Consultation (i.e. to advise decision makers)

The Assembly met across two weekends to deliberate how Ireland should respond to the challenges and opportunities association with an ageing population. The Assembly agreed on 21 recommendations focusing on the state's duty to provide assistance in the form of long term care, independent living, income and pension provision, and...
The Assembly met across five weekends to deliberate the country’s 8th Constitutional Amendment which defends the right to life. The Assembly’s recommendations by majority vote were essentially to repeal or replace the amendment.
Established by parliamentary resolution in 2016, the Citizens' Assembly is a permanent, deliberative body of 100 randomly selected citizens who collect public opinion, debate, and provide recommendations on the topics outlined in its founding documents including the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, state response to an ageing population, state action...
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Engagement HQ is a digital public engagement platform developed by Bang-the-Table. The platform gives users to hold online co-production and citizen engagement initiatives using tools like collaborative mapping and decision making.
Problems and Purpose In 2015, the State Government of Vorarlberg was faced with growing controversy and public questioning around the the pressing, sociopolitical issue of refugee asylum. The Government, recognizing it's position "in solidarity with Europe, [a]s a shareholder in the growing global society," agreed to accept its due quota...
Definition The Wisdom Council or Civic Council offers a simple, inexpensive and rapid way to strengthen community members’ self-organization and sense of responsibility. Problems and Purpose Wisdom Councils are suitable for: • the creative development and implementation of solutions to sensitive topics • to strengthen community members’ engagement with and...
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In the UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Bioenergy Public Dialogue project ran from September 2012 until December 2013. It was co-funded by BBSRC and Sciencewise and was intended to “Allow the diverse perspectives of a range of UK residents, in the area of bioenergy, to be...
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The Babraham Institute (BI) is a world leader in life science research, generating new knowledge about the biological mechanisms underpinning ageing, development and the maintenance of health and wellbeing. In May 2015, it commenced a public dialogue project, the aim of the project was to feed in the BI’s science...

Method: Town Hall

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Definition A Town Hall is a meeting where members of a community come to discuss relevant issues and concerns, with a public official, government representative or decision-maker of some sort [1] . Participants are able to ask questions of officials, and officials have the opportunity to learn about the community’s...
A Notice and Request for Public Comment is used to solicit public feedback on proposed laws or regulations. Public commenting periods are widely used in representative democracy as a way to increase transparency and citizens voice and agency in the legislative process.
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