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How to run a citizens' assembly

How to run a citizens' assembly by RSA. Credit: thersa.org

Read the final report of the Innovation in Democracy Programme – a handbook on how to run citizens’ assemblies at the local level.

The Innovation in Democracy Programme, commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government, supported three local authorities to involve residents in decision-making through citizens’ assemblies.

Alongside Involve, The Democratic Society and mySociety, the RSA supported several UK local councils in designing and delivering their assemblies through a package of tailored support for each authority. The new handbook is a summary text of all these tips and best practices. You can download the handbook here.


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