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How can we help to widen participation in the community, encourage active citizenship and improve both direct...
How can we help to widen participation in the community, encourage active citizenship and improve both direct and representative democracy so people feel more engaged and empowered by the process?

posted on 8 Mar 2016

Our Priorities

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Leave the Eropean Union embracing & expanding democracy!
As we leave the European union we will regain full control of our country again, we must further fight for democracy by having directly elected mayors across the country and abolishing the first-past-the-post system in favour of direct proportional representation, and a web tool for MP's and citizens that shows opinion polls on their constituency's issues and concerns to advise MP's vote in the House Of Commons.
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posted on 30 Jan 2017

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launch a citizens' convention on the constitution
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posted on 19 Mar 2016

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Create a Standard, Benchmark and Accreditation for Active Global Citizenship
This could then be used by organisations, communities and governments to acknowledge the level of effort being applied to engagement and participation of stakeholders and how much the org/community has taken on-board a culture of authentic participation.
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Reduce the restrictions on who can vote
Remove the restrictions on voting - i.e. having to pay council tax, log your address, log your debt and make you easier to track by the government.
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posted on 19 Mar 2016

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Hustings
Hold more hustings with all parties, not just the main ones. Minority parties should be given the opportunity to have their voices amplified.
And hold them more often (and online) - for all elections.
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posted on 19 Mar 2016

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Learn more about democracy
More days set aside in school to learn about this. 
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posted on 20 Apr 2016

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Increase student participation with the VocalEyes tool and process.
It is a good idea to create specific groups for students at universities and colleges in Swansea in order to increase the participation throughout. This would help the students increase adoption and relate to the digital democracy.
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Listen and learn other's proposals in order to improve democracy
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Use social media
If using digital tools maybe good idea to use mediums that people are already engaged with and can access easily. i.e Social media - Twitter, Facebook, etc
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posted on 19 Mar 2016

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Discuss and understand the failing of the current system
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Make democratic engagement more accessible by developing an App
For phones and tablets
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Use Direct Democracy digital platforms to help identify our collective priorities
Use platforms (such as VocalEyes) to engage local residents, staff, students, tenants etc to identify collective priorities, provide a process of transparency, facilitate crowd-sourcing of tangible projects and replicate the best outcomes to other similar groups.
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Change the political voting system
Change the political voting system to become more empowering and inclusive.
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Create a physical spaces in our commuities, towns & cities for people to innovate
On democratic processes and sustainability issues in general.
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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We need to improve leadership
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posted on 8 Mar 2016

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Hold discussions on what democracy actually is
So we can gain a good understanding about the different types of democracy and how we can help change it.
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