International

The Occupy movement provides a case example of the use of social media to connect, organize, coordinate, and expand.
The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an annual process of events held in Europe to foster local and national participation. The 2010 ELDW saw over 4000 towns, cities and villages in Europe participate by offering a number of events and activities open to citizens.
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Facebook Live is a free service from Facebook where individuals and organisations can share a live video broadcast with an audience. Viewers can interact with the broadcast through 'reacting' and commenting on it.
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Africa i-Parliaments is a set of United Nations initiatives and projects designed to enable African Parliaments to facilitate democracy and good governance through technology applications.
L’Escuelita zapatista è un percorso di apprendimento, scambio e incontro a cui le comunità resistenti del Chiapas hanno invitato la società civile locale, nazionale e internazionale nel 2013. Un cammino di educazione dal basso in cui migliaia di persone provenienti da tutto il mondo hanno potuto condividere, insieme alle indigene...

Method: Microfinance

Microfinance encompasses a broad category of financial products and services offered to poor or socially marginalized individuals. Unlike other products and services under the banner of 'alternative financial institutions', microfinance typically serves those living in poor countries or communities where access to "high-quality financial products and services, including not just...
The World-Wide Views’ Global Consultation on the subject of biodiversity took place in 2012 for the Conference of Parties (COP) in India on global biodiversity, it involved over 3000 participants over 34 citizen consultations in 25 countries on the same day. The project was ran by the World-Wide Views Alliance,...
On May 18, 2016 the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie announced a public review and consultations to renew Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework.

Method: Social Media

Definition According to the Oxford English Dictionary, social media encompasses "websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking." [1] In the context of public participation initiatives, social media is often used as a supplementary channel of engagement used to inform participants...

Method: BarCamp

Participatory workshops are 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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