At a glance

Institution: 
Partners: 
Building Change Trust
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The Civic Activism Toolkit is an online directory of 29 innovative tools and approaches for civic activism from around the world.

The toolkit was developed by Involve for the Building Change Trust and is intended for use by civil society in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Civic Activism is:“…the social norms, organisations, and practices which facilitate greater citizen involvement in public policies and decisions. These include access to civic associations, participation in the media, and the means to participate in civic activities such as nonviolent demonstration or petition. Civic activism is essential in ensuring that public institutions function in an accountable and transparent manner, with participation and representation for all.”

Name 

Public Budgets  

Public Debate  

Public Information  

Public Oversight  

Public Policy  

Public Services  

Online  

Offline  

21st Century Town Meetings

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

Alternative Budget Initiatives

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Argument Mapping

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

Citizen Juries

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

Citizen Report Cards

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

Citizen Reporting

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Citizen Science

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

X

Citizens Assemblies

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

Community Led Procurement

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

Community Visioning

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

Consensus Conference

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

Crowd Wise

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

Crowdmapping Platforms

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

 

Deliberative Mapping

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

Deliberative Polling

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

Digital Fact Checking Platforms

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Forum Theatre

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

Mystery Shopping

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

Online Consensus Decision making

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

Participatory Budgeting

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Participatory Card Games

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

Planning Cells

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

PopUp Democracy

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

Public Conversations Project Dialogue

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

Public Forums

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

Scenario Workshops

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

Social Audits

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

Study Groups

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

Wikis for Lawmaking

 

 

 

 

X

 

X