The answer to society’s biggest challenges is all of us
Democratic innovation is the key to broad societal solutions
We believe in citizens and the power of innovation that resides in meaningful interaction between systems and citizens – as the solution to our society’s greatest challenges and changes.
Vi giver flere mulighed for at påvirke eget liv og det samfund, de er en del af. Vi bringer flere stemmer, perspektiver og ressourcer i spil, når vi skal udvikle løsninger og svar på de problemer, vi står overfor. Vi skaber løsninger, der er drevet af deltagelse.
We Do Democracy are expert advisors in democracy and participation. We develop democratic formats that activate the collective intelligence of society and ensure cross-cutting solutions driven by participation. We base our advice on leading international knowledge and practice.
We serve as democracy’s professional partner for municipalities, political organisations, member organisations, foundations, companies and organisations – that are democratically run.
Our services are driven by our deep professionalism and commitment to creating more and better democracy.
We are all committed to renewing and revitalising our democratic heritage and participatory formats in step with the times. We contribute professionally and innovatively. And we want more people to join.
Deliberative citizens’ councils, Citizens’ Assemblies and citizens’ panels are participatory methods that allow representative citizens to develop recommendations on complex issues on an informed basis. The approach gives decision-makers increased democratic legitimacy and a stronger mandate to make bold, long-term decisions. We are Denmark’s leading deliberative advisor, with the most experience and greatest expertise in both organising and facilitating citizens’ councils and assemblies.
Those who need to drive change need to own change.
To create sustainable solutions and decisions, more people need to be on board to make them.
But how do you involve more people than the ones we usually hear?
How do you ensure that different perspectives are heard?
We design inclusive participation strategies and processes that draw on leading knowledge and international best practice.
Democratic innovation refers to new ways of making, developing and understanding politics. It pushes the boundaries of how political decisions are made and tests new methods of co-creation, policy development, participation and implementation. We Do Democracy designs and advises on methods for democratic renewal in association, business, employee and member democracy, as well as institutional democratic institutions.
Are you struggling with representation in your organisation, political committees, board, city council, among your members, in your support base or when meeting citizens? With a clear strategy for representation, we avoid narrow special interests or “soldiers of fortune” taking control at the expense of the wider community. Real representation can also ensure legitimacy and support for decisions.
Facilitation and change management
We are leading expert consultants in designing and operating almost any type of process that requires co-ownership of the solutions. From long, large and complex processes to short, intimate sprints. We use a proven, open, interactive, visual and result-oriented facilitation practice that ensures co-ownership and momentum.
YES in my backyard
We are facing complex transitions and developments in our societies and communities, which unfortunately often end up in polarized conversations, NIMBY movements and political paralysis that drive a wedge between the system and citizens.
More and more people are turning to democracy when it comes to urban development, mobility, renewable energy, climate adaptation, energy supply or coastal protection.
But there is another way, and at We Do Democracy we specialize in the dilemma-filled and difficult conversations!
Knowledge and lectures
We are always busy bringing the latest knowledge to Denmark and bringing our own expert advice into play – so more people can do more!
We share our knowledge at professional events with our partners and are regularly invited to contribute with keynotes and lectures that inspire others to strengthen participation and democracy in their own arenas.
How can the City of Copenhagen help its citizens reduce their CO2 emissions? A representative group of the city’s citizens will now gather in a Citizens’ Assembly on the climate area, which over the next three years will make recommendations on how Copenhagen can become a carbon-neutral municipality.
Copenhagen Citizens’ Assembly called “Københavnerting” is the first multi-year municipal Citizens’ Assembly in Denmark. In the first year of the Copenhagen Citizens’ Assembly a representative group of Copenhageners will develop recommendations for how Copenhagen can develop as a city in the future.
Cities around the world are facing a series of dilemma-filled questions about how to live, transport and cope with the climate change that is looming on the horizon. We Do Democracy runs a Citizens’ Assembly based on OECD principles to ensure impartial scrutiny of the project and to create a framework for the difficult and contentious conversation about the project. It’s a process that is attracting national and international attention, with follow-up research by the University of Copenhagen and Dublin City University
Prominent experts, practitioners, and researchers will converge in Copenhagen from October 3rd to 5th for the Democracy R&D Annual Conference 2023. This event is the result of a collaborative effort between We Do Democracy, the Danish Board of Technology, University of Copenhagen, and the international network, Democracy R&D. The...