt.org, since 2007. In the Netherlands, the NECE partner organisation ProDemos offers the tool "Begrotingswijzer" (»http://www.begrotingswijzer.nl/«).
On these bases, in the context of the NECE initiative these organisations are seeking further parties who are interested in supporting and accompanying the NECE participatory budgeting focus group with their know-how and expertise. The platform is for the purposes of knowledge transfer and networking. The information and projects can then be made available to an international public via the NECE website.
Those interested in collaborating can register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first workshop of the focus group "Participatory Budgeting" took place from 11 - 12 October 2013 in Berlin. Its aim was to find a constructive dialogue on the challenges and potentials of participatory budgeting between interested citizens and experts from science and practice of that field. The Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb invited a small circle of European experts who exchanged views on experiences and new ideas on examples of good practice. Additionally, strategies for an efficient future networking and a concept to present the focus group and its first outcomes at this years’ NECE Conference in The Hague (14-16 November) were developed. Those who are interested in a long-term collaboration with this focus group can contact us via Email: »email@example.com«.
List of Participants
Information on international models and experiences of participatory budgeting is provided as downloadable documents by the Service Agency Communities in One World.
ProDemos - House for Democracy and the Rule of Law
The Hague, the Netherlands
Jochum de Graaf
Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb)
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