Jam and Justice: Co-producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Urban Institute

Abstract

Our cities are in crisis. There are real uncertainties about issues such as austerity, economic growth, diversity and sustainability. Most people are beginning to recognise that existing ways of working aren't delivering benefits for the people who need them most. Citizens and third sector organisations are often left out of the picture as formal urban partnerships spend their energies negotiating with central government. Local expertise, innovation and creativity have often not been seen as part of the answer to our urban crisis. But we can see that there are people and organisations taking action locally and coming up with different kinds of solutions.

Jam and Justice is a novel project that seeks to address wicked urban problems through collaborative working on messy solutions. 'Jam' is about trying to bring together different constituencies in the city to experiment and innovate to address our shared problems. 'Justice' is about re-connecting with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from the search for solutions. We want to create an Action Research Cooperative - or 'ARC'. The ARC is a space which will allow a different way of thinking about how to work together to address 21st century urban challenges. Researchers know some of the answers, citizens have other ideas and solutions and insights, practitioners bring yet another perspective, and political leaders have visions for how they want things to be. The ARC will bring these different groups together to co-develop innovative approaches to address complex urban governance problems. The ARC is made by the people who take part in it: academics, politicians, practitioners, citizens and activists. Some of us will try and play more than one role, for example as practitioner researchers and academic-activists. We want to use the ARC to help us bridge the gap between knowledge and action and to shape the action which we can take together.

First, the ARC will set the principles for how we want to work together. Then we will initiate a series of 'learn and do' projects, which will generate the primary data needed to answer the research questions: what sorts of new ways to govern the city-region can help transform the debate? How can we include voices that have been neglected previously? Who can help mediate between different groups and interests? We will open up the opportunities to be part of the ARC not only through our projects, but also through a creative social engagement programme, including live debates, online communities, blogs and podcasts. We are going to tell people what we are up to right from the start, so they can follow, share and engage with our work. We will be holding a range of public and special interest events, where people can hear about and become part of the project.

So where is this all going to happen? We are going to start in a place we know, working with people who share a commitment to urban transformation. We will build the ARC in Greater Manchester, a place right on the cusp of change, as the first English city-region to be negotiating more devolution of powers from central government. Greater Manchester is a unique test-bed for our research interests, a city-region where we can further academic knowledge and deliver high policy and practitioner relevance. We have already identified key partners across the public, voluntary and community sector in Greater Manchester who want to work with us in the ARC. We will also network with national organisations and learn from what is happening around the world through fieldtrips to Chicago, Paris, Melbourne, Cape Town and Scotland. The ARC is a unique space for social innovation to co-produce, test and learn from new ways of governing cities. This will help us critically reflect on how to organise knowledge better to make positive urban transformations happen that are inclusive and equitable.

Planned Impact

Jam and Justice is a project with impact at its core: 'designed-in' not 'added-on'. The benefits of this research will be widely dispersed, but deeply felt within and beyond the life of the project. Our reflexive, co-productive research methodology will allow us to generate and reflect upon the project's impact and work to ensure its reach, influence and potential to generate change within both higher education and urban governance. This research offers an innovative and significant contribution to both these constituencies in modelling their individual and collaborative futures.
Specifically, the research will benefit: 1) the research participants, practitioner researchers, partner organisations and projects; 2) wider constituencies of practitioners, policy-makers and politicians, public institutions and other civil society organisations involved in urban governance and communities of activism, issue, interest and place in Greater Manchester and beyond. Our Pathways to Impact strategy is based on realising 3 primary impacts. Instrumental impacts will be on the Greater Manchester policy debates concerning devolution and citizen engagement, 2016-2019. Conceptual impacts will be in changing thinking on urban governance and the roles of different organisations in affecting urban change. Capacity-building impacts relate to the training of practitioner researchers, learning for academic researchers/post-doctoral researchers, new networks and engagement mechanisms.
These impacts will be realised through generating influence, reach and change with a range of beneficiary groups:
1) Research participants: the co-productive methodology generates spaces and opportunities for mutual learning, reflexivity and social innovation.
2) Practitioner researchers: networking and peer learning will support their practice and training opportunities to build specific capacities in undertaking research.
3) Partner organisations: enrolment in the research and the strengthening of existing structures, including our Co-I, GMCVO and the Local Authority support network, will support and catalyse social innovation and change in urban governance.
4) Project participants: each of our ten embedded comparative projects will be required to develop its own engagement and impact plan. Action learning sets will share, inspire and embed learning between these different projects.
5) Wider constituencies in Greater Manchester: new experiments in public engagement will ensure reach and connection with citizens and communities in Greater Manchester. Working with the University of Salford's social innovation ThinkLab and tested through a series of community focus groups, we will co-produce A Manifesto for Making Devolution Matter in Greater Manchester through a series of facilitated digital workshops.
6) Wider constituencies beyond: other UK and international actors in urban governance, civil society and academia will benefit from our experimentation and social innovation, learning and reflecting upon the potential for upscaling, diffusing, replicating or scaling-out. The interest generated and relationships built through our peer learning activities in the UK and internationally in Chicago, Paris, Melbourne, Cape Town and Edinburgh - and our relationship with the Mistra Urban Futures network in Cape Town, Kisumu and Gothenburg - will ensure impact.

These specific and wider constituencies in Greater Manchester and beyond can also learn from and be inspired by the project through our use of twitter to share 'bite sized' learning and reflections from the programme; our blogging, podcasting, live streaming of events and ARChive on Platform (www.ontheplatform.org.uk); and a series of briefing papers, infographics and press articles for, amongst others the Local Government Association, SOLACE, the Conversation, Huffington Post and Guardian.

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Title "Carbon Coop Energy Futures: People Powered not Fossil Fuelled" (Video animation) 
Description This 6.5 minute video provides an animated account of how the infrastructure of energy provision (primarily electricity) has evolved, demonstrating the potential for changing its structure. (Narrated by Laura Williams, member of the Action Research Collective, ARC lead for The People's Republic of Energy action research project, and a member of staff at Carbon Coop.) 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Produced ahead of the 2019 Green Summit, this short animation (embedded at the bottom of the linked webpage) is provided as a supplement to the GM Energy Futures prospectus (a direct output of the associated ARC project). It translates research from the mapping and walk exercises undertaken as part of the action research into something that can be absorbed by members of the general public. 
URL https://carbon.coop/2019/01/green-summit-2019-what-will-greater-manchesters-energy-future-look-like/
 
Title "How to co-produce a city?" Workshop at the International Observatory for Participatory Democracy 2018 (Barcelona) 
Description This video by Alice Toomer - McAlpine presents highlights from a workshop co-designed and co-facilitated by a delegation from Greater Manchester, including University of Sheffield researchers Beth Perry and Bertie Russell, Combined Authority policy-makers, and non-academic members of Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective. The workshop sought to share ideas about co-production for increased citizen participation, with examples our city-region and to learn from other city-regions. The activity was cross-funded by Mistra Urban Futures as part of Realising Just Cities. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This video is one in a series used by Jam and Justice to explain what we have been doing, and demonstrate the potential of international and cross-sectoral knowledge exchange. As a result, we are engaging wider audiences (including policy-makers from other city-regions) in our work. 
URL https://youtu.be/RebvaBaMXMQ
 
Title "Power in the City" energy walks 
Description Co-produced by participants in The People's Republic of Energy, one of Jam and Justice's Action Research Projects, "Power in the City" is a walking tour of the past and present of Greater Manchester's electricity supply using theatre techniques to create an immersive experience. Walks are followed by an opportunity for discussion and the distribution of the GM Energy Futures booklet (see separate entry). Project collaborators included artist Britt Jurgensen and anthropologist Hannah Knox, as well as Carbon Coop, supported by members of the Jam and Justice research team. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The walk ran as part of the 2018 Green Summit programme and, with some revisions, on four occasions ahead of the 2019 Green Summit. Feedback from participants (recruited to represent cross-sectoral interests in Greater Manchester's energy supply) is pending. Internal to the project, delivery partners Carbon Coop report that the techniques have helped to transform the conversation, helping to forge relationships between stakeholders from very different backgrounds. Informed by this experience, they plan to employ similar techniques as part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 mPOWER project. When Carbon Coop listed the original walk as part of an end-of-year countdown calendar in December 2018, a social media user responded: "I really enjoyed this. It was informative, fun ... a great way to spend an evening." 
URL https://carbon.coop/portfolio/power-in-the-city/
 
Title Action Research Collective Go to Scotland 
Description This short video produced by Alice Toomer - McAlpine draws out highlights from the knowledge exchanged during a Jam and Justice Action Research Collective peer learning visit to the What Works Scotland Centre in Glasgow (29-31 May 2018). 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This video is one in a series screened for audiences interested in learning about Jam and Justice's work in co-production, as a means to introduce our research and its outworkings. 
URL https://youtu.be/5FKcTH_RMfE
 
Title Everyday Politics: a postcard series 
Description Complementing the exhibition and exhibition booklet, each postcard in this series pairs commentary with an image from the community researchers' photovoice work, helping to disseminate findings to a wider audience. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The postcards have proven a convenient mechanism for sharing the research. More mobile than the main exhibition, they are used by the community researchers and others from the action research team to talk about the research and the research findings. 
 
Title Everyday Politics: an exhibition (supplemented by companion booklet and postcard series) 
Description What does everyday politics look like? Community researchers in Greater Manchester explored this question, with cameras in hand, as part of a project co-designed by Jam & Justice's Action Research Collective. Over eight months, action researchers explored how people participate in everyday politics through photovoice, a community-based research method that uses photographs as a basis for discussion. Community researchers took photographs to capture what they do in their local communities to make a difference. The community researchers analysed the photos taken, identifying themes within everyday politics. This analysis showed that everyday politics is about valuing the strengths in our communities; connecting people; questioning the status quo; reasoning to create shared understandings; and developing solutions. The exhibition, which is now touring community venues in Greater Manchester, combines words and photographs to convey the researchers' findings. This project was facilitated by the Jam and Justice research team, with particular input from Catherine Durose, Dan Silver, and Liz Richardson. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Impacts are emerging gradually, in addition to the personal reactions shared in the entry about the Exhibition launch. In addition to the exhibition tour, in March 2019, the Action Research Team lead will speak about the research (by invitation) as part of a knowledge exchange delegation to Gothenburg city region. In April 2019, the exhibition will be used as an exemplar at a session on photovoice methods for research coordinated by the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation's research network. Related resources, principally the companion booklet (also called "Everyday Politics"), have been shared online, and distributed to interested parties as an exemplar of community-based research and practice. This includes e.g. its distribution to members of a Multi-Academy Trust, and in response to requests for more information from ThinkTanks and other NGOs. (Further specific impact is anticipated.) The link given below is for a PDF of the exhibition booklet. See also: https://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2019/what-does-everyday-politics-look-like/ 
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/everydaypolitics-launching-community-exhibition
 
Title GM Energy Futures: a prospectus series (co-produced as part of The People's Republic of Energy) 
Description The Energy Futures prospectus imagines the reports from a future Greater Manchester municipal energy company over the next 5, 10 and 20 years. The Action Research Team lead (Laura Williams of Carbon Coop) explains: "We posed the company would as a vehicle through which energy partnerships and infrastructure projects could be initiated to radically change the city region's energy system. There would be a municipally-owned electric vehicle charging scheme; renewable generation installations in partnership with community energy groups; a single, fair energy tariff available to all customers; and a 'comfy homes' energy scheme investing in improving leaky, cold houses. ...Inspired by a model used in the municipalisation of Paris' water services company, we believe the first step would be establishing an 'Infrastructure Observatory' where any Greater Manchester citizen could engage with strategic plans, make decisions around future projects and participate in board elections. Otherwise we risk alienating those that actually use energy services." This is listed as a creative project because it presents prospectuses from the future, but it is grounded in real current practice from around the world, and based on findings from a literature survey carried out within the ARC project. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact As planned, the prospectus was launched at the 2018 Greater Manchester Green Summit, where a key success was the announcement of the establishment of a municipal energy company. Carbon Coop continue to lobby for a citizens' governance component for this new company, drawing upon the prospectus as a lobbying tool. (See e.g. its reprinting ahead of the 2019 Green Summit.) Carbon Coop are also building on these ideas with partners in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, mPOWER (which is currently bringing together stakeholders in 40 European cities). A copy of the underlying literature review has been shared with the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, to inform their ongoing work on climate change. 
URL https://carbon.coop/2018/03/gm-energy-futures-prospectus/
 
Title Let's Co-Produce GM: Shaping the Coalition (short film from Coalitions for Change event 1, 29 January 2019) 
Description Produced by Alice Toomer - McAlpine, this 5.5 minute video outlines what happened at Jam and Justice's first Coalitions for Change event, combining photographs of sketches produced during the event, footage and audio from different workshop activities, and animations to map out how the event progressed. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This video is being used to tell the story of Jam and Justice's activity, and to enrol new participants within the coalitions for change process. 
URL https://youtu.be/hXGIo-evY5M
 
