Since 2002, the city of Grenoble, France, has engaged citizens in public decision-making through participatory committees and town meetings. Residents have been able to express their opinions and make recommendations on city planning, education, cultural life, and other municipal issues. Over the years, this program has strengthened local democracy and empowered public participation in important civic projects.
Comédie (Concertation, mediation, environment) is a program created by two associations: Geyser and AFIP, with the support of the Foundation of France. On the http://www.comedie.org site, Comédie has a data basis of about 300 experiences of stakeholders dialogue, mediation and citizen participation in the field of environment and land management in France. The objective of this basis is to allow exchange of experiences by local actors.
Since 1879, the seven-member Presidentially appointed Mississippi River Commission has developed and matured plans for the general improvement of the Mississippi River from the Head of Passes to the Headwaters. The Mississippi River Commission brings critical engineering representation to the drainage basin, which impacts 41% of the United States and includes 1.25 million square miles, over 250 tributaries, 31 states, and 2 Canadian provinces.
neu&kühn is a companion and developer of online projects with public participation. With an active interest in e-participation, we provide advice for politics, administrations and institutions in the German-speaking area, especially in Austria, where we strive to clear-up a lot of the common fears and misconceptions that are associated with the topic of citizen participation.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, established in 1920 to rework and improve the structure of government and benefit public policies by educating and engaging American citizens in public advocacy. The League of Women Voters is a grassroots organization composed of the people and operates on a National, State, and Local level. There are leagues represented in all fifty states, in addition to many local leagues across the globe. There are approximately 150,000 members nationwide (as of 2006).
The Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) is an organization made up of scholars, professors, students and faculty members of Kansas State University who are there to try to help facilitate and promote civic public engagement within its community. The ICDD is has relations to many other deliberative organizations in the nation to help progress and promote Deliberative Democracy.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), whose motto is “Ideas Worth Spreading”, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated/curated by the Sapling Foundation. Formed in 1984, TED and its subsidiaries gather scholars of varied disciplines and notable personas in various conference formats to bring to light social/economic/political issues in the world and provide others with a new perspective on possible solutions.
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".
DENIVA (Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations) is a Ugandan Network of Non-Governmental and Community Based Organizations (NGOs/CBOs) providing a platform for collective action and a voice to voluntary local associations to strongly advocate for creation of more opportunities for people and Civil Society Organizations participation in the development of Uganda.