Involve (think tank)

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The Involve Foundation (known as Involve) is a leading UK based think tank and charity working on public participation.


Involve is based in Old Street in Central London. Involve's Director is Simon Burall and the Chair of Involve's Board of Trustees is Ed Mayo. Involve was founded in 2004 by Richard Wilson to determine how new forms of public participation can strengthen democracy in Britain and elsewhere.[1]


Involve’s vision is a stronger, more inclusive democracy where decision-making is opened up to citizens and stakeholders. Involve has five main programmes of work:

  • Citizens & Science
  • Open Government
  • Citizens for public services
  • People & Politics
  • Scotland

Involve's main activities are:

  • research
  • design and facilitation
  • advice and mentoring
  • training
  • evaluation

Involve has worked with a wide range of partners, most recently the Cabinet Office, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and NHS England. Past partners include the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Justice, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly, the OECD, the European Commission and the BBC.[2]

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