Title Mistra Urban Futures Annual Report 2016 
Description This report highlights the first year of the Centre's Phase 2, the format reflects the collaborative and inclusive profile of Mistra Urban Futures' co-production approach to knowledge and research for sustainable urban development - Realising Just Cities. This is an completely web-based Annual Report whereby you can scroll down this page to get a range of texts, video clips and images of our activities in 2016, from all five platforms and the Secretariat. In this annual report Beth Perry talks about the Jam and Justice Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Increased international awareness of Jam and Justice research project. 
URL http://annualreport2016.mistraurbanfutures.org/
 
Title People's Procurement posters 
Description Two A0 posters transformed examples from workshops in the People's Procurement project into timelines matched with good news stories. Design work was carried out by CLES. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact These two accounts of past and future formed the input to a third joint workshop, encouraging the cross-fertilisation of ideas. The output from that session has been reported in the People's Procurement report (see Publications), 
 
Title Short video about the Care at Home Inquiry, narrated by Jez Hall. 
Description An 8-minute video produced by Shared Future CIC to tell the story and reflect on the process of the inverted Citizens' Inquiry into Care at Home, one of the Action Research Collective's co-designed projects. Based on a one-to-one between Jez and a Shared Future associate. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact A supplement to the written report, this video has been shared with Shared Future's contacts and others with an interest in the Inquiry. 
URL https://youtu.be/UFu34eNqizo
 
Title The People's Republic of Energy (video) 
Description How can citizens have greater involvement in the municipal energy system? A short video made by Alice Toomer-McAlpine to tell the story of "The People's Republic of Energy", one of the projects co-designed by Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective. The video demonstrates how participatory energy walks and imagining alternative energy futures engaged stakeholders in debate about climate change and energy decision-making. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video documents the co-production of outputs now in use as campaigning tools. The video has been shared on social media, and provides an effective backdrop to the work undertaken. Interest has been shown from other city-regions and the video will continue to be used as one means of explaining the project's innovations. 
URL https://youtu.be/le65a_duJGM
 
Title Tim May gave a key note address entitled Meaning, Validity and Expertise - Lessons for Social Research from the Era of Post-Truth at the Social Research Association Annual Conference in London on 6 December 2017 
Description Professor Tim May (Director of Research, Sheffield Methods Institute) presents 'Meaning, validity and expertise: Lessons for social research from the era of post-truth' at the Social Research Association' s Annual Conference: Social Research in a Sceptical Age, on 6 December 2017 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Tim to input 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhuVR8zjIgo
 
Title Tim May gave a radio interview on 1 June 2017 entitled Reaching for Sustainability - When Knowledge and Toolkits are not Enough with Magnus Johannson recorded at the University of Malmö, Sweden. 
Description Sustainability is a wicked problem. The wickedness lies in that the problems related to sustainability can't be solved in isolation from one another-and not with toolkits that take little consideration of the context in which the problem occurs. In this Medea Vox episode, Tim May and Magnus Johansson discuss sustainability from the viewpoint of learning, co-production, and how "knowing" things not always solves everything. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Requested impacts from Tim 
URL http://medea.mah.se/2017/06/vox-sustainability-learning-coproduction/
 
Description Our current findings are focussed on three areas. First, the design and process of setting up the Action Research Collective is a demonstration of how social science can address the challenges of wicked issues and complexity in urban governance. We do this by highlighting three principles for producing social scientific research - hybridity, design and mirroring. Second, the process of coproduction in the ARC has led to findings on the nature of leadership in complex adaptive governance systems which characterise urban decision-making settings. Third, we are contributing to the theory of coproduction through developing a typology of different approaches to coproduction, drawing on theories of knowledge and action. The research is ongoing.
Exploitation Route Our findings are of interest to academics and decision-makings interested in more inclusive forms of urban governance. They offer conceptual and practical guidance to how to do coproduction and develop meaningful and equal partnerships between academics and urban stakeholders in multiple fields.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice

 
Description In December 2016 Jam and Justice was invited to present to a Greater Manchester Scrutiny Committee on Communications to share insights and recommendations for how to improve communications and engagement between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and citizens in the city-region. Prof Beth Perry attended the Committee meeting and drew on examples and issues arising from the Jam and Justice project and associated work. A report was produced by the Scrutiny Committee and subsequently endorsed by the Chief Executives of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This directly referenced evidence provided by Prof Perry and showed that the discourse of co-production was beginning to be used by those holding office. Examples included the recommendation that the GMCA should "set out agreed principles of communication including a commitment to foster meaningful participation with a broader group of stakeholders and actively engage in the co-production of key messages." In 2017, our non-academic Co-Investigator was co-signatory of an Accord between the GMCA and the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise sector. This VCSE Accord cites Jam and Justice as an exemplar of co-production in the city region. In 2017 Prof Beth Perry was invited to join the Greater Manchester Green Summit Steering Group. This culminated in a paper on 'From Participation to Co-production' being discussed at a Steering Group in early 2018, leading to the redesign of the first Mayoral Green Summit to include a 'closing the loop' on citizen engagement with a series of breakout rooms. Perry was an invited expert on education, engagement and expertise on the stage with Andy Burnham and Cllr Ganotis. This engagement aligned with work undertaken by Co-I Alex Whinnom to discuss co-productive principles for the Combined Authority and a series of joint meetings and discussions took place to develop a collaborative process for working between Jam and Justice and other co-production researchers, the VCSE sector and the GMCA. This culminated in June 2018 with the GMCA's Wider Leadership Team approving a year-long programme called "Developing Co-Productive Capacities", working with Perry and other researchers to identify opportunities to enhance co-production within the GMCA's spheres of influence. This included the co-design and delivery of two workshops, development of prototype decision-aiding tools and two international visits, including to the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy. In January 2019, the GMCA Wider Leadership Team received a report on co-production that commended Jam and Justice as an exemplar for emergent communities of practice in the city. An abridged version was presented to the full GMCA membership by GM Mayor Andy Burnham, providing the basis for direct investment of 150 000 GBP in co-production. Together these steps demonstrate the GMCA's commitment to fostering meaningful participation. We are now continuing these discussions with partners in the West Midlands and Sheffield Combined Authorities and in Gothenburg, Sweden. We are also seeing signs of change in practice, influenced by specific action research carried out by the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective (ARC). From January 2017 to the present, the ARC co-designed, implemented, and learned from a series of 10 action-research projects, each targeting a different aspect of urban governance. Examples include: • The GM Health and Social Care Partnership have welcomed recommendations on improving Care at Home, stating that these "will contribute significantly to [their] Living Well at Home Transformation programme". An event to discuss the detail of this influence with inquiry participants is upcoming in April 2019. • A Horizon 2020-funded project (mPOWER) is rolling out engagement activities based on this model in cities around Europe, thanks to the involvement of our partner Carbon Coop and their verdict that such creative techniques have the capacity to change public attitudes and municipal policy in relation to energy consumption and climate change. Drawing on the evidence from the Action Research Collective and projects, we have initiated a parallel process to bring together a coalition of co-producers in Greater Manchester. Led by ARC members Katie Finney and Alice Toomer McAlpine, two events have taken place to date oriented towards a shared set of principles and development of calls for action to make Greater Manchester a more co-productive city-region. A further area of policy influence has been through direct policy advice to senior public officials and public sector managers. For example, advice by Liz Richardson for (i) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and RB K&C in the aftermath of Grenfell, (ii) the UKRI's citizen science programme development, (iii) accreditation of Northern Irish councils' development work with local councillors, and (iv) the InMAT Multi-Academy Trust group working with CEOs of AT and MATs.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Alex Whinnom Director GMCVO attended a workshop with the aim to input into Greater Manchester Strategy on 23 February 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The workshop was held to enable confidential discussion between people responsible for drafting the refreshed GM Strategy, and VCSE / academic experts on inclusive growth. There was due emphasis on the necessity of inclusive governance as an enabler of an inclusive economy, and specific discussion of Jam and Justice. This should mean inclusive governance is mentioned in the GM Strategy thus providing a hook for the findings of J and Justice to be taken seriously.
 
Description Alex Whinnom Director GMCVO has held regular discussions during 2017 with Greater Manchester Combined Authority regarding GM Strategy and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Accord
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Ongoing dialogue with Mayor, politicians and GMCA executive to involve the VCSE sector in developing the new GM Strategy. Also to develop the mayoral manifesto into an Accord between the GMCA and VCSE sector. Throughout reference to the need to "involve people and communities in the decisions that affect them" and "co-production", mentioned Jam and Justice often. There is clear commitment to much more involvement of residents in decision making, with the spatial strategy emerging as a key opportunity to test a new way of working.
 
Description Alex Whinnom Director of GMCVO had discussions with Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit Steering Group on 24 February and 14 October 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alex gave the Steering Group updates about the Jam and Justice Project and its potential to enable GM to understand "political inclusion" alongside economic and social.
 
Description Alex Whinnom Director of GMCVO organised a briefing the new Chief Executive Officer from Greater Manchester Combined Authority on 1 March 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact One to one meeting with the incoming CEO for the GMCA / Mayor Eamonn Boylan. He is already interested in Jam and Justice project having supported the original inception, and was keen to know how the project is going. He is likely to support the implementation of our findings.
 
Description Alex Whinnom Director of GMCVO, Beth Perry and Bert Russell met with the voluntary, community and social enterprise Core Cities Group on 29 March 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Session held with the national VCSE Core Cities Group to update them on progress and consult them about the next stage of the project. The involvement of this group will allow us to identify other interesting projects outside Greater Manchester, and compare the GM/c context with other similar cities. The session identified practical activities Jam and Justice team and Action Research Collective can undertake with other core cities
 
Description Beth Perry and Tim May co-delivered a two day training event exploring "Methodological Issues and Emotional Labour in Co-Produced Research" with early career researchers. 4-5 December 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/methodological-issues-and-emotional-labour-co-produced-research
 
Description Beth Perry has been invited to participate in the Mayoral Green Summit Steering Group to design the participation process for citizen involvement. In 2017 the Steering Group met on 15 September, 24 November and 22 December
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Beth Perry participated in the Steering Group to design the Mayoral Green Summit and participation process for citizen involvement to achieve The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, ambitions for making Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe. These involve 25 people of mixed audience, although mainly policy and practitioner. Each is 2 hours. Beth was also invited to participate in the Green Summit Communications and Public Engagement sub-group which met on 20 December 2017.
URL https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/article/186/greater_manchester_to_hold_mayor_s_green_su...
 
Description Communicating Devolution
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact In December 2016 Jam and Justice was invited to present to a Greater Manchester Scrutiny Committee on Communications to share insights and recommendations for how to improve communications and engagement between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and citizens in the city-region. Prof Beth Perry attended the Committee meeting and drew on examples and issues arising from Jam and Justice project and associated work. A report was produced by the Scrutiny Committee and subsequently endorsed by the Chief Executives of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This directly referenced evidence provided by Prof Perry suggests that the discourse of co-production is beginning to be used by those holding office. Examples include the recommendation that the GMCA should "set out agreed principles of communication including a commitment to foster meaningful participation with a broader group of stakeholders and actively engage in the co-production of key messages."
 
Description Jam and Justice featured as a leading example in two policy papers on Co-Production in Greater Manchester (for the GM Combined Authority and its Wider Leadership Team), influencing a decision to award further funding for a co-production project.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact There was one immediate economic impact: In response to the Co-Production policy paper (report of GM Mayor Andy Burnham on 25 January 2019), the Greater Manchester Combined Authorities approved further investment of £150 000 in a co-production project (match-funded by Lankelly Chase). GMCA leaders should also be participating in further action research on co-production (carried out by Beth Perry and others) in response to the paper's recommendations. A fuller account of the background to this paper and the decision is offered here: https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/jam-and-justice-input-gmca-decision-making The link given below is directly to the Mayor's report.
URL https://www.gmcameetings.co.uk/download/meetings/id/4152/14_funding_of_co-production_project
 
Description Liz Richardson joined the Advisory Board for Oxfam's "Women United Research and Innovation Fund (WURIF)", to share expertise in participatory methods to shape public policy and urban governance.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Liz Richardson presented about co-production (by invitation) at a Rebuilding Trust Workshop, co-organised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in response to Grenfell (12 Oct 2018).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Title The People's Republic of Energy (website) 
Description An output of The People's Republic of Energy, one of the action research projects commissioned by the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective, this website was constructed as a knowledge bank to assemble information about urban energy alternatives. It gathers together examples from other parts of the world, and historic information about energy supply, and provides insight into the wider action research project including workshop sessions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Information from the website was used by the project's action research team to put together other resources including the series of Energy Walks in Greater Manchester and the GM Energy Futures report. (See separate entries.) Learning from the project is also now feeding into the Horizon2020 project mPOWER (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213584/en). 
URL https://peoplesrepublicofenergy.org.uk/
 
Title Transform GM: mapping Greater Manchester's social and solidarity economy (website, categories, database) 
Description The social & solidarity economy meets human needs through economic activities-like the production and exchange of goods and services-that reinforce values of justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, and democracy. A taxonomy of 10 types of economic activity associated with the social and solidarity economy was produced by the Transform GM project, and applied to an exemplar dataset, mapping organisations in the Greater Manchester area. The findings are published as an interactive map, profiling economic initiatives and businesses committed to transforming the city region. Results can be filtered by the different types, adding a further level of depth and analysis to the initial data gathered. Part of the Transform GM project, co-designed by the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The map has been used as a tool to facilitate a survey of such organisations and their networks. An account of the research, including indicative survey responses, has been published as a technical report. The map received coverage from a local independent media outlet (The Meteor). We anticipate producing a digest for consumption by policy-makers and the general public, to inform further conversations about citizen-led economics in the Greater Manchester area (including in the light of the recently released Independent Prosperity Review). A draft version of the report was submitted in response to the consultation on Local Industrial Strategy, though it is too early to say whether this has had consequences. 
URL http://transformgm.org/
 
