How digital technology will change our democracy and society

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2017

Client: D21 (funded by DG CONNECT)

A study of how digital trends will impact on the functioning of democracy, and of inequalities. And how the EU should respond.

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The Open Government Partnership and the European Union

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2017 

Client: The Open Society European Policy Institute

An analysis of the Open Government Partnership and of its applicability to the European Union.

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Democratic Participation in a Citizen’s Europe: What Next for the EU?

Democratic Participation in a Citizen’s Europe: What Next for the EU?

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2016 

Client: Co-organised by The Democratic Society; The Liverpool European Law Unit- University of Liverpool; and The European Citizens' Initiative Campaign; with people2power.info as media partners.

A conference to assess, explore, and develop public participation in EU decision-making

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EU Decide

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2016

Client: Catherine Bearder MEP

An impartial website to inform voters in the referendum about what the EU does, and the arguments on both sides of the debate.

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Demfest 2016

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2016

A festival of democracy delivered in partnership with Gladstone's Library and The Raymond Williams Foundation.

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Open EU

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2016

Client: The European Commission

A project to show The European Commission how Open Policymaking could be practiced.

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Government Digital Services

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2016 

Client: Government Digital Services

A short project exploring how the experience of online consultations, as run by Whitehall, can be improved.

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NHS Citizen

NHS Citizen

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2013 - 2016

Client: NHS England

NHS Citizen was a national programme to give the public a voice on healthcare matters and influence NHS decision making.

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North Street and Phoenix Estate Consultation, Lewes

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2012 - 2016

Client: The Santon Group

Facilitation for the consultation events around the redevelopment of the Phoenix Estate and North Street area in Lewes, East Sussex.

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Parliament Week 2015

 

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2015 

Client: The European Parliament Information Service

Design, organisation and facilitation of two events for the European Parliament Information Office in the UK about the Future of European Democracy.

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Zero Heroes

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2014 - 2015

Client: Lewes District Council

Engagement competition and participatory budgeting project to reduce waste in Lewes District Council area.

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Fairer Scotland

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2016

Client: The Scottish Government

Linked deliberative events across Scotland to crowdsource ideas, and explore priorities for making Scotland fairer.

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OPUB 

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2014

Client: Committee of the Regions

An open policymaking unconference held immediately after the 2014 EuroPCom conference.

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Talking to EU 

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2014

Client: European Parliament in the UK

A youth white paper about how the European Parliament could (and should) engage young people with their work, written by 11-25 year olds themselves.

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Patcham Community Association

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2014

Client: Patcham Community Association

We organised a on and offline survey of people who lived, worked and studied in Patcham about the community and proposed developments on Patcham Court Farm.

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BMA Local Structures Audit 

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2014

Client: The British Medical Association (BMA) 

We undertook a major review of representation and support for members at local level, identifying the needs of members to ensure the BMA has modern, responsive, democratic structures at a local level that support members, give members a voice and provide accountability

HEE End of Life Consultation 

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2014

Client: Health Education England

Demsoc facilitated, analysed and wrote up discussions from the workshop that fed into the SHAPE report, which assessed the changing epidemiology of patients in the UK.

EU Network Mapping

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2014

Client: DG EMPL, European Commission

Demsoc undertook network mapping of online and offline influencers in employment, Europe 2020, health and welfare, poverty, social inclusion, and youth unemployment in the English language across the EU (limited to English language). This work was presented to DG Empl with advice on how to access and use this network to benefit their organisational objectives.

Future Europe

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2013

Client: European Parliament in the UK

We were tasked with moderating an online discussion in advance or Viviane Reding's Feb 2014 visit to the UK (Talk Europe).

Alongside we carried out two events about the future of the EU (Future EU), one that focused on young people and their role within the EU and the second with Age UK about ageing populations.

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Sciencewise

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2013

Client: Sciencewise

A written paper exploring the lexicon of digital engagement tools used in discussing science policy with the public. The target audience was civil servants and policy makers working specifically in science policy. The paper used a series of case studies, novel mapping (linking digital typography to need) and analysis of the value of digital tools for public engagement. The paper was one of Sciencewise's show cased pieces based on positive feedback and a high hit rate.

Democratic Public Services in Lambeth

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2012 - 2013

Client: Lambeth Council

Lambeth was moving towards a Cooperative model in its service provision, the way in which democratic processes are carried out in Lambeth is quite traditional. The reason for this work was to provide a democratic basis for the revisions to the Council’s constitution in advance of the annual meeting in May. Our work was to consider the ways in which democratic engagement and the demand for increased participation could be reflected both in the Council's constitution and in the actions that it and its communities take.

FCO Digital Diplomacy Training

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2012

Client: Foreign & Commonwealth Office

We provide full training for foreign ministries and embassies so that they can make the most of social media, from in the classroom training to digital simulations, Digital Diplomacy helps staff to build their knowledge and confidence in this vital part of foreign ministry work, so it can become and integral part of how they carry out international diplomacy.

Carnegie Media Regulation Report

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2012

Client: Carnegie

This project was an on and offline discussion to answer the question: 'How can media and media regulation create an environment that supports new forms of localized and participative democracy?' The final report was submitted to the Leveson Inquiry. You can access the report here.

Brighton & Hove Budget Events

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2011

Client: Brighton & Hove City Council

In 2011 we undertook the Brighton and Hove Council budget consultation and discussions on spending priorities, which included running workshops across the city, including in Patcham.

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