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‘Speaking truth to power’

Blog 7 March 2024

Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement. 

A historical perspective: Michael Young’s legacy and the history of the Institute for Community Studies

Publication 29 November 2023

Marking 70 years since the Institute for Community Studies’ inception, Holly Smith outlines it’s profound impact on the welfare state and political thinking.

Citizen researcher forum: sharing experiences of participatory research

28 November 2023
5:30pm – 7:00pm

A forum bringing together community members who have been involved in and led community-based, participatory and citizen science research projects.

Our journey to net zero

Publication 12 October 2023

This policy brief presents research findings and recommendations for how to ensure the UK’s transition to net zero leaves no one behind. It shares insights from a two-year programme of work, funded by the Nuffield Foundation..

‘What is citizen science’

Blog 9 October 2023

In this video, the Institute for Community Studies and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) explore what ‘citizen science’ means, and how it’s changing the way that research is done.

Experiences of ‘citizen science’

Publication 9 October 2023

This is the first in a series of short discussion papers produced by the Institute for Community Studies to share learnings and reflections from the UKRI-funded Citizen Science Collaboration Grants.

‘How can we ensure a people-powered transition?’

Blog 29 September 2023

Our CEO, Helen Goulden OBE, spoke on a panel about what a people-powered transition to net zero would look like at the Liberal Democrats conference 25 September 2023.

Hive Minds: experiences of ‘citizen science’ and community research

16 October 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm

Launching the Institute for Community Studies and UKRI’s discussion series exploring community participation in research.  

Report preview: Family and community vulnerabilities in the transition to net zero

12 October 2023
10:45am – 4:20pm

Join our day of net zero events, with a morning event (10.45am – 1pm) on national policy for a just transition, and an afternoon event (2-4.30pm) on regional policy.

‘Communities must be at the heart of a people-powered transition to net zero’

Blog 11 May 2023

The independent review calls for widespread participation in low-carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.

‘Vital and timely’ net zero policy research

News 14 April 2023

Funding from the British Academy will drive a six-month project exploring place-sensitive participatory policy development for a ‘just transition’ to net zero.

Community and Policymaking in Context: challenges in community-based policymaking

20 April 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for this discussion session, where we’ll be asking: what does it mean to involve communities more directly in policymaking, and what kinds of challenges do advocates and practitioners face in doing so?

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