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 Co-producing the GM Mayor's Green Summit (video) 
Description Filmed on site, this short video offers a field report from the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2018, focusing on the role and observations of Realising Just Cities' researchers. Produced by Alice Toomer - McAlpine with funding from Mistra Urban Futures. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This video is screened for audiences interested in learning about co-production in relation to climate change and urban governance. 
URL https://youtu.be/y4TzzGknlAQ
 
Title English Co-production Network Exploration Event 
Description In March Co:Create hosted a 1-day workshop at Ziferblat in central Manchester, to explore the scope for an English Co-Production Network (#CoProEngland). The event featured three keynote speakers: Noreen Blanluet, Director of the Co-Production Network for Wales; Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal, Project Manager of UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research; and Jam and Justice's Beth Perry (who spoke about the project and the wider Realising Just Cities portfolio). ARC member Alice Toomer-McAlpine also attended, documenting the day with video and photography. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Plans made for future collaboration 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TDfK9tgNmc#action=share
 
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 Presentation slides for the Jam and Justice final project report launch 
Description Presentation slides of the final Jam and Justice report findings, including project overview, composition of the Action Research Collective, the ten co-designed/co-produced projects, what works, what changed, summary analysis, what is the role of co-production and how can we use it to govern cities differently. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Slides highlighting the details of the ten different co-designed projects have been reused with other audiences and shared on social media. 
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/sites/default/files/Report%20launch%20-%20How%20can%20we%20govern%20ci...
 
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/
 
Title Visual minutes summarizing an international policy exchange organised and hosted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Description Scribble Inc produced visual minutes of an international policy exchange on 16 October 2019 at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. The workshop was co-organised and hosted by Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform and Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Participants included Mistra Urban Futures international delegation and representatives from other Greater Manchester local authorities. The aim of the workshop was to explore co-production in urban policy. The Scribble Inc artist documented this discussion, illustrating key points raised by representatives from the seven participating cities, and recording observations from group discussion in graphic form. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Participants at the workshop used the visual minutes as a way to keep track of the discussion during the event (with many choosing to inspect the details during break times). The finished visual minutes became a focal point for discussing with Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the outcomes of the afternoon's policy exchange. 
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/realising-just-cities-2019-lessons-outcomes-and-impact#exchange
 
Title Visual minutes summarizing the Jam and Justice final project report launch 
Description Scribble Inc produced visual minutes of the Jam and Justice final report launch on 3rd July 2019 at Ziferblat in Manchester. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact No visible impact 
 
Description Jam and Justice was a research project funded by the ESRC Urban Transformations programme, with match funding secured from Mistra Urban Futures. The project took place between January 2016 and April 2020.

The project sought to co-produce new governing spaces for social innovation and experimentation between public, voluntary and academic sectors. The aim was to advance the theory and practice of co-production as a means to, and a form of, new governing spaces for 21st century cities. In our original application, we detailed three main objectives: 1) to extend theorising and practice in co-producing urban governance spaces to address wicked urban problems through social innovations and experiments 2) to design, trace and learn from new knowledge architectures to bridge the gap between knowledge and action in governing cities and 3) to advance understanding of different 'intermediation' processes in catalysing urban transformation. We wanted to test ways to connect decision-makers, civil society and citizens ('the jam'). We also wanted to look at how to involve those usually excluded from urban decision making processes to address wider issues ('justice'). The project took place in Greater Manchester, one of the first UK city-regions to agree a devolution deal with UK government.

The central part of Jam and Justice was the formation of an Action Research Collective or 'ARC' in Greater Manchester. The ARC was designed as an extended peer community of co-researchers, working in and between existing sectoral and organisational settings. We held an Open Evening with interactive activities to share information and discuss what participation would involve. We also had three taster workshops to let people get a feel for how the ARC might operate. The co-investigator team held an open application process, with over 50 people from Greater Manchester applying. The team then focused on finding people with diverse expertise and connections across Greater Manchester. 15 people were selected to join the ARC, with professional roles in national and local charities, consultancies, community interest and benefit organisations and public sector bodies. 10 remained involved throughout the course of the project.

The main purpose of the ARC was to identify and select mini 'ARC projects' to test and learn about ways to get more people involved in urban decision-making to 'make devolution matter'. We invited different ideas to be put forward and these were discussed in co-development workshops using methods such as Ketso, a participatory brainstorming and planning creative method. The ideas were then developed into formal proposals and put to the vote in an independently facilitated deliberative workshop.

Following this process, the ARC initiated and developed 10 test-and-learn projects on key urban issues: spatial planning, energy policy, procurement, local democracy, youth engagement, political engagement, health and social care, digital innovation, the solidarity economy and environmental policy. Some projects were commissioned out to external delivery partners (see Collaboration and Partnership); others were delivered 'in-house' by people involved in Jam and Justice, including the academic research team.
The ARC built wider networks and alliances in Greater Manchester and beyond to bring together people who were interested in addressing urban issues through co-production. This process was led by a sub-group of the ARC called the 'Coalitions for Change' group. This group designed and delivered three coalition-building events (January, March and July 2019) to network academics and practitioners interested in how to #CoproduceGM. Creative documentation captured this process. A further partnership was agreed with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) to create action learning sets to support reflection, skills and training of practitioners and researchers in co-production.

In addition, Jam and Justice formed a partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) for a programme called 'Developing Co-productive Capacities'. This programme mapped out a learning process to explore the scope for co-production in policy development in the city-region. The process included three international learning visits (Cape Town, Barcelona and Gothenburg), three local training workshops and presentations to specific boards and committees within the GMCA. Match funding was also secured for a series of elite interviews around decision-makers views on co-production and 'meaningful participation'. Building on the experience of engagement with decision-makers in Greater Manchester, Jam and Justice has shared its findings nationally with other local authorities, for instance West Midlands Combined Authority and Sheffield City Council and through a partnership with the National Association of Neighbourhood Management.

A final report from the Jam and Justice project 'How can we govern cities differently? The promise and practice of co-production' was launched in Manchester during a week of activities timed to coincide with National Co-production Week (July 2019). This report was aimed at a non-academic audience and gave an early view on findings being written up for academic publication. This event was attended by a mixed audience drawn from the UK. An international launch of the report was organised in October 2019 at a conference attended by academics and practitioners from 7 different countries.

Alongside the work of the ARC, Jam and Justice team members have focussed on the methodological issues associated with co-production in social scientific research. This involved a series of interviews with academics who have undertaken co-production in the UK, and an international survey of what 'good' leadership looks like in co-production. A Jam and Justice workshop was organised in December 2018 on methodological issues and emotional labour in co-produced research, followed by a further workshop on universities and urban development with international scholars and practitioners working across university boundaries in October 2019. A number of training resources and sessions for early career researchers have been developed and delivered by the Jam and Justice team, including at the international transdisciplinary research school in Gothenburg.

Work has been presented and discussed in 17 different cities in 14 countries. For example, ARC members took part in a learning exchange organised with the What Works Scotland centre in 2018. Four comparative insights visits were organised to Cape Town (2018), Chicago (2019), Gothenburg (2019) and Melbourne (2020). ARC members have also been involved in dissemination. Some ARC members joined a delegation to Barcelona to present work at the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy, whilst others used their own networks to take the work to countries such as Holland, Germany and Estonia. Public engagement opportunities have also been developed: for instance, via organisation of a public debate (2018) and participation in panel discussions (2019) as part of Manchester Histories festival, and sharing early findings with citizens at the Sheffield Festival of Ideas (2018).

Our publications strategy focussed first on early writing up of our underpinning and conceptual contributions, whilst we were engaged in the practical work of setting up the ARC, and second, on the direct write-up of findings (which is ongoing). Underpinning intellectual work has informed two monographs (2017, 2018) and a series of academic publications focussing on co-production in urban governance (2018), 'tyrannies' in participatory urban governance (2019), causality and complexity in social research design (2019) and the emergence of a wave of 'new municipalism' shaping the way we see the 'urban' as a site for social change (2019). A paper on 'leadership in co-production,' drawing on new Jam and Justice-funded research, has been submitted (2019) and awaiting review and a book chapter has been written on co-production in research as part of a Handbook on Co-production of Public Services (2020). A further theoretical paper drawing on the research is in development setting out key 'propositions' for co-production. Case studies drawn from Jam and Justice feature in nine contributions to a forthcoming edited book compiling international examples of transdisciplinary urban research (2020). Two further papers in production include a systematic review of social innovation and participation, and a paper on boundary work, contestation and social change. We anticipate further outputs directly based on Jam and Justice data in the coming year.

Key findings have been included in our collective report, "How can we govern differently? The promise and practices of co-production" (July 2019), which addresses three questions: How can a wider and more diverse range of people be included in governing cities? How can we bring together what we know to tackle critical issues in our cities? How can we change policies and decision-making to produce fairer outcomes? The report is available on the Jam and Justice website (www.jamandjustice-rjc.org.uk). Supporting the main Jam and Justice report are 13 additional reports detailing the findings from the individual ARC projects, and a range of other outputs including an exhibition, creative writing, a series of postcards, a performance (participatory energy walk) and videos. Blogs and newspaper articles have been produced on a range of sites including in Nature (2018 - 'Craft Metrics to Value Co-production') and Open Access Government (2019 - 'How Social Innovation Can Support Citizen Participation').

Our distinctive approach has led to research partnerships with over 20 organisations, 11 creative and media partners and engagement of 98 co-researchers. We have documented over 200 engagement activities and records are still being updated. More than 700 individuals have been involved and 200 organisations reached and counting.

