Our mission is to develop, support and campaign for new ways of involving people in the decisions that affect their lives – but we can’t do it alone.
Our work is focused in three areas:
- Advocacy and communications – Making the case for participation and deliberation as core and expected parts of democracy, and ensuring that people in positions of power and influence understand and support their use;
- Capacity building and standards – Building the capacity of public servants and practitioners, and developing the body of evidence, principles and standards that support good participatory and deliberative practice; and,
- Innovation and practice – Encouraging frequent use of participatory and deliberative processes, and ensuring continuous learning and innovation to improve democracy.
Here are a few ways that you can work with us: