Events Scheduled for the Project

Participatory Budgeting Process in V4 Capital Cities

Open Seminar will be held in Prague, Czech Republic
30th November – 1st December 2017

Study Visit – Case Studies. Different methods. Different Experiences

10th – 12th April 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia

Study Visit & Participarory Workshop

20th – 21st June 2018 in Budapest, Hungary

Dissemination Conference

25th October 2018 in Warsaw, Poland

How to Develop the City.
The Experience of Participatory Budgets.

The conference summing-up and presenting the results of the project
”Participatory Budgeting for Sustainable Development of V4 Capital Cities”
Collegium Civitas together with four NGOs from the Visegrad Capital Cities – Agora CE, Prague, Utopia, Bratislava, Mindspace, Budapest, Inicjatywy, Warsaw – exchange their experiences about participatory budgets, citizens engagement and their activation for the development of the nearest surroundings. The conference aims at presenting the results of the project, discuss the most common problems connected with civic participation in V4 cities and the perspectives for the future of the participatory budget.

Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Palace of Culture and Science,
12th floor, Hall A, form 10 a.m. to 4.30. p.m.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.10 Opening word – about the project “Participatory Budgeting for Sustainable Development of V4 Capital Cities” and its results, Anna Sudolska-Bytof, Collegium Civitas, Inicjatywy, Warsaw
Session I. Participatory Budget and civic participation. The experiences of Visegrad countries.
10.10 – 10.50 Local governance innovations: how to spread the idea of participatory budgeting across the city. The case of Prague, Vojtěch Černý, Agora CE, Prague
10.50 – 11.30 Participatory budgeting from the perspective of the city council and NGOs. Areas of potential conflicts and methods of their resolutions. The case of Bratislava, Eva Riecanska, PhD, Utopia, Bratislava
11.30 – 11.50 Coffee break
11.50 – 12.30 How to activate inhabitants in a city without participatory budgeting? The case of Budapest, Adám Kobrizsa, Mindspace, Budapest
12.30 – 13.10 Different systems of civic participation. Opportunities and barriers to including citizens in public affairs, Robert Sobiech, PhD, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw
Questions from the audience
13.45 – 14.30 Lunch break
Session II. The future of the Warsaw PB. What have we learned for the last 5 years and what can we do better.
The session propose a two-part discussion with Invited panellists representing local NGOs and institutions engaged in the creation of the Warsaw PB system.
14.30 – 15.30 Panel discussion – Part I
The participatory budget has been functioning in Warsaw for 5 years. It is a good moment to sum up the carried out editions, pointing out the major successes and the major problems.
15.30 – 16.30 Panel discussion Part II
What are the perspectives for the future of participatory budget? Can Warsaw be an example for the other cities?
16.30 – 17.15 Questions from the audience
17.15 – 17.30 Concluding remarks and closing of the conference


Open Meeting & Study Visit
26th October 2018 in Warsaw, Poland

The participants are invited to exchange the experiences with the main proponents of the Warsaw PB.

After the discussion, the project coordinator invites for stroll around the city to visit  some participatory project sites.