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Nuclear reactor design consultation
In 2010 the Environment Agency launched a major public and stakeholder consultation on a new Generic Design Assessment process they had developed with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to assess two reactor design options for new nuclear power stations. Shared Practice was commissioned to undertake an independent evaluation, which aimed to assess whether the consultation had achieved its objectives, and to identify lessons and improvements that could be made in planning future public and stakeholder engagement. Our evaluation report has just been published with detailed reviews of comments from all participants, as well as from those who chose not to respond to the consultation.
Details and publication

Sciencewise advisor
Diane Warburton has been re-appointed as Evaluation Manager for the Sciencewise Expert Resource Centre. Sciencewise-ERC promotes public dialogue to inprove policy making around science and technology.

Video shorts
A new series of video shorts covering aspects of the constructed environment are being produced by Shared Practice. They will all feature original soundtracks composed by Nigel Ordish (aka Fairman) and will all be freely distributed under our Creative Commons licence.
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More about Fairman

Framework success
Shared Practice has been recently approved to join the Government Procurement Service (GPS) framework agreement for External Engagement and Facilitation (RM1710).
We are one of only two companies approved to supply services on evaluation.

Community learning and action for sustainable living (CLASL)
Shared Practice has published their evaluation of a Citizens' Advisory Forum designed by the LWEC partnership to provide a space in which members of the public could deliberate on climate change issues such as flooding, climate change adaptation and wider governance and decision making processes.
details and publication

Pathways through participation
Diane Warburton was a member of the team on this joint research project led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) in partnership with the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) and Involve. The project aimed to improve understanding of how and why people participate, how their involvement changes over time, and what pathways, if any, exist between different activities. The research focussed on people's stories of participation throughout their lives, with over 100 interviews in three very different contexts: suburban Enfield, rural Suffolk and inner city Leeds.
final report and findings
literature review and papers

Open access. Some rights reserved. 2014
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