Tag Archive for "democracy"

Even more reflections on NHS Expo 2014

March 6, 2014 – Houda Davis

[caption id="attachment_5525" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit TJBlackwell[/caption] As part of the desire to design in public, NHS Citizen Team members were asked to reflect on #Expo14NHS, a two day exhibition and conference on innovation in the NHS.  Here are my thoughts... Conversations were thought provoking and often deeply personal and moving. It was particularly satisfying…

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NHS Citizen in Manchester; my reflections

March 4, 2014 – Simon Burall

[caption id="attachment_5503" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Graffiti wall illustration of NHS Citizen Assembly Question.[/caption] The NHS Citizen team is now dispersing after two intense days at the NHS Expo in Manchester. We ran our first test of the Gather Space and the Assembly Meeting, had a very public launch and a more in-depth seminar about the new…

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Democratic Innovations

March 4, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Back at the beginning of February, I attended Professor Graham Smith's inaugural lecture at the University of Westminster on the subject of Democratic Innovations. Graham's work is well worth checking out for anyone interested in participatory governance and democracy. I'd particularly recommend: His book: Democratic Innovations: Designing institutions for citizen participation; and Report for the Power…

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Involve@10 – Visions of democracy: Storify

February 5, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Storify of our 10th birthday celebrations on 4th February '14, including reflections from Geoff Mulgan (founding chair), Stella Creasy MP (former deputy director), Simon Burall (director) and Ed Mayo (chair). [View the story "Involve @ 10 - Visions of democracy" on Storify]

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Published: January 9, 2014

Involve is part of the delivery consortium for Engage2020 -a project funded by the European Commission (DG Research). The project looks at research, innovation and related activities and asks how members of society are involved today, and perhaps more importantly how they could be in the future. Over the next year and a half the project will map…

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World Forum for Democracy

November 20, 2013 – Tim Hughes

Next week I’ll be taking part in the World Forum for Democracy, hosted by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. It promises to be a fascinating three days of discussion on democracy, public participation, deliberation and digital. Here’s the blurb: Social networks, blogs, and online media offer citizens access to public life in an unprecedentedly…

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Dreaming of Open Government

October 30, 2013 – Simon Burall

I’m writing this post in the middle of the very hectic, energetic and noisy Civil Society Open Government Partnership Day. We’ve been supporting others in the organisation of this day. Its aim is to broaden the conversation about, and civil society organisations (CSOs) involved in, the Open Government Partnership (OGP). I’ve just finished presenting at…

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A guide to opening government: Help us to develop a citizen engagement chapter

June 3, 2013 – Tim Hughes

[caption id="attachment_4713" align="alignleft" width="148"] Opening Government ver.1[/caption] We need your help to develop a citizen engagement chapter for "The Guide to Opening Government".  In 2011, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI) published "Opening Government" - a guide for civil society organisations, and governments, to support them to develop and update ambitious and targeted action plans…

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