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Center for Citizen Dialogue

Citizen engagement, democratic innovation and co-production is our main focus. Drawing on comprehensive knowledge from both practice and research we advice Danish and Scandinavian public organisations (primarily municipalities) on how to rethink dialogue and collaboration with citizens and stakeholders for the purpose of developing local democracy and/or solving complex challenges.

We also help our costumers build capacity for engagement and co-production by developing their organization, leaders and employees in a more inclusive and collaborative direction.

Center for Citizen Dialogue is founded and directed by Anne Tortzen, Ph.D., who is an expert in co-production and citizen engagement. Anne has trained as a political scientist and process- and communication consultant. She has more than 20 years of experience in working with communication, dialogue and democratic innovation and has published a range of books and articles within this field.

CfCD is a network based company cooperating with a range of experienced consultants and researchers in the field of democratic dialogue, citizen involvement and co-production.

We aim at strengthening the ’collaboration’ awareness and skills of public organizations, leaders and employees as well as organizational learning through courses and networks. We also train professionals in analysing the context for involvement and co-production as a basis for designing clever processes.

We offer workshops and lectures, strategic counselling and analyses as well as research and action learning within the field of co-production and citizen dialogue.

The aim of Center for Citizen Dialogue is to function both as a consultancy company and a research and knowledge center on citizen involvement and co-production. We therefore conduct research and publish academic papers and articles as well as collecting and communicating research, methods and cases on citizen dialogue and co-production to Danish and Scandinavian readers through this website and our electronic newsletter.

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