Do it Yourself

A manual FOR DEVELOPING PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IN SCHOOLS AND IN THE COMMUNITY

This publication has been developed by an international team working within the Youth PB Accelerator project. It provides practical advice, that could be described as a toolkit, for involving young people in participatory budgeting processes. Participatory budgets (PB) have been around for several decades and been used in many different contexts, allowing citizens to have a greater say in decisions about the spending of public funds. Gradually, this democratic innovation has expanded its reach, creating new decision-making opportunities and democratic processes especially relevant and appealing to young people.

The toolkit is based upon an extensive collection of case studies on participatory school and youth budgets in Europe and worldwide and other materials on the project website.