The Centre for the Study of Democracy is delighted to host an early evening event ‘Introducing Participedia’. Participedia ( is an open global knowledge community for researchers and practitioners in the field of democratic innovation and public engagement. The platform provides a way for hundreds of researchers and practitioners from across the globe to catalogue and compare the performance of participatory political processes.

The event celebrates Participedia and looks to its future development. It also marks the end of our recent ESRC funded project involving Professor Graham Smith, Jez Hall and Gemma Jamieson Malik.

The event is free and open to all.  Register for the event


Keynote: Bridgette Wessels - University of Sheffield, Director of the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research in Socio-Digital Worlds
The dynamics of social media, civic participation and political culture

Introduction to Participedia
Graham Smith - Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster

Questions and Answers (a virtual conversation)
Archon Fung - Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University