Through the above activities, we have fully met the objectives of the project. Objective 1: our research indicates that co-production can contribute to opening processes, creating synergies and seeding change in how to govern cities differently. Findings point to the need to acknowledge that the promise of co-production is seductive and caution is necessary. There's no simple 'fix' or method for co-production. Our 10 ARC projects were social innovations which sought to address urban issues in practice and furthered knowledge on when and why to undertake co-production - and when not to. Our research has led to new insights on co-production and its role in supporting more participatory urban governance.

Objective 2: we designed an Action Research Collective as a new 'knowledge architecture' to bridge the gap between knowledge and action in governing cities and traced and learnt from this process. Our experimental design enables insights into how to undertake impactful work that is evidence-based. The final report identifies seven practices which are needed to ensure that co-production can help address key urban challenges. Our work highlights critical issues that need to be taken into account, including dealing with power differentials, boundary conflicts and contestation.

Objective 3: we have advanced our understanding of different intermediation processes to catalyse urban transformation, with a specific focus on the roles of universities and academics. The design and process of setting up the Action Research Collective is a live demonstration of how social science can help address the challenges of wicked issues and complexity in urban governance. Our findings focus on the importance of leadership in co-production and the value of co-designing longer-term processes of knowledge exchange, including translocal learning, to enable findings to be embedded in different institutional settings.
Exploitation Route Our findings are of interest to academics and decision-makers 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. There are also key aspects of our learning which are relevant to other academics seeking to work across boundaries, and to those outside the university system who seek to build such collaborations. See Narrative Impact for more information.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://jamandjustice-rjc.org
 
Description 1) Direct policy influence and strategic agenda-setting 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 three 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. Over the past year, we have continued to work closely with GMCA policy leads on Developing Co-Productive Capacities. The VCSE Accord lead and a project manager from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership were able to testify to the significance of their own contact with Jam and Justice when we launched findings in July 2019. Subsequent meetings with the strategic lead on Reform (in July) and invitations to address the Public Reform Board (in September 2019 and February 2020) demonstrate that our work continues to attract high level interest. We have carried forward similar discussions with partners in the West Midlands and Sheffield Combined Authorities and in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the West Midlands, Jam and Justice's practices now inform the Thrive programmes, and following officer participation in regional and international activities, a Citizen Voice indicator has been incorporated into Inclusive Growth policy. Conversations in Sheffield have been preliminary, but generated specific interest in collaboration on councillor development (with our partner North West Employers). In Gothenburg, Mistra Urban Futures' partners are tracking developments, consequent to exchanges in March 2019; the extent of community engagement in our work emerged as highly distinctive during conversation with Swedish policy-makers and practitioners. We continue to see 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". In April 2019, they met with inquiry participants to demonstrate how recommendations were being explored within a series of Trailblazer initiatives (having also referred those beyond their scope, as e.g. housing and transport, to relevant actors in the Combined Authority). • A Horizon 2020-funded project (mPOWER) is rolling out engagement activities based on the People's Republic of Energy 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. • North West Employers have revised their training offer for councillors and are now working closely with the GMCA on joint training for councillors and officers, based on key findings from 'Testing the 21st Century Councillor Framework'. Drawing on the evidence from the Action Research Collective and projects, we initiated a parallel process to bring together co-producers in Greater Manchester; through workshops and action learning sets, participants have forged closer working relationships, exchanged best practice, and mapped out potential calls for wider action. Such activity continues through the joint auspices of the GM VCSE Co-Production Network and the hashtag #CoProduceGM. Further policy influence has begun through short-term exchange visits to the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago (Richardson, June 2019) and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government Executive Masters - a programme for civil servants (Durose, February 2020). Investigators have also given 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. 2) Organisational and individual development Organisations and individuals involved in Jam and Justice have also used the findings for their own development. Three organisational impact case studies have been carried out to date, for instance, with the Carbon Coop, Manchester Settlement and Shared Future CIC. Manchester Settlement, for instance, has used the findings from the project to develop a new strategic approach to creating cycles of community change. One co-researcher has reported that they have more confidence and skills to engage with senior decision-makers, for instance, around how to include communities in local politics and service design. The work of tracking organisational use of the findings is ongoing. 3) Supporting new infrastructures and networks The project has generated a number of new partnerships and networks which will be used to increase use of the project findings. This includes, for instance, further funding proposals around transdisciplinary co-production networks in Africa (submitted to the British Academy) and discussions around an emergent English Co-production Network. Further information will be included in future funding periods.
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 Action Learning Sets for Co-production Facilitators in Greater Manchester, with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In 2019 5 people from the Jam and Justice Coalitions for Change sub-group of the ARC were trained as Action Learning Facilitators. The training was delivered by Action Learning Associates (15th and 16th April 2019). Action Learning Sets emerged from the Coalitions for Change process in order to develop and embed co-production as an approach to change across GM. The training and subsequent Action Learning Sets have been supported and funded in a partnership between the GM Health and Social Care Partnerships People and Community Centred Approaches team. The group of new facilitators is made up of people with lived and professional experience of health and social care, addiction recovery, severe and multiple disadvantage, homelessness and community leadership. Each facilitator, and set participant has an interest in developing co-production practise in Greater Manchester. The Action Learning Sets have particular focus - drawn from the priorities of the Jam and Justice Coalitions for Change process: System change: creating a local participatory ecosystem; Creating conditions for active decision-making including people with lived experience; Skills, space and capacity-building. 24 people signed up to participate in these sets.
 
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 gave evidence to scrutiny committee on 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 Beth Perry gave guest lecture and training session given to practitioners on MSc Sustainable Urban Development students at University of Oxford, "Realising Just Cities: The Theory and Practice of Co-production"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Beth Perry was invited to deliver a guest lecture and training session given to practitioners on MSc Sustainable Urban Development students at University of Oxford, "Realising Just Cities: The Theory and Practice of Co-production." The session was for part-time students on the MSc who are working in local authorities and other public and private sector organisations linked to sustainable urban development.
 
Description Beth Perry gave invited guest lecture to University of Gothenburg Transdisciplinary Research School, "The Hybrid Role of the Transdisciplinary Researcher"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited guest lecture to University of Gothenburg Transdisciplinary Research School, "The Hybrid Role of the Transdisciplinary Researcher"
 
Description Beth Perry gave invited guest lecture, "Change the city one thesis at a time? Navigating engagement and impact in your PhD journey"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Provision of tools for PhD students from different countries to explore how to build impact pathways into their research.
 
Description Beth Perry gave presentation to University of Sheffield Engaged Teaching and Learning network
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Presentation to University of Sheffield Engaged Teaching and Learning network building on Jam and Justice and implications for university engagement in Sheffield.
 
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 Beth Perry invited guest lecture to MArch students at University of Sheffield, "Univercities and the knowledge commons?"
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited guest lecture to Masters in Architecture students at University of Sheffield, "Univercities and the knowledge commons?"
 
Description Beth Perry invited guest lecture to action research community in Sheffield, "Positioning and polyvalence: making the case for engaged research"
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited guest lecture to action research community, "Positioning and polyvalence: making the case for engaged research"
 
Description Beth Perry invited guest lecture to early career researchers and PhD students, "Navigating ethics, co-producing morals: challenges, strategies and dilemmas in participatory research"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Invited guest lecture to early career researchers and PhD students, "Navigating ethics, co-producing morals: challenges, strategies and dilemmas in participatory research"
 
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
 
Description Strategic Meeting between Paul Dennett, GMCA Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing, with Whose Knowledge Matters team members, during the GMSF process.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description ESRC Impact Accelerator Accounts (University of Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester)
Amount £53,886 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 07/2019
 
