Participatory budgeting is a process of democratic decision-making in which ordinary people take part in preparing and adopting a municipal or public budget. In the Baltic Sea region, only a few municipalities have applied participatory budgeting to date.
A typical type of citizen in such a process is male, politically active, welleducated, and 35-65 years old. The objective of EmPaci is to get more municipalities involved and mobilise different types of citizens by building municipal capacities, transnational clusters and municipality-citizen cooperation.

Project budget: EUR 1.9 million
Lead partner:  University of Rostock, Germany
Project partners: 14

UBC is the Associated Partner.