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Civic Activism Toolkit

January 23, 2015 – Tim Hughes

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…

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Tools for civic activism

Published: June 13, 2014

Involve has been commissioned by the Building Change Trust to collect examples of tools and methods that can be used by civil society organisations to enable and support civic activism (i.e. involving citizens in decision making processes). The tools or methods will be usable by civil society organisation working at a local level (e.g. in rural, suburban…

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Civic Activism Tools & Methods: Help needed

June 11, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Involve and the Building Change Trust are collecting examples of tools and methods that can be used by civil society organisations to enable and support civic activism (i.e. involving citizens in decision making processes). We need your help. Please consider taking a few minutes to tell us about a tool or method you use or know of by…

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NHS democracy: some ideas

July 12, 2013 – Simon Burall

This post was written by Anthony Zacharzewski from Demsoc with help from Simon Burall. It first appeared on Demsoc's site. Budget pressure on the NHS, and in particular the need to save money and increase quality by closing and merging hospital services, makes the need for better democratic accountability in the NHS even more pressing. Sir David…

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Visioning a low carbon future

December 18, 2012 – Ingrid Prikken

In my previous posts I set out the context in which European cities are moving towards a low-energy future and shared some of my thoughts around citizen engagement with energy futures and climate change. In this third and final post of this series, inspired by the IMAGINE seminar, I will explore the use of visioning…

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How To Consult –Great Guides

October 1, 2012 – Edward Andersson

The final entry of a three part series, Edward provides a selection of some of the best 'how to' guides on engagement and consultation. How To Consult –Great Guides In two preceding posts I’ve looked at the initial reactions to the Cabinet Office's new Consultation principles as well as Involve's take on the new guidance. Since the…

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Crowdsourcing: back to basics

January 25, 2012 – Simon Burall

This is the final post in a series of three based on a talk I gave at the Institute for Government at their Crowdsourcing Policy event, 23rd January 2012. The second post explored four ways that government could crowdsource policy.  I’m going to take that as a leaping-off point to highlight a number of principles…

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Crowdsourcing from first principles

January 23, 2012 – Simon Burall

The use of crowdsourcing in policy making may be a relatively new phenomenon. However, the principles that should guide its use are not.  This is the first in a ‘series of three posts. The series is based on a talk I gave at the Institute for Government at their 'Crowdsourcing Policy' event, 23rd January 2012. Crowdsourcing,…

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Ruler and papers

5 ways to make the case for public engagement

July 18, 2011 – Edward Andersson

In this economic climate, the value of public engagement needs to be articulated in economic terms. Involve's toolkit demonstrates that you don’t need specialist skills or knowledge to make the business case for engagement. Today Involve and Consumer Focus launch our long awaited toolkit for how to make the case for engagement using monetary terms. We’ve…

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