Information about participatory budgeting
Participatory budgeting is a system that enables the citizens to influence in the way in which tax revenues will be used. Here you will find more information about participatory budgeting and learn how it is different from other ways of participating.
Each participatory budgeting idea is tagged with the theme to which it relates. The descriptions of the themes can be found here.
Hobbies and leisure
More exercise groups or street art in the neighbourhood? A trip to a nearby forest or the virtual world of e-sports? Self-made music, film, plays or fine art?
The types and forms of hobbies are diverse and all kinds of new activities are constantly emerging. This theme covers proposals for recreational and leisure opportunities for children and young people.
Get ready – get brainstorming!
Comfortable and safe everyday life
How could children and young people cope better in everyday life? How can young people who are sad or tired be supported? What little things make everyday life happier?
Is it, for example, an after-school snack, after-school homework sessions or “walking school buses”? What about the means and opportunities to expand one’s circle of friends?
The “comfortable and safe everyday life” theme covers ideas that support the basic conditions of life for children and young people, such as adequate rest, safety, cohesion, mental health and happiness.
Participating and influencing
The Mun Tampere participatory budgeting is a new direct channel of influence for all Tampere residents, including young people. We already have, for example, student unions, a youth council, Children’s Parliament and various advocacy events. These are a few of the channels through which young people in Tampere can make their voices heard and influence the services that Tampere offers.
Are these enough or does Tampere need more opportunities for children and young people to participate in decision-making? How can we further develop the existing opportunities?
The “participating and influencing” theme covers proposals related to this field.
Knowledge, skills and work
Participation in society requires a wide range of skills that young people are not taught in school. You have to know how to pay bills and how to apply for a new tax card. You also need to know how to prepare food and how to run your everyday life.
How can you make ends meet, especially when your income is low? How do you turn your flea market finds into something stylish, or how do you fix your bike? And how do you write a good CV?
The “knowledge, skills and work” theme brings together ideas that focus on increasing understanding and skills. You can also use this hashtag when your idea relates to job opportunities for young people or opportunities to increase one’s working life skills.
Equality and non-discrimination
Fortunately, we are not all alike! How can it be ensured that young people can truly be themselves, whether they are immigrants or, for example, young people with special needs?
This theme brings together ideas that celebrate diversity. A summer festival for rainbow youth? More simple-language communication or homework help for people with learning disabilities?
Ideas under the “equality and non-discrimination” theme seek to support the diversity of Tampere.
Nature, environment and urban space
Light, colours and recreation! How can we take care of the immediate environment and make it more comfortable for children and young people? How about light art, designated graffiti walls or communal flower meadows? Should we refurbish basketball baskets or find ways to alleviate climate anxiety?
“Nature, environment and urban space” is a theme for ideas related to streets, parks, nature trails and recreation, for example.
However, you should bear in mind that the cost of building and modifying the environment can easily rise to a high level. For example, the installation of an artificial turf field or the construction of a new park will clearly exceed the funds reserved for participatory budgeting.
Are you a visionary? Do you have an original idea that breaks boundaries?
Ideas under the “other themes” heading can combine multiple themes. Your idea may also involve something completely different as long as it increases the well-being of children and young people. Send us your idea – we’d love to hear it!