Description Developing Co-Productive Capacities with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Organisation Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In June 2018, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority agreed a proposal to work with Jam and Justice and the wider Realising Just Cities programme to develop co-productive capacity. To date, the Jam and Justice team have facilitated two workshops with GMCA policy leads (including a session with additional input from the Action Research Collective) and taken GMCA officers on international field trips as part of a cross-sectoral Realising Just Cities delegation. This programme of work benefits from match funding from Mistra Urban Futures. The next major phase of work will be a series of interviews.
Collaborator Contribution To date, 19 GMCA officers have participated in one or more Developing Co-Productive Capacities workshop, enabling us to trial and refine tools to support co-production in urban governance. 3 officers have also taken part in field trips, with a third trip upcoming. They have then produced written reflections on the experience as part of a "trans-local learning" series hosted on the Jam & Justice blog. The GMCA Assistant Director of Strategy & Research and the Policy & Strategy Principal have both agreed to act as conduits to facilitate dissemination of findings from the Action Research Collective's co-designed projects, identifying and tasking colleagues from across the Combined Authority to participate in key events. They have also been ready to meet with members of the research team and the Action Research Collective to follow up on the wider research agenda and questions of citizen engagement, and are now preparing to discuss their experience with counterparts in the Gothenburg city region. As of January 2019, the GMCA has increased its commitment to co-production, including through the approval of 150000 GBP for a further phase of co-productive work (funded jointly by Lankelly Chase). The report guiding that decision (presented by GM Mayor Andy Burnham) draws particular attention to the role of Jam & Justice and Realising Just Cities in the city-region: "There is a genuine opportunity to develop a community of practice around co-production through . . . the unique access to practice led and international research provided by our involvement in Realising Just Cities and Jam and Justice". The GMCA's Wider Leadership Team also signed off on a series of interviews with senior leaders, to explore understandings of co-production at that level across the city-region.
Impact The Jam and Justice project is multi-disciplinary in make-up (bringing together academic expertise in urban studies, politics and geography) and this collaboration reaches beyond academia to involve cross-sectoral professional expertise. Outcomes to date include: 1) GMCA's increased commitment (in writing and financially) to co-productive approaches to urban governance. 2) GMCA's increased awareness of practice pertaining to co-production and citizen participation, informed by comparative analysis and direct encounter with international examples. 3) Openness to learn from findings of other Jam and Justice action research, including through regular participation in events arranged by the ARC projects. 4) Commitment from the Wider Leadership Team to participate in interviews to provide additional research data. Outputs in progress include: a) a resource pack for other city regions, to guide decision-making, practice and reporting in relation to co-production for urban governance (being refined through work with authorities in other city regions) b) a co-authored book chapter on translocal learning
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with CLES to co-produce People's Procurement action research project. 
Organisation Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This action research project was first formulated through the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective's co-design process. Refinement of the research question and methods was undertaken by an initial Action Research Team (ART), including Dr Bertie Russell (with responsibility for data collection, and supporting research design). The Jam & Justice Co-Investigators provided strategic support and consultancy, via Dr Catherine Durose. In the development phase, the ART (including CLES) held conversations with the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, non-academic Co-Investigator Alex Whinnom (Chief Executive, GMCVO), the Procurement Programme Manager at Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) and the chair of the Greater Manchester Social Value Network GMSVN.
Collaborator Contribution The Action Research Team began under the leadership of (then) ARC member Jenny Rouse who was employed by CLES (the Centre for Local Economic Strategies) until early 2018. CLES took on the formal role of delivery partner in early 2018, following Jenny Rouse's departure (her ARC role having provided in-kind support to that point). Core development work including event design and facilitation has been undertaken by CLES, who convened separate workshops with representatives from the VCSE sector and with Greater Manchester procurement leads. These sessions used an appreciative enquiry approach, highlighting what was already ongoing before looking at what might be built on such foundations. These two groups were then brought together for a third event, co-hosted with the GM Social Value Network, to identify potential next steps. Findings were fed back to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Further funding was awarded by the Action Research Collective to support an away day for the GM Social Value Network to develop a business plan based on steps identified, as encouraged by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This aspect of the project is still in progress.
Impact 1) A pair of A0 posters outlining milestones, past and future, and opportunities for enhancing the role of social value in Greater Manchester's procurement processes. 2) An initial report from CLES, giving an account of the project and the emergent proposals for next steps. A further output is anticipated, i.e. the business plan from the forthcoming GMSVN away day. This will be shared with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and we expect to report on outcomes next period. Enquiries have been received from other city-regional authorities who are interested in the project learning and proposals, and we will be sharing relevant learning with them over the next 6 to 12 months. This is a multi-disciplinary project. The academic team brought expertise in urban studies, geography, politics, and policy. Non-academic co-researchers contributed significant expertise in the field of local economic strategy, and helped to bring in stakeholders from other sectors. This is in addition to the role of Jam & Justice's non-academic Co-Investigator, GMCVO, who provided insight and contacts from Greater Manchester's VCSE sector.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with Carbon Coop to deliver co-produced ARC project - People's Republic of Energy 
Organisation Carbon Co-op
PI Contribution This is a coproduced action research collaboration set up between the Jam and Justice project and the Carbon Coop. The project is a collaborative enquiry into citizen and worker involvement in the energy system. As with each ARC project, the initial concept was co-designed and selected by the Action Research Collective (ARC). An Action Research Team was then established with Laura Williams (formerly of Global Justice, now Carbon Coop) as non-academic ARC lead and designated research support from Dr Bertie Russell (data collection, research design) and strategic consultancy from the Co-Investigators, primarily Prof. Beth Perry. Russell assisted with the carrying out of an initial review of international best practice around citizen participation in energy systems and worked together with Carbon Coop throughout the linked series of workshops and events, recording data and assisting with the action research design.
Collaborator Contribution Carbon Coop have embedded this action research collaboration within a wider programme of work to support energy democracy in Greater Manchester. Carbon Coop's role has been to design, with ARC members, the project, undertake project management and deliver the project. They have also supported the generation of findings and direct interventions, for instance during the Mayor's summit. They continue to take an active role in disseminating findings, and were awarded an additional 1500 GBP by consensus of the Action Research Collective in late 2018 to support a further run of energy walks (with match funding). The second walk series arises from continued collaboration between an energy activist and co-op expert from Carbon Co-op, an anthropologist from University College London, and an artist-activist from Homebaked Community Land Trust/The Anfield Home Tour (introduced during the first phase of this ARC project). The artist-activist, who was sub-contracted by Carbon Coop during the core project activity, has made available match funding of 1000 GBP towards the re-design of the walk series, supplemented by another 1400 GBP obtained by the collaborators from other sources.
Impact 1) Greater Manchester Energy Futures, report in the form of an imagined prospectus series for a municipal energy company. Launched at the 2018 Mayoral Green Summit/ 2) Energy Walks, a walking tour of Manchester's energy past and future, using immersive theatre. A walk series ran first in March 2018 (as a prequel to the Green Summit), with a revised series running in 2019 (to lobby stakeholders ahead of the next Mayoral Green Summit) 3) A video narrating the project (produced by Alice Toomer-McAlpine for Jam and Justice) 4) A video about the history and future of energy supply systems (a subsequent product from Carbon Coop, the narrator is ARC member Laura Williams) 5) An independent website with records of project activities including collaborative mapping processes In addition: 6) Learning from this project is now feeding into mPower, a Horizon 2020 project in which Carbon Coop is a non-academic beneficiary. Specifically Williams will be re-using the practices of collaborative mapping, site visits, and immersive walks, as mechanisms for engaging local stakeholders with different aspects of energy consumption in cities across Europe. 7) The Transnational Institute in Amsterdam have requested a copy of the review of international best practice, with a view to incorporating it into a publication. 8) The formation of a new municipal energy company for Greater Manchester remains in prospect, as indicated by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority's appointment of a consultancy form to examine the business case (reported in the GM Strategy Implementation update, October 2018). 9) Carbon Coop secured match funding (including £1000 from the Seed Bed Fund, and £1400 from other sources; full cost £3900) to facilitate re-running of the immersive walk series in 2019, with the addition of a new segment on fuel poverty. We aim to report on progress with the above items in the next reporting period. The collaboration is transdisciplinary drawing on expertise within and outside academia. In particular, the action research project brings together academics in urban studies, geography, political science and anthropology with community energy specialists, activists and creative facilitators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership with Shared Future CIC to co-produce Care at Home Inverted Citizens' Inquiry action research project. 
Organisation Shared Future CIC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In 2017, Jam & Justice's Action Research Collective (ARC) co-designed a series of action research projects. The co-produced action research project "Care at Home: Inverted Citizens' Inquiry" was further developed out of that co-design process. The project was supported by an Action Research Team (ART) comprised of Jez Hall (ARC lead, also director of Shared Future), Liz Richardson (University of Manchester, Co-Investigator), Susanne Martikke (GMCVO, researcher), and Andrew Burridge (ARC member, also NWADASS). As the process evolved (and in bringing Shared Future CIC into an official role as delivery partner), the ART was supplemented another Shared Future associate and Shared Future's Operations & Finance Manager and a facilitator from Amity HCD (Katie Finney, also an ARC member). Martikke led on data collection and analysis, with strategic support from Richardson. Richardson carried out interviews to gather additional data in relation to core research questions, and consulted on methodological issues. Non-academic ARC member Andrew Burridge played a professional advisory role, using organisational and professional contacts to engage Health & Social Care Commissioners in the process (recorded as in-kind support from NWADASS). Other members of the ARC provided a light-touch consultancy role.
Collaborator Contribution Shared Future, a Community Interest Company, were contracted to act as delivery partner for the Inquiry, with director (and ARC member) Jez Hall having also worked actively on the proposal's development following the initial co-design session. Hall took the lead role. Administrative support was provided through Shared Future's core team, who also invested significant time in promoting the inquiry to potential participants beforehand, and to interested stakeholders as the work progressed. Hall took a concrete decision to provide Shared Future's support at below cost, matching the funding in-kind, because of the opportunity to test out a new approach to deliberation. Amity HCD were sub-contracted to provide additional facilitation, in collaboration with a Shared Future associate. Shared Future prepared the recommendations for release, running a co-productive launch event with 40 cross-sectoral participants to further evolve the recommendations and consider how these could be applied. Shared Future also worked closely with the wider Action Research Team, producing a 28-page report on the process, the recommendations, and potential next steps. Shared Future director Jez Hall continues to meet with Greater Manchester's Health & Social Care Partnership to discern how implementation of inquiry recommendations may be achieved.
Impact 1) Care at Home Recommendations (released December 2018) 2) Care at Home: Full report from the Inquiry (released January 2019) 3) Blog post reporting on the launch event (co-written by Hall with Jam & Justice Impact Officer, Iona Hine)
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with The Children's Society to co-produce Young People Missing from Decisions action research project. 
Organisation The Children's Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project was initiated following the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective (ARC) co-design process. As this project sought to work with young people, principally under the age of 18, it was determined that the young people should have and lead their own Action Research Team, and that was supplemented by a Strategic Action Research Team. Within the Strategic Action Research Team, Daniel Silver (University of Manchester) has provided research support, documenting the project's evolution and recording sessions as part of the data collection process. The Jam & Justice Co-Investigators provided guidance on methods, with Prof. Beth Perry taking a primary role as a member of the Strategic Action Research Team, and supporting analysis of survey responses to support the young people in formulating their findings.
Collaborator Contribution Paul Maher (ARC member and former Area Manager for The Children's Society) has been ARC lead for the project. As plans developed, Paul moved roles within the Children's Society and engaged the new Area Manager and other colleagues (including the Corporate Participation Manager and project workers) to recruit and facilitate co-production with young people. The young people met repeatedly starting in April 2018, getting to know each other and discern a common area of interest to research. This process required expert facilitation and care, which The Children's Society team provided throughout with support from Jam and Justice. The young people designed a survey, with The Children's Society providing support in disseminating and collecting responses, as well as convening analysis sessions for the young people. Jam and Justice have led on the development of a peer network for those with an interest in co-production with young people, with strategic and practical help from The Children's Society team, who have also co-hosted events. In addition, the Children's Society have used their networks to set up potential opportunities for the young researchers to share their findings, both in Greater Manchester and for a national audience.
Impact 1) A postcard survey design (analysis of responses is not yet complete) 2) A community of practice or peer network for those with an interest in co-production and young people in the Greater Manchester area (an indirect output, with other partners) 3) Informal reflections on co-producing with young people (with other partners, emerging from the peer network) Activity is ongoing and we will report back on these activities and other outputs fully in the next submission period.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with the Democratic Society (DemSoc) to co-produce the Space in Common action research project. 
Organisation The Democratic Society Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project was initiated by Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective (ARC) through a co-design process, to explore ways of creating constructive, inclusive conversations in the context of spatial planning, with particular reference to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The Action Research Team (ART) has been supported by Adrian Ball (ARC member and Chief Executive of Manchester Settlement). The Jam & Justice Co-Investigators have provided strategic guidance and oversight. In particular, Prof. Beth Perry has provided strategic direction to the project, including framing, design and planning, stakeholder engagement and event design. She has specifically introduced a range of stakeholders to the space (including e.g. a representative from London's Just Space network). This additional input drew on work beyond Jam and Justice as part of the sister Whose Knowledge Matters project. Dr Bertie Russell has provided research support, including with design and with data collection.
Collaborator Contribution The Democratic Society (DemSoc) responded to a call for tenders to act as delivery partner for the project, once it had been established that direct involvement in the GMSF consultations was not practical (because of shifts in timetabling and political constraints). As delivery partner, they have arranged, facilitated, and documented publicly a series of four workshops exploring the central question, "how can we have better conversations about spatial planning?" Next steps and reporting are still in progress. We expect to report outcomes in full in the next session.
Impact 1) A series of five blogposts reporting on the four workshop sessions, produced and published by DemSoc. 2) A blog report from Jam & Justice impact officer Dr Iona Hine reflecting on what Jam & Justice's Action Research Collective might learn from Just Space. This is an interdisciplinary project drawing on academic expertise in urban studies and planning, geography, politics and policy. It has also benefited from the involvement of non-academic partners with expertise in promoting openness and participation in public services.
Start Year 2018
 
Description "Fearless Cities municipalism" post on OpenDemocracy (research article adapted for general audience) -- Dr Bertie Russell 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An adaptation of a research article for a general audience, "Fearless Cities municipalism: experiments in autogestion" by Dr Bertie Russell was published on the OpenDemocracy website in February 2019, with the summary: "For growing numbers of municipalists, new politics means fundamentally reshaping the bundle of relationships that constitute the alienating state-machine, in favour of new forms of collective social organisation."

