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A Citizens' Summit is a large, deliberative event on broad topic. Summits are typically organized to inform citizens on an issue and to gather feedback or proposals.
Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition Social innovation labs (otherwise known as design labs, change labs, civic experiments) offer a space for collaborative action on 'wicked' problems. According to Darcy Riddell, Director of Strategic Learning for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, "Social Innovation...
Civic or 'public' journalism treats writers and readers of news media as participants in the democratic process rather than passive reporters or observers. Civic journalism reports news in a way that encourages and facilitates public deliberation on political and social issues.
1st version 05/16 by Priscila Zanandrez Martins, UFMG, Brazil. Problems and Purpose The National System of Social Participation is organized, so, in a set of institutional measures and strengthening of the tools and existing participation mechanisms and their interface with the new forms and languages, especially virtual, in a flexible...

Method: Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an alternative finance model whereby funds are sourced from a large number of individuals (a ‘crowd’). Crowdfunding has gained new popularity with online cites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe which connect project creators directly to potential backers.

Method: Hackathon

Hackathons were generally defined as large-scale collaborative computer programming but the term has recently expanded to include events that venture outside the realm of computer programming, but still require collective ideation and participation to generate ideas and solutions.
Multi-criteria decision analysis is a rigorous decision-making method that can be used to analyse possible options for complex decisions. It enables decision-makers to evaluate options against an explicit set of criteria and avoids confusion by following a systematic, highly structured process. It has been used most extensively in democratic innovations...
Definition Civic education refers to various processes of education in self-government. It rests on the assumption that qualities necessary for democratic discourses and common decision making do not emerge by themselves but need to be acquired through education. This does not necessarily refer to teaching and learning in the education...
An electoral district forum is an online non-partisan discussion board for the constituents of a single officeholder to interact with their political leaders and each other.
An example of a possible implementation of Fundamental human needs in a process of political decision-making.
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