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
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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
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
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