Public Engagement & Participation Questionnaire

This is an exciting opportunity from ELGL member Josephine Gatti Schafer! She’s asking ELGL members to evaluate some new research on community engagement.

Learn more from Josephine below, and please take this quick survey – as a thank you, you’ll get access to a helpful one-page evidence synthesis on academic research on engagement and local government participation!

You are being asked to evaluate some new research that may have an impact on the work you do in local government, particularly, how you engage the public.  The link below is to a questionnaire that will take about 10 minutes of your time to complete in full.

For participating in the short survey, you will have access to a one-page evidence synthesis of over 40 academic research articles that demonstrates how practitioners like yourself can increase engagement and participation in local government.

While we do ask some basic information about yourself and the local government you work for in the questionnaire, your responses are not required and your answers will always be anonymized in any reporting. Moreover, only the principal investigator of this research project, Josephine Gatti Schafer, Ph.D. will have access to the unaggregated responses.  There are no significant concerns or harms to you for participating in this short project. If you have any questions please contact

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