Participatory budgeting in Oulu begins - how would you use 70,000 euros?
Participatory budgeting 2023 in Oulu begins Monday 30 January. In participatory budgeting, the residents of Oulu come up with ideas and vote to decide how to use 70,000 euros to improve the well-being of Oulu residents.
Ideas for developing your own residential area and the whole city can be proposed online on the Participate Oulu website from 30 January to 12 February.
All ideas are welcome
During the conception period, anyone can suggest an idea that would improve the attractiveness and spirit of community in Oulu. The idea can be proposed by one person or a group of people together. All ideas are welcome.
All proposed ideas can be found on the Participate Oulu website. Ideas can also be discussed during the conception period. In addition, the city responds to all ideas proposed on the site.
From ideas to voting and implementation
After the search for ideas, all feasible ideas are developed into proposals for a vote in cooperation with the experts of the city and various communities. Later in the spring, Oulu residents will vote on which proposals will be implemented. Based on the result of the voting, the city will implement the ideas that received the most votes and which fit into the budget of 70,000 euros.
Through participatory budgeting, the city of Oulu supports the implementation of urban development ideas proposed by the residents. The goal of participatory budgeting is to increase the residents’ opportunities to influence and participate and to improve the joint dialogue between the residents and the city.
The reform of health, social and rescue services
Healthcare, social welfare, and rescue services will move from the responsibility of the City of Oulu to the wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia (Pohde) from the beginning of 2023. Read more about the reform (pohde.fi)