Citizen engagement is recognized as a crucial task for socially robust, fit-for-purpose and inclusive policymaking. The Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy aims to respond to the increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies at the EU level. aims to respond to the increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies at the EU level.
On June 9-10, 2022, the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy is offering an online training program on Citizen Engagement in Regional Planning and Policymaking. The program is open and free to everyone. It is designed for anybody who is interested to know how t plan and design citizen engagement in regional planning and policymaking.
The online course is 2 days total, 9 hours).
This training covers the rationales for citizen engagement, principles of best practice, as well as applied tools for running citizen engagement activities. The course includes a focus on the main types and methodologies of citizen engagement such as deliberation and co-creation together with case studies in their political context, and guidance on how to plan citizen engagement activities and find necessary resources. The training offers hands-on and practical exercises, in which participants will be invited to work on their own applied case.
The training will consist of four main modules:
Module 1: Rationales of citizen engagement across public policy settings
Module 2: Political context including local, regional and EU level initiatives
Module 3: Approaches and methods with case study examples
Module 4: Planning citizen engagement in a case study
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