CÉRIUM is pleased to report that it is playing an important role in a new global partnership that has been awarded a significant grant to support the work of the Participedia Project (http://www.participedia.net/). The Participedia Project’s primary goals are to map the developing sphere of participatory democratic innovations; explain why they are developing as they are; assess their contributions to democracy and good governance; and transfer this knowledge back into practice.
The 5-year, $2.5M Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) was awarded to the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. The SSHRC Partnership Grant will support the collaborative work of an extensive community of academic researchers, students, practitioners of democratic innovations, design and technology professionals, and others.
At CÉRIUM, the project is lead by Françoise Montambeault who will play an important role by focusing her contributions on participatory democracy in Latin America