As a non-profit organisation working for greater participation and dialogue in democracy, we are independent, non-partisan and politically non-aligned. Who are we?
Our clients have included the Government Digital Service, the Cabinet Office, various institutions of the European Union, NHS England, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Scottish Government.
Our current projects include:
Trusting Europe? How we (can) get citizen engagement right.
May 2018 sees the launch of a new network of champions working on transparency, accountability and citizen engagement across Europe, in all its diversity.
Civil Society and the European Citizens' Consultations
We're coordinating a new network of civil society around the citizens' consultations happening across EU member states between April and December 2018.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Governance Review
Researching and writing a report detailing recommendations for Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council about improving resident engagement as part of decision-making processes.
Space in Common
Delivering workshops bringing together those with interest in planning how Greater Manchester develops from a range of perspectives. Building greater understanding and exploring how a more constructive conversation can be created.
Exploring innovative engagement methods for housing associations and beyond
Exploring how a major provider of social housing, care and other services can improve how they engage with customers and enable customers to shape their services.
Digital Tools for Participatory Budgeting in Scotland
The Scottish Government commissioned Demsoc to conduct a research project into the use of digital tools to support Participatory Budgeting (PB), in the context of the requirements of local councils.
Strengthening democracy and local governance in the Eastern Partnership Countries
We're working with the Council of Europe on a thematic programme strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Supporting civic activism in Northern Ireland
Working with civil society and communities to build democratic participation and openness in Northern Ireland, informed by best practice from our work in the UK, and drawing on international expertise.
More information about the projects we are mentoring in Northern Ireland can be found here: Civic Activism Programme.