Monthly Archives: January 2014

29 01, 2014

OIDP Distinction “Best Practice in Citizen Participation”

By | January 29th, 2014|Awards, Europe, Radar|1 Comment

The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an organization based in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). From their about page: The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy [...]

28 01, 2014

Participatory Budgeting Conference 2014 Comes To the Bay Area

By | January 28th, 2014|Events, Participatory Budgeting|1 Comment

As announced earlier today, the 3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in the US & Canada will be held September 25-28, 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the Participatory Budgeting Project blog: Save The Date PBP is happy to announce that our 3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting will take place September 25-28, [...]

21 01, 2014

Policy Compass: New Research Prototype for Policy Evaluation and Analysis

By | January 21st, 2014|Argument Mapping, Deliberation, Europe, Radar|0 Comments

While we're on the topic of interesting e-participation initiatives being funded out of Europe, here's another such example: Policy Compass! From the project website: The main goal of Policy Compass is to develop a research prototype of an easy-to-use, highly visual and intuitive tool for social networks and eParticipation platforms, enabling citizens and public officials [...]

17 01, 2014

D-CENT: New European Citizen Engagement Platform Under Development

By | January 17th, 2014|Europe, Radar|14 Comments

Meanwhile in Europe... D-CENT D-CENT: Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies Abstract: D-CENT will create a bottom-up, decentralised, open platform for collective awareness based on integrating already successful open-source codebases. Its first practical experiments will address democratic engagement, building on Europe's largest experiments in direct democracy – the Open Ministry linked into parliament in Finland, and the [...]

16 01, 2014

CivicMeet San José: Connecting the Civic Scene in the South Bay

By | January 16th, 2014|Events|0 Comments

A small group is currently forming here in the San José, CA area preparing the launch of a local CivicMeet. About CivicMeet: CivicMeet is an international monthly meetup that brings together public and private sector innovators working to create a more open, engaged civil society. Launched in 2012, events have so far been held in [...]

12 01, 2014

NCDD 2013 Milestones

By | January 12th, 2014|Radar|0 Comments

A few days ago, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) shared a few interesting metrics that document the organization's vitality and continued growth. More than one third of its nearly 2,000 members are independent consultants or facilitators, more than one fourth work in higher education, and roughy on eighth of all members are [...]

9 01, 2014

Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Conference (PDD2014)

By | January 9th, 2014|Europe, Events|3 Comments

Update 2014/01/29: There has been a slight date change. The conference will be held July 9-11, not July 7-9, 2014. This conference looks interesting. From the website: Scaling and Innovation: Contemporary Difficulties and Future Prospects for Participatory and Deliberative Democracy This conference explores the connection between participation and deliberation in the light of these and [...]

8 01, 2014

Join Us for Our Upcoming Card Mapping Session

By | January 8th, 2014|Research|0 Comments

This took a little longer than planned to get on the schedule, but the card mapping exercise I suggested last October is finally happening: Card Mapping the NIF Approach to Citizen Deliberation Monday, January 13, 2014 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern) Duration is up to one hour. We'll connect via phone and do screensharing of some [...]