PARTICIPATORY                             BUDGETING                             OIKKONEN HEINI                            ...
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Participatory budgeting directly            involves local people in making            decisions on the spending and      ...
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HISTORY            Started in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1989            Results:              - health and education budget ...
HISTORY            New York, USA, 2011            Budget: 6 million dollars            Citizens working together with e...
MODELS            Community grants               - small pots of money               - residents vote which communal proj...
OUR PROJECT            May – December 2012            Joint project of Helsinki City Library, Avanto Insight Oy         ...
OUR PROJECT            Citizens take part in decision-making: how to use           100 000 euro for independent actions i...
PHASE 1: PLANNING            Project planning started in March 2012            Joint effort of all partners            ...
PHASE 2: DATA VISUALISATION            Principle: All decision-making is based on previous           information and know...
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PHASE 3: WORKING TOGETHER            The challenge: how to find participants and           provide access to everybody in...
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PHASE 4: EVALUATION AND SHARING            RESULTS            Evaluating the process is key for future           developm...
PHASE 5: ACTUAL PROJECTS            Participants decide which action’s the library should           take. The amount of d...
CHALLENGES            What is the responsibility of the participants?            How to make sure that all citizens can ...
WHY LIBRARY?            Public libraries have strong connection to their           customers and are familiar with co-ope...
More information           www.osallistuvabudjetointi.fi           www.participatorybudjeting.org           www.openspendi...
THANK YOULisavanovitchJ’Roojonathan.alvarssonMynameirsharshaU. W. Library ResearchCommonsMattwi1s0nictQATARWatch it! Malmö...
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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
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  • 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
  • Participatorybudgeting_ iflahelsinki2012

    1. 1. PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING OIKKONEN HEINI HELSINKI CITY LIBRARYIFLA World Library and InformationCongress, Helsinki 2012 14.08.12
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    3. 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
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    5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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    13. 13. 14.08.12 Helsinki City Library 13
    14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 21. THANK YOULisavanovitchJ’Roojonathan.alvarssonMynameirsharshaU. W. Library ResearchCommonsMattwi1s0nictQATARWatch it! Malmö-Lund Helsinki City Library 14.08.12

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