☝🖐 OpenHeritage CHL Engagement
Integrating Hybrid Events
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
This process belongs to Replicability Process 🔄
The OpenHeritage CHL Engagement process aims to support and explore developing hybrid events using each lab's Decidim Platform.
What do we mean by hybrid event?
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, groups and organizations have been experimenting with how to run an event, with in-person events becoming extremely high risk for public health. However, burnout due to oversaturation is increasingly more common with the boom of virtual meet-ups. Hybrid approaches that puzzle together in-person activities along with virtual ones are useful to strike a balance between safety and accessibility of the event and creating meaningful virtual interactions.
The future has become more uncertain with Covid-19 and this process aims to expose the invisible underpinnings and care work that goes into creating events, integrating the in-person with the online, and raise awareness around more flexible ideas of event creation especially with Decidim, a transparent, open source community tech solution.