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Science, Society and Engagement – an e-anthology

May 6, 2016 – Simon Burall

Science, Society and Engagement is an e-anthology published by Involve to capture learning from the Engage2020[i] project on public engagement in research and technological innovation across Europe. There is a growing acceptance worldwide that engaging citizens in dialogue about issues that affect them improves the quality, legitimacy and sustainability of policy and decision making.  In response…

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How about an appraisal objective on open government?

March 24, 2015 – Amy Pollard

Are you aiming at the right target? It’s appraisal season in the civil service, and reciprocal 360 reviews are crossing in and out of Whitehall.  We’ve been encouraged to see several requests for these cross our desks at Involve. It’s easy to talk in vague terms about partnerships between government and civil society, but incorporating…

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Participation Compass

Published: January 7, 2014

Involve is proud to announce the launch of our new practitioner site ParticipationCompass.org. The site is a revamped and improved version of the PeopleandParticipation.net site that was launched in 2005 and is still used by thousands of people every month. Participation Compass has been developed together with the Bertelsmann Foundation. The Bertelsmann Foundation also have a…

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Open Government Guide: Citizen Engagement & Public Services

January 5, 2014 – Tim Hughes

People all around the world are demanding more openness in government. They are seeking ways for citizens to be able to participate in the decisions that effect them, and for governments to be more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective. What are the steps that governments can take? The Open Government Guide The Open Government Guide highlights practical, measurable, specific and…

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Review of Research Councils UK dialogues

January 3, 2014 – Ingrid Prikken

Research Councils UK (RCUK) commissioned Involve to conduct a review of RCUK dialogue and consultation exercises in order to identify what could be learnt more generally about public perspectives on emerging science and technology. The Research Councils have a good deal of experience of public dialogues. Various independent dialogues have been conducted around major RCUK…

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Better Together

December 8, 2008 – Involve Web Editor

This report explores how the relationship between the public sector and third sector has changed, and what that means for consultation. This is a time of unprecedented change and possibilities for the third and public sectors. Never before have there been so many opportunities for the third sector to work alongside government towards shared goals.…

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Making a Difference

June 26, 2007 – Involve Web Editor

This guide sets out how to evaluate public participation in central government. It is intended to help those involved in planning, organising or funding these activities to understand the different factors involved in creating effective public participation. It helps planners set and measure attainable objectives, evaluate impact, and identify lessons for future practice. Using clear language,…

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Participation Partners

Published: March 19, 2006

Between December 2007 and December 2008 Involve worked with the Ministry of Justice's Democratic Engagement Branch to offer teams across central government support around the design and delivery of public engagement exercises. The Participation Partners project provided free tailored assistance in planning, designing, delivering and evaluating public engagement exercises. Services includes identifying and explaining the…

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MOPAN Dialogues Project

Published: March 19, 2006

The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) is  a network of  like-minded donor countries that jointly conduct an annual survey of multilateral organisations in developing countries. Current members are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The Survey is based on the perceptions…

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Better Together: Improving consultation with the third sector

Published: March 18, 2006

In November 2008, Involve, The Office of the Third Sector and Children England launched a report and handbook to help civil servants engage the third sector in decision making. This guidance accompanies new research by Involve on effective and innovative ways of working with the third sector. The report was itself the product of a…

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