Send in your plan concerning one of the three themes to decide where the money goes.
The themes are: Green - Greener surroundings, Diversity - Everyone is included and Sustainability - Improve the environment.
Upload your plans by October 6th, 2019.
District West has made €300.000 available for the themes: ‘greener surroundings (green)’, ‘everyone is included’ (diversity) and ‘improve the environment’.
Everyone can send in their plan. Afterwards, be sure to campaign for your plan to get at least 50 likes on the website. Other people can like and write arguments supporting your plan.
When your plan has a minimum of 50 likes, the municipality will check it for feasibility (legal, financial and spatial). If there is a significant amount of feasible plans, the district committee (representatives for the public) will choose the top 30 viewed as the best for District West.
Everyone in District West gets the opportunity to decide which of the 30 plans will be carried out.
Every year District West allots funding and resources for project planning and finds it important that citizens decide which plans the municipality implements. Citizens can create and campaign for plans they think are good for the district through West Budgets. The themes have been based upon subjects that the district wants to give more attention to, as they are important for Amsterdam West. The district has made € 300.000 available, which enables citizens to have a voice in the funding allocation of projects in their district.
The district checks the plans for feasibility with specific criteria. Some modifications to your plan may be necessary to ensure it complies with the feasibility criteria listed in the link below. In consultation with you, the district may alter your plan to make it feasible.
When the district committee has received numerous feasible plans, they will make a selection of the top 30, to keep it manageable for public selection. This is considered the most democratic method, as they have been chosen by the citizens to represent them.
Every citizen of Amsterdam West will receive a letter around mid-January 2020 with a voting code. With this code, you can vote for the plans you think are best on the website. Voters will choose multiple plans for a maximum amount of €300.000, with a minimum of 3 plans. The plans with the most votes will be carried out during the year 2020.
The rest of the website is in Dutch, as translating completely is quite a feat. Nevertheless, we feel it is important that everyone has a chance to participate. We suggest using Google Translate, however if you have any questions or need clarifications, feel free to reach out to us. Best of luck on your plans!