Engagement and participation
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Citizen engagement, public awareness and participation are necessary features for the development and implementation of innovation that genuinely meets social needs. Tackling societal challenges like inequality, migration, poverty etc. requires new thinking, new models, and new collaborations.
STIMMULI believes that to create an inclusive society and tackle these challenges, we need more people to be involved in these processes. Therefore, we design and implement bottom up projects in ways that engage community members directly in the work of social change. We design engagement strategies, organise workshops and awareness raising activities, develop collaborations and engage people through participatory activities. Through a citizen-centred, participatory design approach, we drive cross-sector engagement to deliver transformational change. Participatory dialogue, co-creation and co-design techniques are our tools to grow a deeper sense of community among people and organisations with the aim to connect stakeholders around a more resilient network for change.