The Office for Citizen Participation in Józsefváros (the 8th district of Budapest) was established after the 2019 local elections, when the new mayor, coming from an activist background, came to office. The purpose of the Office is to realize the pledge of the mayor’s programme to broaden and deepen the participatory channels available to citizens and local CSOs.
The task of the Office is to coordinate and professionally supervise the participatory programs of the Józsefváros Municipality, to organize the community programs for the Municipality, and to organize and make easy tounderstand the related communication outputs. They train and support municipal employees, organize community events, coordinate the network of volunteers of the municipality. The Office is responisble for the Participatory Budgeting Programme of the municipality, scheduled for 2021.
Local government(s) involved:
8th district of Budapest
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