Faced with low levels of citizen interest in community affairs, the Municipality of Reggio Emilio decided to experiment with participatory budgeting in District 8. Exactly 256 citizens took part in the process, which took place between September 2007 and February 2008. 17 of the 123 proposals made in meetings with citizens were included in the 2008 budget. These were related to the community's quality of life. Participants felt satisfied with the process, and there is hope that future initiatives will be even more successful.
Esquela para Participedia.net Autor: Ing. Jorge L. Colombo Ansaldi Lugar y fecha: Bologna, ITALIA, Diciembre 14 de 2011.- _________________________________________________________________________________
PROYECTO DE LINEA FERROVIARIA DE ALTA VELOCIDAD PARIS – ORLEANS - CLERMONT-FERRAND – LYON FRANCIA
The purpose of the event which took place in Arezzo was to arouse citizens' interest in the district life and improve the knowledge of local administration, with the global aim of consolidating the link between citizens & institutions and between citizens themselves (creating a feeling of community and a shared awareness of responsibility).