Second edition of Burgerbegroting Maastricht
The second edition of Burgerbegroting in Maastricht (Maastricht Citizens’ Budget) is just around the corner. During the Burgerbegroting events, residents get to decide how the budget of 750,000 euros will be spent.
Round 1 will begin at the end of April. During round 1, participants will choose the most important themes fort their district and city. Out of 26 possible themes, 10 are ultimately chosen to proceed to round 2.
The themes to choose from are:
- Neighbourhood events (concerts, festivals, and markets)
- Courses and training
- Encouraging entrepreneurship
- Supporting community culture spaces, incubators, studios
- Green parks and streets
- Local sports pitches and play areas
- Highlighting the history of the neighbourhood
- Activities to build social connections in the neighbourhood
- Sharing, giving, and exchanging initiatives
- Inclusion for all
- Caring for each other
- Projects that contribute to neighbourhood safety
- Collaborative art projects
- Bicycle and pedestrian friendly streets
- Attractive streets and squares
- Projects focused on shared mobility (bicycles, cars, etc.)
- Street art and cultural displays in public spaces
- Monuments and archaeological sites
- Urban farming and community gardening
- Addressing climate change
- Future-proofing community associations
- Digital innovation
- Talented residents
- Activating your neighbourhood
Where and when
The first round of Burgerbegroting will begin with 4 events across the city:
- Thursday, April 20th, 7.00-9.00 pm at Amyerhoof, Severenplein 27
- Sunday, April 23rd, 2.00-4.00 pm at Community Centre De Boeckel, Roserije 410
- Tuesday, April 25th, 7.00-9.00 pm at Het Ruweel, Malbergsingel 62
- Wednesday, April 26th, 6.30-9.00 pm at Ipanema, Avenue Ceramique 250
Participants can express during these gatherings which themes really matter to them. Residents who wish to participate can register for one of the gatherings starting from 27th March via Burgerbegroting Maastricht.
Once the most important themes have been selected in round 1, the available funding (€750,000) will be distributed among the chosen themes during round 2. This will take place during 2 events at different locations in the city. Residents can submit their own project ideas in round 3. All submitted project proposals will be evaluated individually, and the submitters will receive feedback. The positively evaluated projects will proceed to round 4. Participants will decide which projects will be carried out in 2024 during a festive closing event.
More information will follow on the Burgerbegroting Maastricht website.