15 - 17 October 2018

BCOP Budget Literacy and Transparency Working Group (BLTWG) - Learning Visit on Public Participation in Portugal and Joint BLTWG-GIFT Workshop

Cascais, Portugal

The BCOP Budget Literacy and Transparency Working Group (BLTWG), which comprises of members from 16 BCOP countries, will hold an event co-designed and co-organized with the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) in Cascais, Portugal. The first day will be dedicated to the exchange of information about the two networks (PEMPAL and GIFT) and presentations of their recent achievements  in the area of public participation. Additionally, parallel group discussions on how to motivate citizens to use information technologies, supporting public participation in budget process, will be organized. The second day will be dedicated to presentations of Portuguese government experience in enhancing public participation. On the third day the participants of the event will visit Cascais municipality, which is considered a global champion in participatory budgeting