Re-Thinking Engagement Project Report
The purpose of the project was to share learning and reflections with a range of participants on the challenges of effective community engagement. We also wanted to further test the Public Conversations Project dialogue technique to assess how it might be applied to a range of contested issues across the region. The project also explored how organisations needed to design and invest
in community engagement using more creative approaches and how these could enhance democratic engagement and participation at the local and regional level. The project was undertaken between
July 2017 and September 2018.