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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.
The National System of Social Participation is a Brazilian public policy designed to strengthen existing participation mechanisms and their interfaces, especially virtual, in a flexible way, not hierarchical and complementary.

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.
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Organizational learning is the internal process through which an organization learns, creates, retains and transfers knowledge.
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Definition The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an annual process of events held in Europe to foster local and national participation. The process was developed as a way to increase public knowledge of local democracy and local democratic participation. Founded in 2007, this relatively new event occurs every year...
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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...
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