Webinar on Citizens’ Assemblies & Juries, Online & Offline: Tips, challenges and best practices for public & local authorities

Panel Members: Kaela Scott (Involve), Emily Reed (Devon Climate Emergency Partnership), Patrick Devine-Wright, Alice Moseley, Rebecca Sandover & Fionnguala Sherry-Brennan (University of Exeter)

Involve’s Director of Innovation & Practice, Kaela Scott, is taking part in a webinar to share research findings and lessons from Devon’s Online Climate Assembly. It will explore some of the following questions:

  • How do online deliberation experiences compare to ‘offline’ citizen deliberation? What practical tips are there for getting the best from an online deliberation environment? What are the benefits & drawbacks of each?
  • Deciding on size and form: what type and how many people to involve?
  • How can citizens’ juries and assemblies be embedded into local democratic processes?
  • Determining the scope of your assembly: how narrow or broad?
  • What timing issues are there to consider in conducting your citizens’ assembly or jury?
  • How do you best evaluate your citizens’ assembly?

The webinar is aimed at local authorities or other public bodies who are making use of, or considering using, online or offline public engagement to inform public policy or explore public perspectives.

A toolkit of lessons & tips for best practice will be finalised and shared following the webinar.

When: 1.30 – 3pm, Wednesday 15 December 2021, online

Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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