By the People works with community organization, colleges and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to create events for citizens, that normally do not interact with each other, to takes their views about issues of the day and deliberate on them while contributing their opinions to the national discussion.
According to the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) website, the organization's mission is "to increase our society’s capacity to have constructive conversations to enhance decision- making and collaborative action, to improve relationships and generate insight and knowledge – in short, to strengthen democracy".
The Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability (Citizenship DRC) is a ten-year international research programme exploring new forms of citizenship that will help make rights real. We are comprised of a network of researchers and practitioners working in research institutions and civil society organisations in seven countries – Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK.
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) is an association of the leading organizations and scholars who work in the field of deliberation and public engagement. The DDC represents more than 50 foundations, nonprofit organizations, and universities, who work together to strengthen deliberation in democracy. The DDC supports research activities and promotes the advancement of deliberative practices at all levels of government around the world.