Tag Archive for "citizen-participation"

Relaunching Sciencewise

March 3, 2017 – Simon Burall

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to run the Sciencewise programme for the next two years, until April 2019. Over the 11 years of its existence, Sciencewise has positioned the UK as the world leader in engaging publics, scientists and stakeholders…

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Government data and public benefit

January 25, 2017 – Simon Burall

We are delighted to announce a major new partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust and Involve. We will be working together in three local authority areas to build a better understanding of how different groups (government, civil society and advocacy groups) make sense of, and balance, the trade-offs inherent in data sharing, specifically between public…

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Beyond Buzzword Bingo: opening up the language of Open Government

December 16, 2016 – Kaela Scott

Open Government has its own buzzwords – open data, transparency, accountability, participation, scrutiny, anti-corruption, freedom of information, open contracting, digital commons etc. Just like any other policy community this shared language unites those involved, but from the outside it can appear to set a somewhat technocratic and procedural agenda. As someone relatively new to the…

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EVENT Trump and Brexit: What’s your take?

November 14, 2016 – Simon Burall

Our friends and colleagues at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace are organising a participatory dialogue event exploring what is beneath the surface of the recent political upheavals. This will take place November 17th, 2016 18:30. They say, "with input from two 'provocative animators', we will engage deeply with questions of cultural, economic and generational division,…

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Engage the public for a post-Trump reality check

November 14, 2016 – Amy Pollard

The old certainties are gone.  With Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, against the grain of commentariat expectation and polling predictions, decision-makers and political experts have had their assumptions questioned as never before. Trump’s election, the shock of the Brexit vote and the surprise of the Conservative victory in the May 2015…

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Democracy: it’s complicated

November 4, 2016 – Simon Burall

Following the High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on triggering Article 50, the newspapers are full of competing descriptions of democracy. At its simplest level, this appears to be a debate about where the decision lies, with citizens through the ballot box, or vested in the democratically elected Parliament. On the Leave side, the…

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Can more public participation fix our broken democracy?

October 26, 2016 – Simon Burall

I’m fortunate to be attending the two week long Open State Festival in Adelaide, South Australia. There are over 60 events covering the future of leadership, of cities, money, technology and democracy. I’m speaking and participating; it’s been both exciting and really challenging to my thinking. In this blog post I thought I’d digest part…

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We are recruiting for a new Project Officer

Published: October 14, 2016

  Vacancy: Project Officer Pay: £24,000 - £26,000 Hours: Full time – 35 hours a week  Start Date: As soon as possible Location: London This is a temporary position for six months, extension dependent on delivery and fundraising.   Do you care about democracy? Involve is the UK’s leading authority on public participation. We develop opportunities for engagement, collaboration…

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We are recruiting for a new Team Coordinator

Published: October 14, 2016

Vacancy: Team Coordinator Pay: £20,000 Hours: Full time – 35 hours a week  Start Date: As soon as possible Location: London This is a temporary position for six months, extension dependent on delivery and fundraising.   Do you care about democracy? We are looking to recruit a Team Coordinator to support our small team. The successful candidate will…

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