HOW TO ENGAGE CITIZENS IN POLICYMAKING

Free Online Workshop | Exclusive for Public Servants & Policymakers




57% of people want to be involved in local decision-making. But only 26% of people feel like they can influence these local decisions. How can public servants foster more effective engagement with citizens?

Citizen engagement can give those working in government a better understanding of the problems they face, a sense of citizens’ priorities and result in more public support for effective implementation. But knowing how and when to engage citizens can be tricky.

In this workshop, you learnt:

  1. Hacks for lowering the barriers to citizen engagement
  2. Key ingredients to successful co-design
  3. How to use technology to leverage citizens’ expertise

Who you heard from:

In this online workshop you heard from Noreen Blanluet, the director of the Co-Production Network for Wales, an inclusive, member-led network of doers and thinkers who inspire and empower one another to bring positive change to public services and communities.

You also heard from Niamh Webster, Digital Engagement Manager at the Scottish Government. Niamh advises policymakers on democratic engagement for meaningful participation.

This workshop was part of the Fire Starter Festival celebrating creativity and innovation in public services.

Open to all participants from the public service, civil society, and academia. If you are not yet a member of Apolitical, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the workshop.