LPSA Expert Working Group on Europe & Central Asia – Open Meeting, June 2024

June 12, 2024 (10:00 EDT/ 15:00 BST/ 16:00 CEST/ 19:00 UZT)

LPSA’s Expert Working Group (EWG) on Europe & Central Asia (ECA) aims to bring together government officials, policy practitioners, scholars, civil society organizations, and citizens who share an interest and expertise on decentralization, multilevel governance, intergovernmental relations, local governance and local development in ECA.

The next public meeting of the ECA Expert Working Group is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, (10:00 EDT/ 15:00 BST/ 16:00 CEST/ 19:00 UZT). Registration for this meeting is required.

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The focus of the upcoming meeting will be on Empowering Communities: A Participatory Budgeting Approach to Democratic Decision-Making in Europe.

No.Agenda ItemContributor
1.Participatory Budgets Across Europe: A Growing Democratic Trend (The Video, Euroaktiv)Glen Wright, Co-Chair
2.Evolution of Participatory Budgeting in Poland  Dr. Adam Polko Department of Spatial and Environmental Economics  University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
3.Polish Participatory Budgeting:  A Closer Look (An example from Wroclaw, Poland)-The Video, Euroaktiv Glen Wright
4.Green Participatory Budgeting in Poland – a new trend?Brygida Klemens, Assistant Professor, Opole University of Technology, Faculty of Economics and Management, Poland
5.Participatory budgeting in BudapestMátyás  Sain, City Hall of Budapest
6.Budapest case in comparison to other European Cities, particularly WarsawSára Tóth – City Hall of Budapest
7.Q&AGlen Wright
8.Insights into Participatory Budgeting: Discoveries and Hurdles in GeorgiaGiorgi Tsakadze, Project Coordinator at the Georgian Development Platform
9.Municipal funds in support of community initiativesEmilia Lissichkova Chairperson of Board of Trustees, AGORA Platform Association
10.Community Forums-tool for participatory budgeting: Case study from North MacedoniaKristina Hadji- Vasileva, executive director, Strategic Development Consulting, North Macedonia
11.Q&A / summary of the meetingGlen Wright
12.Closing remarks/next steps for the working groupGabor Peteri, Co-Chair,

We need your help to make this meeting a success: If you have any updates about decentralization or local governance reforms in your country; updates about new research; or information about local government projects that you would like mentioned during the open meeting, please email the Working Group co-chairs at eca@decentralization.net so that a brief announcement can be made at the beginning of the meeting.

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