PB – where local people decide how to allocate part of a public budget
05th December 2013 – London – Avonmouth House SE1
Two years in to the Coalition Government and few things remain untouched. The case for Participatory Budgeting, however, is one of them!
Originally championed as part of the last administration’s Empowerment Agenda, it clearly resonates with the Coalition, with the Prime Minster particularly keen to incorporate wider public involvement in financial decision-making as a key part of his vision for the Big Society
Expenditure cuts have required difficult decisions to be taken, and Participatory Budgeting techniques can be valuable in determining the opinions of residents, business or other stakeholders. With an increasing number of judicial reviews as communities and individuals challenge funding priorities, this is one way to persuade the courts that consultation has taken place.
PB has a proven track record of increasing levels of participation, engagement and empowerment in a range of community settings.
To equip officers and elected members to make optimum use of these exciting techniques, PB Partners has worked with the Consultation Institute to develop this effective one-day training course – open to all, is designed to provide an overview of the theory and practice of Participatory Budgeting – What it is, why it works, what are its limitations – as well as a practical guide to the design and delivery of PB programmes. It will also provide participants with the opportunity to share experiences and network with each other.
This course starts at 09:30 and ends at 16:00. Lunch is included Attendance at this course gives 20 credits towards the Institute’s Certificate of Professional Development
- Registration, welcome & introduction
- Session One: Background and Basics
- Session Two: The PB Context
- Session Three: Challenges
- Sessions Four: Securing Involvement
- 16.00 Close
Fees are £265 +vat (non-members) and £185 +vat (Consultation Institute members)