21 October 2022

  • Hlohovec, Slovakia has allocated 60 thousand Euros to cover all five projects and eight tasks proposed by citizens in the city’s participatory budget for 2023. Funded projects include property renovations,  the construction of a new look-out and cameras to monitor illegal waste dumping. 1,599 voters took part in the project.

  • Meanwhile, 4,625 students and residents in Tartu, Estonia took part in a participatory budget vote to allocate 200 thousand Euros in funding. From 55 project ideas, 23 were shortlisted and after 10,1881 votes to select two projects, participants decided to expand the local snow park with an artificial ski and snowboard slope, as well as install new outdoor benches across the city.

  • Over in France, the ‘Conseil économique, social et environnemental’ (CESE) has begun collecting contributions and suggestions for how to make transportation more accessible in rural areas. The exercise, which runs from October 17th to November 27th is the first stage in the latest program of public consultation and deliberation. Over 250,000 people have previously taken part via their online platform. For more on this story, see our coverage.

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