Involve just launched a new participation website. People and Participation.net (http://www.peopleandparticipation.net), is a new radical resource to help people across the country influence Government decision-making. The site combines the strengths of an expert guide to participation with interactivity and inclusiveness of a wiki. Key features include:
• An interactive tool which helps practitioners to select participatory methods based on their specific circumstances
• A comprehensive methods database, covering over 30 traditional and innovative approaches to public participation from around the world
• A selection of case studies, showcasing good practice and allowing site users to post their own success stories to inspire others.
• A section for site users to post their questions about participation. Involve staff will respond to these questions and thereby create an ever growing knowledge bank of answers to common.
• News and events information from the UK and beyond
• A comprehensive library of written and web-based resources from around the world to help site users make sense of public participation
The interactive website was built by Involve and Headshift. It is funded by the department of Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Justice and the Sustainable Development Commission.
We hope that the site will be a creative space where officials, councillors and citizens can share their success stories.
I would be really interested to hear what you think of peopleandparticipation.net. You can leave your feedback directly onto the site.
This blog is a repository for posts I have made over the years at Involve as well as more personal reflections.