Edward Andersson is a consultant around engagement and participation. He was part of the team that founded the Involve Foundation in the UK and is an experienced facilitator and participatory researcher. He works part time on the Engage2020 project funded under FP7 which aims to increase the use of engagement methods and politics in research and innovation across Europe. His specialities include an understanding of the various participatory methods and heir strengths and weaknesses, stakeholder and citizen facilitation and deliberate and conflict resolution. Edward is fluent in English and Swedish.
He has worked for clients in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors as well as high profile multilateral clients, including the European Commission, OECD and World Bank Institute. He was deputy director of the Involve Foundation from 2009 to 2014. For two years he was the Dialogue Manager for he UK Government’s Sciencewise programme. He also worked with Berltelsmann Foundation in Germany to set up participationcompass.org – one of the world’s most comprehensive sites for citizen participation methodologies.