Policy hacks are new way of bringing people together to share ideas and develop solutions to some of the most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.
A policy hack borrows the techniques and ethos of the tech sector, apply them to a number of social policy topics and come up with solutions to key social, economic and environmental problems. People attending do not have to know anything about technology – it’s the approach that is being adapted not the topic or focus.
- Brings together people in a short period of time to focus on a particular subject area.
- Requires a chair or facilitator but they do not necessarily have to know about the subject area.
- Can create energy;
- People feel they can have a say.
Level of Involvement: Engaging