- Start date: 1 October 2020
- End date: 31 May 2021
- Value: £20,000
- Primary investigator: 00998216
This PCAN Fellowship will work towards embedding participation and deliberation in the day-to-day decision-making of local authorities. It will do so by exploring different participatory methods that have been used successfully in the UK and elsewhere, in order to pilot and evaluate two of them in different PCAN local authorities. It will build on, rather than replicate, the work of previous PCAN projects on citizens assemblies/juries.
The overall goal is to produce a report for local authorities on methods for sustained citizen engagement, that can be used to deepen and broaden democratic processes beyond one-off events and traditional sporadic consultations or elections, recognising that significant change comes from continued engagement and dialogue.