The article has been widely shared on social media, with invitations to speaking engagements following.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/bertie-russell/fearless-cities-municipalism-experim...
 
Description "Space in Common" set-up meetings (Beth Perry, Bertie Russell and ARC lead Adrian Ball with delivery partners DemSoc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Between March and September 2018, the action research team shaping the Space in Common project met with delivery partners DemSoc on four occasions.
The purposes of these meetings included:
- agreeing plans for the project delivery (29 March) and later revising those (25 September)
- setting up contracts (13 June)
- identifying relevant stakeholders (27 July)

The group met again in early 2019, to agree arrangements for a final workshop, tied in to the re-opening of the GM Spatial Framework consultation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/space-common
 
Description #CTRLshift2018: An Emergency Summit for Change (blog post by Bertie Russell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr Bertie Russell's account of the CTRLshift event in Wigan, March 2018, was published on the Jam and Justice blog (https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/ctrlshift2018-emergency-summit-change). The blogpost was widely recommended, being republished as a guest post on the UK Solidarity Economy Association website (https://www.solidarityeconomy.coop/2018/04/ctrlshift-guestpost-bertierussell), linked with recommendations from RIPESS Europe (http://www.ripess.eu/ctrlshift-an-emergency-summit-for-change-uk/ -- translated into French and Spanish) and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (https://cles.org.uk/news/ctrlshift-an-emergency-summit-for-change/). It is also listed in the official event report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.solidarityeconomy.coop/2018/04/ctrlshift-guestpost-bertierussell
 
Description 01 May 2018: Meeting with GMCA policy-makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Beth Perry (Sheffield) and Alex Whinnom (GMCVO) attended this 1.5 hour closed meeting with GMCA policy-makers. Together, this laid the groundwork for the Developing Co-Productive Capacities agreement, as approved by the GMCA's Wider Leadership Team in June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 02 October 2018: Meeting with the Centre for Local Economic Strategy to discuss the "Elephants in the room" project and potential collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Following a suggestion from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Perry and others from the Jam and Justice team met with the project lead of the so-called Elephants project, a co-production project funded by Lankelly Chase and run by the Centre for Local Economic Strategy (CLES) involving GMCA officers and service users. This meeting established the parameters of the different projects, with agreement to share relevant learning and keep CLES apprised of any relevant events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 10 October 2018: Developing Co-Productive Capacities workshop -- with policy leads from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of the Developing Co-Productive Capacities workstream, match-funded by Mistra Urban Futures, this activity is shaping policy and practice within the Combined Authority, using a co-production action-research oriented approach.

A one-hour session with 13 senior policy leads from across the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This workshop was co-facilitated by Perry and Russell, who presented a short account of key debates around meaningful participation and co-production. This was followed by chance to reflect on current progress in relation to co-production in small groups, and a practical exercise to "brief the Mayor".

Feedback indicated that the workshop provided a valuable moment to compare experience and contexts of co-production and participation from across the city region. Most participants expressed the desire to engage in another (and/or longer) session of this kind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 11 December 2018: Everyday Politics exhibition launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact "Everyday Politics" is the core output from the ARC project known as "The System Doesn't Work".

The launch event was held at the People's History Museum in Greater Manchester, with an invited audience including the community researchers who co-produced the exhibition, members of the Action Research Collective, representatives from other ARC projects, and some other friends of the project.

Participants spoke of empowerment. The audience appreciated hearing "positive stories", in the face of the common conception of politics as "elitist". One person commented that they would now "recognise + value connections in my local area more", while another reported that they had "become re-inspired around [their] involvement in [their own] geographical community".

The exhibition and wider project has also been reported on here: https://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2019/what-does-everyday-politics-look-like/

See also the entry for Everyday Politics under Artistic and Creative products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/everydaypolitics-launching-community-exhibition
 
Description 11 January 2019: Young People & Co-Production networking event, Manchester Metropolitan University (co-hosted by Jam & Justice and The Children's Society) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The third in a series of networking events for those with experience or interest in Co-Production and Young People. This event was co-hosted by Jam & Justice and The Children's Society. The programme provided space to share practices, networks and ideas. The range of participants expanded, with people from Barnados, Blaze, Reclaim, and the Canal & Rivers Trust as well as the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (with reference to the Youth Combined Authority and Cultural Strategy), GMCVO, and Manchester Museum.

MMU provided a venue, stepping in when the Children's Society's office relocation prevented them co-hosting. The session was lightly structured, with facilitation shared between Beth Perry (Jam & Justice), Kate Pahl (MMU), and Jo Hunt, GM Area Manager for The Children's Society.

We exchanged a variety of lessons learned, as those present shared reflections on their experience of and interests in co-production with young people. Those present expressed a desire to meet again, and plans are now in place for the Manchester Museum to host an event in May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/young-people-and-co-production-exchanging-knowledge-reflecting-pr...
 
Description 11 June 2018: Devolution Debate (part of the Manchester Histories Festival) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Devolution promised to open up new opportunities for community engagement and empowerment, shifting power from Whitehall to the Townhall. One year after the election of Andy Burnham as Mayor of Greater Manchester, Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective hosted a debate in Manchester Central Library to discuss the changing horizons of collective decision-making in Greater Manchester.

The debating panel included:

Amanda Bickerton (ARC member), Bertie Russell (Jam and Justice researcher), Eve Holt (Councillor and friend of the project), Jez Hall (ARC member), Liz Richardson (Jam and Justice Researcher) and Sheni Ravji-Smith (then a member of the GMCA's Public Service Reform team). The chair was Nicola Headlam, from the ESRC Urban Transformations programme.

We shunned the usual 'panel-at-the-front-audience-listens' model and organised our invited speakers into a circle. Spare seats were placed amongst them and participants were invited by the chair to take position and join the discussion in the inner circle. Several people took up this option, creating dynamism. Manchester Histories provided tweeting and live-streaming, resulting in a further 296 listeners joining the debate.

A fuller account of this event is provided on the Jam & Justice blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/most-common-way-we-give-our-power-thinking-we-dont-have-any
 
Description 11 November 2017: People's Republic of Energy workshop: Mapping the energy system 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The first workshop of The People's Republic of Energy, a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Carbon Coop.

Participants each drew a map outlining their own idea of what Greater Manchester's energy system looks like. They were then asked, in groups of 4, to try and map key stakeholders in the energy system. The information was then collated onto a layered map of the energy system. A first layer described the stakeholders; a second layer aimed to identify and locate political power. Two international case studies were presented. On the basis of all the discussion people were asked: where would a green energy supplier fit into Manchester, what are potential benefits and risks, and what institution has an appetite for a municipal energy company.

Ideas shared were taken forward within subsequent phases of this action research project. Many of the participants continued to collaborate as the project evolved. The mapping exercises have also informed Carbon Coop's campaigning, with similar techniques to be employed within the mPOWER project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://peoplesrepublicofenergy.org.uk/2017/11/maps-made-from-our-mapping-session
 
Description 11 September 2018: Cross-sector workshop co-hosted with the GM Social Values Network and CLES as part of the People's Procurement ARC project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Part of the People's Procurement project, co-designed by the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).

This third workshop brought the two groups (VCSE sector and public sector commissioners) together with a wider range of stakeholder voices representing Greater Manchester's businesses and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). Through a series of facilitated discussions and group tasks, it sought to bring together the narratives of success that had been developed in Workshop 1 and Workshop 2, finding common ground and refining the priorities for action. It suggested projects to be realised and the types of outcomes expected.

Three concrete suggestions emerged, with the focal proposal being the establishment of a Social Value Hub.

Participants expressed a desire to move forward with these ideas and start to develop a business plan with a focus on the short-term resources for developing the vision and getting projects off the ground. Direct encouragement was provided by a GMCA officer participating in the workshop. The GM Social Value Network therefore proposed a business planning away day to move these ideas forward, and was subsequently awarded a small amount of additional funding from the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective to enable this.

A report on the project was prepared and published by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), the main delivery partner in this action research. (Linked below)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/sites/default/files/People%27s%20Procurement_Final.pdf
 
Description 12 December 2018: Care at Home Inquiry: launching the recommendations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of "Testing an Inverted Citizens' Inquiry: The Challenge of Care at Home", a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Shared Future CIC.

Around 40 participants and stakeholders including commissioners, care providers, health workers, and other interested citizens came together to examine the recommendations that had emerged from this inverted Citizens' Inquiry. Those present expressed both professional and personal lived experience as their reason for attending.

Welcoming the recommendations, the chair of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership's Living Well at Home Transformation programme (also Director of Adult Social Services for Stockport MBC and a commentator within the Inquiry) acknowledged a tendency to think about care in "just statutory" terms. He identified alignment between the inquiry findings and his and his colleagues' aspirations for adult care. He highlighted the importance of recognising the role of unpaid carers, individualised approaches, and support for the workforce, and finished by pledging that "The work you have been involved in is valued and will contribute significantly to the work we have undertaken to date".

In the spirit of that process, this was not a typical launch event-those present became part of the endeavour, taking the "What" and "Why" and working together in small groups to consider "How" the different recommendations might be achieved. The recommendations were introduced by Inquiry participants, and grouped thematically enabling those present to opt in to a focused discussion of their choosing.

A full report from the Inquiry (taking into account ideas from the launch event) was released in January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/new-recommendations-care-home
 
Description 12 February 2018: Perry presenting at Workshop: Rethinking the Urban Commons in European City-Regions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Beth Perry presented a paper about Jam & Justice at "Rethinking the Urban Commons in European City-Regions" in Brussels (the closing element of the Urban Transformations 'Bridging European Urban Transformations' programme, 2016-2018) as part of the section, 'Social Innovation Initiatives and the "Urban Commons"'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://urbanstudies.brussels/news-event/workshop-rethinking-urban-commons-european-city-regions
 
Description 13 March 2018: Jam and Justice Comparative Data Analysis workshop with the Action Research Collective and wider delivery team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Action Research Collective were joined by representatives from project delivery partners (e.g. The Children's Society, Community Pride CIC) and the wider research team for a two-part session. ARC members Adrian, Katie and Amanda facilitated discussion about reflective learning, to enable decision-making about the ARC's internal processes. Liz Richardson gave a presentation on the project's approach to data collection, workshopping the 10 features identified for comparative analysis. Those present also heard brief updates from individual ARC projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 14 February 2019: GM Social Value Network away day on People's Procurement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Away day to agree next action required to bring proposals from the People's Procurement project to fruition.
Hosted by a third sector organisation (MACC) and co-facilitated by CLES, Jam and Justice, and the GM Social Value Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/event/procurement-away-day
 
Description 14 June 2018: Workshop with representatives of the public sector Commissioners as part of the People's Procurement ARC project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of the People's Procurement project, co-designed by the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). This second workshop used the same appreciative inquiry approach that had been applied in the first workshop, but working with public sector Commissioners and mapping their knowledge of the domain, rather than with VCSE sector participants. As with the parallel VCSE workshop, the results were transformed into a poster and used as a provocation in a later session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/people%E2%80%99s-procurement
 
Description 16 April 2018: Transform GM researchers meet with the Chief Executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Part of "Transform GM", a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and co-delivered with an independent researcher. The project was earlier named "Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy". This consultation meeting helped to reshape the action research project, following the departure of its non-academic lead.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/transform-gm
 
