Unlike 'institutionalized' forms of participation, informal methods of engagement are acted out on a day-to-day basis as part of routine human interaction. Although informal participation takes place outside of political institutions, the kinds of interaction may be the same including dialogue, deliberation, collaborative decision-making, etc.
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Black Lives Matter (BLM) est un mouvement pour l’équité raciale et la fin de la brutalité policière envers des Afro-Américains et l’oppression internationale des personnes noires.
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The Fórum dos Cidadãos, here in after the Fórum, is a non-profit organization based in Lisbon. It is a civil society project, non-partisan and without political or ideological orientation that aims to establish itself as a new institution in Portuguese civil society. Fórum dos Cidadãos held its first forum called...
This case documents how ordinary people in northern Uganda are choosing to participate in informal settings on a daily basis. Here, away from the gaze of those in power, people are able to speak their minds with their friends and family, exploring the legitimacy, potential, and power of their concerns.

Method: BarCamp

Participatory workshops similar in form to Open Space Technology but which make use of online platforms to increase the scope of information sharing.
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