29 November from 9.30 to 11.30 - Room 6 - Palais de l'Europe
Sponsored by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
How successful participatory budgeting is in fostering dialogue and trust between citizens and authorities? What can we learn from experience in order to avoid tokenism and avoid alienating local elected officials who may feel deprived of their influence and prerogatives or that having the process hijacked by some interest groups?
Does/Do the following initiative(s) increase significantly citizens' influence in the policy-making process and/or make democratic institutions more transparent, responsive and accountable?