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Limits to the scalability of online participation in the 15-M and Podemos: An Interview with Miguel Arana (part 3)

After their failed attempt to turn Plaza Podemos into a real engine for the development of Podemos’ political program Arana and other tech activists such as Pablo Soto and Yago Bermejo Abati joined the electoral platform of Ahora Madrid, which managed to win the 2015 city elections through a highly participated, citizen-driven political process known in Spain as the… 3,423 more words

PKC Participatory Budgeting

Have you heard about Participatory Budgeting?  Also known as PB ….

It enables residents to decide how public money should be spent in their communities.  The Scottish Government supports PB as a way of empowering communities and is funding local projects. 43 more words

Volunteer Stories

PS 132 Has A New STEAM Lab!

Council Member Antonio Reynoso joined faculty and students of PS 132 for the ribbon cutting of their brand new STEAM lab. The new tech room received thirty-two new desktop computers and the room was refloored and rewired. 70 more words


More choice for communities through Participatory Budgeting

People across Scotland will now have a say in how £100 million of council funds will be used in their communities.

Council leaders have agreed that… 115 more words


£eith Chooses launches

The three Leith Community Councils are teaming up with City of Edinburgh Council to create a pot of cash for the community in Leith, based on… 78 more words


Community funding

The Scottish Government have announced a couple of initiatives to fund community level projects to tackle poverty. Funding of £29 million from the Aspiring Communities Fund, which supports projects that will tackle poverty and inequality at a local level, and the Growing the Social Economy Programme, which will invest in third sector organisations and promote the development and testing of social innovation approaches to tackling poverty, will be… 31 more words

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