Participatory Budgeting Youth Accelerator Open Space Online

Participatory Budgeting Youth Accelerator Open Space Online

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Now Online: PB Youth Stakeholders Open Space: Envision how far Youth Participation may go in Scotland, in Europe and Worldwide post Covid-19

About this event

NB: Due to Covid-19 this meeting will now happen online.

Originally scheduled as a face to face meeting it will now be held online. Please register your interest so we can capture your contact details and provide updates and invites to the online space. The meeting will take place using ZOOM, and you will be sent joining instructions by email.


This (now online) meeting will be an opportunity to engage with a diverse cross-section of those having leadership roles behind the growth of Participatory Budgeting.

The focus will be on democratic innovation and the future of youth empowerment, especially now Covid-19 has affected society so deeply.

What has already or will need to change as a result of Covid-19?

How might existing democratic practices evolve?

How do we ensure schools, youth organisation and other stakeholders recognise and respond to the aspirations of young people through embracing participatory budgeting?

Who will take part?

We are inviting members of the Scottish Government and Scottish Local Authorities, the voluntary and community sectors, politicians, school leaders and academics. There will also be delegates invited from countries including Poland, Spain, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland connected to our Erasmus+ funded PB Youth Accelerator Programme.

We will harvest key messages around developing Youth PB locally and at scale, in the community and in schools, based on the challenge question:

‘What would it take to go bigger, deeper and further in accelerating Youth PB in a post Covid-19 world?’

The online meeting will be recorded to create an enduring visual record and resource.


Other events in this series:

PB Knowledge Sharing on Tuesday 21st April at 10am (UK time)

PB Legislative Theatre on Wednesday April 22nd at 2pm (UK time)


More information about the PB Youth Accelerator Project

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We know young people wish to be good citizens, as has been seen by the recent climate change school strikes happening across Europe. This project will harness that energy and help make democratic participation a lifelong learning opportunity.

This Erasmus+ funded project will provide opportunities for youth workers, educators and teachers to explore how to implement a participatory budget(PB) processes. We seek to develop capacity and competency towards ensuring the participation of young people in the civic life of a city, a community or a school. It aims to be an innovative project that gives opportunities to experience democracy in action, especially at the local level.

The project consists of 5 partners from 3 countries – Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. All involved in activities that seek to develop civic participation and who share a particular interest in the empowerment of young people.