After attending the hangout last wednesday, I was left a little confused/overwhelmed on the different aspects of CivicWise and the different stakeholders/target groups we want to involve in each of them.
I believe that aim and principles of CW is being discussed in another topic and that we seek a broad collaboration, but I think it would be great if we could also make it clearer, whom we expect to participate in the different initiatives. For instance, we are talking about consulting, civic design method and local circles…
- Who should be consulted (governmental organisations have been mentioned) and who are to consult (do we expect every citizen to be capable of consulting?)
- Who can create projects (every citizen or do we think of some particular citizen groups coming up with ideas and others which could support them?)
- Who can be involved in a circle (are their any limitations, can an organisation start one, can anyone create a new one, can their be circles for organizations?)
I don’t know if this can easily be defined and it may be something that becomes more clear when the community develops, but think the discussion is worth having to make it clearer for people to figure out whether CivicWise is something for them and how they can participate.
P.S If any of the questions, are already discussed in another topic, please re-direct (I couldn’t find anything).