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 written by Professor Beth Perry to work with Jam and Justice and the wider Realising Just Cities programme to develop co-productive capacity. As a result, led by Perry, the Jam and Justice team and Action Research Collective facilitated workshops with GMCA policy leads, took GMCA officers on international field trips as part of a cross-sectoral delegation, and ensured GMCA officers had a voice in the design and promotion of events where there was an opportunity to disseminate findings and construct a sound understanding of co-productive practices. This programme of work benefitted from match funding from Mistra Urban Futures. This enabled a further interview programme undertaken by Dr Bert Russell with senior executives and politicians from across the 10 local authorities that comprise Greater Manchester. These one-to-one interviews supported a process that encouraged deeper thinking about the meaning of participation in decision-making and primed participants to receive findings from the wider research. Work is ongoing to explore the implications of the research for the public service reform agenda in Greater Manchester and Perry and Russell have presented to the GMCA Place and Reform Board executive to support impact from the work.
Collaborator Contribution GMCA contributed to this partnership in several ways. GMCA offered key staff to act as brokers and key points of contact for the partnership. These roles were undertaken by David Rogerson and Jacob Botham within the GMCA strategy, research and policy teams. Over 30 GMCA officers have taken part in local workshops (up to February 2020) to trial and refine tools to support co-production in urban governance. A further 6 officers participated in international field trips (Cape Town, Barcelona and Gothenburg), delivering workshops jointly with the research team and giving presentations on Greater Manchester's approach to co-production. Officers then produced written reflections on the experience as part of a "Translocal learning" series hosted on the Jam & Justice blog. 6 senior officers participated in an international workshop on co-production in urban policy, with participation from policy-makers in Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Kisumu, Malmo, Gothenburg and Barcelona. This led to invitations to the Jam and Justice team to present to specific boards and meetings within the GMCA, including the Place and Reform Board responsible for the public sector reform agenda. Participating GMCA officers in the partnership brokered specific opportunities for policy influence, for instance, enabling Jam and Justice input to a report to the GMCA Executive which guided a decision to invest 150000 GBP in co-production projects in the city-region (January 2019). This report noted that: "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. Other engagement over 2019-2020 has included GMCA involvement in: - Interactive 'Treasure Hunt' with the National Association for Neighbourhood Management: Officers from Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and several other localities applied principles derived from the research during site visits to third-party organisations to identify marks of co-production in action. - Attending events to disseminate findings from discrete projects commissioned by the Action Research Collective (e.g. officers and local councillors attended the launch event for Testing the 21st Century Councillor Framework, co-hosted with North West Employers in July 2019). - Assisting the dissemination of findings across the Combined Authority, through invitations (e.g. Perry was invited to address the GMCA's Wider Leadership Team in September 2019) and sponsorship (e.g. the GM Health and Social Care Partnership co-sponsored a half-day workshop on Deliberative Commissioning in July 2019). The GMCA's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Accord Lead and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership's Co-Production Project Manager both testified to the value of the collaboration at the launch of the Action Research Collective's report, "How Can We Co-Produce the City? The Promise and Practices of Co-Production", having also contributed written testimony to the report itself. Other officers also attended, resulting in invitations to the team including co-researchers, to meet and discuss the relevance of research findings.
Impact The Jam and Justice project is multi-disciplinary, bringing together academic expertise in urban studies, politics and geography. This collaboration also 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) GMCA's adoption of new engagement practices within particular policy domains, including e.g. close working with VCSE sector on spatial planning; involvement of councillors within a programme that had been solely officer-oriented. 4) GMCA-hosted workshop with international city representatives to compare co-production across different policy domains (October 2019, with Mistra Urban Futures). 5) Commitment from the Wider Leadership Team (including the majority of chief executives and leaders of the 10 local authorities) to participate in related research on elite understanding of participation (as part of the Mistra Urban Futures' Participatory Cities project) and respond to the findings.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Great Cities Institute and Jam and Justice: Comparative Insights Visit 
Organisation University of Illinois at Chicago
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Liz Richardson undertook an exchange visit to the Great Cities Institute at the University of Chicago to explore the relevance of Jam and Justice findings to different urban contexts. During a week-long programme, Liz met with various contacts (see separate information under Engagement Activities) and delivered a seminar. Liz sought to gather local responses to questions about the structures and processes involved in governance and participation, participation by under-represented and/or marginalised groups, examples of innovation, leadership models, trade-offs between different forms of justice, consensus and dissensus, mobilisation, power, and methods for assessing and evaluating outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution The Director of the Great Cities Institute, Teresa Córdova, organised an extensive programme of one-to-one conversations, meetings and site visits, as well as hosting a seminar where Liz shared insights from Jam and Justice's research in Greater Manchester. Those who met with Liz were generous with their time and provided insightful responses as the relevance of local research findings was tested in the different urban contexts. Professor Córdova continues to consult with us on dissemination.
Impact A week-long programme of activities hosted by the Great Cities Institute (June 2019) A GCI Visiting Scholar seminar on "The Jam and Justice Project: Innovative Co-Research to Address Complex Urban Issues" (6 June 2019)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Knowing the Social World 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Social Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Tim May has co-devised the "Knowing the Social World" programme, building on ESRC and other prior work, to collaborate with social scientists at other universities in order to further examine methodological issues in knowing the social world. The programme will include a seminar hosted at the University of Sheffield with Professor Beth Perry focussed on co-production and its implications for social science research practice.
Collaborator Contribution The main collaborator is Professor Malcolm Williams (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University). The programme of work, which has been jointly devised, involves workshops with other social scientists in Cardiff, Glasgow and Sheffield.
Impact The main collaborators are both sociologists by training. The programme engages with academics from other disciplines. No specific outcomes as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mistra Urban Futures and Jam and Justice 
Organisation Mistra Urban Futures
Country Sweden 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Beth Perry has been UK Platform Director for Mistra Urban Futures, an international centre for transdisciplinary co-production for sustainable cities, since 2011. In this role, she negotiated the inclusion of Mistra Urban Futures as an international dissemination partner in the application for Jam and Justice (in 2014). Perry has acted as key intermediary with Mistra Urban Futures, contributing knowledge both to the strategic agenda of the Centre and using networks and opportunities to disseminate Jam and Justice activities, and drawing on international research to inform local work. This has resulted, as intended as per the objectives of the project, in a productive global-local knowledge exchange partnership. In addition, Perry has mobilised local resources from the UK platform to co-fund additional knowledge exchange and engagement activities for Jam and Justice, in the spirit of transdisciplinary knowledge production and learning. Through this network Perry also negotiated further funding for a spin-off project on Participatory Cities, detailed under 'Further Funding'.
Collaborator Contribution Additional resources from Mistra Urban Futures to Jam and Justice have totalled £121,000 of direct funding, plus £36,000 of in-kind support. This has supported activities including additional local knowledge exchange activities, participation in international conferences and learning visits, the hosting of a Jam and Justice learning exchange to Gothenburg and non-academic outputs, such as film and creative minute taking to ensure outputs reach a wider audience. As a co-funder Mistra Urban Futures has also supported staff time during the no-cost extension of Jam and Justice enabling the co-production process to unfold at its own pace and building flexibility into the project. Beyond funding, Mistra Urban Futures has been a valuable dissemination partner. Jam and Justice's work has been featured at international conferences in Gothenburg, Cape Town, Kisumu and Sheffield and in written publications including a forthcoming guide to transdisciplinarity to be published by Practical Action (2020).
Impact This collaboration is transdisciplinary - this means that it has supported the active engagement of co-researchers from different sectors in the research process to an extent beyond that originally envisaged in the application; for instance, through the co-funding provided we have been able to allocate individual knowledge exchange budgets to members of the Action Research Collective to enable them to share lessons and findings from the research with their own professional communities. Outputs produced from the collaboration include blog posts, conference papers, artwork, workshops and training and joint publications, such as the aforementioned 'Transdisciplinary Knowledge Co-production: A Guide for Sustainable Cities' to be published by Practical Action.
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Association for Neighbourhood Management and Jam and Justice knowledge exchange partnership 
Organisation National Association for Neighbourhood Management
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Perry, Richardson and Durose identified messages and conundrums based on the initial analysis of Jam and Justice research data. This included notions of social innovation (must ideas be completely original, or is 'new to here' sufficiently innovative?); the risk of restricting activity by fetishizing the message that 'bottom up is best'; the role of space as an enabler (or blocker) for co-production; and a risk of failing to supply leadership within co-production. Richardson and Durose worked closely with NAMN's Director Ben Lee to create an effective workshop programme. At the event, Richardson introduced the key findings, while Durose used examples from The System Doesn't Work to explain the photovoice technique used by participants during the treasure hunt.
Collaborator Contribution The National Association for Neighbourhood Management (NANM) co-designed and facilitated a workshop in March 2019 to help participants (principally neighbourhood management practitioners from public and third sectors) to learn how co-production works in places with city-regional governance based on first-hand examples. NANM identified third sector organisations suitable for the treasure hunt activity, and arranged site visits, including tours and meetings with relevant partners. They documented the event, and disseminated learning to network members. Members of the NANM board also met (with Richardson, herself a NANM Trustee) to discuss the relevance of findings for their organisational practice.
Impact 1) NANM's 4-page write-up of the event and indicative findings was disseminated to organisation's members (400+) and incorporated as a blogpost on the Jam and Justice website. 2) Participants reported impacts, and disseminated their learning to others at a local level. 3) Participants' photos from the treasure hunt were shared on Twitter using the hashtag #JJtreasure as a means of engaging others in the conversation.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with Amity HCD and At the Moment Productions to co-produce GM Decides action research project. 
Organisation Amity HCD
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Initiated by the Jam & Justice Action Research Collective following a co-design process, the GM Decides action research project is working to explore and design digital democratic innovations, with a focus on women's involvement in decision-making and governance processes. The Action Research Team (ART) is co-led by Katie Finney (ARC member and co-founder of Amity HCD) and Alice Toomer-McAlpine (ARC member, At The Moment Productions). Dr Bertie Russell has responsibility for data collection and supports research design, with strategic oversight provided by the Jam & Justice Co-investigators (primarily Prof. Beth Perry).
Collaborator Contribution The ART undertook a collective fieldtrip to the International Observatory for Participatory Democracy (IOPD) in Barcelona in November 2018, to gather information about international best practice, with match funding provided by Mistra Urban Futures. In addition to drafting a delivery plan and taking and analysing field notes from the IOPD trip, Finney and Toomer-McAlpine established a stakeholder partnership group, building on Amity's existing networks, holding collaborative workshops with the partnership group in January and March 2019. In May-June 2019, they coordinated listening sessions in different settings across Greater Manchester, before curating a Gathering to share the data that had been collected concerning spaces for women's participation, on and offline. They subsequently brought together a report on the project.
Impact OUTPUTS: 1) "The GM Decides story" - a formal report on the project 2) The Partnership Group (now an informal network for people who seek to make space for women's participation in decision-making) OUTCOMES: 3) GM Decides researchers were invited to give testimony to (a) a GM Combined Authority Task and Finish Group on "Giving Women and Girls a Voice in Greater Manchester"; (b) The GM4Women working group. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, drawing on academic expertise in urban studies, geography, and politics and international studies. The non-academic co-researchers contributed professional expertise in media, human-centred design, and digital design, as well as engaging the expertise of a wider group of stakeholders through the strategic advisory group.
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. The funding has also enabled the Social Value Network to consult Greater Manchester Growth Company prior to presenting the business plan to potential funders. The Network has also been in talks with Cooperatives UK, who sponsored a gathering of Network members at their headquarters in September 2019.
Impact OUTPUTS 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) A report from CLES, giving an account of the project and the emergent proposals for next steps. 3) A prototype business plan, shared with the GMCA and others, in pursuit of funding. OUTCOMES 4) Greater Manchester Social Value Network are committed to seek funding for the business plan developed as a result of the collaboration. 5) Authorities in other localities have studied the research to inform their social value policy. 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
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 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 arose 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 (and has since joined their staff team), 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 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. OUTPUTS 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), and a customised version provided for delegates of the Mistra Urban Futures' Realising Just Cities conference in October 2019. 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. 6) A write-up of the final walk by co-researcher Hannah Knox. 7) And an impact profile documenting the benefits of the collaboration for Carbon Coop. OUTCOMES: 8) Learning from this project has fed into mPower, a Horizon 2020 project in which Carbon Coop is a non-academic beneficiary. Specifically Williams is re-using 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. 9) The Transnational Institute in Amsterdam requested a copy of the review of international best practice, with a view to incorporating it into a publication. 10) 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. 11) The report, GM Energy Futures, was discussed with senior figures in the Labour party (e.g. the Shadow Chancellor's Advisor on Sustainable Economics) to inform Green New Deal policies. 12) Carbon Coop report a raised profile, changes to their staffing, and ongoing dialogue with the GM Combined Authority and local authorities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Partnership with North West Employers to co-produce the "Testing The 21st Century Councillor Framework" action research project. 
Organisation North West Employers
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project was initiated following the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective (ARC) co-design process, to explore a perceived gap between councillors and local communities. The Action Research Team is led by Andrew Burridge (ARC Member and Programme Manager for NW ADASS). Research support has been provided by Susanne Martikke (GMCVO) including data collection, with additional support from Dan Silver (UoM). The Jam & Justice Co-Investigators have provided guidance on methodology and approach, as well as identifying relevant existing research. Project management support has also been provided by Dr Vicky Simpson. Dr Iona Hine (Impact Officer) supported the dissemination of findings, including the preparation of an executive summary.
Collaborator Contribution North West Employers had acted as partner in a prior research project looking at the role of "The 21st Century Councillor" (with researchers from INLOGOV, University of Birmingham). They entered into this project recognising that it provided an opportunity to test out those findings and discover how best to adapt organisational training provision for local authorities in the North West of England. The core work (setting up and delivering workshops, analysing feedback from discussions) has been carried out by an NW Employers associate, with other structural support from North West Employers provided on an in-kind basis. Workshops with elected members, officers, and community members in local authorities within the Greater Manchester area ran from June 2018 through to December 2018. Findings were published as "Testing the 21st Century Councillor's Framework", and North West Employers facilitated an event in National Co-Production Week to enable stakeholders to consider how to implement findings.
Impact OUTPUTS 1) Report: Testing the 21st Century Councillor's Framework (28 pages) 2) Executive Summary: Summary of Recommendations from Testing the 21st Century Councillor's Framework (2 pages) 3) Councillors and Communities: a plain English account of the research (4 pages) 4) Interactive launch event in National Co-Production Week to enable study participants and other stakeholders to plan next steps. OUTCOMES 5) Having been involved directly in the research, North West Employers implemented changes to their training programme before findings had been published. 6) Councillors from Sheffield City Council asked about comparable support for elected member development and co-productive community working 7) North West Employers have disseminated findings to their members (including at their AGM) and to England's other regional employers agencies, identifying new avenues for their work (e.g. providing councillor-and-community-based training in other regions) 8) Greater Manchester Combined Authority requested to work with North West Employers in a new way (devising joint training for officers and councillors across the 10 local authorities).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with Shared Future CIC to co-produce Care at Home Inverted Citizens' Inquiry action research project. 
Organisation North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
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 continued to meet with Greater Manchester's Health & Social Care Partnership to discern how implementation of inquiry recommendations could be achieved. This resulted in a follow-up workshop where members of the inquiry met with GMHSCP officers to look at how recommendations were reflected in policy including the Trailblazer programme to accelerate improvement in adult care across Greater Manchester. The GMHSCP subsequently co-sponsored an afternoon workshop (with NW ADASS and Jam & Justice) at which Shared Future and others presented case studies of deliberative decision-making.
Impact OUTPUTS 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) 4) Follow-up activity with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (April--July 2019) OUTCOMES 5) Health and social care-linked recommendations fed into the GM Trailblazer programme. 6) Recommendations relating to wider brief (e.g. Housing) were passed to GMCA officers by the Health and Social Care Partnership 7) Deliberative Commissioning workshop (July 2019) 8) See also the impact profile, "What happened next" (September 2019)
Start Year 2018
 
