29 November from 9.30 to 11.30 - Room 2 - Palais de l'Europe
Sponsored by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Is civic crowd-funding an adequate way of raising resources to fund public infrastructure and projects of cash-strapped local governments, increasing citizen engagement and ownership and giving a chance to smaller, less influential groups to promote their projects? Can it lead to weakening public authorities' responsibility in funding important services and works from the public budgets?
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?