Strengthening local democracy with youth participation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Municipality: Balta                                                                   Oblast: Odesa                                                               Population: 32,600                                                                         Website of the municipality


This initiative seeks to strengthen inclusiveness within the existing participatory budgeting scheme of Balta in order to foster the engagement of young citizens in local political debates and to address their needs more effectively.

A framework for youth participation in local public decision-making processes is being developed. This framework will raise the awareness of youth, support their contribution to public consultations, and strengthen the co-operation between the Youth Council and the Civic Partnership Department of the City Council.

Balta builds on its experience with participatory budgeting since 2016.

Stakeholders: Department for Education; Department for Youth, Family and Sports; responsible of co-operation with the civil society; responsible for information campaigns; heads of three schools; teacher.


International and national consultants providing direct expert support to participating municipalities, per topic of initiative

 Biographies (English and Ukrainian)