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 continued to meet with Greater Manchester's Health & Social Care Partnership to discern how implementation of inquiry recommendations could be achieved. This resulted in a follow-up workshop where members of the inquiry met with GMHSCP officers to look at how recommendations were reflected in policy including the Trailblazer programme to accelerate improvement in adult care across Greater Manchester. The GMHSCP subsequently co-sponsored an afternoon workshop (with NW ADASS and Jam & Justice) at which Shared Future and others presented case studies of deliberative decision-making.
Impact OUTPUTS 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) 4) Follow-up activity with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (April--July 2019) OUTCOMES 5) Health and social care-linked recommendations fed into the GM Trailblazer programme. 6) Recommendations relating to wider brief (e.g. Housing) were passed to GMCA officers by the Health and Social Care Partnership 7) Deliberative Commissioning workshop (July 2019) 8) See also the impact profile, "What happened next" (September 2019)
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 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) 4) A report (Life Lessons) written by the young researchers. 5) A technical appendix to the report written by the senior action research team (i.e. Beth Perry, Dan Silver and the Children's Society collaborators). 6) Reordering of the priorities of the Greater Manchester Curriculum for Life to reflect the young researchers' findings.
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. Findings were circulated through project networks, including at events with Councillors (as part of the project partnership with North West Employers), and to key persons at Greater Manchester Combined Authority who had indicated their interest in the project.
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 arranged, facilitated, and documented publicly a series of four workshops exploring the central question, "how can we have better conversations about spatial planning?" They also carried out a first analysis of findings, co-drafting a set of key messages; and their networks provided occasion for dissemination of other Jam and Justice findings. One of the DemSoc team delivered a presentation about the work as part of our wider report launch in July 2019.
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. 3) A set of key messages published as: "Space in Common: Seeking better conversations about what's built where". (8 pages) 4) As with all sub-projects, this collaboration informed lessons learned as presented in the larger report, "How can we govern cities differently? The promise and practices of co-production". 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 09 May 2019: Young People and Co-Production networking at Manchester Museum 
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 fourth in a series of informal networking events bringing together with experience and/or interest in Young People and Co-Production, this event was hosted by the Manchester Museum. Those attending shared information about their relevant work (past, present and future), identified ways to support each other, and planned for future networking activity (including a fifth session, due to be hosted by Barnado's). Copies of the "Life Lessons" report (researched and written as part of the Young People Missing from Decisions project) were disseminated, with those present asking for multiple copies to share with their peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 1 July 2019: CoProduce GM: Calls for Action 
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 pre-workshop open session sorted responses from action learning sets and participants based on the questions what needs to stop, what needs to continue, and what needs to start, if the goal is to pioneer Greater Manchester as a co-productive city region. This task prompted considerable debate. A wider group of attendees shared lunch and a National Co-Production Week cake, before tackling the challenge of identifying actions that could be taken to assist with stopping, continuing, and starting the kinds of activity that had been identified. Those present were encouraged by formal commitments such as a recent Mayoral report on co-production, but felt that the CoProduce GM process had offered distinctive spaces to think about the bigger picture of the change that is needed. Resources were a key theme in terms of what is needed to continue this. Efforts to connect up groups working independently in the field of co-production were deemed valuable. The thinking will be fed back into action learning sets, and shared with the GM Co-Production Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 1 May 2019: ARC Design Trace - part two 
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 half-day workshop session brought together members of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective to examine what had emerged from the earlier design trace event (1 March 2019) and plan how the emerging stories could be shared effectively, in order to inform others planning for co-production and action research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 10 December 2019: Contested Knowledges for Just Urban Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact How does our commitment to just urban futures specifically manifest in practice, in the context of the wider co-productive turn and interest in different ideas about what it means to be an 'engaged' academic? -- On 10 December 2019, Professors Tim May and Beth Perry convened a one-day workshop to explore this question. 25 university-based researchers participated, including postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://urbaninstitute.group.shef.ac.uk/contested-knowledges-for-just-urban-futures/
 
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 May 2017: Keynote lecture: entitled Pathways Towards Sustainability Transformations. University of Helsinki, Finland 
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 2017
URL http://urbaninstitute.group.shef.ac.uk/pathways-to-sustainability-transformations/
 
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 December 2019: presentation at the Contested Knowledges for Just Urban Futures workshop "Breaking down binaries" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Beth Perry gave a provocation to the workshop drawing on ESRC research to challenge binary thinking that often plagues urban engaged research: the constraint/enablement provided by academic institutional settings; the rejection/embrace of academic knowledge production in relation to questions of legitimacy and relevance and the navigation of critique/co-optation through different forms of academic practice. In rejecting an either/or approach, the provocation questioned whether academics can be the architects of their own struggles in engaged research, doing themselves and their institutions a disservice by failing to recognise and embrace how we are tethered differently to universities and peer communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/contested-knowledges-just-urban-futures
 
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 12-15 March 2019: Learning exchange to Gothenburg (supported by additional funding from ESRC IAA and Mistra Urban Futures) 
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 The Jam and Justice co-investigators (Perry, Richardson and Durose) led a delegation comprised of policy-makers (from the Greater Manchester and West Midlands Combined Authorities) and three non-academic members of the Action Research Collective. The delegation travelled via Amsterdam to the Gothenburg region of Sweden, where they spent time with local organisations involved with citizen participation and co-production (through Mistra Urban Futures) and contributed to three workshops (reported separately) with representatives from Gothenburg City Council and from Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities.

