Mobility of participatory budgeting in Eastern Europe

Wojciech Kębłowski

Research Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

The aim of the project is to critically analyse the mobility of participatory budgeting (PB), a practice empowering (urban) citizens to co-decide about allocation of (part) of municipal resources. Building on Henri Lefebvre’s “right to the city” as well as critical literature on citizen participation in urban planning and politics, the project assesses the allegedly alternative and transformative character of practices carrying the PB label that over the last few years have been implemented in over 100 municipalities in Eastern Europe, notably in Poland.

Self-funded project.