Pauline Véron

Deputy Mayor of Paris

Pauline Véron has been deputy to the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, since March 2014, and is in charge of local democracy, citizen participation, NGOs, and youth.

From 2012 – 14, she served as deputy to Mayor Bertrand Delanoë. Pauline previously worked as a lawyer at the Paris Bar.

She also served as Deputy to the Mayor of the 9th District in Paris, and began her career in different ministerial departments in the government of Lionel Jospin.

Speaking In

Participatory budgeting in Paris

Paris has embraced the concept of participatory budgeting. For five years now, its citizens have voted on how to spend a proportion of the city’s funds.

But the decision-making is arguably the simple part: next, it’s down to the council to make those choices a reality. Pauline describes what it takes, and explains how the public are kept informed on progress.