Participatory Budget Discussion
Dear community, as a follow up to what was decided at the Summit in Salerno, here is our proposal for
PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING V1.0
We have planned one week of discussions and review of this proposal to verify that is make sense. Please, feel free to ask questions, give feedback and tell us if you feel OK with it.
Thank you very much: Etienne-Francesca-Julie-Manuela.
Our Goal :
Create the ideal conditions for each Connector to freely decide in service of OuiShare how to distribute and allocate his/her share of the participatory budget to help OuiShare and its members thrive in the next 6 months.
Transparency, a good level of information, trust
This is a first pilot of the participatory budget, decided at the Summit #7. As agreed there, the amount available for the participatory budgeting is 25 000€, to be allocated to the 70 connectors, so around 350 per connector and used in the next 6 months (till end of 2015).
We hope to repeat the exercise next year at the Summit #8 with next years budget and a V2 of this pilot.
Tokens: can be converted into Euros. 1 Token = 1 Euro
*The projects that make sense to the community are funded
* Projects leaders feel backed by the community
* Connectors have good financial conditions to work
*Give Connectors the freedom and responsibility to decide whether to distribute his/her tokens to many different projects and / or Connectors, or only a few.
*Do this on an open spreadsheet which offers transparency and consciousness of all the projects and their levels of funding at a given moment.
*Have 2 voting periods, during which you can change your vote until the final deadline, which should enable a liquid evolution of votes, and which, we hope, will stimulate project leaders to communicate for their projects as we are used to from Crowdfunding campaigns.
*We ask each Connector to decide whether they are open to being funded by other Connectors (let’s call this “to cash-in”), which means receiving tokens from others which they will transform into Euros by invoicing OuiShare. Each Connector also has the option to say they do not want to cash-in.
*We ask you to take leadership to propose projects that you think would benefit OuiShare in its development and for each project to describe its aim, impact and financial needs
By choosing such an open framework we hope to raise collective awareness for our projects and their needs, and create a shared responsibility for how we distribute our budget.
Additionnal information :
We all should be aware that Connectors who would like to transform tokens into Euros need a billing capacity, which also means that they will be taxed.
Next steps & EDITED timeline :
16 - 2nd Septembre : Call for projects that want to apply for budget : Call for projects
3rd-8th Septembre : First Voting period
9th Septembre : Review after 2 weeks of the evolution of projects funding
10-14th Septembre : 2nd and final Voting Period
14th Septembre 12:00am : End of votes
15-16th Septembre : Finalisation / comments / critics
16th Septembre : Distribution - Allocation
You can find the Spreadhsheet here :
Spreadsheet for the Vote
It's a comment only mode for now, just to show you how it would work
This might not be perfect, it’s a permanent beta, a work in progress and we hope you can help us to make it a better tool for us to work collectively in a smooth way.
Looking forward to your feedback so we can launch the call for projects next week!