Description 18 January 2019: Beth Perry meets with officers from Sheffield City Region Combined Authority to discuss Developing Co-Productive Capacities. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following up on prior exchange of emails, Beth Perry met with the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority's Assistant Director of Policy and a Senior Economic Policy Manager (supported by Iona Hine, Jam & Justice Impact Officer) to identify areas of interest for potential collaboration, perhaps leading to a bespoke Developing Co-Productive Capacities programme. Discussion was informed by the newly released Co-producing the City brochure, and common interests identified included procurement decisions, youth-led decision-making and inclusive growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 19 January 2018: Coalitions for Change working group meeting: Beth Perry and Vicky Simpson (Sheffield) with Alex Whinnom (GMCVO), Katie Finney and Alice Toomer-McAlpine (Action Research Collective), and Steve Connor (Creative Concern). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of this cross-sector meeting was to plan how best to use Jam and Justice's networks and incipient findings to influence policy change positively, assess the working group's progress, identify potential activities and plan next steps. Recommendations were taken to an Action Research Collective meeting on 30 January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 19 November 2018: Catherine Durose speaks with the Director of Public Service Reform at West Midlands Combined Authority about Developing Co-Productive Capacities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A first step in expanding the Developing Co-Productive Capacities workstream to include other UK Combined Authorities, Catherine Durose spoke with the Director of Public Service Reform about the possibilities of learning from and with Jam and Justice. Several avenues for collaboration were identified, with discussion ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 19 September 2018: Space in Common workshop 1--"a better debate" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Billed as "A better debate about what's built where", this early evening workshop brought together a small group with differing stakes in the issue of spatial framing, to talk about their experiences and start thinking about what a better conversation might look like.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.demsoc.org/2018/10/03/a-better-debate-about-whats-built-where-what-weve-learnt-so-far/
 
Description 20 November 2018: Alex Whinnom and other action researchers attend People's Powerhouse convention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact GMCVO Chief Executive and Jam & Justice non-academic Co-Investigator Alex Whinnom attended the People's Powerhouse convention, feeding insights on co-production and citizen participation into Northern Powerhouse activity. Others connected with the project also attended, including the Chief Executive of North West Employers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2018: GM Decides Action Research Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact During 2018, an Action Research Team met iteratively to plan and refine arrangements for the co-designed ARC project "GM Decides". ARC leads Alice Toomer - McAlpine and Katie Finney were permanent members of this Team, with meetings normally including at least one member of the academic Jam and Justice research team (often Russell).

Meetings were held on 1 and 5 May 2018, 14 September 2018, 18 October 2018, and on several dates in December. Participation in an international field trip to Barcelona in November 2018 (documented separately) proved formative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 21 January 2019: Action Research Collective member Jez attends a GM Health & Social Care Partnership meeting to discuss the Care at Home Inquiry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jez Hall, non-academic member of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective and director of Shared Future CIC, attended a meeting of the GM HSC Partnership Living Well at Home delivery group meeting to discuss the recommendations from the inverted Citizens' Inquiry into Care at Home (a co-designed action research project, in which Jez played a leading delivery role). Those present welcomed the report, valuing its independent arrival at some similar conclusions to their own work, and noting the challenges posed in addressing some findings.

A further meeting with a senior member of the GM Health and Social Care Partnership was arranged (for February 2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/care-home-inquiry-report-published
 
Description 21 March 2018: Beth Perry spoke as part of an invited panel at the Mayor of Greater Manchester's Green Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Beth Perry spoke about the importance of rethinking education, engagement and expertise in redesigning policy processes as part of a panel debate on the main platform at this event, which was live-streamed on the BBC News website and heavily promoted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Linked to The People's Republic of Energy, a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Carbon Coop.

(Participation at this event was also made possible by long-term involvement in the Summit working group, a role held due to earlier co-productive work including the embedding of a Realising Just Cities / University of Sheffield PhD student within the Combined Authority's Low Carbon Hub.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://youtu.be/flqIIlTMVHk
 
Description 21 March 2018: The People's Republic of Energy at the 2018 Green Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of The People's Republic of Energy, a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Carbon Coop.

Carbon Coop launched the GM Energy Futures report at the Green Summit, running a stall throughout the day and facilitating discussion in a dedicated event space. A leading member of Carbon Coop spoke on the main stage, expressing the view that:

""We also need to ensure that citizens are at the very heart of this transition, as co-owners of the process. In Paris they've remunicipalised the water system, and they've used an entity called the Paris Observatory, that's enabled citizens to sit on the board of this remunicpalised company, and for them to redirect profits back into the local area, so there is a real role there for municipal companies".

And:

"Finally, it's about a just transition as the same time as running down old industries, it's about investing in new ones. It's about a GM energy company to open up new income streams, employing new jobs, and training new workers"."

Both statements represent findings from the People's Republic of Energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://youtu.be/y4TzzGknlAQ
 
Description 22-25 November 2018: Cross-sector delegation attends and co-facilitates a workshop at the International Observatory for Participatory Democracy conference in Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of the Developing Co-Productive Capacities workstream, match-funded by Mistra Urban Futures, this activity is shaping policy and practice within the Combined Authority, using a co-production action-research oriented approach.

A delegation comprising 2 officers from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, 2 non-academic members of the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective, led by Jam and Justice researchers Perry and Russell, attended and co-facilitated a workshop at the International Observatory for Participatory Democracy's annual meeting in Barcelona.

Reflections on this international field trip have been published as part of the trans-local mini series on the Jam and Justice blog, supplemented by a video (produced by Alice Toomer - McAlpine) which captures highlights from the workshop.

Future plans include trialling materials from the Developing Co-Productive Capacities resource pack with IOPD representatives at the 2019 Realising Just Cities conference.
Learning from this trip also fed into the formation of a final action research project, "GM Decides" (documented in more detail by ARC member Alice Toomer - McAlpine here: https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/greater-manchester-barcelona-and-back-again-lessons-co-production-and-digital-democracy).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/how-co-produce-city-no-easy-steps
 
Description 23 April 2018: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a Business Meeting (9) with the Action Research Collective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A three-hour business meeting. At this session, the cross-sector Action Research Collective:
- agreed not to proceed with one ARC project (We Are Our Own Normal) due to an expert member leaving the Action Research Collective
- agreed to include a summary of ARC projects progress in each meeting
- agreed that ARC members Katie and Alice would lead the Coalitions for Change process
- asked the Communications sub-group to liaise with individual ARC projects to support their communications needs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2018
 
Description 23 February 2018: People's Republic of Energy project Data workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Part of The People's Republic of Energy, a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Carbon Coop. This session informed the construction of Energy Walks and the content of GM Energy Futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 23 January 2018: ESRC workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This 1-day workshop brought together experienced researchers from the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester, and Birmingham to discuss co-production and the ongoing Jam and Justice research. Most participants were colleagues from outside the project, enabling deep reflection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 25 August 2018: Article about Transform GM map in "The Meteor" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A feature article about the Transform GM action research project appeared in The Meteor, an online independent media outlet serving Greater Manchester. The article reported that:
"Transform GM - an action research project looking to understand, map and promote 'alternative' economic activity in Greater Manchester (GM) - have just launched a new website mapping the social and solidarity economy (SSE)."

(The feature was written by Action Research Collective member and The Meteor co-editor Alice Toomer - McAlpine, following an interview with the project's independent researcher.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.themeteor.org/2018/08/25/greater-manchesters-social-solidarity-economy-revealed/
 
Description 25 June 2018: Workshop with community researchers as part of The System Doesn't Work action research project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Part of The System Doesn't Work (SDW), an action research project co-designed by Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective. Following on from the first workshop, community researchers shared and spoke about images they had taken as a way of discussing what they do and its relationship to politics. The goal was to establish a common analytical framework, based on the themes emerging from the group's photography. A common emphasis on valuing people was observed.

The session had been planned by members of the Action Research Team and was co-facilitated by Sarah Whitehead and Dan Silver.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/system-doesnt-work
 
Description 25 September 2018: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a Business Meeting (12) with the Action Research Collective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact At this 3-hour business meeting, the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective came together to identify potential lessons from the experience of co-producing action research, with the imagined goal of informing people who wish to establish similar initiatives in a different city-region. Together, the ARC (with Jam and Justice researchers) drew out themes and recommendations. These were subsequently incorporated into a brochure, Co-Producing the City (reported elsewhere).
The ARC also made decisions about funding redistribution, allocating an additional 1500 GBP to
- enable additional energy walks as a follow-on to the People's Republic of Energy (proposal match-funded by the Seedbed Trust)
- sponsor an away day for the GM Social Value Network to enable preparation of a business plan in association with the proposals of the People's Procurement project (based on feedback from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority)
- co-fund a co-productive launch event as the climax of the Care at Home project (so that recommendations could be further developed with present stakeholders)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 26 February 2018: Research Briefing 3 with the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Jam and Justice research team convened a training session with the Action Research Collective, with topics including co-authorship and reflexive learning.

Together, the ARC discussed approaches to peer learning based on an initial proposal from Katie Finney, looking at the intended goals. An opt-in reading group was proposed, and input collated for discussion at the next ARC Business meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 26 June 2018: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a Business Meeting (10) with the Action Research Collective, followed by a session on deliberation with guest speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact During this meeting, the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective approved a revised plan for strategic engagement and network building under the Coalitions for Change banner, agreed content of a flyer about Jam and Justice and the different ARC projects, and made a decision that monies not spent on a project that had not initiated should be made available as a top-up fund for other projects where there were new ideas or possibilities to extend their reach (by application).

In the early afternoon, the ARC also heard from guest speaker Kimbra White (co-director of Mosaic Lab, www.mosaiclab.com.au) who shared some of her experience on deliberation and citizens' juries. This session was organised by ARC member Jez, and involved Shared Future associates and stakeholders from the incipient Care at Home project as well as ARC members and researchers from the Jam and Justice team (Perry, Richardson).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 26 September 2017-16 October 2017: Transform GM (then named Mapping SSE) Action Research Team meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact In September and October 2017, the Action Research Team working on "Mapping Greater Manchester's Social and Solidarity Economy" met twice, once in person and once over Skype. An additional sub-meeting was held with an advisor from the Solidarity Economy Association (again over Skype). These meetings marked the initiation of the project.

Part of "Transform GM", a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and co-delivered with an independent researcher. The project was earlier named "Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/transform-gm
 
Description 26 September 2018: Young People & Co-Production networking event at Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A second networking event for professionals and academics to discuss Co-Production & Young People. Following on from an informal session in June, this event provided an opportunity to find out more about GMCVO's Talent Match programme and was hosted by GMCVO.

In addition to organisations represented at the first event (GMCVO, Sheffield and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, The Children's Society), other organisations also attended: Manchester Museum, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Greater Manchester Youth Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/young-people-and-co-production-exchanging-knowledge-reflecting-pr...
 
Description 27 March 2018: Introductory session with community researchers, including photovoice training and everyday makers theory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was the first session with community researchers as part of The System Doesn't Work (SDW), an action research project co-designed by Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective. The session was co-facilitated by Jam and Justice researchers, with support from SDW's wider action research team.

8 community researchers attended the event, alongside three non-academic members of the Action Research Team. Participants were enthusiastic about the task ahead, seeing value in the possibility to frame their day-to-day work with reference to academic ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/system-doesnt-work
 
Description 27-29 March 2018: Bertie Russell and others from the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective attended CTRLshift 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact From an account of the event published on the Jam and Justice blog:

"Billed as 'an emergency summit for change', the #CTRLshift 2018 summit promised to help do precisely that. Held between 27-29th March at a community-church building in Wigan, around around 150 activists, organisers, and social entrepreneurs - including individuals and organisations involved with our Jam & Justice Action Research project - came together with the intention of creating 'a powerful coherent voice and a collective action plan for radical, positive change in the UK'."

This account was republished by the organisers (see e.g. https://www.solidarityeconomy.coop/2018/04/ctrlshift-guestpost-bertierussell) and referenced within the official event report. Another CTRLshift gathering is planned for May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/ctrlshift2018-emergency-summit-change
 
Description 28 October 2018: Space in Common workshop 2--"how planning works" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact "How does Spatial Planning work, and how can it work better?" This was the question behind the second workshop in the Space in Common project. Participants heard expert advice from an experienced planner and applied this to explore how spatial planning decisions currently work and how communities can feed into these decisions, coupled with some examples of how people have tried to build more productive debates elsewhere.

The event was written up in a pair of blog-posts by delivery partners DemSoc. The first (what the planner said) is here: https://www.demsoc.org/2018/11/14/how-does-greater-manchester-decide-what-gets-built-where-and-how-does-your-voice-fit-in/

A link to the debate, as reported by DemSoc, is given below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.demsoc.org/2018/11/14/helping-communities-shape-what-gets-built-where-what-needs-to-chan...
 
Description 29 January 2019: Shaping the Coalition (part of the Coalitions for Change workstream) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first event within the Coalitions for Change series, co-produced in consultation with the Action Research Collective (ARC) and those attending, this event set out to agree common goals in relation to an envisaged call for action. Those in attendance included contacts made through the ARC's co-designed action research projects as well as others with experience of co-production. Some came as a result of encouragement from the GM Combined Authority, which had included notice of the event in a policy paper recommending participation in the emergent community of practice.

