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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.