Public participation of polish millenials - problems of public communication and involvement in municipal affairs

Dorota Bednarska-Olejniczak


The aim of the paper is to diagnose the degree of involvement of representatives of the Y generation (students) in the processes of co-management at the municipal level. It was devoted among others to the area of creating a participatory budget and analysis of the scope of use by the respondents of communication instruments used by local government units in the area of public communication. The work involved desk research and direct questionnaire surveys. The study used descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlations, distribution analysis. The millennials’ identification with their local communities is rather low - only 36% of respondents are familiar with such issues. Additionally only about 20% of respondents believe they have some influence on local issues. The percentage of people actually participating in specific activities other than local elections was very low (5 to 11%). In terms of participatory budget, only 39.42% of respondents are familiar with this form of participation. The problem is low involvement of these people in creating budget projects as only 6.09% presented their own proposals. Among people who were familiar with the notion of participatory budget most of them acquired information through social media 54.32%, posters (33.33%), friends (30.86%) and the city website (28.4%).
Author Dorota Bednarska-Olejniczak (ES / IM / DMM)
Dorota Bednarska-Olejniczak,,
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Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Klimova Viktorie, Zitek Vladimir (eds.): 21st International Colloquium on Regional Sciences. Conference Proceedings. Kurdejov, June 13-15, 2018 = 21 mezinarodni kolokvium o regionalnich vedach, 2018, Masarykova univerzita, ISBN 9788021089709, 791 p.
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Keywords in Englishcitizen participation, civil society, public communication
Languageen angielski
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