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Helsinki City Library has started a participatory budgeting project with Avanto Insight Oy, Emobit Oy and Sitra in spring 2012. …

Helsinki City Library has started a participatory budgeting project with Avanto Insight Oy, Emobit Oy and Sitra in spring 2012.

Participatory budgeting is a process of making decisions on a specific budget together with local community members. Read ahead to know more!

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  • Why now? Or how participatory budgeting connects to world we live in: Flashmob, open source, creative commons, active citizenship, project gutenberg, open library, internet archive
  • Participatory budgeting can be seen as part of this development but it also connects to the current desicion-making models in democratic sociaties
  • These things also relate to the subject: Co-work, planning, utilitazing technology and challenging the usual roles of citizens and officials
  • All models can be and many times are connected to local voting areas or local decision-making
  • Library 10
  • Communicating, discussions, talking
  • Co-work, planning, utilitazing technology and challenging the usual roles of citizens and officials
  • Participatory budgeting doesn’t replace any previous method
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    • 1. PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING OIKKONEN HEINI HELSINKI CITY LIBRARYIFLA World Library and InformationCongress, Helsinki 2012 14.08.12
    • 2. 14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 2
    • 3. Participatory budgeting directly involves local people in making decisions on the spending and priorities for a defined public budget Wikipedia14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 3
    • 4. 14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 4
    • 5. HISTORY  Started in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1989  Results: - health and education budget grew 300 % in 10 years - better quality of public welfare services - participatory budgeting has a positive effect in underprivileged or poor communities14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 5
    • 6. HISTORY  New York, USA, 2011  Budget: 6 million dollars  Citizens working together with experts  Started in October 2011, from decisions to actions in April 2012  Follow: pbnyc.org/14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 6
    • 7. MODELS  Community grants - small pots of money - residents vote which communal project gets the funding - good way to start - short period of time, easy to understand the process  Top slicing - citizens decide how to use 1 % of the total (city) budget - gives more actual power to citizens but needs more planning  Pooled budgets - concentrated on a theme or a particular organisation - perspective: community’s needs rather than individual needs14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 7
    • 8. OUR PROJECT  May – December 2012  Joint project of Helsinki City Library, Avanto Insight Oy and Emobit Oy  Funded by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra Goal: How to plan and carry out participatory budgeting in public library14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 8
    • 9. OUR PROJECT  Citizens take part in decision-making: how to use 100 000 euro for independent actions in library - actions must relate to Helsinki Central Library 2017  Values: equal opportunities, active citizenship, openness and co-operation14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 9
    • 10. PHASE 1: PLANNING  Project planning started in March 2012  Joint effort of all partners  Learning from others: - compare other participatory budgeting projects - finding out the most suitable methods and tools - learning from partners14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 10
    • 11. PHASE 2: DATA VISUALISATION  Principle: All decision-making is based on previous information and knowledge  In effect, library must provide simple information about it’s budget and every-day actions that is easy to understand to participants14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 11
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    • 14. PHASE 3: WORKING TOGETHER  The challenge: how to find participants and provide access to everybody interested  Working methods: - group work and meetings with participants - online information - experts involved14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 14
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    • 16. PHASE 4: EVALUATION AND SHARING RESULTS  Evaluating the process is key for future development  Project documentation can be used in other participatory budgeting projects to ease the process14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 16
    • 17. PHASE 5: ACTUAL PROJECTS  Participants decide which action’s the library should take. The amount of details is affected by the wishes of participants.  Actual project plans and actions are provided by the library  Actions take place in 2013 in local libraries in Helsinki14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 17
    • 18. CHALLENGES  What is the responsibility of the participants?  How to make sure that all citizens can participate if they want to?  How to measure the impact?  How can participants and other citizens follow the project and actions through?  How to make sure library’s expertise is well used in the project?14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 18
    • 19. WHY LIBRARY?  Public libraries have strong connection to their customers and are familiar with co-operating in local communities  Libraries are used by most citizens  Libraries are appreciated by most citizens  Libraries want to develop and support their communities14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 19
    • 20. More information www.osallistuvabudjetointi.fi www.participatorybudjeting.org www.openspending.org heini.oikkonen@hel.fi / Helsinki City Library14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 20
    • 21. THANK YOULisavanovitchJ’Roojonathan.alvarssonMynameirsharshaU. W. Library ResearchCommonsMattwi1s0nictQATARWatch it! Malmö-Lund Helsinki City Library 14.08.12

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