For 15 years, the network "Bürgerhaushalt" has brought together numerous German municipalities seeking to exchange knowledge and experience on the subject of participatory budgeting. This year's network meeting, which took place from 25 to 27 November 2018 in the Kalkscheune Berlin, provided this opportunity for around 150 German and international actors from municipalities, civil society and research.
The event was organised by the cooperation partners Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), the Service Agency Communities in One World of Engagement Global and the Federal Network for Civic Engagement (BBE).
As part of the international conference, Connective Cities organised a peer learning session in which four good practices were presented and three concrete challenges discussed within the framework of peer-to-peer consultation.
In the subsequent peer-to-peer consultation, the participants sought the opinions and advice of other experts on concrete challenges. The subject of the consultations was how women can be specifically and more strongly involved in Baku (Azerbaijan); how citizens can be motivated and activated; and how those proposals can be prioritised in Lahr (Black Forest, Germany) that serve the common good and not particular interests.
skew.engagement-global.de/netzwerk-buergerhaushalt.html [in German only]
Mr. Benjamin Jeromin, Connective Cities
Mr. Andriy Portny, Sosnitsya Hromada (Ukraine)
Ms. Silvia Gröber & Ms. Lilia Lengert, Berlin-Lichtenberg (Germany)
Ms. Kirsi Verkka, City of Helsinki (Finnland)
Mr. Serhiy Loboyko, Kiev (Ukraine)