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Ideas made real

What service, improvement or matter could Porvoo benefit from? Submit your idea to Porvoo municipality and vote for your favourite ideas during spring 2024.

Porvoos participatory budgeting 2024 – Ideas made real

What service or matter do you long for that can be of joy and benefit to residents of Porvoo? Suggest an idea and vote for your favorite to be realized in the city of Porvoo in 2024. In the second round of participatory budgeting in Porvoo, the budget for idea implementation is 50,000 euros. The budget can be distributed among several ideas.

Participatory budgeting allows citizens to participate in the planning and decision-making of the municipality’s economic processes and resource allocation, as well as help develop the municipality’s services. Participatory budgeting is based on the Local Government Act, which states that local councils must ensure that there are diverse and effective opportunities for participation, for instance, by arranging opportunities to participate in the planning of the municipality’s finances.

During the beginning of the year, citizens, summer residents and people with an interest in Porvoo can submit ideas. After that the ideas are evaluated, cultivated and combined before voting takes place, before Easter. The ideas that gather the most votes are implemented throughout spring, summer and autumn.

Phases of the participatory budgeting process

1. Submit your idea 16.1.–6.2.2024.

During the brainstorming phase you are free to brainstorm. The purpose of the brainstorming phase is to find as many ideas as possible, and to gather ideas to make Porvoo an even better city for all of us to live in.

To be eligible for voting, ideas must fulfil the evaluation criteria.

The name of the person who submitted the idea will not be published alongside the idea. You can leave your contact information, so that the evaluation group can request additional information if needed.

Ideas can be submitted online by using an electronic form, or at the libraries or Service Point Compass.

2. Review 7.2.-12.3.2024.

The municipality will review all submitted ideas. Ideas can be combined and cultivated before the final voting phase. During this process a preliminary budget and possible implementation timeline are ironed out for the proposals in question. Here, the ideas that do not meet the evaluation criteria are disqualified. The evaluating group consists of experts from the municipality as well as representatives from the Elderly Citizens Council, Council on Disability and Youth Council.

3. Voting 13.3.–28.3.2024.

During voting you can vote for your favourite ideas that fit the overall participatory budget. The ideas with the most votes will be implemented. You can view the results on the voting page after voting has ended.

4. Implementation 29.3.–31.12.2024.

The ideas to be implemented are selected on basis of the voting, considering the allocated budget. Ideas are implemented during 2024.