Democracy

PARTICIPATION, TRANSPARENCY, SELF-DETERMINATION

THE 10 FINALISTS

We honour political work that increases participation of citizens – in opinion forming and in decision making.

Eberswalde Citizens’ Budget

A system of participatory budgeting is questioned and redefined in order to encourage maximum participation with a low-threshold voting event.

SHE – See Her Elected

This community-led initiative supports women into politics in rural areas of Ireland, strengthening local and national democracy by increasing the diversity of political participation.

Ferla Agorà – Ideas Square

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.

Citizens Round Tables / Urban Walks

Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.