PBbase – Participatory budgeting networking afternoon on 16.6.2021

You are welcome to the second participatory budgeting networking afternoon hosted by the EmPaci – Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region – project on the 16th of June 2021 at 14-15.30 Finnish time (UTC+3). The newly named participatory budgeting network PBbase is inviting you to join us in an event to discuss smaller scale participatory budgeting experiences in smaller scale municipalities.

The PBbase-event will be hosted by EmPaci-project partner 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. The EmPaci-partners would like to warmly invite you to register to this PBbase-event by filling this Google Forms – registration form no latest than the 14th of June:

https://forms.gle/fDCkYgvbb9LtBfNd6

The agenda for the event:

14.00 Opening words, Lotta-Maria Sinervo (Tampere University)

14.05 Researching smaller scale PBs, Pauliina Lehtonen (Tampere University)

14.30 Participatory budgeting experiences from Rietavas, Lithuania, Laima Dockevičienė and Rasa Baliulevičienė (Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Centre)

14.45 Participatory budgeting experiences in a distant and sparsely populated municipality in Inari, Finland, Verena Kortelainen (Municipality of Inari)

15.00 Time for discussion

The event ends by 15.30

Follow our webpage www.empaci.eu to find out more about the project and the latest outcomes or social accounts of the national partners involved in the project. Participatory budgeting is a process of democratic decision-making we do believe in, where ordinary people take part in preparing and adopting a municipal or public budget. In the BSR, only a few municipalities have applied a PB process on a regular basis. If you are interested in getting the support to develop your PB, please contact your national or the nearest EmPaci partner. More about the project can be found on www.empaci.eu.

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