The event invitation co-written by the Coalitions for Change working group stated, "We dream of Greater Manchester modelling inclusion, a city-region where decision-making is shared with all its citizens. We hope to co-produce a call for action, and to work towards pioneering Greater Manchester as a leading example of a co-productive city."

After the event, a GMCA officer passed informal comment that 'these people are already a community of practice'. An account of the event and a companion video can be found on the Jam and Justice blog (link provided below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/shaping-coalition
 
Description 29 November 2018: Beth Perry met with Richard Lee of Just Space (by phone) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Perry met with Richard Lee of London's Just Space to discuss his input to Space in Common and other (topically-related) research with Whose Knowledge Matters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 29-31 May 2018: Action Research Collective comparative insights field trip to What Works Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Jam and Justice research team accompanied other members of the Action Research Collective on a field trip to Scotland to meet with Oliver Escobar and others from What Works Scotland. During a 2-day programme, the ARC exchanged knowledge with their Scottish counterparts. This built on a prior visit to What Works Scotland (see Richardson and Durose in 2016), and WWS continue as a partner in the network of dissemination and knowledge exchange.

Highlights from the discussion have been captured in a short video produced by ARC member Alice Toomer-McAlpine (accessible at the link given below).

A copy of Dr Bertie Russell's Pecha-Kucha presentation "Jam & Justice: My Story" is available on request.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/greater-manchester-scotland-peer-learning-exchange
 
Description 3 August 2018: Developing Co-Productive Capacities workshop -- with policy leads from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of the Developing Co-Productive Capacities workstream, match-funded by Mistra Urban Futures, this activity is shaping policy and practice within the Combined Authority, using a co-production action-research oriented approach.

A 3 hour policy workshop attended by the GMCA's Assistant Director of Research & Strategy, the Policy & Strategy Principal, and 6 other GMCA policy leads (with briefs including employment, digital strategy, homelessness, victim services, ageing, and spatial planning) together with Alex Whinnom (Jam and Justice co-investigator, representing the VCSE sector).

Research findings including examples and tools evolved during the Jam and Justice project were shared, with Perry, Richardson, Russell, and the ARC's Katie Finney, speaking and facilitating discussion. Those present sought to apply the tools to their own contexts. In written feedback, participants commented positively on the synergy and consensus identified, committing to share learning with the different executives, feed into a review of core processes, and pay attention to opportunities for meaningful co-production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 3 December 2018: Space in Common workshop 3--"Just Space" (and meeting with coordinator Richard Lee) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Billed as "Making a change", this third workshop in the Space in Common project series heard from the coordinator of London-based organisation Just Space, Richard Lee. As someone involved in building a different way of working in another city, Lee shared some of their experiences to aid reflecting on what opportunities and barriers there are to building a different way of working in Greater Manchester.

Lee also met with members of the Jam and Justice team immediately before this event, in order to learn more about the process of funded collaboration between communities and universities. The Jam and Justice blog post linked below conveys insight from both sessions. DemSoc also reported on the main workshop here: https://www.demsoc.org/2018/12/11/just-space-empowering-voices-in-london/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/just-space-common
 
Description 30 January 2018: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a Business Meeting (8) with the Action Research Collective and representatives from the Creative Concern communications agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was a decision-making meeting of the Action Research Collective. The ARC discussed communications strategy and agreed that the Coalitions for Change working group would revisit the participation proposal to consider how streams of activity might be simplified. ARC members were invited to consider becoming involved with more strategic work with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and GMCVO. A new phase of stakeholder mapping was assigned to Dr Bert Russell, in liaison with GMCVO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 30 October 2018: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a Business Meeting (13) with the Action Research Collective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Jam and Justice Action Research Collective met to review progress with the ARC projects including on data collection, to agree upon the desired shared outputs that would be developed, and to make decisions about two applications for additional ARC project funding. The following awards were made:
- 1500 GBP to the Young People Missing from Decisions to project, to enable The Children's Society to take the youth action research team to London to meet with and report findings to representatives from the Department for Education
- 1500 GBP to the Testing the 21st Century Councillor Framework project, to support a regional launch event for the project findings (coordinated by North West Employers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 31 January 2019: GM Decides workshop with the project's Partnership Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first core activity in the GM Decides action research project. Background information shared on the day can be found in the link below.

The participants shared their enthusiasm on social media unprompted, having expressed strong collective commitment to the research questions which include a focus on women's involvement in policy and decision-making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/gm-decides-making-digital-democratic-innovation-work-greater-manc...
 
Description 31 July 2018: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a deliberative session with the Action Research Collective (11) & friends to inform the aims of the Coalitions for Change working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This workshop was co-facilitated by Katie Finney and others from the Coalitions for Change working group. Informed by a series of workshopped pitches, the Coalitions for Change group subsequently adopted the core goal of issuing a collective "call for action".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 5 February 2019: Action Research Collective member Jez meets with a GM Health & Social Care Partnership Manager to discuss the Care at Home Inquiry. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One-to-one meeting with a Manager of Adult Social Care Market Development, Quality and Commissioning Service, to discuss potential follow-on to the inverted Citizens' Inquiry into Care at Home.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 5 February 2019: Catherine Durose speaks with West Midlands Combined Authority Senior Policy Adviser for Public Services and Inclusive Growth about Developing Co-Productive Capacities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following up on prior conversation with the WMCA Director of Public Service Reform, Catherine Durose spoke with a Senior Policy Advisor working on Inclusive Growth (within Public Service Reform). As a result of this conversation, two next steps were agreed in relation to the Developing Co-Productive Capacities (DCC) work: 1) joining Jam & Justice's international delegation to Gothenburg city region, as an opportunity to learn from there and hear from Greater Manchester Combined Authority delegates about their experience of DCC; 2) attending an action research treasure hunt in Greater Manchester in March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 5 February 2019: Space in Common workshop 4--"a better debate" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact "Keeping it going": the fourth workshop in the Space in Common project series aimed to draw key messages from the earlier workshops, identifying things to be communicated more widely. Participants are now being surveyed, with delivery partners DemSoc due to report back later in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 5 June 2018: Workshop with representatives of the VCSE sector as part of the People's Procurement ARC project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Part of the People's Procurement project, co-designed by the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES).

This workshop utilised an appreciative inquiry approach to identify what is already working, rather than looking for problems to solve. We adopted a participative learning process to identify strengths and assets which could be built upon and the workshop session was structured around the SOAR model (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results). Answers were subsequently worked into a poster showcasing moments of excellence, core values and best practices; positive possibilities; aspirations around structures, processes and relationships to support opportunities; and results (an effective plan for implementation).

This was used as a provocation later in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/people%E2%80%99s-procurement
 
Description 5-8 November 2018: GMCA policy-makers & an Action Research Collective member joined the Realising Just Cities conference as part of a Jam and Justice-linked delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of the Developing Co-Productive Capacities workstream, match-funded by Mistra Urban Futures.

Perry and Russell arranged for a delegation to attend the annual Realising Just Cities conference, taking two policy-makers and Katie Finney from the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective (in her role as co-lead of the Coalitions for Change workstream) alongside a larger group of academic researchers from the University of Sheffield.

The programme included a comparative workshop with representatives from Gothenburg city region, and site visits as well as a choice of sessions within the core conference.
One GMCA officer was also able to participate in a civic exchange meeting with Cape Town authorities.

A reflection on the trip (co-written by GMCA officers) appears in the Jam and Justice trans-local mini series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/theres-no-co-production-panacea
 
Description 6 June 2018: Young People & Co-Production Networking event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first gathering of an emergent network specialising in the use of co-productive methods with and by young people. Those represented included Sheffield Beth Perry) and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, The Children's Society, and Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation's TalentMatch programme.

This was an informal event, to share experience and sandwiches. Those present agreed to meet again in September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/young-people-and-co-production-exchanging-knowledge-reflecting-pr...
 
Description 6 September 2018: Community researchers caption images and agree themes as part of The System Doesn't Work project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Part of The System Doesn't Work (SDW), an action research project co-designed by Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective.

In this third workshop, community researchers responded to themes and quotations from previous sessions, weighing up the suggested analysis and then working to caption images to enable the production of an exhibition.

The session was co-facilitated by Jam and Justice researchers with support from SDW's wider Action Research Team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/system-doesnt-work
 
Description 7 December 2017: People's Republic of Energy site visit (to Electricity North West sub-station) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Co-researchers from a range of sectors made a site visit to an Electricity North West substation in Greater Manchester. Electricity North West subsequently became a stopping point for Power in the City Energy Walks, with one employee taking an active role in this initiative.

Part of The People's Republic of Energy, a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Carbon Coop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/peoples-republic-energy
 
Description 7 December 2018: GMCVO VCSE Co-Production Networking event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Non-academic members of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective (ARC) were invited to deliver a workshop as part of this half-day event. Four members of the ARC attended the event as a whole, with two (Alice Toomer-McAlpine and Andrew Burridge) co-delivering an optional workshop. Those attending asked many questions, showing particular interest in the work of the People's Procurement project. Several subsequently made contact to ask for further information, leading to subsequent participation in core Jam and Justice events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/building-community-co-production
 
Description 7 December 2018: Liz Richardson gave an invited talk at a Multi-Academy Trust training event in Nottinghamshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Liz Richardson was invited to talk as part of an event on building social capital. Richardson shared information about Jam and Justice findings and set out principles of co-production with the acronym TERRAPINS.

On request, Liz later sent on information about the photovoice methods used in The System Doesn't Work project. Another event with Multi-Academy Trust heads from another region is coming up in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description April 2018-February 2019: Missing from Decisions: sessions of Youth Action Research Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Brought together in partnership with The Children's Society to carry out a project co-designed by Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective, an action research team composed of teenagers met 12 times between 6 April 2018 and 6 February 2019. 10 young people have been involved, contributing a total of 131.5 person hours. Together, and with support from a strategic action research team (involving researchers from the Jam & Justice team and staff from The Children's Society), they identified research questions and methods, co-designed a questionnaire, and carried out a survey of their peers to discover what was missing from the school curriculum. They analysed 130 responses and worked together on a report to be presented to key audiences. Findings and impact will be reported in the next period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/young-people-missing-decisions
 
Description BME Network Pilot Project Work Meeting (Richardson and Martikke: 09/09/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact BME Network Pilot Project Work Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bert Russell and Beth Perry ran a session entitled From Participation to Power? Possibilities and Pitfalls in Co-Producing Urban Governance at the RC21 Conference in Leeds 11-13 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact At the Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies Beth Perry and Bert Russell initiated a presentation and debate session at RC21 that asked how does citizen participation challenge or reinforce power relations in urban governance? Bert Russell and Beth Perry ran a session entitled 'From Participation to Power? Possibilities and Pitfalls in Co-Producing Urban Governance'. The session drew on the Jam and Justice project and brought together contributors from Sweden, India, Spain, UK, South Korea and Singapore to explore the limits and outcomes of participatory initiatives. Nazem Tahvilzadeh and Lisa Kings, from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, contributed to this session with an account of youth participation initiatives in Stockholm. Through a series of short provocations and discussions, the groups debated what 'good enough' participation might look like, the temporality of effect and multi-scale dynamics which shape degrees of urban autonomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://rc21leeds2017.wordpress.com/
 
Description Bert Russell and Oscar Reyes wrote an article entitled Eight lessons from Barcelona en Comú on how to Take Back Control in Open Democracy on 8 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact After 20 months in charge of Barcelona, this article identifies eight things the authors have learned from Ada Colau and Barcelona en Comú.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/oscar-reyes-bertie-russell/eight-lessons-from-barce...
 
Description Bert Russell and Oscar Reyes wrote an article entitled Eight lessons from Barcelona en Comú on how to Take Back Control on the Urban Transformations website on 8 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a reprint of the blog in Open Democracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/oscar-reyes-bertie-russell/eight-lessons-from-barcelona-en-com-on-how-to-take-bac
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2017/eight-lessons-from-barcelona-en-comu-on-how-to-ta...
 
Description Bert Russell and Oscar Reyes wrote an article entitled Fearless Cities: the new urban movements for Red Pepper on 16 August 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A wave of new municipalist movements has been experimenting with how to take - and transform - power in cities large and small. Bertie Russell and Oscar Reyes report on the growing success of radical urban politics around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.redpepper.org.uk/fearless-cities-the-new-urban-movements/
 
Description Bert Russell gave a presentation on New Municipalisation reclaiming democratisation at the Urbanize Festival in Vienna, Austria on 13 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture and Discussion with Oriol Cervelló, Barcelona en Comú, and Bertie Russell, Urban Institute, Sheffield.