The core delegation (ten people) was supported by Jam and Justice's IAA-funded Impact Officer. An overview of this exchange is provided in the linked blogpost.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/sharing-learning-connecting-gothenburg-exchange-12-15-march-2019
 
Description 13 June 2019: GM Decides Gathering 
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 Participants from GM Decides Listening Sessions came together to review what had been learned. The reflections from this half-day session were then used by the project leads to take forward the project outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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.
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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 14 March 2019: Workshop with planners from the Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities 
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 Part of an extended learning exchange, this 2.5 hour workshop with planners from the municipalities of Gothenburg Region asked "How do we solve common challenges through municipal partnership and co-production?"

Beth Perry spoke about tyrannies (e.g. top-down/bottom-up) and austerity co-production, illustrating this with examples including the 2018 Green Summit and the spatial planning process, drawing on insights from Whose Knowledge Matters. Adrian Ball spoke about the Space in Common ARC project. Delegates from West Midlands Combined Authority and Greater Manchester Combined Authority spoke about inclusive growth corridors in WM city-regional planning; collaboration with the VCSE sector on the GM Spatial Framework; and revising GM Strategy to increase meaningful engagement of citizens and civil society organisations. Subsequent written reflections from Combined Authority participants were published and, where appropriate, have been reported separately.

Three questions shaped the discussion: Where is the scope for more co-productive approaches to decision making? What mechanisms exist for recognising difference as well as commonality across local authority boundaries? How can we value citizens as experts in complex technical areas?

A Swedish-language write-up of this workshop is available at the link specified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://goteborgsregionen.se/toppmenyn/dettajobbargrmed/miljoochsamhallsbyggnad/natverk/mistraurbanf...
 
Description 14 March 2019: Workshop with policy leads from the Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities (PM) 
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 an extended learning exchange; also linked to Gothenburg Region's Samverkan på riktigt (Collaborate for justice) programme.

A 4.5 hour workshop with senior officers from municipalities in the Gothenburg Region of Sweden. The workshop was led by the Jam and Justice delegation, introducing examples of citizen engagement and tools. Beth Perry outlined the backdrop to Jam and Justice, highlighting the UN New Urban Agenda's emphasis on enhanced civil engagement and co-provision and co-production, cascaded to local governments. Co-production can address knowledge, democracy, and justice. Catherine Durose shared principles derived from her work with Liz Richardson, using the mnemonic "TERRAPINS". Sarah Whitehead spoke about the "Everyday Politics" exhibition and how she found it was changing attitudes to citizen engagement among European audiences. Other examples were also given. Liz Richardson led plenary discussion. The Swedish participants found that the co-production described did not meet directly with the terms they are accustomed to; some reported that the workshop had led them to form ideas that they could put into practice in their municipalities.

A Swedish-language report on this event is available at the specified URL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://goteborgsregionen.se/download/18.67954ce7169c227a71d21af3/1554102271208/Lets%20coproduce%20-...
 
Description 15 March 2019: Workshop with Gothenburg City Council 
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 an extended learning exchange. This 5-hour workshop explored similarities and differences between co-production and citizen participation models based on work undertaken in Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and Gothenburg city regions.

Inputs from the Jam and Justice delegation included: ARC member Andrew Burridge on The Care at Home Inquiry, and the curiosity and warmth with which the GM Health and Social Care Partnership responded to the work. Community Pride CIC Director Sarah Whitehead on her involvement with the Salford Poverty Commission, and how taking the Everyday Politics exhibition and resources on tour has encouraged others in her networks to reconnect with traditionally disengaged communities; GMCA VCSE Accord Principal Anne Lythgoe on her experience as a participant in the People's Procurement ARC project; and ARC member Adrian Ball on how becoming part of the Action Research Collective influenced his policy and practice as chief executive of the community organisation Manchester Settlement. Other delegates acted as respondents to prompt further discussion following inputs from the Gothenburg-based participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/sharing-learning-connecting-gothenburg-exchange-12-15-march-2019
 
Description 15 October 2019 - Adrian Ball acted as rapporteur at the Realising Just Cities conference for the session "Small but diverse: the role of urban and rural communities in place-based diversity and inclusiveness" 
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 Adrian Ball, Chief Executive of Manchester Settlement and member of the Action Research Collective, acted as rapporteur for a conference session at the international 'Realising Just Cities' conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 15 October 2019 - Jez Hall co-facilitates a session on 'Co-production and the climate emergency' at the 4th Mistra Urban Futures conference 
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 As part of the 4th Mistra Urban Futures conference, Jez Hall drew on his professional expertise in Shared Future CIC and experience in the ARC to co-facilitate a session on co-producing responses to the climate emergency. In the present escalating discourse surrounding the climate emergency, this workshop explored co-production's potential role for translating the emergency into action in a variety of different contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 15 October 2019 - Maddy Hubbard and Katie Finney co-facilitate conference session on "Building capacity for co-production: training the next generation of scholars and practitioners" 
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 During the 4th Annual Mistra Urban Futures conference, Maddy Hubbard from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Katie Finney, Amity HCD and Action Research Collective member, co-facilitated a workshop session with international collaborators. This workshop explored approaches to developing the competencies for co-production amongst practitioners and researchers. The workshop started with an open discussion on what competencies are needed, and how to develop them, followed by a panel discussion presenting and sharing learning from four different geographical contexts and situations. Maddy and Katie talked about their experience in setting up action learning sets to share knowledge about co-production in Greater Manchester, as part of the Coalitions for Change process (reported on under engagement and collaborations and partnerships).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 15 October 2019 - Workshop organised on Participatory Cities and Urban Development 
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 Professor Beth Perry organised this session at the Realising Just Cities conference to bring together international perspectives on participation in urban development. This included showcasing work undertaken in Sweden and in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 15 October 2019: Presentation at the Realising Just Cities Annual Conference "Boundary work beyond the binary: the example of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Beth Perry gave a presentation to a session on 'Universities and Urban Development: Knowledge in Action', organised by Tim May. The presentation argued that much has been written about the institutional and epistemological differences between universities and diverse urban actors which shape the design and practice of co-production. The issues are often simplified as follows: universities are slow; they are poor learning organisations; their structures and processes incentivise excellence over relevance, the individual over the collective. Urban actors, on the other hand, must respond to urgent demands, work fast under pressure and focus on outcomes over the promotion of individual trajectories. In such characterisations, the 'boundary' is framed as demarcating territory between the university and the city - as if these were homogenous or discrete units. Universities are often positioned as 'deficient' for failing to produce useful knowledge, in useful timeframes. Time, speed and different institutional cultures are often cited as the major challenges sitting behind university-city partnerships. There is undoubtedly truth behind such assertions - serious change is needed within universities to realise more just cities. However, a more nuanced understanding is needed of the boundaries that matter in complex multi-stakeholder partnerships for social change, which reach far beyond a flat binary of 'academia' and 'society'. The presentation drew on data from the ESRC and Mistra Urban Futures Jam and Justice project with reference to the Action Research Collective, to explore the implications for linking knowledge and action and the roles of universities in urban development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/RJC2019-conference-week/programme-15-Oct
 
Description 15 October 2019: Universities and Urban Development workshop 
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 Professor Tim May organised, chaired, and was among those presenting at the "Universities and Urban Development: Knowledge in Action" symposium, part of the Mistra Urban Futures Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Sheffield. Presentations drew upon experiences of working in different contexts in the Mistra Urban Futures programme, reflecting on experiences of working across boundaries and the opportunities and challenges posed in linking knowledge and action. In the process they each addressed the following questions: What are the issues raised for academic practice when working across boundaries with a commitment to producing social change. And what does this mean for the role of the university in urban development? Parts of the conference were recorded, including a plenary account of this session (linked below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gA_hhkvuD4
 
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 16 July 2019: Meeting between Beth Perry and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Policy and Strategy Principal. 
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 Beth Perry met with David Rogerson, Strategy & Policy Principal at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, to discuss ongoing plans for Developing Co-productive Capacities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 16 May 2019: Presentation to social, youth and community work students from Sweden (Adrian Ball) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of Social Power Alliance's 8th Annual Action Learning and Social Change Programme ("Global Social Dialogue and Collaboration"), Adrian Ball, Jam & Justice Action Research Collective member and Chief Executive of Manchester Settlement hosted Swedish practitioners of social, youth & community work for a half-day workshop on co-production. The Social Action Learning Programme is a week-long exploration, social dialogue and collaboration in celebration of the activism of Greater Manchester's communities and furthering a commitment to enhancing social capital on a local, national and global scale. Adrian spoke about his experience of coming to recognise and speak of Manchester Settlement's work in terms of cycles of community change (something he attributes to time spent with Jam & Justice), led a role-play exercise for the group to explore co-production in practice, and gave a short presentation about Jam and Justice. The programme leaders reported that the students were highly engaged and that they would aim to repeat this session with future groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 16 October 2019: International Workshop "How to realise just cities: the role and value of co-production in urban policy" 
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 Professor Beth Perry and co-lead of the Developing Co-productive Capacities programme, David Rogerson, organised an international workshop on Wednesday 16th October with delegates from the international Mistra Urban Futures centre. The workshop was hosted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority for representatives from other local authorities to explore co-production in urban policy. The workshop included six presentations from policy officers in the GMCA on topics including public service reform, cultural strategy, ageing, employment and digital. There were then respondents from six international cities reflecting on what they had heard and what is happening in their cities, including Cape Town, Kisumu, Gothenburg, Malmo, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Throughout the responses, all participants were invited to work together to record insights about the strengths and weaknesses of co-producing, provide examples of personal learning, and suggest tools, resources and techniques that enable co-production. Hannah Williams of Scribble Inc Ltd created a graphic record of the conversations, completing her work just in time to accommodate a visit from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/news/4th-annual-conference-realising-just-cities-sheffield-les...
 
