This case study features a new initiative that aims to promote a whole new form of participatory democracy across the European Union (EU). Citizen initiatives that garner 1 million signatures across a wide range of Member States will be considered by the European Commission. This gives residents across the EU the direct ability to propose legislation and influence matters that concern the entire continent.
O orçamento participativo de 2009/2010 da cidade de Freiburg na Alemanha, foi uma iniciativa iniciada com um intuito de estabelecer um equilibrio nas contas publicas, ja que ate aquele momento o orcamento estava comprometido, devido ao alto grau de gastos públicos.
New Hampshire has an established history of legalized gambling, with poker events, bingo nights, Lucky-7 ticket sales, and wagering at the state‘s race tracks bringing in a total of $615 million in 2008. However, though New Hampshire was the first state to introduce lotteries, the public is still discussing whether it would be prudent to continue to expand gambling.
The association in charge of the Openparlamento project, OpenPolis, works with open data, carries out open source projects, and promotes open government. They aim at building autonomous political communities in which each member participates in the collective life and the construction of the common good.