Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation

Problems and Purpose "The theme of asylum is a pressing, controversial sociopolitical issue. Vorarlberg, in solidarity with Europe, is a shareholder in the growing global society. For that reason as well as to fulfill obligations under international law, Vorarlberg must accept its due quota of refugees. Questions springing from this...
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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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...
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Definition An expert advisory panel is a group of appointed experts selected to provide advice on a specific issue, particularly issues requiring technical knowledge and expertise such as scientific issues [1] . The members of the panel should be independent from government or decision-makers, and their advice is provided as...

Method: Co-Creation

Note: the following entry is a stub. You can help Participedia by adding to it. Definition According to Dorthe Hedensted Lund, recent shifts in the understanding and practice of participatory urban governance has given way to a new understanding of social innovation, namely, 'co-creation'. By itself, participation can (and is)...
Omaar, a grassroots youth group created in Zakazik, Egypt as a result of the Social Contract Centre’s civic education programs, engaged over 500 children, youth, and community members in leadership, soft skills training and collective actions to reduce poverty in the community.
Methods Desk review: A judicial expert conducted a review of the Nigerian Judicial system from 1999–2016 to serve as literature to inform the project (see PWAN, 2017a). Training of observers: Citizen observers were trained on the Nigerian judicial system, observation methodology, court decorum, and etiquettes. They were assigned courts and...
Sharecast conducted audience surveys and participatory workshops to increase people's participation in local radio, improve radio sustainability, and strengthen its role as a forum for democratic engagement in Nepal.
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Persons with Cerebral Palsy, long marginalized from communities and the disability movement in Uganda, led awareness campaigns, advocacy, and stakeholder engagement to collectively mobilize for inclusion and representation.
Engaging citizens in court observation in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and Kano State improved transparency, accountability and integrity in the Nigerian judiciary.
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