Municipalism has been the magic buzzword in debates about new urban movements and the re-democratization of politics. It is currently associated especially with cities in Spain, the most prominent Barcelona. Since its victory in the municipal elections 2015 the citizens platform Barcelona en Comú is not only trying to turn urban policy making upside-down but also works on establishing a global network of Radical Cities using the city as a starting point for profound democratic change. Borough-assemblies (Asambleas) and the constant exchange between citizens and politicians form the core of the concept. What are the experiences in Barcelona two years after the electoral victory of the solidarity movement Barcelona en Comu? Can the structures of the political system be radically re-democratised in a municipalist sense? Does the new municipalist movement actually cross the horizon of representative democracy towards self-organization? What is the role of the city in the global struggle for a more democratic and just society?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://urbanize.at/2017/event/neuer-munizipalismus
 
Description Bert Russell presented on Fearless Cities to the Barcelona en Comú in Barcelona Spain on 10 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to present
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bert Russell presented on Jam & Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation Project to the PEMB Barcelona on 21 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project Presentation to PEMB Barcelona & Barcelona Department of Participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bert Russell presented on What about new Municipalism? Austerity, Globalization and Democracy to the Barcelona en Comú in Barcelona Spain on 9 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bert Russell was a facilitator and presenter at Transeuropa 2017 event in Madrid in Spain on 27 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Transeuropa is the result of a participative process taking place throughout Europe, involving hundreds of activists, politicians, philosophers and artists mobilised in order to achieve a truly translocal festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://transeuropafestival.eu/eventos/mapping-cities-of-change/
 
Description Bert Russell wrote a blog entitled Jam & Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation for the Urban Transformations Website on 2 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Urban Transformations (UT) is an ESRC network, coordinated from the University of Oxford, showcasing research on cities. UT is co-ordinated by Professor Michael Keith (who is Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society) is run by a small team of staff seconded to run the website, events and knowledge exchange activities. The UT portfolio represents over 80 research projects that engage with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly urban world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/search/jam+and+justice/#sthash.T3whpIRW.dpuf
 
Description Bert Russell wrote an article entitled Mapping Participatory Urban Governance for On The Platform on 26 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on The Platform, the everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester to promote and event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ontheplatform.org.uk/article/mapping-participatory-urban-governance
 
Description Beth Perrt, Vicky Simpson, Alex Whinnon and Bert Russell organised an Participatory Urban Governance: What, How and So What? Workshop on 3 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ARC Social Innovation Mack Hack Day was was part of the Action Research Collective's process to develop a collective guide for selecting our action research projects. The aim was to create a space to discuss concepts, outcomes and success factors for participatory urban governance with the ARC and invited guests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and Tim May organised Participatory Cities workshop at the Mistra Urban Futures annual conference in Kisumu Kenya November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International workshop in November organised with partners from Kenya, Sweden and South Africa to discuss commonalities and differences between local projects on knowledge production and spatial development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/rjc-2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Business Meeting on 21 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an extra meeting for planning purposes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Business Meeting on 7 December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Additional meeting for project planning and decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Co-Production Day 1 of 3 on 15 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To being working up project ideas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Co-Production Day 2 of 3 on 22 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To begin working up project ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Co-Production Day 3 of 3 on 31 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To begin working up project ideas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Meeting 6 in Manchester on 20 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to focus on Reflection and Learning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Research Methods Briefing Part 2 Workshop in Manchester on 24 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As the 10 action research ARC projects got started they began collecting data on the comparative cases. The briefings clarified our core project research questions, designs and methods, and get to grips with the practicalities and technicalities of collecting data.
The Research Methods Training/Briefings were being held as they were developing Action Research Teams around each ARC project. It provided a refresher to ARC members and introduced wider members of the ART teams to the approach to research and data collection within Jam and Justice, including the ARC projects.
The briefings were being held to ensure they could generate and collect robust data from the ARC projects and to answer the research questions and also to gain traction for the research findings with wider audiences.
The second session 24th Nov focused in on qualitative research and action research; specifically, the technicalities and practicalities about collecting data in our action research projects and how we can later analyse it. These sessions are part of a wider programme of research briefings that will also include reflexive learning and collaborative data analysis, more details to follow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective Research Methods Briefing Part 1 Workshop in Manchester on 24 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As the 10 action research ARC projects got started they began collecting data on the comparative cases. The briefings clarified our core project research questions, designs and methods, and get to grips with the practicalities and technicalities of collecting data.
The Research Methods Training/Briefings were being held as they were developing Action Research Teams around each ARC project. It provided a refresher to ARC members and introduced wider members of the ART teams to the approach to research and data collection within Jam and Justice, including the ARC projects.
The briefings were being held to ensure they could generate and collect robust data from the ARC projects and to answer the research questions and also to gain traction for the research findings with wider audiences.
This first session offered the 'big picture' returning to the ideas that drive the Jam and Justice project, offers technical but accessible information about our comparative research design, and the research methods that would help us to collect and analyse data to address the research questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Research Team organised an Action Research Collective meeting 5 on 20 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a decision & deliberation day to decide the 10 x ARC mini projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Team met with Carbon Coop for a set up meeting for Peoples Republic of Energy mini-project on15 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to set up the Jam and Justice ARC mini project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Team met with Laura Williams and Roxy Legane for a set up meeting for The Burn the Table mini-project on 22 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To set up a Jam and Justice mini project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Team organised an Action Research Collective 3 workshop at LGBT in Manchester on 15 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ARC 3 meeting as part of the Jam and Justice Project focused on 1) developing a charter towards an inclusive culture; 2) the generation, incubation and choosing of ARC Projects and 3) understanding opportunities in Greater Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry and the Jam and Justice Team organised an Action Research Collective 4 workshop at GMCVO in Manchester on 4 April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ARC workshop as part of the Jam and Justice project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beth Perry gave a Key Note Speech entitled Pathways Towards Sustainability Transformations to the University of Helsinki in Finland on 11 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Beth Perry has given a keynote lecture at the University of Helsinki's Pathways to Sustainability Transformations event. The event was organised as the first Sustainable Science Day of the new Helsinki Sustainability Science Centre (HELSUS). Held in the Great Hall in central Helsinki, the programme was opened by Prof. Director Jeffrey Sachs of the Center for Sustainable Development, University of Columbia and the former Finnish President, Tarja Halonen.
Beth's keynote was entitled 'Coproducing Urban Transformations' and drew on the Mistra Urban Futures and ESRC Urban Transformations work to ask three key questions:
• What is coproduction and why does it matter for sustainable urban transformations?
• How do you 'do' coproduction?
• What critical issues does coproduction raise for sustainable urban transformations?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2017
URL http://urbaninstitute.group.shef.ac.uk/pathways-to-sustainability-transformations/
 
Description Beth Perry participated in a panel debate in the Science, Technology and Humanity: The 11th Annual Science in Public Conference at the University of Sheffield on 1 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Session held on the issues in knowledge intermediation in urban research with a focus on 12 lessons from coproduction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sipsheff17.co.uk/
 
Description Beth Perry participated in a panel debate on urban transformations at the Royal Geographical Society Conference in London on 28 August 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 2017 Annual International Conference will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September 2017, with workshops and an opening event and drinks reception on Tuesday 29 Au gust 2017. It will be Chaired by Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge, UK).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.pgf.rgs.org/rgs-ibg-annual-international-conference-2017/
 
Description Beth Perry presented on Participatory Cities at the Mistra Urban Futures Annual Conference in Kisumu Kenya on 14 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation drawing on Jam and Justice as part of Participatory Cities workshop held in Kisumu, November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/annual-conference/programme-rjc-2017
 
Description Beth Perry wrote a Jam and Justice: Coproducing Governance for Social Innovation Blog for the Urban Transformations website on 1 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Urban Transformations (UT) is an ESRC network, coordinated from the University of Oxford, showcasing research on cities. UT is co-ordinated by Professor Michael Keith (who is Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society) is run by a small team of staff seconded to run the website, events and knowledge exchange activities. The UT portfolio represents over 80 research projects that engage with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly urban world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2017/jam-justice-co-producing-urban-governance-for-soc...
 
Description Beth Perry wrote a blog entitled Participatory Cities and Urban Justice for the Urban Institute website on 22 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog was written by Prof Beth Perry and originally appeared on the Mistra Urban Future website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://urbaninstitute.group.shef.ac.uk/participatory-cities-and-urban-justice/
 
Description Briefing sessions with the GMCA Policy & Strategy Principal and colleagues (as part of Developing Co-Productive Capacities) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Between 11 September and 22 November 2018, Perry and others from Jam and Justice held three meetings with the GMCA Policy & Strategy Principal (and occasional colleagues) to refine plans for aspects of the Developing Co-Productive Capacities (DCC) workstream. The agenda include input to field trips to Cape Town (Realising Just Cities conference) and Barcelona (International Observatory for Participatory Democracy conference) as well as planning for other DCC activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson presented the Jam and Justice Project to the What Works Scotland academic team on 14 - 15 March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To introduce the Jam and Justice project to counterparts in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Catherine Durose and the Jam and Justice Team met with Amanda Bickerton, Alice Toomer McAlpine and Julie Asumu to set up the mini ARC project The System Doesnt Work on 21 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to set up the Jam and Justice ARC mini project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Catherine Durose and the Jam and Justice Team met with Jenny Rouse and Stuart McDonald from CLES to set up a mini ARC project on Procurement on 21 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss project set up for People's Procurement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Communicating Devolution (Perry: 12/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited expert at the Greater Manchester Scrutiny Task and Finish Committee discussing ways of communicating devolution to citizens of Greater Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Connect J&J to people refreshing GM Strategy (Whinnom: 09/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ensuring those responsible for drafting the revision of the GM Strategy are aware of J&J, and following up to make the direct connection. Purpose to ensure governance issue is reflected in the Strategy; raise awareness among senior GMCA execs. Immediate outcome lots of interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Connect Jam and Justice to new GM Citizens (Whinnom: 03/11/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed with officer for the new GM Citizens (cf London Citizens) due to launch 1 May 2016. Purpose to ensure liaison since this will be a big project aimed at enabling inclusion of citizens in policy-making. Immediate outcome lots of interest, wants to meet up once a bit more settled in.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description December 2018: Invitation to join the Jam and Justice mailing list (with news of Care at Home launch) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In December 2018, we circulated a message to all identified Jam and Justice stakeholders, including ARC project participants (where permission had been granted) to provide a short update on activities and invite them to join a new mailing list in order to receive updates. The message highlighted the Care at Home launch, with a variant version also circulated to members of the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care VCSE reference group. This resulted in further sign-ups for that event as well as to the mailing list, enabling dissemination of research findings to relevant audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/join-jam-justice-mailing-list
 
Description Divas Up North (radio interview with ARC member Jenny Rouse, broadcast on Salford City Radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Action Research Collective member (and co-researcher) Jenny Rouse discussed Jam and Justice's experiments in alternative governance on Divas Up North, July 2017. Broadcast live on Salford City Radio, and subsequently made available to listen again on MixCloud.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mixcloud.com/divasupnorth/tuesday-25-july-2017/
 
Description Energy Futures for Greater Manchester (blog post by Laura Williams) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "'Big Six' energy company price hikes, increasing numbers of people forced into energy poverty, market incumbents resisting change and the collapse of Carillion have all demonstrated the illusion of private sector efficiency and market primacy in the energy system - in fact the system is broken, unable to reform and in need a serious re-think!"
--A sustained reflection on the process and prospects of the People's Republic of Energy action research project from ARC lead Laura Williams.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/energy-futures-greater-manchester-laura-williams
 
Description February - October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Action Research Team responsible for delivering the co-designed research project "Testing the 21st Century Councillor Framework" (earlier designated "Councillors for the People") met to plan and review progress on 9 February and 18 October 2018. Between those dates, the Team (which included Jam and Justice researchers and the delivery partners North West Employers) liaised by email, with more regular briefings between the North West Employers associate leading workshops and Susanne Martikke, the Jam and Justice researcher most directly involved in documenting this action research.

Part of "Testing The 21st Century Councillor Framework", a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with North West Employers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/testing-21st-century-councillor-framework
 
Description February 2018-February 2019: Missing from Decisions Strategic Action Research Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Jam and Justice researchers and staff from The Children's Society formed a Strategic Action Research Team to plan and facilitate activity for the Young People Missing from Decisions project. The Team met directly, and by conference call, three times between February 2018 and February 2019, and corresponded extensively over email. Members of this Strategic Team also attended sessions with the Youth Action Research Team. Staff from The Children's Society contributed 70 hours of professional support within those sessions, in addition to planning work and practical support (e.g. ferrying the young people to and from sessions). This is in addition to the overhead of Strategic meetings.

Within the collaboration, it became evident that some form of peer network to exchange knowledge and experience about co-production with young people would be valuable. This took place through a series of informal gatherings (see separate entries).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description February 2019: Developing Co-Productive Capacities meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In February 2019, Perry and the Jam & Justice Team met three times with GMCA officers to plan future steps within the Developing Co-Productive Capacities process, with others from the Action Research Collective involved in one meeting (as part of planning for an international field trip). Others in the team liaised with contacts at Sheffield City Region Combined Authority and West Midlands Combined Authority (over phone and email), encouraging them to take full advantage of related opportunities.

