Are you looking to implement a digital participation project? From case-studies to practical guides, here are all the resources you need to get started with citizen engagement.

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“Citizens have one expertise: the one of their needs” – Interview with Stephen Boucher

During the Interconnectés Forum 2017 in Lyon (France), we met up with Stephen Boucher, professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and author of the book...

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Chosing the right participation method

Survey, idea gathering, participatory budget… when launching a citizen participation project, there are many options to choose from. A survey will yield different answers and reach different audiences than a straightforward vote or a participatory budget – it’s therefore crucial to pick the option that’s ..

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4 reasons why digital participation is easier than you think

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re probably already convinced that citizen participation is a good thing. However, what you might not be so convinced about is that it can be done without a huge amount of resources. And yet, it's true! ...

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Idea Sourcing to Solve Housing Crisis in Vancouver: A Case Study

In tackling the challenges of affordable housing, the Canadian city of Vancouver put the decision-making power where it belongs: with its people. The 2,530,746 Vancouverites were encouraged to share their ideas on...

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What's the difference between Civic tech and Gov tech?

Although many amongst us use the term interchangeably, there are important differences between both. This article sheds a light upon the existing confusion there is between Civic Tech and GovTech. Time to demystify the differences!

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Our Team Retreat to Rethink Citizen Engagement

We spent a fantastic three days together with the whole team in the woods around Durbuy, Belgium.  Wait, why a team retreat in the first place? That was exactly the question we asked everyone on the team before...

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10 Must-Read Books about Digital Democracy

As winter’s coming, you might find some more time to grab a book and learn about our democracies in the digital age. We have curated our favourite list of recently released books exploring how the Internet...