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Curtin University

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute is working towards increasing sustainability, connecting policy, theory and practice. Our efforts require understanding about how to integrate different priorities and, most importantly, how we can work collaboratively for a better world.

Danish Board of Technology

The Danish Board of Technology Foundation is an independent, non-profit, common good, corporative foundation, committed to technology assessment, foresight, knowledge-based decision-making, parliamentary advisory activities, collaborative democracy and methodological research. We specialize in the design and implementation of stakeholder- and citizen participation methods and decision making processes.

Democracy in Practice

Democracy In Practice is dedicated to democratic innovation, experimentation, and capacity building. To date, Democracy In Practice has focused primarily on reinventing student government, using schools as laboratories of democratic experimentation while providing young people with a rich civic educational experience.

Fórum dos CidadãosFórum dos Cidadãos is a civil society initiative that aims to strengthen democracy in Portugal by making the informed and reflected voice of ordinary citizens heard in important public debates.


The G1000 is an independent citizens’ project that aimed at revitalizing democracy in Belgium. It started as an idea, but over a short period of time grew to be one of the largest citizens’ initiative for democratic innovation in Western Europe. The G1000 project has facilitated several inclusive events such as a citizen’s summit with 704 participants in November 2011 and subsequent citizen panels.


G1000.nu is a Dutch citizens-initiative on renewing democracy by means of sortition and deliberation. We aim at re-establishing ownership of communities and transforming inhabitants into citizens again. We do this with the help of a carefully designed process in which we are able to accommodate 1000+ participants “in the room” at the same time.

Healthy Democracy

Healthy Democracy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in the United States that works to elevate the voice of citizens and improve public discourse for the benefit of all voters. It’s flagship program, the Citizens’ Initiative Review, brings randomly selected and demographically representative panels of voters together to fairly and thoroughly evaluate ballot measures and give voters information they can trust.

Japan Research Forum for Mini-publics (JRMP) is a network of citizens, practitioners, and scholars who take the initiative in mini-publics citizen participation activities and their theoretical studies in Japan. JRMP works, via collaboration among them, for the dissemination of deliberative mini-publics in Japanese society.

Jefferson Center logo

The Jefferson Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit based in the United States. The Jefferson Center advances civic participation in American democracy by creating opportunities for the public to learn, deliberate, and develop solutions to shared challenges together, expanding the capacity for “everyday” citizens to meaningfully influence the institutions and policies that shape society.


MASS LBP is Canada’s home for democratic innovation and public strategy. Fundamentally, we believe in people. Given the opportunity to participate in a thorough, fair and inclusive process, citizens are ready to provide constructive advice, offering officials the intelligence, perspective, and sensitivity that difficult public issues require.

Missions Publiques

Founded in 1998, Missions Publiques designs, implements and evaluates citizen and stakeholder participation and policy dialogue (consulting, training, research) with public authorities, international organizations, providers of services of general interest, researchers and NGOs, at all levels. We aim to disseminate practices of citizen participation at the global level.

The newDemocracy Foundation is a privately funded research foundation based in Australia. nDF researches and develops transformative democratic models and tests them through real world projects with local, state and federal governments. nDF aims to discover, develop, demonstrate, and popularise complementary alternatives which will restore trust in public decision making.

nexus institute

nexus is an applied research institute that emerged from Berlin University of Technology (TUB), Germany. We develop ideas and scenarios for future societies, from local to global, based on participative tools and methods (online and face-to-face) which are used and enhanced in our daily work.


ParticipaLab is centered on collaborative research around hybrid democracy: direct and deliberative participation technologies for new democratic processes involving digital tools.


PARTICITIZ, Participation & Citizenship Association, designs, develops, tests and promotes new and innovative processes of citizens’ deliberation. These new participatory and deliberative designs are offered to public authorities and institutions as well as political representatives in order to assure that the Citizen’s voice can be heard.

Policy Jury Group

The Policy Jury Group was founded in 2017 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Our programs are based on a large body of democratic experimentation and innovation that has taken place over past decade in a variety of political contexts around the world, based on deliberative mini-publics. At the PJG, our programs are focused on how Policy Juries can be used within government, rather than a service, or consultation, provided by the private or non-profit sector.

Sortition Foundation

The Sortition Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote and institute sortition in empowered assemblies. We envision a world free from partisan politicking, where a representative random sample of everyday people make decisions in an informed, deliberative and fair environment.