Monastir's Participatory Budgeting Citizen Forums

Monastir’s Participatory Budgeting Citizen Forums

In the context of the Participatory Budgeting process, the municipality of Monastir organized 4 citizen forums through which the citizens participated in proposing project ideas of basic infrastructure, voting for the priority projects of their neighborhoods, and electing citizens delegates whose mission is to monitor the implementation of the final list of projects. The 3 citizen forums covered the whole municipal zone of Monastir, and had been organized between  the 30th of September and the 15th of October 2017, respectively in the following places : Skanes, Helya, la ville 1, la ville 2A communication campaign preceded the organization of the citizen forums to inform and invite the citizens to take part in the public meetings. Different kind of communication tools had been used during this campaign such as : Flyers, Posters, Banners, car loud-speaker service, radio broadcasts … In this first year / edition of the Participatory Budgeting, 183 citizens participated to present their project ideas related to roads, and to select the priority projects. The result of the organizations of the 4 citizens forums was a list of 166 project ideas of  basic infrastructure. Besides,  the citizens elected 12 citizen delegates in order to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the final list of projects.

Citizen Participation Rate

The citizen forums were organized by the municipality of Monastir in collaboration with the local civil society organizations, which provided volunteer members to play the role of “local facilitators” of the Participatory Budgeting. These facilitators ensured, in partnership with the municipality : the implementation of the communication plan to inform and invite the citizen to participate in the citizen forums; the preparation and the organization of the citizen forums; and the support of the citizen delegates in their monitoring and evaluation mission.
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