Description 16 October 2019: International dissemination workshop on "Co-production in Action: Lessons from the Action Research Collective" 
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 A visit and workshop at Manchester Settlement, organised by Liz Richardson, Catherine Durose and Adrian Ball, as part of the Mistra Urban Futures International Conference on 'Realising Just Cities'. Workshop focussed on dissemination and discussion of the 7 practices for co-production, described in the Jam and Justice final report 'How to govern cities differently: the promise and practices of co-production'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/reflections-co-production-action-field-trip
 
Description 17 January 2020: Meeting between Beth Perry and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Strategy and Policy Principal. 
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 Professor Beth Perry met with David Rogerson, Strategy and Policy Principal, Greater Manchester Combined Authority to discuss ongoing plans for the Developing Co-productive Capacities partnership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 17 June 2019: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a Business Meeting with the Action Research Collective 
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 Action Research Collective met to review progress with the core report and make more detailed arrangements for National Co-Production Week activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 17 October 2019: Meeting with GMCA decision-makers and policy experts from Barcelona City Council about the DECIDIM digital decision-making platform 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Bert Russell participated in a bilateral international impact dialogue, funded by Jam and Justice, to build on the GM Decides mini-project and explore the desirability and feasibility of digital participation platforms in Greater Manchester. Attended by representatives from the GMCA and Barcelona City Council, as well as ARC members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://realisingjustcities-rjc.org/blog/decidim-digital-participation-platform-greater-manchester
 
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 18 September 2019: Beth Perry presentation to the Public Administration and Social Work at the Margins conference, Northumbria University "Welcome to the Action Research Collective" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact With the goal to help 'make devolution matter' in Greater Manchester, the distinctive design of the Jam and Justice project involved the creation of an Action Research Collective ('ARC') - as a boundary space to connect knowledge and action for transformative urban change. The ARC brought together co-researchers from different walks of life with academic researchers to test and learn about more participatory urban governance. The ARC specifically co-initiated 10 projects on a variety of urban issues, including spatial planning, procurement and youth participation. In this presentation Professor Perry examined three questions: how and in what ways has the practice of action research confirmed or challenged existing theories and approaches? How has the 'action research' process been perceived and experienced by participants? How can the impacts and
outcomes of action research be tracked, measured and evaluated? In so doing, the project makes a valuable contribution to the panel through an empirically-informed reflection on the theory and practice of action research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2019/09/pac-and-jswec-conference/
 
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 2 July 2019: Deliberative Commissioning 
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 Facilitated by Shared Future CIC and co-sponsored by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Care, this event explored case studies of citizens' inquiries, citizens' juries, and citizens' assemblies from England, Scotland, and the Republic of Ireland. The Care at Home Inquiry run with Jam & Justice was one of the case studies, and the impetus behind the event, and Principal Investigator Beth Perry shared key conclusions from the overall work in the session introduction. 28 organisations were represented, including (Scottish) national government, and various local government agencies, in addition to healthcare commissioners, NGOs and community actors. Discussion was shared on social media using the hashtag #delibGM. Following subsequent requests for information, Shared Future CIC prepared a resource page to enable those who had not attended to explore resources from the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/deliberative-commissioning-2nd-july-manchester-resource-page/
 
Description 20 April 2018: Beth Perry presentation at the ESRC Urban Transformations Good City conference, University of Oxford "Co-productive Urbanism: A Propositional Framework for Research and Action" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The central focus of this conference was on how scholars and policy makers can talk across cities and times (past, present and future) in normative but
non-homogenizing ways. Beth Perry participated in a session on 'Social Movements and Governance' and drew on ESRC work to discuss what 'co-production' means for the aspiration and practice of comparative research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/videos-of-the-good-city-conference-now-available...
 
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 2019: Consultations with Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Combined Authority 
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 During 2019, Professor Beth Perry and colleagues engaged in informal consultations with Sheffield City Council and stakeholder organisations on issues pertaining to just urban development. Conversation partners included local councillors and council officers as well as representatives of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. Sheffield City Council is now seeking to engage residents in local decision-making about planning and investment. These conversations showcased different ESRC findings, including the Whose Knowledge Matters work carried out in Miles Platting (counter-mapping) (as a key illustration of alternative modes of engagement in the planning process) and wider discussions stemming from Jam and Justice about co-production in urban governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 2019: presented at the 7th EMES International Research Network Conference on Social Enterprise, Sheffield University "Participatory local governance and social enterprise" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jez Hall and Matthew Macdonald preseneted on "Participatory local governance and social enterprise: Exploring the links between social entrepreneurial behaviour and democratic resource allocation through participatory budgeting". Participatory Budgeting (PB) is an innovation in participatory democracy. Inspired by social and political movements for citizen participation in Brazil in the 1980s which aimed to tackle democratic deficits and target public funds at the most marginalised communities (Abers et al. 2018; Novy & Leubolt, 2005). It has since evolved, with over 3000 reported experiences globally (Shah, 2007). PB is now expanding rapidly in Europe and the USA. With that shift it can be argued that it has moved away from primarily promoting equity and re-distribution of resources towards a focus on public participation in public service delivery (Sintomer et al., 2012), with the legitimacy that brings for government. They explored the extent to which PB can and does support the development of the local social economy, in particular the development of social enterprises and cooperatives. Through reflecting on the longitudinal qualitative learning of some key actors in the development of Participatory Budgeting in the UK, viewed through a social economy lens, we found that Participatory Budgeting, in and of itself, stimulates the development of new cooperatives and sustained social action, but mostly in instances where this was the specific intent. There are clear indications that Participatory Grant Making, and neighbourhood based Participatory Budgeting does stimulate civic action, build new social capital and develop agency within participating individuals, particularly in the unique form of Participatory Grant Making most common in the UK. Participatory Budgeting may generate socially entrepreneurial behaviours, and express values commonly held within social economy organisations. If a specific intention behind Participatory Budgeting was to promote a vibrant autonomous social economy it may become a useful addition to existing models to stimulate social entrepreneurship, and thus create the right conditions for the social economy to flourish.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emes.net/publications/conference-papers/7th-emes-conference-selected-papers/participatory-lo...
 
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 July 2019: Meeting with Greater Manchester Combined Authority officers. 
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 Professor Beth Perry and Dr Bert Russell met with three officers from Greater Manchester Combined Authority: the Policy and Strategy Principal, the Strategy Principal for Reform, and a Programme Manager with responsibility for co-production policy to discuss findings of the Jam and Justice project, captured in the final report, and the implications for the Public Service Reform agenda within the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 22 May 2019: Beth Perry and the Jam & Justice research team held a Business Meeting with the Action Research Collective 
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 Action Research Collective met to review progress with data analysis and report preparation, and plan for National Co-Production Week activities. Other outputs were also discussed, including the workplan and inputs required to create an interactive timeline. Key decisions were made about how to present findings. Discussion also included a wider conversation about how to influence policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 April 2019: Care at Home Inquiry feedback event with GM Health & Social Care Partnership 
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 Co-ordinated by Shared Future CIC with the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP), this by-invitation event explored how recommendations from the Care at Home Inquiry are now helping to shape the Transformation programme for "Living Well at Home". Hosted by GMHSCP, the event was attended by a range of stakeholders from the original inquiry, including representatives from the reference group, facilitators, commentators, and inquiry participants. The Partnership Programme Manager from GMHSCP's Adult Social Care Transformation Team and the GMHSCP Project Manager for Care Homes and Living Well at Home mapped out the alignment between the recommendations and the themes of the Transformation programme. Together with other colleagues from the Partnership, they introduced the range of Trailblazer initiatives now beginning across the Greater Manchester region. These aim to accelerate change in response to a range of challenges, including key points identified during the Inquiry. For example, the Trailblazers will explore new models of care provision, system reform (away from time & task), and opportunities for technology and innovation. The Inquiry recommendations had provided particular impetus to pursue connections with related work on housing and healthy ageing. Some present urged fuller consideration of a recommendation around early action (e.g. normalising discussion about and planning for future care needs through school and family conversation). There was wide agreement that ideal care at home would support what makes life worth living and not simply keeping people alive; a popular example was empowering care workers to assist with pet care where required. One of the inquiry participants reported a new confidence that the Inquiry had made a difference; email addresses were exchanged, and it was evident that the conversations will continue--not least through a further event sponsored by the GMHSCP and NW ADASS in National Co-Production Week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 23 May 2019: Everyday Politics at Salford CVS Annual Conference 
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 Action Research Collective member Sarah Whitehead showed the Everyday Politics exhibition as part of the programme at Salford CVS Annual Conference: "Radical Roots to Practical Action". Sarah also convened the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/CEOSalfordCVS/status/1108680192896262144
 
