From commemoration to future-oriented creative and learning workshop: The participatory budget in Marzahn-Hellersdorf

From commemoration to future-oriented creative and learning workshop: The participatory budget in Marzahn-Hellersdorf

News |  Redaktion |  26.02.2021
From commemoration to future-oriented creative and learning workshop: The participatory budget in Marzahn-Hellersdorf
Die Seilbahn in den Gärten der Welt in Marzahn-Hellersdorf vor Wohnhäusern in Marzahn-Hellersdorf. @ picture alliance/dpa/dpa-Zentralbild | Jens Kalaene

Around 270,000 people live in the "Marzahn-Hellersdorf" district in eastern Berlin - 4,722 of whom voted on the 183 proposals for the 2022/23 participatory budget by February 8. A total of 25 project ideas can be implemented; the annual budget is 200,000 euros.

The three ideas that most people voted for could not be more different: remembering the past, investing in the future.

Near Brodowiner Ring, on April 24, 1992, Vietnamese contract worker Nguyễn Văn Tú was stabbed to death by a sympathizer of the far-right "German People's Union" party. A new memorial plaque is now to replace the old one, which disappeared under unexplained circumstances, and not only commemorate this act but also serve as a memorial against xenophobia and right-wing extremism.

Second place went to the idea of a "Pupils' Budget for 2022 and 2023" and third place to the creative and learning workshop currently under construction at the Peter Pan Primary School.

More information on the pages of the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district office

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