Participatory Democracy in Figaro, Spain


The small town Figaro in Catalonia, Spain, is governed by an assembly of neighbours that does not belong to any political party. For ten years they have been in the Town Hall practicing a participatory democracy with a genuine desire to involve the rest of the people. One of its pillars is a participatory budgeting process where every resident can participate and decide how to spend the municipal budget.

A team of three filmmakers are in the process of producing a documentary about Figaro and the town's experience with participatory democracy. On the project website, you can read more about Figaro and watch a teaser for the documentary.