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EIT Digital CivicBudget

Software platform supporting Internet-based participatory budgeting campaigns

  • Period: [January 2016 – December 2017]
  • Partners: CITRIS (USA), Inria MiMove, MissionsPubliques (F) [coordinator], Nexus (DE), and TU Berlin (DE).
Many cities in Europe and the U.S.A, and around the world, commit a percentage of their annual budget (often 5%) to implement citizen-proposed projects through a process called Participatory Budgeting (PB). However, supporting urban-scale participatory budgeting campaigns is greatly challenged as it still principally relies on physical meetings. CivicBudget addresses this challenge by leveraging latest ICT so as to promote urban- scale inclusion. CivicBudget fosters a new and inclusive urban public sphere of citizenship. It is especially designed for community groups and activists who want to participate in the PB process. City governments will also be able to promote its use. CivicBudget will facilitate the mobilization of residents both to promote their proposals and to monitor their progress through the PB process to implementation.