Develop individual capacities (e.g. skills, learning)

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.
Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition Social innovation labs (otherwise known as design labs, change labs, civic experiments) offer a space for collaborative action on 'wicked' problems. According to Darcy Riddell, Director of Strategic Learning for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, "Social Innovation...
Civic or 'public' journalism treats writers and readers of news media as participants in the democratic process rather than passive reporters or observers. Civic journalism reports news in a way that encourages and facilitates public deliberation on political and social issues.
Die Stadt Engen wollte die Wahlbeteiligung für den Jugendgemeinderat wieder steigern. Dazu wurde zusammen mit dem Jugendgemeinderat ein Strategie- und Planungsworkshop mit verschiedenen interaktiven Methoden veranstaltet. Die Teilnehmenden identifizierten die wichtigsten Faktoren um die Wahlbeteiligung zu erhöhen, erarbeiteten konkrete Maßnahmen und erstellten einen Zeitplan für die Umsetzung. Bei der Jugendgemeinderatswahl...
Neighbourhood management has been used primarily in low-income neighbourhoods as a way to reform service delivery, improve living conditions and build community capacity. The process is fundamentally participatory in that it involves community members directly in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of services and infrastructure.
A relatively new entry into the field of democratic innovation, Citizens' Relations Management Platforms are online hubs connecting people to other channels of citizen-government communication and public services.
Le Sistema Nacional de Consejos de Desarrollo (SISCODE) est le principal moyen de participation des populations maya, xinca et garífuna et non indigènes à la gestion publique pour mener à bien le processus de planification du développement démocratique.
Le Jardin pour Tous a l'objectif d'obtenir une production locale et expérimentale de nourriture, tout en respectant les cycles naturels et en économisant les énergies, et ainsi créer un espace auto-partagé.
Problems and Purpose The “ Repúblicas” (republics) of Coimbra are students’ community houses, whose history dates back to the origins of Portuguese university, in the XIV century. They are spaces of living and conviviality with a specific culture, generated by a centuries-long tradition. The republics are the most ancient and...
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