1 - Not Polarized

Note: This is the English-language translation of a case study that is also available in Portuguese https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a46f9a_0326aa3298a6498d989093d2eb5526cd.pdf Problems and Purpose The National System of Social Participation is organized, so, in a set of institutional measures and strengthening of the tools and existing participation mechanisms and their interface with the new...

Method: Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an alternative finance model whereby funds are sourced from a large number of individuals (a ‘crowd’). Crowdfunding has gained new popularity with online cites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe which connect project creators directly to potential backers.

Method: PechaKucha

A presentation method where speakers are given 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present 20 Powerpoint slides. Owing to its format, the method is often known as 20x20 for its use of 20 slides, 20 seconds each.
Motiemarkt, or "Motion-Market" is a unique form of participatory budgeting in which citizens and civil society groups 'sell' their projects to council members for inclusion in the yearly budget.
Adopted by the Montréal city council in September 2009, this democratic tool allows Montrealers to initiate a public consultation on any matter that concerns the city or their borough.
Model UN educates students about international political issues and the global political arena by immersing them in a simulation of a United Nations Assembly process.
Organizational learning is the internal process through which an organization learns, creates, retains and transfers knowledge.
Definition The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an annual event in Europe which fosters local and national participation in promoting the knowledge of local democracy and the idea of democratic participation at a local level. Founded in 2007, this relatively new event occurs every year around October 15th to...
Definition Crowdsourcing is a phenomenon in which an organization calls upon both professionals and amateurs to help solve a problem, design a product, or analyze large amounts of data at a lower cost and often greater quality and speed than through conventional research and development methods. Although it is not...
Definition Asset-Based Community Development is a communication methodology that utilizes the individual strengths and skills of citizens to build stronger communities and establish sustainable development. Instead of focusing on solving a specific problem, the ABCD approach focuses on applying individual local assets to problems to create meaningful change. The development...
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