Check out recent blog posts from Members of the Democracy and Civic Participation Commission below.

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Democracy and Civic Participation Report

6th July 2020

The Democracy and Civic Participation Commission proposes democratic reforms for Newham to become a beacon of participatory democracy. READ MORE +

Launch event: Newham’s Commission on Democracy and Civic Participation

3rd July 2020

Join Newham's Commission on Democracy and Civic Participation on Monday 6th July for the launch of the report and recommendations. READ MORE +

Giving Citizens Power through Digital Democracy

19th February 2020

In 2014 Taiwan's government came to the island's civic hackers to ask for their help in finding new ways to listen to citizens. Does vTaiwan point towards a solution for improving democracy in Newham? READ MORE +

Better Services and Outcomes through Citizen Co-Production

17th February 2020

Citizen co-production of public services and outcomes is nothing new. What is new is that it needs to be done more effectively and integrated into the public value process which underpins public services. READ MORE +

Innovations in Democracy

3rd February 2020

Public dissatisfaction with democracy has grown substantially in the last quarter of the century. Yet when we look around the world, we also see a counter-trend of attempts to renew democracy, particularly at the local or city level. READ MORE +