Event | PBbase Participatory budgeting networking afternoon on May 5th

Last year Social Innovation Centre alongside a professional consortium of partners finalized EmPaci project. Its main output was building capacities and knowledge as well as strengthening relations between municipalities and citizens by providing ready to use guidelines, training programs and tools to implement participatory budgeting. Continuing on the good results of the project, on 5th May 2022 there will be an open meeting and a presentation of different online tools to implement PB, a work package that SIC has especially contributed to.

First, the IT team of the former EmPaci project will share a summary of the IT-related project results which tackle the following question: What are best practices regarding IT PB tools? Here specific results such as the feasibility matrix, validated reference architecture and method for PB tool selection and set of tool patterns and success factors will be presented.

This will be followed by a case example: A representative of Vidzeme Planning Region in Latvia will showcase their approach to a three-step PB process and how the proposal form and voting were realised within an online environment. Particularly interesting is the fact, that even a tool for feasibility check was installed in the online proposal form.

Every participant is invited to attend the presentations, ask questions and discuss the presented materials.

Please register for this event:


(all times in EEST)

14:00 –  Welcome and introduction to the PB base network and to the topic “PB Online Tools”, Prof. Dr. Michael Fellmann (University of Rostock/Germany)
14:10 –  Best practices regarding IT PB tools: Funtionality, usability and implementation, Achim Reiz (University of Rostock/Germany)
14:50 – Q&A
15:00 – Expericences of Vidzeme Planning Region/Latvia: Developing an online proposal form with integrated feasibility check and PB voting platform for cultural initiatives (Lienīte Priedāja-Klepere, VPR/Latvia)
15:20 – Q&A
15:30 – Summary & Goodbye, Prof. Dr. Michael Fellmann (University of Rostock/Germany)

More about EmPaci project HERE.

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