Democracia participativa y modernización de los servicios públicos
Yves Sintomer is professor of sociology in the Department of Political Sciences at Paris 8 University. Since 2009 he has also been a guest professor at Neuchâtel University, Switzerland. He directed the research project “Participatory budgets in Europe”, which was located at the Marc Bloch Center, Berlin and carried out in cooperation with Hans-Böckler Foundation and Humboldt-University, Berlin. He has published many books on the topics of participation, political theory and urban sociology and advised many French local authorities on the topic of citizen engagement.
Ernesto Ganuza is scientific tenured at Spanish Scientific Research Council (IESA/CSIC). His research links participation and democracy in Spain, Latin America and Europe. He is currently leading international research on participatory budgeting to compare experiences in different continents. He has advised many Spanish local authorities on participatory procedures and has published various works about participation.
Carsten Herzberg is scientific assistant at Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. He wrote his doctoral thesis at Potsdam and Paris 8 universities. He worked as a research assistant on the “Participatory budgets in Europe” research project at the Marc Bloch Center. He has also worked in the Urban Management Program of UN-Habitat in Quito, Ecuador and has advised several German local authorities on the implementation of participatory budgets.
Anja Röcke is a research assistant and lecturer in the Institute for Social Sciences at Humboldt-University, Berlin and Editorial Journalist for the Berlin Journal of Sociology. She completed her Ph.D. at the European University Institute, Florence and worked as a research assistant for the “Participatory budgets in Europe” project. Her publications deal with different empirical cases and theoretical questions of participatory democracy in Europe. She advised the French region of Poitou-Charentes on the implementation of a participatory budgeting process.