Participatory budgeting explained

Participatory budgeting, the shared decision between local government and citizens on how to spend a part of the municipal budget, is becoming increasingly popular across the bloc.

More and more European cities are adopting the idea, and civil society organisations are promoting it as a tool to increase active citizenship and reinforce democracy. EURACTIV takes a closer look at what participatory budgeting is, how it works in the European region and what are the upsides and downsides of this innovative decision-making tool.

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