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Taking the OGP Co-Creation Process Online – Further Guidance

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PARTNERS

Some partners who can provide further support and information.

OGP Practice Group on Deliberation : The OGP Practice Group on Open Dialogue and Deliberation, is a group of eight experts from five countries. The project was launched to help OGP member countries find a shared understanding of how deliberative processes work; and to provide them with the tools they need to begin using deliberative processes in their action plans.

OECD Innovative Citizen Participation Network : OECD’s network of practitioners, designers, academics, researchers, civil servants working to frame their work on Innovative Citizen Participation.

Involve : Involve (based in the UK) works with governments, parliaments, civil society organizations, academics and the public across the UK and internationally to design, deliver and evaluate world-class participatory processes and strategies.

Consul : Consul is a citizen participation tool for an open, transparent and democratic government. You can contact them for tips on how to use the platform, and avoid any technical, organizational and legal difficulties.

DemocraciaOS : DemocraciaOS isa digital platform that allows for participatory budget management, public consultation, and collaborative law-making between the government and citizens. You can contact them for tips on how to customize the platform for your context and needs.

RESOURCES

Digital Outreach Playbook : Principles and best practices for Digital Outreach to Vulnerable Populations from Code for America

Digital Tools for Participation: Where to Start? Blogpost from Involve UK on where to start with online participation and a list of online tools with their uses

Digital Tools for Citizen Assemblies: Resource from MySociety with extensive guidance on different digital tools that can be used for citizen assemblies.

Engaging Citizens in Policy Making : Apolitical’s 7 day bootcamp where public servants can learn about engaging citizens in policy making

Friday Note: 21 Escapes from Conference Call Hell : Blogpost by Ruth Levine on how to host conference calls

GovLab’s Collective Crisis Intelligence : Collection of coaching videos from those who have successfully responded to a crisis before by successfully using technology to engage with a larger “crowd” of volunteers. In each mini-lecture those who have successfully learned how to mobilize groups of people online, present the basic concepts and tools to learn, analyze and implement a crowdsourced public response to crucial decision-making processes in a context of emergency.

GovLab’s CrowdLaw resource : CrowdLaw is the practice of using technology to tap the intelligence and expertise of the public in order to improve the quality of lawmaking. Crowdlaw initiatives show that the public can, in many cases, go beyond contributing opinions and signing petitions online to playing a more substantive role, including: proposing legislation, drafting bills, monitoring implementation, and supplying missing data

How to make your colleagues see the value in citizen engagement: Thisarticle is written by Don Lenihan and Damian Carmichael, Co-Chairs of the OGP Practice Group on Open Dialogue and Deliberation and Iain Kendal, Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Government of Australia

Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave:  This report from the OECD gathers close to 300 representative deliberative practices to explore trends in such processes, identify different models, and analyse the trade-offs among different design choices as well as the benefits and limits of public deliberation. It includes Good Practice Principles for Deliberative Processes for Public Decision Making, based on comparative empirical evidence gathered by the OECD and in collaboration with leading practitioners from government, civil society, and academics

Guide to Open Data Meetups by the Open Data Charter, Open Data New Zealand and OECD to help facilitate virtual meetings in your local area and gather knowledge on data needed across readiness, response and recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#LockDownDebate: Rapid online deliberation on COVID-19 technologies: Insights from Ada Lovelace Institute, Involve, and BangtheTable on their experience with rapid online public deliberation on COVID-19 exit strategies

Making visible the invisible: what public engagement uncovers about privilege and power in data systems: Ada Lovelace Institute’s Insights from lived experience at Citizens’ Biometrics Council and Community Voice workshops in Brighton, Bristol and Manchester which show how technology can mediate power asymmetries and privilege. 

OECD’s Participo series and Involve UK which recently conducted an online citizens assembly have useful information on stages for facilitating deliberative processes and picking the right tools.

Online engagement: principles, strategy and research : Standards and guidance from the New Zealand government on principles, strategy and evidence for online engagement.

Rapid Online Deliberation on COVID-technologies: Blogpost from organisations that are collaborating to trial a rapid, online deliberation with 25-30 members of the public to talk about COVID-19 exit strategies.

The Definitive Guide to Facilitating Remote Workshops : MURAL’s resource with insights, tools, and case studies from digital-first companies and expert facilitators

The low-tech way to engage citizens in lockdown: Blogpost by OGP Steering Committee member Aidan Eyakuze.

The OGP Practice Group on Dialogue and Deliberation’s guide on designing public deliberation processes.

The Democratic Society and newDemocracy Foundations paper on designing public online deliberations. 

The UK Government’s Open Policymaking Toolkit : This manual includes information about Open Policy Making as well as the tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy.

Writing Center at UNC : A detailed overview of the steps involved in a collaborative process of drafting

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