The participants in the National Programme discussed the budget as a political instrument or how parties realize their political interests through municipal budgets at the fourth day of the course, dedicated to federal self-government. The structure and principles of municipal budget and financial policies of the municipalities were presented by Mr. Zdravko Sechkov, Chairman of the Foundation for Local Government Reform. In small groups the program participants had to work out and vote for the municipal budget, and explain to citizens the basic policies that will be implemented through it.
The afternoon session was dedicated to the political documents. In the panel “Files and Deeds – how to write effective messages and texts”, the political scientist Ms.Tatyana Burudjieva gave guidelines for writing speeches, positions, declarations, statements.