Call for projects – The presented projects at the workshops

We are pleased to announce varied projects from all over Europe. Today, “Civic Money. Participation in budgeting on the local level ” (Workshop V):

The project aim is to support people who work with Solecki Fund in rural areas. Solecki Fund is a new tool, dedicated to rural communities, that gives local authorities a possibility to share power and money, giving people a statutory amount of money to decide on what they want to spend it on. The idea of Solecki Fund came from a diagnose, that rural communities in Poland are particularly passive considering civil matters, and that their activity is still decreasing. The idea was to give power also to the groups traditionally excluded from the public debates in rural communities (women, elderly people, young people etc.). Taking part in Solecki Fund implementation process requires knowledge on the law, civic rights, local authorities duties, local budget. Aim of the Civic Money project, was to support the process of the Solecki Fund implementation, by education of inhabitants and local leaders. The idea of the project was learning by doing – getting civic capacities by discussing and making decisions how the public money should be spend. 

The project will be presented by Barbara Klimek, The Association of Leaders of Local Civic Groups, Poland