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Participatory budgeting

Participatory budgeting is a way of involving residents in the discussion, planning and decision-making of common tax resources.

There is no single right method to accomplish this, as it can be accomplished in many different ways.

In Vaasa, residents can suggest and decide how to use a certain amount of money. Residents have already planted cherry trees in Kirsikkapuisto in Onkilahti, a flower meadow in Vaskiluoto and toys to daycare. In year 2023 the winning idea was an open-air ice swimming area in the Inner Harbour.

Vote for your favourite by April 14!

We have allocated €15,000 this year for the implementation of residents’ ideas through participatory budgeting. Vaasa residents were invited to submit their ideas in January and February, and a total of an impressive 429 ideas were received.

Vote for one of seven ideas to be implemented with €15,000 by April 14, 2024.

The winning idea will be announced on May 6th. The implementation of the idea will be updated in the city’s social media channels.

Voting has ended. Thank you for your vote.