Citizen Participation in Our Economy

This section contains resources to help us involve people in creating and re- designing n economy fit for the 21st century. Intended for Devon audiences but useful for beyond this small corner of the South West, UK. 

 

See our 'knowledge hub' for more useful resouces:

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Do let us know if you found these resources useful or are involved in local activity to apply any of these examples where you are. And indeed if you have any case studies or other resources that will be helpful.

Lets dive in!

Building a Public Culture of Economics report

Building a Public Culture of Economics report

This report by Reema Patel, Kayshani Gibbon and Tony Greenham, sets out the findings from the RSA Citizens’ Economic Council, a nationwide programme of work prototyping a range of democratic innovations on economic policy. The Council aimed to be a catalyst for sparking a broader public discussion about the goals and priorities of economic policy.

Trust the People

Trust the People

Free training on community organising, group support, community assemblies and more. TRUST THE PEOPLE is a movement of community builders - open to everyone -sharing deliberative democratic tools to support local communities in dealing with global crisis, like the ones we face today.

Article by Jay Tompt

Article by Jay Tompt

Citizen-led Economic Transition – a four point framework for guiding action by South Devon based expert Jay Tompt.

Video (3 mins)

Video (3 mins)

Every One Every Day Introduction Film - March 2020 Participatory City for the benefit of the people living and working in Barking and Dagenham

Regenerate Devon Platform

Regenerate Devon Platform

Following on from the Regenerate Devon Summit for purpose of continuing conversations and collaborations. Over the upcoming months and years we’ll all be making decisions about how we re-build our households, communities and economy and the choices that we make now will ripple long into the future. This past year of climate emergency declarations, pandemic lockdown and economic crisis have intensified calls for a ‘green new deal’ and 'build back better’.

Video (11 mins)

Video (11 mins)

Participatory Cities- What they are and why they are so important By Participatory City- which works for the benefit of the people living and working in Barking and Dagenham

Tools to Act Participatory City report

Tools to Act Participatory City report

Tools to Act- year 2 report for the 'every one every day' initiative in Barking and Dagenham “It is no exaggeration to say it is work like this which can save the world. If we are going to learn how to live in the face of climate change, tackle the vast inequalities that divide us, come together across differences of race, history and religion, it will be through experiences like this." Marc Stears, Sydney Policy Lab

Action on Climate in Teignbridge

Action on Climate in Teignbridge

By residents for residents Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) is a new group supporting the climate change goals in the district. The procurement group and the new business and economy group engage citizens about climate change issues and actions that can be taken individually and collectively to meet carbon neutrality by 2030

What is participatory budgeting?

What is participatory budgeting?

Participatory budgeting explained by the Local Government Association with three case studies:- -Govanhill, Glasgow -Tower Hamlets, ‘You Decide!' -Porto Alegre, Brazil

Frome Peoples Budget

Frome Peoples Budget

Frome Town Council has introduced the People’s Budget (PB), a way for local people get to make choices about how local money is spent. We are changing the relationship you have with Frome Town Council giving you the chance to make direct choices & decisions about how local public budgets are spent. IN 2019/20 they made £35,000 of the Council’s budget available for PB.

Resources from PB network UK

Resources from PB network UK

Resources from the UK Participatory Budgeting Network. Intro guides, Grant making through PB, PB at scale, PB for social housing engaging with tenants and residents groups, and more

Participatory budgeting Scotland network guide

Participatory budgeting Scotland network guide

What is participatory budgeting- A PB Scotland network 60-second guide with videos and case studies

Community engagement checklist

Community engagement checklist

A checklist tool by Regen SouthWest for community energy projects. Help build a community of interest around your community energy organisation, including volunteers, directors, investors, supporters and partners to enable projects.

How to do an Economic Blueprint guide

How to do an Economic Blueprint guide

The purpose of this ‘How to do an Economic Blueprint’ guide is to provide support for your community group as you pursue the Economic Blueprint process in your own community. It is designed to inform, guide and support you and your group through a self-facilitated process. We’ve broken it down into manageable steps to help make it easy – the short videos below are made to work alongside the guide.

Local Economic Blueprint Totnes & district

Local Economic Blueprint Totnes & district

This work was part of a national pilot run by the Transition Network’s REconomy Project TTT was one of three places exploring how best to do this kind of community economic development, based on this “local economic evaluation” process; the other places are the county of Herefordshire and Brixton, Lambeth. Together these three pilots provided the widest possible learnings given they represent a market town, a rural county and an inner-city area.

xr future democracy hub

xr future democracy hub

Video playlist (1-5 mins long)

Video playlist (1-5 mins long)

Various people from REconomy project Totnes discussing the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint. Playlist of 6 videos- all between 1 and 5 mins length

Citizens Action Network

Citizens Action Network

Videos, presentation slides, become a co-creator, articles and more. "A Citizens Action Network is our concept of how everything can come together in a local community. So that every kind of person living there can get access to the cosmo-local solutions available."

Community right to challenge

Community right to challenge

The Right to Challenge empowers community organisations, charities or Town/Parish Councils to bid to run council services, where they believe they can run them better. Find out more from Teignbridge District Council about community right to challenge and a link to government guidence on how it works

Exploratory Study

Exploratory Study

Plymouth Energy Community is one of the case studies. The energy transition : new dialogues between cities & local stakeholders. Local authorities have a key role to play in energy and climate policies and in the energy transition towards a low carbon, energy efficient and sustainable model. How to stimulate stakeholders’ involvement? Driving change through ambitious partnerships, networks and alliances and encouraging citizen participation.

Exeter City Futures

Exeter City Futures

Exeter City Futures’ (CIC) vision is a carbon-neutral Exeter that remains a great place to live for future generations. They are working to achieve this through their mission: to bring Exeter’s businesses, individuals, communities and leaders together and provide the coordination and focus needed to deliver the city’s carbon ambitions.

CIVIC SQUARE (2020—2030)

CIVIC SQUARE (2020—2030)

CIVIC SQUARE: Three Key Areas for the Next Decade: 1- Public Square 2- Neighbourhood Economics Lab 3- Creative + Participatory Ecosystem

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New Economy Organisers Toolkit

New Economy Organisers Toolkit

New Economy Organisers Network- key resources and tools developed for NEON’s training programmes and day-to-day operations. Neon would love you to download, use and adapt for your own organising.

Peoples Assemblies Manual

Peoples Assemblies Manual

How to organise and run a People’s Assembly by Extinction Rebellion's Future Democracy Hun. People’s assemblies have a very different purpose, structure and process to citizens’ assembly which you may have heard of.

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Article by Jay Tompt

Citizen-led Economic Transition – a four point framework for guiding action by South Devon based expert Jay Tompt.

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