Helsinki city has allocated an annual sum of around 4.4 million euros for implementation of ideas proposed by the citizens through Participatory Budgeting. Proposals can be provided by anyone, notwithstanding age or place of residence. The first proposal stage was at the end of 2018 and it resulted in as many as 1,261 proposals. They were developed into 369 plans during the joint development phase, in which the authors and city experts participated.  The city is responsible for the realisation of the most voted proposals.
The participatory budget in Paris is the largest ever implemented in the world. The first cycle of PB was introduced as soon as Ms. Hidalgo came into office in 2014 and, as a result, ran with a relatively small budget and only allowed citizens to vote on project proposals submitted by City Council. Parisians, however, were keen to participate: total number of voters exceeded 40,000, the pilot project was deemed a success and the process became a city-wide institution now offering more ways for Parisians to get involved in the allocation of public funds.