Description 23 September 2019: Presentation to the Place and Reform Board of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority "Co-producing Greater Manchester" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Beth Perry shared shared findings from Jam and Justice relevant to the Public Service Reform agenda at a special meeting with officials at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This meeting was organised as part of the Developing Coproductive Capacities partnership agreement with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 25 April 2019: Meeting with GMCA officers to highlight relevant learning for the Local Industrial Strategy and citizen-led innovation 
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 Meeting with the Head of Innovation and Science Commercialisation, Head of Research, and the Principal for International Relations at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This was a mutual briefing, to take stock of the potential direction of the Local Industrial Strategy and scope for citizen involvement in economic policy-making, as well as how lessons from the Jam and Justice research might inform future work in these briefs. Follow-ups included an invitation for Jam and Justice to participate in the Design Manchester Manifesto.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 25 April 2019: Presentation to the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority's Curriculum for Life working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Young researchers from the Young People Missing from Decisions project presented key recommendations from their "Life Lessons" report to the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority's Curriculum for Life (CfL) working group. The CfL group have been tasked with informing the content of Greater Manchester's Curriculum for Life programme. Following the presentation from the young researchers (supported by The Children's Society), the CfL group agreed to adopt the main findings as part of their recommendations for the Curriculum for Life programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 March 2019: Treasure Hunt with National Association for Neighbourhood Management 
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 Designed and facilitated by the National Association for Neighbourhood Management (NANM), this event was designed to help participants learn through first-hand examples how co-production works in places with city-regional governance. Participants received a short research briefing before making a site visit to one of three community organisations in Greater Manchester. Everyone was encouraged to take visual notes, using photovoice as a means to share what we saw and identify common themes in relation to innovation, leadership, expertise and co-production. The observation exercise was steered by indicative findings from Jam and Justice research; the audience welcomed key messages including a critique of the binary between top down and bottom up approaches. NANM Director Ben Lee summarised "lessons learned" in a 4-page write-up disseminated to participants and NAMN's wider membership. Further feedback was received from participants, who typically committed to report back to their local organisation (e.g. council, neighbourhood network).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/co-production-treasure-learning-through-first-hand-observation
 
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 June 2018: Participation in the plenary session of People, Policy and Place Conference at Sheffield Hallam University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Beth Perry was invited to offer a '3 minute manifesto' for alternative urban futures in the closing plenary session of the Alternative Urban Futures for Tackling Spatial and Social Inequalities conference at Sheffield Hallam University. This drew on the findings from ESRC funded research concerning the importance of valuing different kinds of expertise, creating spaces for collaborative working and the roles that universities could play as agents of urban transformations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://extra.shu.ac.uk/ppp-online/event/people-place-and-policy-2018-alternative-urban-futures-for-...
 
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 March 2019: GM VCSE Assembly Co-Production Network - presentations 
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 Building on a previous session (7 December 2018), the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation again hosted a cross-sector networking event for organisations seeking to develop and share good practice in co-production. The programme included a 10-minute presentation about Jam & Justice's Coalitions for Change (#CoProduceGM) programme and the opportunity to join an Action Learning Set. ARC member Andrew Burridge and GM Health & Social Care Partnership Co-Production Project Manager Maddy Hubbard delivered a workshop on the Tyrannies of Participatory Governance, drawing on the forthcoming journal article from Richardson et al. Those present showed significant interest, evidenced for example, with several immediate expressions of interest in Coalitions for Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/tyrannies-tribulations-and-action-learning-jam-justice-vcseengage
 
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 March 2019: English Co-Production Network exploration 
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 Co:Create hosted a 1-day workshop at Ziferblat in central Manchester, to explore the scope for an English Co-Production Network (#CoProEngland). The event featured three keynote speakers: Noreen Blanluet, Director of the Co-Production Network for Wales; Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal, Project Manager of UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research; and Jam and Justice's Beth Perry (who spoke about the project and the wider Realising Just Cities portfolio). ARC member Alice Toomer-McAlpine also attended, documenting the day with video and photography. Ideas from the event were widely shared on Twitter, and plans are being formed for future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://realisingjustcities-rjc.org/news/forming-english-co-production-network
 
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 3 July 2019: Launch of the report, How can we govern cities differently? 
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 This event marked the launch of the 60-page research report, "How can we govern cities differently? The promise and practices of co-production". In keeping with the ethos of the project, parallel sessions allowed those attending to find out more about the different projects initiated by the Action Research Collective and speak with ARC members as well as hearing key findings and formal responses from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership, and Nicola Headlam, the outgoing head of the Northern Powerhouse's Cities and Local Government Unit. Several of those attending came as a result of engagement during events earlier in the week, and some also signed up to participate in the remaining National Co-Production Week programme. Feedback received was broadly positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/national-co-production-week-programme-jam-and-justice
 
Description 30 April 2019: ARC Data Jam at Manchester Settlement 
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 Members of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective came together for the day to consider how the different ARC projects had proceeded and examine indicative findings emerging from comparison conducted across the range of projects. Findings were sense-tested with extensive feedback on themes including language and audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 May 2019: Listening sessions for GM Decides in Eccles and two Manchester venues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Planned by the GM Decides Partnership Group, this day-long event included one-to-one listening sessions using worksheets and videography. Venues included the Eccles Gateway (where the researchers were welcomed in Eccles Library), The Federation (where researchers took part in a lunchtime show-and-tell session), and Manchester Museum (where researchers met with members of the City of Sanctuary board of trustees). Participants were invited to attend a follow-on gathering in June. Additional engagement was managed by members of the Partnership Group using the social media hashtag #GMDecides.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 4 November 2019: Contribution to course for first year PhD students at the University of Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Catherine Durose contributed to a course for first year PhD students (approx. 30) in School of Government, University of Birmingham on 4th November 2019. The presentation was entitled "Co-production of Research with Users and Communities"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 4 and 5 February 2020: Input to ANZSOG Executive Masters in Public Administration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Catherine Durose twice delivered a one-day course entitled 'Understanding co-production in urban governance: definitions, design and politics'. Participants were two groups of 100 civil servants from national and state governments in Australia and New Zealand, who are enrolled on the Australia and New Zealand School of Government's Executive Masters in Public Administration. Dr Durose drew on findings from Jam and Justice to encourage informed co-production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.anzsog.edu.au/masters
 
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 July 2019: Councillors and Communities - stakeholder event 
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 Marking the publication of the report, Testing the 21st Century Councillor Framework, this half-day workshop presented findings with a focus on encouraging stakeholders to identify what steps they could take in response to the report and in relation to the main recommendations. Feedback was very positive. Participants were very enthusiastic about the value of being able to discuss the results in a cross-sector setting and officers from the some participating councils began to form plans to bring stakeholders together in their own locality. Delivery partners North West Employers also committed to refreshing their training offer to take account of the desire for more co-production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/event/councillors-and-communities
 
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 June 2019: Co-design session for Coalitions for Change 3 
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 2-hour open co-design session to prepare for the third event in the Coalitions for Change series. Participants identified the goals for the subsequent event, and planned key elements of the activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 6 June 2019: Coproduction in Urban Governance seminar, Chicago Great Cities Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of the week-long programme of activities, Liz Richardson delivered a seminar on Co-production in Urban Governance at the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago, on 6 June 2019. Responding to the interests of the audience she spoke about findings from the Jam and Justice project, including work on alternative economics (with reference to Transform GM).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://greatcities.uic.edu/event/the-jam-and-justice-project-innovative-co-research-to-address-comp...
 
Description 6 March 2019: Co-Produce GM - Sharing and Learning (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 Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Participants discussed the values and principles that underpin co-production, drawing on frameworks from the Jam and Justice project and the GM-funded Elephants project. Some participants also 'took the floor' to share examples of co-production from their own experience. Supporting the process of forging coalitions for change in Greater Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/co-producing-greater-manchester-report-coalitions-change-2
 
Description 6 March 2019: Co-Produce GM: Taking Action Together (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 Building on the 29 January event, participants worked together to identify and define possible action learning sets to help shape a call for action on co-producing the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/co-producing-greater-manchester-report-coalitions-change-2
 
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 6 September 2018: Invited as an expert key speaker on social inequality to the Mercator Forum Europa in Essen Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Whitehead, Action Research Collective Member, was invited to speak at the first Mercator Forum Europa! on 6th and 7th September, 2018. Stiftung Mercator is a private and independent foundation. Together with 100 policy experts, scientists and actors of the civil society the aim of the forum was to discuss the challenges of the European Union. As invited special guest Sarah participated in the theme "Social Inequality in Europe". Sarah talked about social inequality and her own personal journey as a community activist and community based researcher. Coming from a disadvantaged background herself, project such as Jam and Justice and other academic research projects were making education more accessible to communities and helping them to find ways to acknowledge, recognize the value of and accredit the skills and knowledge that people within those communities have. Others key speakers in Sarah's panel included high level academics and much discussion focused on how academics could do more things with communities and help put theory into practical actions. Sarah was asked to identify the one of the main challenges from her perspective and raising questions that she thought were is central to tackling the issue of social inequality in Europe and this particular question was then used in the workshop on the following day as a starting point for elaborating concrete solution strategies. Sarah was asked speak again but was unavailable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.stiftung-mercator.de/en/
 
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 7 February 2020: Presentation to leaders and chief executives in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority "Perspectives and potentials for co-production in Greater Manchester" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Beth Perry and Bert Russell attended a follow-up meeting (from September 2019) to present findings about co-production and implications for the Unified Model of Public Services to politicians and chief executives in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 9 July 2017: Public discussion as part of Sheffield Festival of Debate on "What can I do to make my city a better place?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An evening of public debate organised by scholars at the University of Sheffield as part of the 'Festival of Debate'. Beth Perry presented top tips for making cities better places, translating early findings from ESRC funded research for a general audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58b55bf2197aeabd5a9d1604/t/59b1593646c3c4723288a878/150479494...
 
