Tag Archive for "public-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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Bringing public voices into parliamentary business

November 30, 2016 – Kaela Scott

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to the Commission on Parliamentary Reform, at the Scottish Parliament, about opportunities for widening and deepening public participation in parliamentary processes. This independent Commission was set up in October 2016 to look at how Parliament can engage better with the people of Scotland and how its work…

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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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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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Methods, Methods everywhere… Engage2020 Action Catalogue

May 2, 2016 – Simon Burall

The Engage2020 Action Catalogue is an online tool designed help researchers, policy-makers and others wanting to engage with the public on technical or scientific issues to find the method best suited to their needs. In Science, Society and Engagement (an e-Anthology published as part of the Engage2020 project) one of the conclusions the authors draw…

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Democratic Participation in a Citizen’s Europe: What Next for the EU? – School of Law and Social Justice – University of Liverpool

March 9, 2016 – Josephine Suherman-Bailey

A collaborative conference bringing practitioner experience and academic research together to assess, discover and develop citizen involvement in EU public policy. Thursday, 5 May 2016 University of Liverpool Foresight Centre – Liverpool, England As the European Union faces multiple crises, this timely event will explore current challenges and future opportunities for enhancing the participation of…

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Evidence and the jury

February 3, 2016 – Simon Burall

As I said in my last two posts, I’ve been a juror on a crown court case for the last two and a half weeks. In this third post in a series of three, I reflect on whether my experience as a juror has taught me anything that might improve the contribution of participants in…

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What’s it actually like being a juror?

February 2, 2016 – Simon Burall

As I said in my last post, I’ve been a juror on a crown court case for the last two and a half weeks. In this second post in a series of three, I reflect on whether my experience as a juror has taught me anything that might improve the contribution of participants in deliberative…

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