(Meeting dates: 5 February, 8 February, 26 February.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Inform GM Inclusive Growth Steering Group (Whinnom: 27/10/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ensuring those responsible for drafting the revision of the GM Strategy are aware of J&J. Purpose to ensure governance issue is reflected in the Strategy; raise awareness amongst senior GMCA execs. Will know about impact when we see the draft Strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inform GM stakeholders (Whinnom: 02/11/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact J&J included in GMCVO Annual Review with explanation of its importance; reaches a wide audience besides those named as primary including business leaders. Purpose to set J&J in the context of our wider aims, raise awareness of the project and why it matters. Outcome unknown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inform House of Lords Select Committee on Future of Small Charities (Whinnom: 16/11/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mention of J&J amongst other things by a VCSE delegate at a round table with the Select Ctee - as an example of how GMCVO is enabling the involvement of residents and communities in GM devolution (great that it wasn't me who brought it up). Suggests J&J is already having some impact with frontline VCSE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inform RSA Commission on Inclusive Growth (Whinnom: 18/10/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inform officers working on RSA Inclusive Growth Commission about J&J. Purpose to ensure they make the link between governance and economic inclusion. Immediate outcome, connection made and encouragement to include in GMCVO submission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inform Stockport leader (Whinnom: 06/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Introducing J&J to newish Leader of Stockport who seems to have a personal interest in improving involvement in governance. Purpose to create receptive audience for our findings. Immediate outcome lots of interest and request to meet up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inform Wigan CEO (Whinnom: 02/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Updating on J&J to Wigan CEO. Purpose to create receptive audience for our findings. Immediate outcome lots of interest and opportunity to present on this and other projects to Reform Board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Informing GM BME Network (Whinnom: 19/10/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Update colleagues from BME-led organisations on progress so far with J&J. Purpose to keep them engaged. Outcome unknown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Talk: Beyond Critique: Co-producing Urban Transformations - Towards a Transdisciplinary Research School (Perry: 26/20/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to academic audiences at University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description January 2019-: monthly news updates to the Jam and Justice mailing list begin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Jam and Justice mailing list was put into action in January 2019, sharing new findings, highlighting recent and upcoming events, with brief notices from friends of the project. It continues as a monthly endeavour, with reach increasing as more people sign up. The updates provide particular support for the coalition-building phase of Jam and Justice's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/join-jam-justice-mailing-list
 
Description Just Urban Research Video Played at Realising Just Cities conference in Gothenburg (Perry: 13/09/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Animated poem shown as a provocation to international audience of academic and policy-makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrYi-mF3GJk
 
Description Learning from Co-Production (Whinnom: 19/09/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alex Whinnom participation in panel on "Learning from Coproduction" at the Mistra Urban Futures annual conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/realising-just-cities-conference
 
Description Let the Band Play: Reflections on Coproduction (Perry: 18/09/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video reflections on coproduction from Greater Manchester stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOkVilom8qw
 
Description Liz Richardson and the Jam and Justice Team met with Andrew Burridge to discuss project set up for the ARC project Councillors for the People on 28 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To set up ARC mini project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description March 2018: Power in the City: Energy Walks 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This event series intentionally coincided with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham's 2018 Green Summit, seeking to contribute to the debates and discussions that surrounded that event and future local and national policy making. It was an outworking of The People's Republic of Energy ARC project, who then sought funding to run a revised version of the walk as a lobbying tool and discussion-opener in the run-up to the 2019 Green Summit. (This proposal, approved by the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective, was also supported by funding from the Seedbed Trust.)

Participants included stakeholders from community organisations (such as Steady State Manchester) as well as those with more direct control over local policy (e.g. members of Manchester City Council).

For background information, see the separate Creative and Artistic activity entry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://carbon.coop/portfolio/power-in-the-city/
 
Description March-December: Meetings of the Coalitions for Change working group (8) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Between 9 March and 11 December 2018, the Coalitions for Change working group met on average once per month, following a brief from the core Jam and Justice Action Research Collective. Regular attendees included Beth Perry and Bert Russell from the Jam and Justice research team, non-academic co-researchers Alice Toomer-McAlpine and Katie Finney and GMCVO Chief Executive and Jam & Justice non-academic Co-Investigator Alex Whinnom. Others attended on occasion, with the meetings amounting to more than 45 person hours of planning and strategy work. The group also contributed to communications policy on behalf of the Action Research Collective.
The Coalitions leads (Finney and Toomer-McAlpine) also held more regular working sessions and keeping-in-touch meetings throughout this time period, with Jam and Justice project manager Vicky Simpson and impact officer Iona Hine assisting at key points.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/forging-coalitions-change
 
Description May-November 2018: Testing The 21st Century Councillor Framework workshops (8) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Between 25 May and 1 November 2018, a North West Employers associate ran 8 sessions in three municipal boroughs to test The 21st Century Councillors framework (developed during a previous collaboration between INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham and North West Employers). Of those who declared an affiliation, the participants included 10 elected members, 23 council officers, 6 charity representatives and 4 members of the wider community. One session was carried out with a Youth Council. Where possible, sessions were also observed and documented by a Jam and Justice researcher.

Findings from these sessions are being combined into a formal report, as well as prepared for feed back to the different stakeholder groups.

Part of "Testing The 21st Century Councillor Framework", a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with North West Employers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/testing-21st-century-councillor-framework
 
Description Meeting of the Action Research Cooperative: 1 (Perry, Richardson, Durose, Whinnon, Simpson and Russell: 02/11/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First meeting of the ARC. Speed dating activity, introductions and inspirational examples of different governance methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting of the Action Research Cooperative: 2 (Perry, Richardson, Durose, Whinnon, Simpson and Russell: 13/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Second meeting of the ARC. Exploratory world café discussions on different topics and administrative activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting to discuss pilot project (Martikke: 04/10/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meeting with Manchester BME Network representatives to discuss possible themes for a BME pilot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting to discuss pilot project (Martikke: 08/11/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meeting with Manchester BME Network representatives to discuss budgetary issues and to firm up plans for a BME pilot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting to discuss pilot project (Richardson: 21/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Head of Policy and Performance SMBC, with 2 other LA managers on pilot project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Hulme Hall community group users as part of the pilot project work (Richardson and Martikke: 15/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This meeting also included 15 citizen activists and the BME Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with the strategic lead of Greater Manchester's Spatial Framework. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In July 2018, the Space in Common Action Research Team and delivery partners DemSoc met with the strategic lead for Greater Manchester Spatial Framework to discuss how the action research project might interact with plans for further consultation on the Framework. Possibilities for greater citizen engagement were discussed, and the lead asked to be apprised of developments, sharing some insight into tentative plans around a sensitive political issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/space-common
 
Description Opening Chair of Conference Realising Just Cities (May: 19/09/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chair of keynote lectures as part of Mistra Urban Futures conference in Sweden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/realising-just-cities-conference
 
Description Perry: Invited lecture for Planning practitioners in the Gothenburg city-region, with reference to Jam and Justice and other projects in the Realising Just Cities portfolio. (18 May 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Perry delivered a presentation about the work of the Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform, including Jam and Justice and other co-production projects match-funded by Mistra Urban Futures. This was an invited talk, delivered using online conferencing tools. The presentation entitled "Democracy, government and community" highlighted particularly the role of citizen engagement in the action research, drawing attention to the co-productive structures of Jam and Justice (e.g. the innovatory Action Research Collective), as well as discussing methods that work effectively for citizen engagement, based on early examples from the ARC projects.

The Gothenburg organiser reported:

"We had a lively discussion relating to many of the themes and examples you brought up, and a short round of reflection at the end where everyone mentioned your [Perry's] presentation as a particular highlight. Everyone felt it was very valuable to hear about the [Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform] and your projects - some described as a bit like getting answers to questions they didn't know they'd subconsciously been asking. In particular the strong collaboration with civil society actors was an eye-opener, and the network members reflected that it has given them something to think about in terms of how their municipalities work (or don't work) with civil society actors."

"Other questions raised [were] how honest we are about dialogue - whether we do it as a formality or whether citizens actually have the ability to influence decision-making, which was a great comment from you. Citizen engagement was described as a potential "Pandora's box" that can blow up if municipalities aren't prepared to actually act on the input they receive. We talked about how municipalities often want to lead co-creation or citizen engagement processes, but that they also need to be prepared to listen actively. To turn up to events and forums when they are invited as a listening party, rather than always feeling like they have to hold the initiative. An issue is often one of culture within administrations as well - and the importance of supportive leadership for success in co-creation with citizens and civil society actors."

A delegation from Jam and Justice will be visiting Gothenburg in 2019 to share findings and exchange knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2018
 
Description Plan C and Bert Russell wrote an article entitled Radical Municipalism and Directional Demands in Open Democracy on 26 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Plan C is an experiment in creating forms of organisation and shared political vision which are appropriate to our present predicament. They want to reclaim collective wealth and to create and expand our collective power. From health care, education, food, water, energy, information and knowledge, the distribution of all these necessary aspects of living need to be determined democratically by the people who produce and use them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/plan-c/radical-municipalism-demanding-future
 
Description Power in the City 2019: energy walks (four sessions) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Power in the City Energy Walks (entered as an Artistic and Creative activity) were refined and run anew in 2019, as a means of engaging more stakeholders in debate ahead of the 2019 Green Summit. Full data on participants (e.g. sector represented) and impacts is not yet available.

Walks ran in late afternoon / evening of:
- Tuesday 5 February
- Wednesday 6 February
- Saturday 2 March
- Monday 4 March

Each walk had a maximum of 20 participants.

Locations involved include public, private and commercial indoor venues including North West Electricity's business premises (by permission), the John Rylands Library (by permission) and outdoor sites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Greater Manchester Resilience Forum (Perry: 16/09/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the Jam and Justice project to the Greater Manchester Resilience Forum in the context of their long-term strategic thinking. Requested to share insights on how to help them think through their community engagement strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project Introduction with Paul Dennett (Perry: 04/10/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Paul Dennett, a Labour Party politician who is the current elected Mayor of Salford, to introduce him to the Jam and Justice project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description September 2017-February 2018: People's Republic of Energy Action Research Team meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Between 15 September 2017 and 21 February 2018, the Action Research Team (composed of members of the Jam and Justice Research Team, staff from Carbon Coop, and (as the project advanced) a theatre practitioner, met 4 times to plan events, take stock, and prepare for activities at the 2018 GM Green Summit.

Part of The People's Republic of Energy, a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Carbon Coop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/peoples-republic-energy
 
Description September-October 2018: Care at Home Inquiry sessions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of "Testing an Inverted Citizens' Inquiry: The Challenge of Care at Home", a project co-designed by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective and delivered in partnership with Shared Future CIC.

Over the course of six weeks, participants recruited from the Health & Social Care workforce met together to plan and carry out an 'inverted' Citizens' Inquiry based on the question: What would it take for people to live a good life at home for as long as they choose? Of 25 applicants, 11 inquirers participated iteratively. The Inquiry heard from 5 expert commentators, including those who had received or benefitted from care at home. Collectively, the enquirers and commentators, all of whom received no payment for participating contributed over 100 hours of deliberation across the 6 sessions.

Sessions were facilitated by Shared Future CIC and Amity HCD. At the final session, a series of recommendations were agreed and prioritised. These formed the basis of an initial briefing prepared by Shared Future CIC and used at a co-productive launch event in December 2018 (see separate entry).

Inquiry participants declared the experience meaningful, and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership have welcomed the recommendations. Shared Future CIC are now looking at other opportunities to test the "inverted" approachj to citizens' inquiries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/inverted-citizens%E2%80%99-inquiry-care-home
 
Description Tim May gave a key note address 'Forging the Knowledge City for the Many, not the Few' at the Annual Conference of The Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, University of Malmö Sweden on 12 December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 'Forging the Knowledge City for the Many, not the Few'. Keynote address at the Annual Conference of The Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, University of Malmo. December.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tim May gave a keynote address at the 'Social Research in a Sceptical Age' Social Research Association Annual Conference at the British Library in London on 6 December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim May presented on 'Meaning, Validity and Expertise: Lessons for Social Research from the Era of Post-Truth'. The 'Social Research in a Sceptical Age' conference - The current climate of scepticism towards 'experts' has put many research practitioners and users on the defensive. Is it enough simply to assert the value of rigorous methods, or should we be checking, sharpening and improving our tools? If 'post-truth' carries real meaning then the pressure is on researchers to find a positive response - such as clearly communicating our findings and why they matter; and demonstrating how high standards in design, conduct and analysis are built in to our research.
The SRA annual conference is the only forum the UK has for bringing together social researchers from all sectors and disciplines to share knowledge and ideas, to debate our most pressing professional issues, and, of course, to meet, network and talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhuVR8zjIgo
 
Description Update Core Cities (Whinnom: 01/11/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update colleagues from VCSE core cities group on progress so far with J&J. Purpose to keep them engaged pending some direct activity. Related outcome involving them in a joint submission to national RSA Inclusive Growth Commission which is also interested in J&J. Submission now in draft.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Update IGAU steering group (Whinnom: 14/10/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update colleagues on Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit at M/c University on progress with J&J of which I made them aware earlier. Purpose to strengthen links between the two projects so inclusive governance as seen a crucial enabler of inclusive growth. Outcome, point seems to be made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Why Coproduction Matters (Perry: 19/09/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in panel debate on Learning from Coproduction at the Mistra Urban Futures Annual Conference in Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/realising-just-cities-conference
 
Description Workshop with Werneth Ward Team for the pilot project work (Richardson and Martikke: 06/12/16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with 12 practitioners across public services/statutory gencies and commissioned services - e.g. public health, council, district nursing, wellbeing etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016