Description A walk through Manchester's electric past 
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 Hannah Knox, co-researcher on the "People's Republic of Energy" action research project, wrote a post about Power in the City energy walks, following a customised (daytime) version of the walk developed for delegates from the international Mistra Urban Futures conference in October 2019. The blog post has been published on the Carbon Coop website with a further version published as part of the conference reporting (on Realising Just Cities and Mistra Urban Futures websites).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://carbon.coop/2019/12/power-in-the-city-a-walk-through-manchesters-electric-past/
 
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 April 2019: Mistra Urban Futures Newsletter "How can we, the people, govern cities differently?" A UK and Swedish learning exchange 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Summary article of a delegation of eleven researchers and civil servants, from Greater Manchester and the West Midlands, who visited Gothenburg Sweden mid-March to exchange experiences from the city and the region. The aim was to learn from what is happening in the Gothenburg region, to forge better connections between the UK participants, and to share some of what Jam and Justice has learned about citizen engagement with Gothenburg partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/news/how-can-we-people-govern-cities-differently?utm_medium=em...
 
Description April 2019: Session at Mistra Urban Futures Research School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In April 2019, Professor Tim May delivered a session on "Working across boundaries: learning, experience and possibilities" as part of the Mistra Urban Futures Research School programme at Chalmers University, Gothenburg. This programme is directed towards those dealing with 'wicked urban problems' in daily practice or aiming to address such current and future urban challenges in PhD research. Participants demonstrated active interest in the research and were encouraged to identify ways to integrate learning into their future practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/sites/mistraurbanfutures.org/files/Course%20proposal_18-19_Eng_0....
 
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 Bank of England Citizen's Panel January 2020 [Blog post by Andrew Burridge] 
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 As part of our commitment to co-production, Jam and Justice Action Research Collective members had access to a personal knowledge exchange and impact budget to support institutional and sectoral learning and take findings back into different worlds of work and life. Andrew Burridge drew on his allowance to attend a Bank of England Citizen's Panel on 22 January 2020. The Bank of England hold citizen engagement events in order to speak to a wider audience than banks and business. This was the second of a series of events focusing on the economy and employment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/bank-england-citizen%E2%80%99s-panel-january-2020
 
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 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 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 and Whose Knowledge Matters 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 Guest posts: Translocal learning mini-series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To exemplify co-productive design principles means challenging the idea of an 'end-user' who receives a final report. It means rethinking what impact looks like and how it can be achieved. Via the Realising Just Cities website, and in association with the Developing Co-Productive Capacities programme directed by Beth Perry, researchers engaged decision-makers in a collaborative learning journey through informal spaces for exchange and international networking. Participants, especially those involved directly in field trips to other international sites, were asked to document their learning through guest posts as part of the Translocal Learning miniseries.
Posts published between November 2018 and July 2019 included: [1] and [2] Greater Manchester Combined Authority Strategy & Policy Principal and colleagues on lessons from Cape Town and Barcelona; [3] a community journalist and organiser on models of digital democracy, and how Greater Manchester might learn from Barcelona's Decidim; [4] Greater Manchester Combined Authority's Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Accord Lead on the potential of co-production in local politics; [5] West Midlands Combined Authority's Justice and Engagement Programme Officer on new understandings of "changing the world" (with particular reference to citizens juries, criminal justice, and the WMCA Thrive programme; and [6] a Greater-Manchester-based charity chief executive on the re-interpreting an organisations work in terms of a cycle of co-production, and the consequences for bid-writing, service delivery, and outcomes.
The whole series can be navigated courtesy of the link given.



[2] Jacob Botham and David Rogerson reflect on the International Observatory for Participatory Democracy's 2018 conference.

[1] David Rogerson and Nick Fairclough draw some conclusions from Mistra Urban Futures annual conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://realisingjustcities-rjc.org/blog/managerial-collaborative-methods
 
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 Innovating Local Democracy [Blog post by Andrew Burridge] 
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 As part of our commitment to co-production, Jam and Justice Action Research Collective members had access to a personal knowledge exchange and impact budget to support institutional and sectoral learning and take findings back into different worlds of work and life. Andrew Burridge drew on his allowance to attend a two-day conference on 27th and 28th January 2020 focusing on innovating local democracy. Partners included the Department for Digital, Culture and Media, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Luminate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/innovating-local-democracy
 
Description International Funding Conference 2019 [Blog post by Paul Maher] 
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 As part of our commitment to co-production, Jam and Justice Action Research Collective members had access to a personal knowledge exchange and impact budget to support institutional and sectoral learning and take findings back into different worlds of work and life. Paul Maher drew on his allowance to attend the International Funding Conference in Holland in October 2019. The conference involved speakers from across the globe delivering masterclasses, interactive workshops and inspirational plenaries across a range of topics such as fundraising, ethics, social enterprise, corporate partnerships, leadership and strategy, digital marketing and financial innovation.
Paul drew on Jam and Justice's Young People Missing from Decisions research and wider project learning to introduce others to the importance of involving young people in decision-making and related best practice. He has been invited to speak at a further conference in 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/international-funding-conference-2019
 
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 June 2019: Liz Richardson visited the Great Cities Institute, Chicago, for a week-long comparative learning programme 
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 Liz Richardson visited the Great Cities Institute in Chicago for a week-long comparative learning exchange, to explore the Chicagoan and Greater Mancunian experiences of city-oriented activism. The packed schedule included -- one-to-ones with: Teresa Córdova, Director, Great Cities Institute; José Acosta, Little Village Environmental Justice (http://www.lvejo.org); David Robinson, Director of External Affairs at Manufacturing Renaissance (https://www.mfgren.org); Amanda Lewis, Director, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (https://irrpp.uic.edu); Laurie Glenn, Political Strategist; Thea Crum, Great Cities Institute, Neighborhoods Initiative, Chicago (about Participatory Budgeting); Jennifer Scott, Director and Chief Curator of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (https://www.hullhousemuseum.org); Barbara Risman, Professor, Department of Sociology; Co-Founder, Chicagoland Scholars Strategy Network (https://scholars.org/); Juan Linares, City of Chicago, Director of Engagement; Gabrielle Lyon, Executive Director, Illinois Endowment for the Humanities and author of No Small Plans; and Irene Sherr, Bureau of Economic Development, Cook County (https://www.cookcountyil.gov/bureau-of-economic-development). The iterinary also included attendance at meetings and events including with Joyce Foundation (Building Public Will); LUCHA (https://lucha.org) Toasting to the Future of Home Ownership with at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture; and the launch of "The State of Racial Justice for American Indians in Chicago," a report by the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. Liz Richardson also delivered a presentation on Jam and Justice for the United Cities Institute and related audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://greatcities.uic.edu/2019/06/03/jam-and-justice-visiting-chicago/
 
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 Richardons, Beth Perry, Vicky Simpson, Alex Whinnom 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 This workshop was part of the Action Research Collective's process to develop a collective guide for selecting our action research projects. The workshop created 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 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 2019: Forming an English Co-Production Network Summary (Danie Woodbridge) 
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 In March Co:Create hosted a 1-day workshop at Ziferblat in central Manchester, to explore the scope for an English Co-Production Network (#CoProEngland). Danie Woodbridge of Co-Production Oxford wrote a summary of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/news/forming-english-co-production-network
 
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 Head of Planning at Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
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 Dr Vicky Habermehl, Dr Bert Russell and Prof Beth Perry met with the Head of Planning and another GMCA officer to begin working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 New paper on participatory local governance and social enterprise [Blog post by Jez Hall] 
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 As part of our commitment to co-production, Jam and Justice Action Research Collective members had access to a personal knowledge exchange and impact budget to support institutional and sectoral learning and take findings back into different worlds of work and life. Jez Hall drew on his allowance to develop a new research paper entitled "Participatory local governance and social enterprise: exploring the links between social entrepreneurial behaviour and democratic resource allocation through participatory budgeting", co-authored by Jez and Dr Matt MacDonald of Manchester Metropolitan University and co-director of Shared Future CIC.
The paper has since be disseminated widely around Greater Manchester's Social Enterprise leaders. Jez reports that it has also stimulated new conversations within the international participatory budgeting community, with a comment by a Brazilian participatory practitioner that "this is one of the less studied but one of the more important outcomes from participatory experiences."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://jamandjustice-rjc.org/blog/new-paper-participatory-local-governance-and-social-enterprise
 
Description November 2019: Participation in the Transatlantic Leadership Seminar on Education and Workforce Development in Tallinn, Estonia 
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 This 8-day event was sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of United States and was only available to members of GMF's transatlantic leadership network. Transformative change on both sides of the Atlantic generates calls to "future proof" education so as to provide today's youth with the skills to succeed tomorrow. Technological advances are also radically transforming the way we perceive reality and engage with fellow citizens, renewing calls for new forms of civic education. The 2019 Transatlantic Leadership Seminar on Education and Workforce Development took a cohort of 20leaders from Europe and the United States to Berlin, Amsterdam, and Tallinn to explore growing trends surrounding education, accessibility, and reform. Participants engaged with more than 40 leaders in intimate, frank, and open conversations and left the program with new strategies and practices to strengthen competitiveness and democracy in their communities. Sarah spoke about the Jam and Justice project and the importance of engaging communities in academic research in order to shape decisions that affect them
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gmfus.org/transatlantic-leadership-seminar-education-and-workforce-development
 
Description November 2019: Reflexive Research Practice in the University: Boundaries, Expertise and Expectations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In November 2019, Professor Tim May delivered a paper on reflexive research practice in Birmingham. This event was organised by the School of Society and Government at the University of Birmingham and was attended by postgraduates and others with an interest in boundary-crossing research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 2019: Mistra Urban Futures Newsletter "How can we govern cities differently?" A three year report from Manchester' Jam & Justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Summary article of the publication and launch of the Jam and Justice final report at the Ziferblat event space in Manchester's Northern Quarter in July.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/news/how-can-we-govern-cities-differently-three-year-report-ma...
 
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 Malmö. 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