Evolving Nature of PB – Towards Sustainable Practices: PBbase networking event on 26.11.2021

The PBbase network is inviting you to join the fifth networking on the 26th of November 2021 at 14.00-15.30 Latvian time. This time discussions will elaborate on “Evolving Nature of PB – Towards Sustainable Practices”. The event will be hosted by the EmPaci project 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.

Please register for the event via this link by the 25th of November: https://forms.gle/EsYVm2M7d9Rjs5aT8

The agenda for the event on the 26th of November 2021 at 14-15.30 Latvian time (UTC+2) is as follows:
14.00 Opening words, Lotta-Maria Sinervo (Tampere University)
14.05 Evolving nature of PB, Kaisa Kurkela (Tampere University)
14.30 Developing PB with citizens, David Reilly (The Poverty Alliance, Scotland)
14.50 Participatory budgeting experiences from Bielsko-Biala, Poland, Jan Sienkiewicz (ARRSA, Poland)
15.10 Time for discussion
The event ends by 15.30

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 set 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).
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).

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