Participatory budgeting

Event "The Impact of Participatory Budgeting: Experiences from Different EU Countries"



Published january 12, 2024

We would like to invite you to the virtual event “The Impact of Participatory Budgeting: Experiences from Different EU Countries”. It will take place on 23 January, at 10 am (CEST).

The aim of this event is to share success stories of participatory budgeting and other citizen engagement initiatives in the EU. We will also discuss ways to ensure a better quality and sustainable implementation of such initiatives.

During the event, representatives from Kaunas district municipality, cities of Lisbon, Paris, Riga, and organizations such as e-Governance Academy, PROVIDUS, Urban Policy Observatory, and Transparency International Lithuania will share their insights.

The event is primarily organized for municipal leaders, decision-makers, active citizens, and organizations working on citizen engagement.

Date: 23 January 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 10 AM – 1.10 PM (CEST)

Location: The event will take place virtually on the Zoom platform.

The event will be conducted in English.

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10:00-10:15 | Introduction. Virtual greetings.

10:15-10:30 | Three-quarters of municipalities in Lithuania implement participatory budgeting: What’s next?

Deimantė Žemgulytė, Transparency International Lithuania

10:30-10:45 | How does participatory budgeting amplify residents’ voices in Kaunas District?

Žaneta Danauskienė, Kaunas District Municipality, Lithuania

10:45-11:00 | Participatory budgets in Latvia – mandatory from 2025. How successful have municipalities been in involving residents so far?

Līga Stafecka, PROVIDUS, Latvia

11:00-11:15 | The first capital in the Baltics to implement participatory budget – what ideas do Riga residents propose for the city?

Gatis Štolcers, Ilona Stalidzāne, Riga Municipality, Latvia

11:15-11:30 | Citizen engagement in Estonia. How digital tools empower residents to address their concerns?

Kristina Reinsalu, e-Governance Academy, Estonia

11:30-11:45 | Break

11:45-12:00 | The decade of participatory budgets: What have Polish municipalities achieved?

Borys Martela, Urban Policy Observatory, Poland

12:00-12:15 | Ensuring inclusive and sustainable citizen participation: lessons from the City of Paris

Manon Caenen, Ludovic Sage, Paris Municipality, France

12:15-12:30 | Participatory budgeting – a tool to address global challenges?

Josefa Rosado, Lisbon Municipality, Portugal

12:30-12:40 | Conclusion

12:40-13:10 | Networking time: engage with different municipalities implementing PB

Gatis Štolcers, Ilona Stalidzāne, Riga Municipality

Josefa Rosado, Lisbon Municipality

Manon Caenen, Ludovic Sage, Paris Municipality

Žaneta Danauskienė, Kaunas District Municipality

The event will be facilitated by the CEO of TI Lithuania Ingrida Kalinauskienė.

We would like to kindly ask you to inform us about your participation by filling out this short form by 22 January, 3 pm (CEST). Once we receive your registration, we will confirm it by a separate email and send you the event login details.

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