Portugal has unveiled the first national participatory budget. This January, citizens can submit ideas for what the government should spend its money on — in the areas of science, culture, agriculture, and lifelong learning, and citizens will then vote on which ideas to adopt. Events will also be held for people to present their ideas. Among the places people can vote that are being explored are at ATM machines, which are within reach of even the most rural and low-income areas. Organizers note that participatory budgets can help people feel they have a stake in their society, increasing citizen engagement, as well as building trust between people and democratic institutions.