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Citizen Engagement Activities
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Objective: A Citizens' Panel is a large, demographically representative group
of citizens regularly used to assess public preferences and opinions. When
conducted online it is sometimes known...
Objective: "Conversation Cafes aim to foster a society that actively engages
in important social topics, which are newly selected for each gathering, by
creating a temporary environment that...
Participatory Chinatown (Boston)
Objective: "A mixed online-offline engagement process, the goal of
Participatory Chinatown was to engage more Chinatown stakeholders in the 2010
Chinatown Master Planning Process" in Boston (...
Objective: "Roundtable discussions are small group discussions where everybody
has an equal right to participate. This method can in reality encompass a
number of different formats; roundtabl...
Objective: "The Vorarlberg Burgerrat model, aka Citizens' Councils, was
featured in OECD's report on Innovative Citizen Participation. Based on Jim
Rough's Wisdom Council model, it aims to ad...
Objective: "Forum Theatre uses theatre to achieve social aims. It is a form of
theatre that encourages audience interaction and explores different options
for dealing with a problem or issue....
Objective: Grunberger and Omann (n.d, p. 9) describe the laddering method as
follows: "This method has its roots in market research with the aim to
identify consumer relationships to products...
Objective: "Liquid Democracy is an innovative concept for liquefying rigid
structures that limit our democracy. And Liquid Democracy is us: a non-profit
association from Berlin dedicated to t...
Objective: "Online consultations utilize the internet to ask a group of people
their opinion on an issue (typically a policy in the development stages). An
unlimited number of participants ca...
Objective: To allow all kinds of people to organize and participate in
creative meetings and events, to address one or more complex issues a larger
group of people is facing and to create a c...
Objective: Speed Geeking is a method to introduce and expose participants to
new ideas, thoughts or processes.
"A large group split up into smaller groups that make their way around several
Activating Opinion Survey
Objective: In an activating opinion survey people are asked about their views
on certain matters. Aim is to identify concerns, interests and needs of
citizens. Also, citizens are invited to e...
Objective: "Fishbowl conversations can be used to share information and
promote dialogue between participants by focusing the entire groups' attention
on the discussions taking place between...
Objective: A Delphi Survey is a systematic multistage process in which experts
are enquired about their opinions as well as about potential developments on
"Delphi Surveys a...
Objective: In a citizen jury randomly selected individuals create a "citizens'
assessment" on an issue. The participants make their recommendations from the
point of view of the commonwealth;...
Objective: According to involve.org.uk, written consultations aim to determine
the different existing opinions and perspectives on an issue and are the most
common form of consultation at the...
What is PB: The city administration makes the city budget transparent to get
the citizens' vote or suggestion on how to spend it. It can have versatile
applications ranging from small to larg...
PIMP your Town!
Objective: "The local politics project for youth participation. What do indoor
playgrounds, advertisements for sports clubs and the voluntary firefighters
for parents of migrants, talking bin...
What is it: "Action Learning is a process that involves a small group working
on real problems, taking action, and learning as individuals, as a team, and
as an organization. It helps organiz...
Objective: According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
"Appreciative Inquiry is a facilitated process to discover past and current
practices that inform and inspire participants...
Conflict Solving Conference
Objective: The conflict resolution conference is a participation format in
which heterogeneous viewpoints of different interest groups become transparent
in a multi-stage process. During the...
Objective: Consensus conferences are meetings comprised of a panel of randomly
selected citizens who can engage in dialogue with experts on a particular
topic at publicly held conferences. Ac...
Crowd Wise is a participation method for taking shared decisions. It produces
outcomes which the participants are more likely to support or be able to live
with. Crowd Wise is a tested and fl...
Objective: Cooperative discourse is a combination of elements of mediation, of
the Delphi survey and of the citizen juries aimed at solving planning
assignments. It is suitable for very compl...