"I am immensely pleased that so many of our residents made their voices heard and shared their ideas with us. The numerous positive ideas strengthen our policy and ensure that we can set priorities that reflect reality. The user-friendly and well-arranged platform that CitizenLab offers has certainly contributed to the success of our participation initiative."
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In 2019, Peñalolén organised a participatory budget under the slogan ¡En mi Barrio, Yo decido!. The municipality asked its citizens to identify the needs of the community by allowing them to propose, prioritize and choose the initiatives that deserve to receive municipal funding.Read more
In 2019, the commune of Rueil-Malmaison (western suburb of Paris) launched a participatory budget. Participants were invited to submit innovative projects for the city, which would then be financed to the amount of €200,000.