PARTICIPATION, TRANSPARENCY, SELF-DETERMINATION
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour political work that increases participation of citizens – in opinion forming and in decision making.
Citizens in South Dublin vote to allocate a portion of the council’s budget to projects designed and submitted by residents.
Residents can bring their ideas to the municipal agenda to vote on its implementation and use of budget, and thus influence political and administrative decisions in the locality.
A platform allows citizens to engage in a constructive dialogue with Tundzha Municipality and find agreements about regional projects.
A system in France encourages citizen participation through online debates on an open source platform, where a wide range of citizens’ proposals are collected for implementation.
A budget simulator enables citizens to better understand budgetary constraints in Liverpool after the city shifts from industrialisation to digitalisation.
The digital democracy platform helps young people in Switzerland to engage in the political debate in a meaningful way.
The Citizens’ Assembly of Łódź finds democratic solutions for the city both on- and offline through a two-part system based on education and deliberation, and the support of experts and neutral facilitators.
Neighbourhood ambassadors and randomly selected citizens work with politicians to build trust between people and politics, connecting participatory and representative sides of democracy.
Citizens take part in the democratic process and the governance of their town by meeting on the main square to discuss and vote on current issues.
A transnational network of policy think tanks is set up with an open source digital platform.