The Student's Budget is a project where students themselves decide on how to spend part of their school’s participatory budget (PB). They learn to think about their community, they are given a chance to contribute to the development of their city and their school, and they practice communication skills and learn how to manage funds responsibly.
Students gain practical knowledge and skills for how to be engaged citizens
Teachers engage students in productive activities and enhance trust-based communication
The school gains a stronger student community, detailed insight into the opinions and thoughts of students
Children were happy to make decisions and showed their interest in school and it's life.
Petra Marušková - ZŠ Korunovační, Praha 7
Sociálně-ekonomická analýza města
Mapování institucí ve městě
Skupinový výzkum mezi občany
Validační průzkum a sběr dat
Analýza získaných dat
Konečný report vč. doporučení
To make it easier to organize a Student's Budget at your school, we’ve developed an application that will lead you through the whole process. It will provide instructions and materials, will help organize voting, and will automatically calculate the results.
Here the main emphasis is placed on project preparation and processing – the search for opportunities, proposing the best solution, and public presentation. Students will try these skills out in practice and thereby remember and learn them for use in their future life and work.
The most important thing here is that students undergo the whole process personally, so that they understand that their active involvement can transform their school’s environment. Thus a strong emphasis is placed on the implementation of the winning projects.
We’ll prepare the questionnaires for you and lay down the rules for a
We’ll advice you on information campaign to help you involve as many citizens in your survey as possible.
We’ll provide you with clearly presented results for your survey or vote.
We’ll propose an procedure tailored to your requirements, experience, and population size.
In 2017, the Prague 7 city district decided to try out the new D21 methodology for participatory school budgets. Thus in September and October, students at seven elementary schools in Prague 7 could decide on how their school would use 50,000 CZK ($2,320) made available to them by the town hall.
In October and November 2017 the school took part in the Participatory Budget for Schools project. In the context of the project the school received CZK 30,000 from the Brno-Centre city council.