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Digital Dialogues Report Available Online

I wanted to bring your attention to a new post on David Wilcox’s Designing for Civil Society blog.  Here’s some of his great post:

The Digital Dialogues Report by the Hansard Society – now available as web pages – provides some useful insights and guidance for anyone interested in the prospect of more public engagement online, flagged up by yesterday’s Guardian story on possible funding. There’s welcome scope for commenting.

The report covers pilot projects run by the UK Government last year. Further pilots are in progress. The interim findings from the first phase are realistic rather than evangelical:

  • Public engagement can enhance policy making;
  • Public engagement enhances citizens’ and government’s efficacy;
  • The use of online resources presents significant logistical, data gathering and transparency benefits not always present in conventional, offline methods;
  • etc.
  • The section on next steps makes a point familiar to anyone involved in public engagement, online or off – that people will get involved only if they think they will be taken seriously.

    Click here for David’s full post, or go to www.digitaldialogues.org.uk for the report.

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    Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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