The 8th Status Report on Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Germany has been finalized and translated and can be downloaded on buergerhaushalt.org. The report provides an overview of PB in Germany. It describes PB processes, and sketches general trends of PB in Germany.
Cities in member states of the Council of Europe are invited to express their interest in participating in a workshop on how to support and encourage participatory democracy on a local level. The workshop will be part of the World Forum for Democracy 2015 agenda.
The 7th Status Report on Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Germany has been finalized and can be downloaded on buergerhaushalt.org. The report provides an overview of PB in Germany. It sketches general trends of PB in Germany, and describes PB process characteristics.
What is the role of journalists in participatory processes, like participatory budgets? What do journalists need for reporting on participatory budgeting in a qualified manner? And how can municipalities support qualified media coverage? Some answers you can find in this article.
The first ‚new wave’ of participatory budgeting in Germany is slowly but surely fading out. A considerable number of municipalities has been continuing its participatory budgeting process for several years and is now facing numerous unsolved questions. One of these is seeking an answer to the question of how more citizens can be motivated to participate.