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

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Guns, An American Conversation ‘Guns, An American Conversation’ is a dialogue journalism experiment in which citizens from across the United States with opposing views on the issue of gun control came together to engage in civil civic dialogue in a moderated environment. Purpose and Problems This experiment was an attempt...

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GetVokl is a tool aiming to hold organized and organic conversations at mass. A host manages the conversation with up to three other guests on stage (on live video feed). The host has the ability to cycle through the guests they bring on stage. All the guests and the host...
Wisdom Councils Breakthrough in Austria and the Experience in Mauthausen Brief Description · Every 12 months with great fanfare- one or two dozen people are chosen at random from the population of either a village, municipality or city to form a wisdom council. · Austrian wisdom councils such as Mauthausen...
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The following standard structure makes it easier to compare and analyze entries. We recommend you use the headings below and refer to our guidelines as you prepare your case entry. To view the guidelines, copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://goo.gl/V2SHQn Problems and Purpose History The issue of...
Problems and Purpose In this case study, the community programme ‘Your Community, Your Choice’ (established in 2013) uses the deliberative method of participatory budgeting (PB) to redistribute monetary funds seized from criminals in the local area. Since the 1980s, participatory budgeting has become an increasingly popular form of democratic innovation,...
MediaLab-Prado's Collective Intelligence for Democracy Workshop is an annual event that invites multidisciplinary teams to create digital prototypes for the facilitation of collective intelligence, participatory democracy, and civic engagement. The 2016 workshop, hosted, as ever, in Madrid's MediaLab-Prado - a social innovation lab - saw eight teams work together on...
Street Law's ‘Democracy for All’ civic education programme teaches high school students and adults their political rights and empowers them to become active, informed citizens. The programme is a direct response to concerns over ethics, institutional capacity, and poor governance in South Africa.
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Post-graduate students enrolled in research methodology modules often have little engagement with real-world research. They learn the theory of research but are not exposed to field work experiences, including issues of ethical research. This case documents a participatory learning process in which post-graduate students visited two communities in Cape Town,...
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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