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Top 3 ways to overcome citizen fears over Participatory Budgeting

In a previous post we have already covered organizer’s fears.

But the citizens also have them, you know? And it’s your job as participatory budgeting (PB) organizer to help citizens overcome their fears. 653 more words

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Case study: Ovar municipality reached a mind-blowing 25% participation

Ovar had 13598 votes in their first year of participatory budgeting. This massive participation rate was due to a gamification strategy, and the use of technology that allowed offline and online channels to interlink in a transparent way. 1,170 more words

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Top 5 tips to end the agony of idea collection

I’ve talked already about idea collection, but how can we make it better?

Well, there are no secret potions, but I think there sure are a few good practices. 710 more words

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Top 3 tips on citizen validation

Making sure only people allowed can vote and that they only account for the votes you as organizer gave them. Either it’s one, two, four or any other number. 444 more words

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Idea collection: a problem or an opportunity?

There are several theories for idea or proposal gathering, which diverse greatly in concept, implementation effort and results.

Some of the more common are:

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Want to increase Participatory Budgeting participation?

Participation is always a concern when it gets to politicians evaluation of participatory budgeting.

Our current society is based on representation principles and our elected representatives are sensible to votes for obvious reasons. 644 more words

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Is your Participatory Budgeting really effective?

I’m sure your Participatory Budgeting (PB) is successful. But if asked why, would you be able to tell me without going through the intangible arguments that are good for every process and not specific to you? 185 more words

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