Mayors Challenge: The Hague

  • cooperation
  • culture
  • economy
  • knowledge society
  • mobility

Through Citizens in Action, The Hague is taking participatory budgeting to a new level.

Citizens in Action

Population: 500,000
Challenge: civic engagement

Governments remain closed to many citizens, failing to engage them in decisions that have a direct impact on their lives. To combat this failure, The Hague will take participatory budgeting to a new level. It will provide citizens with the opportunity to allocate a portion of their taxes to local projects of their choosing. Through a new public engagement platform, which includes elements of gamification, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing, citizens will propose and support projects with their time and taxes.

Mayors Challenge:

EUROCITIES staff contact

Nicola Vatthauer