PBbase – Participatory budgeting networking afternoon

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PBbase – Participatory budgeting networking afternoon

Wann:

16. Juni 2021 - 13:00 bis 14:30

Adresse

Online

Welcome to 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) (13-14.30 deutsche Zeitzone). 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 will be hosted by EmPaci-project partner leader Dr. Lotta-Maria Sinervo from Tampere 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 later than the 14th of June:

https://forms.gle/fDCkYgvbb9LtBfNd6

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

14.00 (13.00 deutsche Zeitzone) 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 (14.00 deutsche Zeitzone) Time for discussion

The event ends by 15.30 (14.30 deutsche Zeitzone)

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.

More information about the EmPaci-project is available at www.empaci.eu, and the Finnish PB case examples can be found at www.lab.fi/empaci (only in Finnish).

If you have any questions regarding the meeting on the 16th of June, please feel free to contact:

Lotta-Maria Sinervo from Tampere University (lotta-maria.sinervo(at)tuni.fi)

If you have any technical questions regarding the registeration or attending the event on Zoom, please feel free to contact:

Meri Pulkkinen from Tampere University (meri.pulkkinen(at)tuni.fi)