Europe

PBP is launching a new Global PB Hub!

We’re thrilled to announce that PBP is launching a new global hub for PB practitioners and advocates, thanks to a $560,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Global PB Hub will coordinate knowledge sharing, research, learning, and resource development for PB practitioners and advocates around the globe. The PB Hub will build…

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Expanding the imagination of democracy: PB in Paris

In 2014, the City of Paris started the world’s largest participatory budget (PB). It began as a test-run a few months after Mayor Anne Hidalgo was elected – citizens could vote on how to spend €20 million on 15 possible projects identified by the city. A few months later they began a full-scale PB, with…

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May 16: NYC Panel on PB in Europe

The PB Project is sponsoring a talk in NYC on May 16th: ————————— PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IN EUROPE: IMPORTING DEMOCRACY FROM BRAZIL? A Panel Discussion with: Giovanni Allegretti, Coimbra University, Portugal Ernesto Ganuza, Spanish Scientific Research Council Moderated by Michael Menser, Brooklyn College/CUNY MONDAY MAY 16TH, 2011 4-6PM; ROOM 9204 CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue,…

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UK releases draft national participatory budgeting strategy

The UK Secretary of Communities and Local Government has released a draft national participatory budgeting strategy, and is now seeking feedback on the plan.See http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/participatorybudgeting The plan adopts a fairly strong definition of participatory budgeting: "Participatory budgeting engages people in taking decisions on the spending priorities for a defined public budget in their local area.…

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