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27th of October EmPaci-project presents: Participatory budgeting at schools: trends and challenges

Welcome to the fourth participatory budgeting networking afternoon hosted by the EmPaci – Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region -project on the 27th of October 2021 at 14-15.30 Lithuanian time (UTC+3).  PBbase network is inviting you to join us in an event to discuss participatory budgeting experiences in schools.

The PBbase -event will be hosted by EmPaci-project partner leader Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak from Klaipėda University online on Zoom. A participation link will be sent to all registered participants closer to the date.

The EmPaci-partners would like to warmly invite you to register to this PBbase-event by filling this Google Forms -registration form no latest than the 26 of October:

The agenda for the event on the 27th of October 2021 at 14-15.30 Lithuanian time (UTC+3) is as follows:

14.00 Opening words, Dr. Jaroslav Dvorak (Klaipeda University, Lithuania)

14.05 Promoting inclusion of young people with PB, Dr. Pauliina Lehtonen (Tampere University, Finland) and Katarzyna Radzik-Maruszak (University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Poland)

14.25 Participatory budgeting as mechanism to involve students in decision making processes with Aleksandra Ilijin (OPENS, Novi sad, Serbia)

14.45 „Schüler*innenHaushalt Berlin (Student Budget – Participatory Budgeting in schools)“  with Victoria Mrowetz (Schüler*innenHaushalt Servicestelle Jugendbeteiligung e.V., Berlin, Germany)

15.05 Time for discussion

The event ends by 15.30

Many municipalities and other stakeholders are currently planning or implementing participatory budgeting (PB) in the Baltic Sea Region. As PB is a joint effort, it is important to learn from others. Therefore we, the EmPaci – Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region -project are setting up a network: PBbase. The aim of this network is to share information and experiences regarding the implementation of participatory budgeting in different local settings.

EmPaci is an EU Interreg BSR funded project called “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region”. In this Baltic Sea regional project, we will develop and implement participatory budgeting in 9 municipalities in 6 countries (Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Russia).More information about the EmPaci-project is available at, and the Lithuanian PB case examples can be found at LT-EmPaci (only in English).

If you have any questions regarding the meeting on the 27th of October, please feel free to contact:

Jaroslav Dvorak from Klaipėda University (