Community participation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Social participation
Participatory processes
Political participation
Community involvement


Guide

OECD guidelines for citizen participation processes

These guidelines walk the reader through ten steps to design, plan, and implement a citizen participation process, and detail seven different methods that can be used to involve citizens in policy-making. To illustrate these methods, the OECD gathered good practice examples through an open call.
Working paper

Accessible and inclusive public communication: panorama of practices from OECD countries

This working paper presents a range of practices and lessons learned about accessible and inclusive public communication in OECD member and partner countries, with a particular focus on persons with a disability.
Report

Democratic innovation and digital participation

This report sets out the need for democratic innovations and digital participation tools to move beyond one-off pilots toward more embedded and inclusive systems of decision-making.
Report

Volunteers and volunteering during the COVID-era in Australia

In 2021, the Australian government announced the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering, with the design of this strategy being led by Volunteering Australia. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is undertaking research to support the development of the strategy, with this...
Conference paper

Resilience success of community-led and governed green infrastructure in Australia

This paper explores a series of case studies that illustrate community governance models that started with a community led vision for complex green infrastructure projects.
Conference paper

‘Sense of place’: policy definition and evaluation

This study provides illustration of the cognitive, affective and behavioral components of 'sense of place' through three case studies from Victoria.
Report

Interventions to improve social, community and civic participation of adults on the autism spectrum or living with intellectual or psychosocial disability

This report is an umbrella evidence review to identify which interventions and supports improve social and community participation for adults on the autism spectrum or who have intellectual disability or psychosocial disability.
Report

‘Getting out into the world’: pathways to community participation and connectedness for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum and/or with psychosocial disability

This report presents research findings from the Community Participation Research Project in the context of understanding the barriers and enablers to community participation within the broader disability ecosystem.
Working paper

Engaging citizens in cohesion policy

From July 2020-December 2021, the European Commission and the OECD partnered to explore how five authorities across Europe could place citizens at the centre of their investment decisions. This report summarises lessons learned throughout this project and, particularly, the results of applying innovative citizen participation...
Report

Against the odds: action for empowerment and accountability in challenging contexts

This research largely took a ‘citizen-eye’ view to the question of how authority is understood, and how citizens, especially marginalised groups, make claims, express grievances, seek to have their voices heard and hold authorities to account.
Report

Lines blurred: Chinese community organisations in Australia

This research paper examines Australia’s foreign interference debate and Beijing’s reach in supporting Chinese-Australian community organisations.
Literature review

Community resilience, wellbeing and recovery: evaluating current knowledge of the role of community assets

This document reviews the state of current knowledge on the role of community assets in supporting community resilience, recovery and wellbeing, focusing on disaster recovery and resilience building processes. It forms part of the 'Community resilience, wellbeing and recovery project'.
Policy report

Hate speech against women: addressing a democratic crisis

Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
Report

Public engagement and net zero

This report argues that the government must do more to involve the public in designing policies to help the United Kingdom transition to a zero-carbon economy. The report sets out recommendations for when and how policy makers should engage with citizens and residents.
Report

The connections that matter

This report outlines the findings from a longitudinal study of how survivors fared during the 12 months immediately after the fires decimated communities in Victoria’s East Gippsland Region. The report was prepared for Australia’s national energy consumer advocate, Energy Consumers Australia.
Report

Volunteering during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2021)

This paper provides data on changes to volunteering and voluntary work since COVID-19, and the impacts of these changes in Australia.
Briefing paper

Sport participation in Victoria, 2019: research summary

This summary outlines key findings and insights from the 5th year of the VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria’s joint research project into organised community sport participation in Victoria.
Report

Re-engaging volunteers and COVID-19

Volunteers across Australia make a remarkable contribution to their communities. However, last year's COVID-19 restrictions hit volunteering hard. Volunteering Australia conducted a survey at the end of 2020, asking how the sector was faring. This report outlines the findings.
Report

Combined choice: a modern method of democratic decision making

This paper is part of Demos’ work to build a different kind of democracy - an everyday democracy in which people are involved in the democratic process regularly and deeply, not once every few years with an 'X' in a box.
Journal article

Creating opportunities for convivial encounters for people with intellectual disabilities: “It looks like an accident”

The study provides a blueprint for scaling up or creating interventions to create opportunities for convivial encounters, and opens lines of enquiry about staff competences needed and parameters for costing this type of intervention.