EmPaci
Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region

Project duration:

01 Jan 2019 - 30 June 2021

Lead partner:

University of Rostock, Chair for Accounting, Management Control and Auditing: Prof. Dr. Peter C. Lorson

Countries involved:

Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

About EmPaci

Participatory budgeting is a process of democratic decision-making in which ordinary people take part in preparing and adopting a municipal or public budget. In the Baltic Sea region, only a few municipalities have applied participatory budgeting to date.
A typical type of citizen in such a process is male, politically active, well-educated, and 35-65 years old. The objective of EmPaci is to get more municipalities involved and mobilize different types of citizens by building municipal capacities, transnational clusters and municipality citizens cooperation.

 

EmPaci adds innovative components to the general participatory budgeting concept

The main output is building capacities and knowledge as well as strengthening relations between municipalities and citizens by providing ready to use guidelines, training programs and tools to implement participatory budgeting.

EmPaci produces ready to use material and establishes networks

The main output is building capacities and knowledge as well as strengthening relations between municipalities and citizens by providing ready to use guidelines, training programs and tools to implement participatory budgeting. This creates the foundation of more BSR municipalities to realize participatory budgets and to foster citizen participation against the background of large spatial fragmentation of the BSR citizenry.

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Contact us

University of Rostock/Germany EmPaci(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Dr. Ellen Haustein, +49 381 498 4421, ellen(dot)haustein(at)uni-rostock(dot)de
Prof. Dr. Peter C. Lorson, +49 381 498 4417, peter(dot)lorson(at)uni-rostock(dot)de

Project and finance management
Rotorwerk Project Services, Rostock/Germany
Dr. Kristina Koebe, +49 381 375 971 75, info(at)rotorwerk-project(dot)de