The Paris Participatory Budget is an initiative that launched in 2014 and is expected to occur yearly until at least 2020 that allows citizens to delegate a total of half a billion euros, or 100 million euros each year, to projects proposed by community members in public city infrastructure or areas. Project proposals are divided into two categories:
Paris-wide projects: funding secured entirely by the Paris City Hall
Borough projects: co-financed between the Paris City Hall and the Borough Hall
During the 2017 Participatory Budget process, funding was broken down into:
30 million euros for general Parisian projects, with an additional 10 million specifically for Parisian schools and an additional 15 million for projects dedicated to working-class neighborhoods
64.3 million euros total for borough projects (specific amount varies per borough), with an additional 15 million for borough projects dedicated to working-class neighborhoods
The participatory budget process is divided into five phases:
More information about the Paris Participative Budget can be found in their All About the Participatory Budget guide here.