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Innovation in Democracy is as UK Government programme to pilot new types of democracy. The RSA is working alongside Involve, the Democratic Society and mySociety to help deliver the programme.

We’ll be supporting three citizens’ assemblies across the county on local issues:

Read Innovation in Democracy FAQs (pdf, 0.1MB)

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If you are working for a UK local authority and are interested in running similar processes, please get in touch with us:

How to tell the story of a citizens' assembly: a guide

As part of our work to support practitoners, The Democratic Society and the RSA have published a guide to help commissioning bodies (such as local authorities) publicise the work of citizens' assemblies. 

Download RSA Reporting on and telling the story of a Citizens Assembly (pdf, 0.1MB) 

The Innovation in Democracy programme is being led by two government departments, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government as part of the Civil Society Strategy. You can see more about the programme on the Government’s website.

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