4th Participation Practitioners’ Forum

4th Participation Practitioners’ Forum is an interactive event for those who have been involved in the realization of various participatory processes – for local authorities and civic society representatives (non-governmental organizations, civic activists). It provides an opportunity to meet, discuss and exchange ideas among practitioners who not only have encouraged local communities to take part in various decision-making processes, but are also willing to share their knowledge and learn from the others. When thinking about participants’ profile, the two key criteria come to our mid: practical experience in engaging people in participatory actions and eagerness to share knowledge and learn through demonstrating own successes along with failures in the matters of participatory processes.

Participation Practitioners’ Forum will be held on June 5-6, 2017 (Monday – Tuesday) on the premises of Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.

Participative nature of the event
We opt for a participative nature of the event, therefore we offer the participants the opportunity to put up ideas for sessions (propositions could also be submitted during the Forum), and the whole event is being planned in cooperation with the aforementioned group of contributors.

Organizers

The fourthedition of the Forum is being organized by the Unit for Social Innovation and Research ‘Shipyard’ and Lublin City Office , with the support of the group of ‚contributors’, i.e. people who have agreed to help us prepare the format and programme of this event. In this group there are representatives of several NGOs and local authorities who have been engaging citizens in decision-making actively on a regular basis.

Partners: the Fix Your City Foundation, the Field for Dialogue Foundation, the SocLab Foundation, The Gdynia Social Innovation Laboratory, Sustainable Development Workshop, the OdBlokuj  Association, Civic Lab Association, Engage Warsaw, the City of Lodz, the City of Warsaw, the City of Dabrowa Gornicza, Association of Creative Initiatives „ę”, Forum Rozwoju Kultury, Tu obok Foundation, Centre for the meeting of Cultures.