Last year, 360 project ideas were submitted to the town hall of Dijon
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As part of the participatory democracy system established by the city of Dijon, the members of the nine neighborhood workshops have their own budget. This envelope of the city budget, territorialized, allows Dijonnaises and Dijonnais to get involved in the life of their neighborhood by intervening in public development and by supporting projects aimed at improving daily life.
For 2022, the city of Dijon is giving new impetus to public debate and strengthening citizen participation, a major democratic tool promoting proximity and consultation, by increasing the budget distributed between the 9 neighborhood workshops to €450,000 to bring projects to life. inhabitants, i.e. €90,000 more than in 2021. Dijonnaises and Dijonnais can submit their project ideas until February 28 on the city’s website.
To be admissible, the idea or the project must satisfy a reason of general interest, that is to say concretely improve the daily life of the inhabitants of the district or the City, and be in direct link with the municipal competences as by example green spaces, culture, sport or solidarity actions. The members of the Neighborhood Workshops will then choose the initiatives that will emerge from among the proposals whose implementation will have been previously entrusted by the City services. Once validated by the municipal council, these projects are the subject of working groups open to the participation of residents.
Since 2010, nearly 360 projects have been carried out with the active participation of the inhabitants: creation of shared gardens, installation of book boxes or pedals to recharge mobile phones, development of places, etc.