You can find information about the process and tips for planning and submitting your idea here. If you need help using the platform, you can look here.
- What is the Stadtidee?
- What is the goal of the Stadtidee?
- Where will the Stadtidee be implemented?
- Are there other examples of participatory budgeting?
- Where does the money for the Stadtidee come from?
- Who is working on the Stadtidee?
- How are the city idea and the neighborhood idea connected?
- Who can participate?
- How can I participate?
- What ideas are allowed and what happens to them?
- Can I submit more than one idea?
- Who can vote?
- Who will implement my idea?
- How do I find fellow campaigners or how can I join an existing idea?
- How do I create a realistic budget?
- How can I get money for my effort?
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Yes, of course, this democratic tool was not invented in Zurich. It was first tried out in Porto Alegre in Brazil in 1989. A similar procedure has also become established in many German cities under the term "participatory budgeting". In the meantime, most participatory budgets take place online: for example, Reykjavik after the 2008 financial crisis, Barcelona or Helsinki. In Switzerland, the city of Lausanne has already tried it out.
In order for your idea to be put to the online vote, it must meet the following conditions:
- The idea is related to at least one of the two thematic priorities "Children and Young People" or "Climate and Environment".
- The idea is publicly accessible and has a direct connection to the neighbourhood.
- The idea does not result in a profit.
- The idea can be implemented independently by the person who came up with it.
- The idea can be realised by the end of 2022 at the latest. Exceptions must be discussed with the Zu ...
During the collection of ideas, you can enter your own ideas online, discuss other ideas and develop them further. All you have to do is register with a valid e-mail address.
During the vote in autumn and winter, you can help decide how the budget of 540,000 Swiss francs should be distributed among the neighbourhood ideas.
In the implementation phase, you can support the winning projects in their realisation or marvel at and enjoy the results afterwards.
In the process steps you can see which phase the process is currently in.
The ideas will be realised by you or by implementation partners. If ideas cannot be implemented for unforeseeable reasons, even though they could theoretically be implemented and win the vote, the budget for them will be forfeited.