Informal Social Activities

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...
Im Zuge der Planung der neuen Schule in Gottmadingen wurden Bedürfnisse und Nutzungsideen als Vorbereitung für die Sanierungsplanung gesammelt. Damit verfolgte die Gemeinde das Ziel, eine generalsanierte Schule oder einen Neubau zu schaffen, welcher für künftige pädagogische Anforderungen gerüstet ist. Beteiligt wurden die Schüler*innen, Eltern, Lehrkräfte und Bürger*innen. So war...
Das Kinderkulturzentrum Konstanz wird saniert und erweitert. Im Rahmen der Planung war es Ziel, eine neue Kindertagesstätte zu integrieren und somit auch eine Öffnung ins Quartier gelingen zu lassen. Zentral war vor allem die Einbeziehung der jungen Nutzer in die Planung. Über eine Fotorallye konnten die Kinder und Jugendlichen zeigen,...
“Jato Spazio Idee. Centro di coordinamento e di progettazione come spazio della democrazia e della legalità” è un progetto cofinanziato con risorse del Piano di Azione e Coesione (PAC), nell’ambito dell’Avviso pubblico “Giovani del no-profit per lo sviluppo del Mezzogiorno - Giovani per il sociale”, promosso dal Dipartimento della Gioventù...
The Citizens' Jury on Internet voting was convened November 23 to 25, 2012 in Edmonton, Canada. This event engaged 17 Edmonton citizens to deliberate on whether to introduce Internet voting as an alternative voting method in future municipal elections. The citizens' jury process was modeled by the Centre for Public...
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.
Les AmiEs du parc des Gorilles regroupe des résidents du quartier de la Petite-Patrie de Montréal souhaitant se ré-approprier collectivement un terrain du secteur Marconi-Alexandra pour y restaurer un espace naturel urbain et y développer un parc public aménagé.
In July of 2016 the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) Ghana launched a campaign and series of regional forums to promote government accountability, democratize energy sector governance, and collate data to publish a Citizens Energy Manifesto that would inform political party platforms in advance of the December 2016 national elections.
Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes have become a primary way of financing healthcare in several developing countries today. In most countries, CBHI schemes are financed through general tax revenues or contributions from social insurance groups[i]. In Ethiopia, the CBHI initiative was set up as a community-based health project that...
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