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  • Over the next 45 minutes
  • Public engagement -What is it?
  • What is Engagement?
  • Public engagement -Why do it?
  • A key element of understanding why you are doing PE Is to understand which of the drivers within society are that you are responding to:Governance –democratic legitimacy, trust, active citizenshipSocial cohesion and social justice –relationships, ownership and social capital; empowering peopleOr Better decisions and outcomesImproved services – creating more efficient services that meet real needs and reflect community values Capacity building and learning – building confidence and skills, and helping to create stronger communities Or Building understanding of trade offsGreater ownership – building community buy-in to policies, services and service deliveryOr Increasing public ownership of scienceIncreasing public participation in scienceNew legal and regulatory structures – Duty to Involve, CAA, Cabinet Office guidanceOther reasonsContributing to civic engagementIncreased public knowledge Policy influence
  • [bullet]One of the reasons that people get it wrong is because they start with the process or the structure they want for engagementthe way they want to run an engagement event[bullet]And they hope that it is going to lead to the outcome they want[bullet]But doesn’t work like that[bullet]shouldn’t start with process but ratherAND THEN GO THROUGH THE FORMULA Note at the end that it isn’t in fact linear, but is rather an iterative process
  • Public engagement -Who does it?Is it someone like you?
  • Lessons learnt

SCC2011 - Introduction to public engagement - Simon Burall SCC2011 - Introduction to public engagement - Simon Burall Presentation Transcript

  • An Introduction to Public Engagement
    Simon Burall/ Director
    Science Communication Conference
    25 May 2011
  • Agenda
    Introductions
    What is it?
    Why do it?
    Who does it?
    Q&A
  • Who are you?
    Turn to your neighbour and find out:
    Who they are?
    Where they are from?
    What turned them on to science?
  • Public Engagement can be:
    Science Communication
    Education (e.g. scientists talking in schools)
    University outreach
    New Media (e.g. Twitter to update people)
    Science festivals
    Policy consultations
    Debate and dialogue
    Collaborative research
  • How many do you recognise?
    Lectures
    Citizens’ juries
    User Panels
    Future Search
    Open Space
    Neighbourhood Forums
    Deliberative Polling™
    Local Involvement Networks
    Focus Groups
    Participatory Appraisal
    Planning for Real™
    Public Engagement
    E-Petitions
    Citizens’ Summits
    Participatory Budgeting
    Online forums
    Wikis
    World Cafe
    Forum Theatre
    Democs™
    Public talks
    Citizens’ Panels
    Opinion Polls
  • Arnstein’s Ladder (1969)
  • The Participation Spiral
    Collaborate
    Involve
    Empower
    Consult
    Inform
  • Andanother way
    Empower
    Collaborate
    Involve
    Number of people involved
    Consult
    Inform
  • Not just science...
    At different levels:
    • Local
    • National
    • International
    It happens in:
    Health
    Youth services
    Criminal justice
    Environment
    Planning
    Etc.
  • Different reasons
    Social Cohesion
    Governance
    Improved Services
    Learning
    Law & Regulations
    Ownership
  • Making it all add up
    Outcome
    (What)
    Process / Structure
    (How)
    People
    (Who)
    Context
    (Where)
    Purpose
    (Why)
    Process/ Structure
    (How)
  • Public Engagement Triangle
    Transmit
    To inspire, inform, change, educate, build capacity and involvement or influence decisions of others (e.g. the public)
    Receive
    To use the views, skills, experience, knowledge of others (e.g. the public) to inspire, inform, change, educate or build your own capacity or decisions
    Collaborate
    To collaborate, consider, create or decide something together
  • Thinking about the benefits
    Engagement as an end in itself
    Engagement as an means to an end
    Engagement as an external requirement
    Engagement to benefit institution
    Engagement to benefit participants
    Engagement to benefit society
  • Key players
    Research Councils
    Universities
    Museums and Science Centres
    Third Sector
    Private Sector
    • Scientists
    • Engineers
    • Teachers
    • PE Specialists
    • Civil servants
    • NGO staff
    • Public
  • Lessons learned
    Don’t engage unless you mean it
    Resource properly
    Support staff to develop the skills
    Understand your participants
    Communicate clearly
  • Where to go for more information
    BSA www.britishscienceassociation.org
    Wellcome Trust www.wellcome.ac.uk
    NCCPE www.publicengagement.ac.uk
    Sciencewise ERC www.sciencewise-erc.org.uk
    People&Participationwww.peopleandparticipation.net
  • PeopleandParticipation.net
    You could use:
    • Conversation Cafes
    • Deliberative Workshops
    • Design Charrettes
    • Online Consultations
    • E-petitions
    • Area Forums
    • World Café
    • Online Forums
    • Mystery shopper
    • Planning for Real
    • Participatory Appraisal
    • Open Space Dialogue
    • Democs
    • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Questions and Answers
  • involve
    Royal London House
    22-25 Finsbury Square
    London
    EC2A 1DX
    t: 020 7920 6470
    e:simon@involve.org.uk
    t:www.involve.org.uk
  • Thanks to:
    The following Flickr users who made their photos available under a Creative Commons licence:
    Michel Filion
    Hey Paul
    lepiaf.geo
    Ezioman
    Xurble
    Burningkarma
    Chris Campbell
    Purpleslog
    Dave Schumaker
    NuageDeNuit
    Involve