The city of Wuppertal (350.000 inhabitants, North Rine-Westfalia, Germany) recently established a ‘department for participation,’ a team responsible for strengthening citizen participation in town. EMPATIA works with the new team for supporting a comprehensive new model of Participatory Budgeting in town. The EMPATIA platform will be used in Wuppertal as a kind of show window for the financial department of the municipality, channeling all aspects of information and participation regarding the municipal budget into one platform. EMPATIA also provides consultancy to the municipality regarding their communication campaign for getting citizens involved in the Participatory Budgeting process.
See EMPATIA's portal for information, dialogue and citizens' participation in Wuppertal: https://www.buergerbudget.wuppertal.de/