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About Engage2

We are dedicated to evolving democracy by involving community.

It is no longer enough that governments limit their democratic attention to voting and elections. The future of representative democracy is one where leading means listening to our communities, and representing means responding to their needs in between elections.

But a lack of government responsiveness has eroded people’s trust in the current democratic system, and corroded their belief in government as a force for good. Current world crises, the rampant ease of misinformation and party politics only serve to deepen those cracks.

The longer government appears static and unresponsive to people’s needs, the more likely people will not see government as representing their interests, and other options will appear attractive.

Since 2013, Engage2 has worked with governments and organisations around the world to strengthen the connection between their responses and people’s needs.

We help governments and organisations move beyond one-way, check-box consultation to genuine engagement with their communities and stakeholders — and ultimately to better outcomes.

We help them listen to, understand and work with their communities and stakeholders through:

We also work from the ground up to enable communities, industries and social change agents. Through our events and partnerships, we help them create innovative solutions to the challenges they face.

The Future is Now

The future of representative democracy is one where government and institutions encourage constructive participation in decision-making and the delivery of change.

At Engage2, we believe if we are successful at what we do, everyone with an interest or concern will get a chance to participate in our society, the way it is governed and the shape of tomorrow.

Contact us to find out how you can make that happen too.

Meet our people and see how we work

Read our case studies below to see what we’ve been working on

  • vivid-5h-june-panelists-democracy-is-being-disrupted
    In Engaging Events
    Democracy is being disrupted: Governing in the 21st Century
  • Building Smart Communities engage2
    In Engaging Events
    Building Smart Communities
  • Innovative Methods for Digital Engagement and Customer Service
    In Engaging Events
    Innovative Methods for Digital Engagement and Customer Service
  • Digital Strategy Glenelg and Southern Grampian Shires
    In Strategic Engagement
    Digital Strategy Glenelg and Southern Grampian Shires
  • Code for Australia NSW academy
    In Capability Building
    Code for Australia – #NSWAcademy
  • community
    In Strategic Engagement
    Lifelong Participation Initiative Forum
  • engage2 in auckland for city council's digital transformation and capability building
    In Capability Building
    Auckland Council Digital Transformation and Capability Building for Engagement
  • changecamp 2017 recap engagement interaction
    In ChangeCamp/ Engaging Events
    COMMUNITY ChangeCamp
  • New Zealand Government’s Online Engagement Guidance workshop
    In Strategic Engagement
    New Zealand Government’s Online Engagement Guidance
  • Australia’s first National Action Plan for Open Government
    In Strategic Engagement
    Australia’s first National Action Plan for Open Government
  • Engagement technology for New South Wales Government
    In Strategic Engagement
    Engagement technology for New South Wales Government
  • Vivid ideas amelia loye speaker sydney
    In Engaging Events
    Evolving Democracy
  • In Capability Building
    Innovations in Representative Democracy Masterclass (The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2019)
  • Collaboration-technology-workshop
    In Capability Building
    Collaboration Technology Workshop (NSW Public Service Commission 2019)
  • Willoughby Council Housing Strategy and Local Centres Strategy
    In Strategic Engagement
    Draft Housing Strategy and Local Centres Strategy (Willoughby Council, 2019)
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