Říčany (15.000 inhabitants) is among the very first cities to pilot PB in the Czech Republic. Though a small city with limited capacity in its municipal administration, progressive town leaders have made a significant investment of public funds to realize its first-ever PB process: 5,000,000 Czech crowns, or roughly 185,000 euros. EMPATIA was chosen to support the implementation the first local PB process, by focusing on a deeper involvement of citizens in the decision-making on the city level. The idea-gathering module of EMPATIA was selected as being the critical ICT enhancement to test in this first cycle of the PB process in town.
See how EMPATIA's tools work in Říčany: www.prekvaptericany.cz