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Winning ideas for the participatory budget have been revealed

Tartu City Government Press Release

Näitus Kaarsillal Foto: Mana Kaasik

7 October / A total of 7260 Tartu residents took part in the participatory budget vote, which took place from 1–7 October 2020, casting a total of 14 396 votes. The most votes were received by idea No. 15 " Raadi green football park grandstand" (1311 votes) and idea No. 13 "Creating an area inviting movement in the yard of the Veeriku School" (1202 votes).

A total of 9,2 per cent of all city residents (there are approx. 79,000 people in Tartu who are 14 or older) who are eligible to vote, took the time to vote.

By way of comparison: In 2019 there were 7312 voters (9.3 per cent of the total number of voters), who cast 15,510 votes.




Idea No. 15. Raadi green football park grandstand (1311 votes)

Idea No. 13. Creating an area inviting movement in the yard of the Veeriku School (1202 votes)

Idea No. 3. Reviving the port railway (1179 votes)

Idea No. 7. Härma Sports and Adventure Park (1131 votes)

Idea No. 1. AHHAA Discovery Park (1110 votes)

Idea No. 4. Emajõgi riverfront railings (932 votes)

Idea No. 18. Fixing up the pond in Supilinn (881 votes)

Idea No. 5. A biologically diverse cultural courtyard for the entire Forselius and Ropka family (801 votes)

Idea No. 10. Karu Park for a European picnic park (662 votes)

Idea No. 12. Children’s adventure trail between the Emajõgi River and Anne Canal (617 votes)

Idea No. 24. Water curtain for Kaarsild Bridge (481 votes)

Idea No. 17. More benches in the urban space (442 votes)

Idea No. 9. Cameras for Tartu’s bridges (431 votes)

Idea No. 11. Disc Golf park (374 votes)

Idea No. 14. Pump track (357 votes)

Idea No. 2. Annelinn’s sidewalks (345 votes)

Idea No. 16. Roofs for bicycle parking lots (307 votes)

Idea No. 22. Floating stage on the Emajõgi River (302 votes)

Idea No. 21. Streets free of cigarette butts (286 votes)

Idea No. 8. Construction of the Ihaste Sports Park (255 votes)

Idea No. 6. Complementing green areas with shrubs (251 votes)

Idea No. 25. Outdoor exercise machines for the older generation (229 votes)

Idea No. 20. Development of Tartu’s visual living environment (185 votes)

Idea No. 19. Sustainable renovation house in Karlova (169 votes)

Idea No. 23. Leisure opportunities at the Anne Youth Centre (156 votes)


More information about the content of the ideas is available here.


Each voter had the opportunity to choose between 25 ideas submitted by fellow city residents, and to cast up to 3 votes. In 2021 at least two of the ideas that received the most votes will be brought to life. The maximum upper limit for one idea is EUR 100,000. The total budget for Tartu’s participative budget is EUR 200,000.


A total of 98 ideas were submitted to the participatory budget process, which began in the spring, with 25 ideas making their way through the meetings of experts and public discussions.


The goal of the participatory budget is to improve cooperation between communities, introduce city residents to the principles behind budget preparation, and to actually bring something to life.


Further information on the participatory budget: www.tartu.ee/en/participative-budgeting



Last changed 07.10.2020