(06/13/2016) Participatory Budgeting session at University of Edinburgh

What Works Scotland is delighted to invite you to a morning session with international Participatory Budgeting expert Giovanni Allegretti.

Monday 13 June from 11am to 13:00 (tea/coffee served from 10.45am, and lunch after the event at 1pm)

Venue: Paterson’s Land – Room 1.26 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is gaining momentum in Scotland, with new processes developing across the country; over 20 Local Authority Areas undertaking capacity building programmes; and a new commitment in the SNP manifesto for the recent elections: “Setting Councils a target of having at least 1 per cent of their budget subject to Community Choices budgeting. This will be backed by the Community Choices Fund to help public bodies and community groups build on examples of best practice.”

This session provides an opportunity to hear about international PB experiences and how they compare to current developments in Scotland. A chance to discuss the principles and practicalities of PB, including emerging challenges and exciting prospects.

The session will be hosted by Oliver Escobar (WWS), and feature Kathleen Glazik, PB lead at the Scottish Government, who will provide reaction to Giovanni’s presentation as well as reflection about the future of PB in Scotland.

This event is free but places are limited.  Please register to book your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-experiences-in-participatory-budgeting-a-session-with-giovanni-allegretti-tickets-25410052150

We hope you can join us!

What Works Scotland in partnership with the Citizen Participation Network

Autor: Jordi Albacete

I am an environmental journalist. My passion for the protection of human and environmental rights has been inspired by research led journalism. My ambition is to communicate and inspire people to make positive changes in the environment. Twitter @albacetejordi or Linkedin.

Periodista medioambiental. Mi pasión por la protección de los derechos humanos y medioambientales se ha forjado a través de la investigación periodística. Mi objetivo es comunicar e inspirar a la gente para hacer cambios positivos y proteger el medioambiente. Twitter @albacetejordi o Linkedin.

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