Tag Archive for "public-participation"

What jury service taught me about public engagement

February 1, 2016 – Simon Burall

I’ve been a juror on a crown court case for the last two and a half weeks. The case is over and I want to reflect on whether my experience as a juror has taught me anything that might improve the contribution of participants in deliberative public engagement processes that we run. This post ended…

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NHS Citizen: Looking back on the Citizens’ Assembly

December 9, 2015 – Sophie Blake

On Wednesday 25th November the first official NHS Citizens’ Assembly took place at the ExCel Centre in London. This national Assembly brought together over 250 citizens with the Board of NHS England and senior NHS staff to discuss and look for solutions to 5 issues affecting healthcare in England. These issues were: Preventing premature deaths…

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Reflections from Engage 2020 Conference – Citizen Voice in Responsible Research & Innovation

November 19, 2015 – Reema Patel

  Engage 2020 is a European Commission funded research project focused on sharing best practice in engaging the public about responsible research and innovation. The project culminated in a conference in Brussels last week, an opportunity to collaborate with and share best practice across the member states of the EU''s borders about effective engagement on…

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Deliberation as compromise or sell-out?

October 23, 2015 – Simon Burall

Graham Smith of Westminster University’s Centre for the Study of Democracy gave me the space to think and the source material which stimulated my thinking as I wrote Room for a View. In his blog post responding to its publication, he highlights a significant tension contained within my analysis: “I worry that some deliberative theorists…

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Talking about infrastructure

July 30, 2015 – Clive Mitchell

The week before last I was at a fascinating workshop on judgement and uncertainty in planning for nationally significant wind energy infrastructure, co-hosted by the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment and Natural England. It prompted me to reflect on the forms of evidence and information that get ‘let into’ and influence the planning…

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Your vote isn’t important

April 24, 2015 – Simon Burall

I'm on a fortnight's writing retreat to read up on democratic theory and reflect on our work of the past 6 years. My conviction that fixating on voting reform (while important) won't miraculously lead to meaningful democratic reform has been reinforced.  Involve’s work is based on both the theory and practice of public engagement. This…

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Announcing the design of NHS Citizen

April 14, 2015 – Emily Graham

The NHS Citizen project team has now published the design for NHS Citizen on a new microsite. For the last year and a half, the project team has been working on developing and designing NHS Citizen – commissioned by NHS England to develop a blueprint for how citizens can play a more active role in…

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