At Southern Policy Centre we organise and run events for policy makers, businesses, community groups and members of the public.
At a time when more people than ever feel that politics doesn’t involve them, we need new ways to bring citizens into decision making
Our innovative deliberative polling process helps public organisations do just that, and provides new insight into subjects ranging from migration policy to grants budget allocation.
Deliberative polling brings together quantitative and qualitative methods to understand public opinion on policy problems. Apart from being a more democratic and fulfilling consultation strategy, it produces insightful research. Audience members develop question, proposals and counter-proposals in relation to policy issues that have been outlined by experts.
See more of our work on new forms of public participation.