Crossing Borders: Participatory Budgeting

Invitation to the next bpb:connect on 24.09.2020, 6 pm (CEST) / Livestream and Meeting via Zoom

Join the evening Session of our national conference on participatory Budgeting on September 24th starting 6:00 pm (CEST

Participatory Budgeting is a participatory process (in Germany located only on the municipal level) in which the expertise of citizens is incorporated into the distribution of public funds.

The effects of the Corona pandemic are shaping public life. Particularly in spaces where citizens interact with each other and take part in democratic processes these effects become a serious issue. The challenges posed by the virus vary from region to region. In this context, dependences and asymmetries between the Global North and the Global South and existing power structures must be taken into account.
Nevertheless, in recent months, committed initiatives have developed creative approaches to continue to enable citizen participation. Important experience has been gained with regard to online events and digital solutions for participation, which can also be promising for the (post-)pandemic future.

This events follows up on our last discussion!
Together with Esperance Chantal (Nairobi, Kenya), Nadezhda V. Gavrilova (Moscow, Russia), Antoine Bézard (Grenoble, France) and Giovanni Allegretti (Coimbra, Portugal), we took a closer look at projects with different emphases on citizen participation, especially in the field of Participatory Budgeting, and discuss approaches dealing with the impact of the pandemic on them. The event will be moderated by Dr. Stephanie Hanke (Bonn, Germany).

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Facing today’s reality it seems more important than ever to stay in touch with colleagues all over the world, share concerns and ideas and discuss recent and coming challenges of the world society through the lens of Citizenship education. We want to bring all of you together, to connect with experts and stakeholders from different regions and to take up international co-operations and debates on our new online platform bpb:connect.
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