Our team manages Demsoc day-to-day, running projects that create new democratic opportunities, working with governments and public to create a new way of making policy centered on public engagement.

We aim to create new ways of making policy centered on public participation. Our priorities are to build transparency and accountability into existing Government structures and to use technology that is democratic by design.

In the UK, we are the public dialogue partners for the UK's open government programme. We have curated discussion regarding the future of the European Union and the policy direction of the European Commission. We have also worked with parish councils, neighbourhoods, counties and cities to develop local democracy and decision making.

Our clients include the Government Digital Service, the Cabinet Office, the European Union’s Department for Employment, NHS England, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Scottish Government. We regularly showcase our thinking; recent examples include the World Forum on Democracy, Club of Venice, Personal Democracy Forum Europe, and the Political Studies Association's Participative & Deliberative Democracy conference.


Our current projects are:

NHS Citizen

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

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An innovation hub and crowd-sourced think tank, where you can find the support, research and support to design, create and launch projects to improve democracy.

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Building Communities and Trust in Northern Ireland

Working with the local government and civil society to build democratic participation and openness in Northern Ireland, informed by best practice elsewhere in the UK.


Collaborative Government in Scotland

Working with civil servants, academics and members of civil society to create a new kind of collaborative government in Scotland. Involving events, practical projects and innovative thinking.

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Open EU

The creation of a shared collaborative statement on how to open up EU institutions to a world class standard, through events and online dialogue.

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Parliament Week

Two events during Parliament Week (16th-20th November 2015) for the European Parliament Information Office in the UK #DoDemocracy

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CityCamp Brighton

CityCamp Brighton is a local network of people and events working to accelerate social innovation projects within the City of Brighton

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North Street and Phoenix Estate Consultation, Lewes

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

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