CoG’s Swedish counterpart has developed a guide to provide politicians and civil servants a foundation for interesting discussions, in the development of local public services. Download it here!

Citizen dialogue is part of the governance process: part of the information on which elected representatives base their decisions. Through citizen dialogue, the values embraced by the citizens are combined with the factual information that the administration officers prepare.

This pamphlet covers a number of areas that may be important to consider before citizen dialogue is introduced to local government:

11 Thoughts about Citizen Dialogue in Local Government (PDF)

This pamphlet has been developed and published by the Swedish Association for Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR).