About the workshop
This workshop focuses on the importance of public participation and consultation techniques in policy- making on an international, national and local level. It explores the drivers of public participation and will cover the different participation and consultation models that other countries, multilateral organisations and institutions around the globe are using. You will hear about the legal principles underpinning participation and how these can be interpreted in your own country. You will have the opportunity to develop practical skills which will give you a clear idea of how to incorporate lessons learnt and to improve public engagement in policy-making.
What the workshop will cover
The workshop will explore Government-citizen relationships and how rising citizens’ expectations for greater involvement in policy-making can be met.
Stakeholder management, engagement techniques and the use of social media as management tools and to disseminate public policy information will feature prominently.
How participants will benefit
During the week you will:
• Understand about participation drivers, the essentials of public participation in policy, participation models and much more
• Explore the opportunity to collaborate with a London local government organisation in order to experience for yourself what others are doing in the area of public participation and the challenges they face
• Share your current participation and consultation practices
• Work on group exercises to develop practical skills.