Jarokelo.hu

1,000 Euro Prize 2014

Country: Hungary

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Poverty

Project owner: Média Centrum Non-profit Association

Responsible person: Le Marietta

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Jarokelo.hu is a website which provides a platform for Budapest (Hungary) citizens and local governments to communicate with each other about problems at the local level, streets get fixed faster and solutions are more citizen-oriented.

Appreciation of the Jury

Social media allow new forms of communication between inhabitants of a city like Budapest and their municipal administration. The one side informs about conditions in their neighbourhood that they have noticed and dislike, with or without suggesting solutions, the other side sets out to find ways how to remedy these shortcomings. What both sides do is made public. The local council finds its activities legitimised. And it can in this way also ask the population for feedback about their services. Responsible citizen action is taken on by local administration. A socially innovative process has been set in motion …